Learning English might seem like a long,demanding process for a lot of learners, they may even start feeling upset with the slow progress they achieve in some cases, which
eventually drives them into thinking:
“My English is probably full of mistakes.”
“I’m afraid to speak, no one will understand me.”
“I’ve been studying for years, but my English is still bad.”
So if you tend to have a low opinion of your English, try to consider a new perspective:
focus on what you CAN do
Here are 4 tips to motivate yourself through your learning process :)
1.Too many Mistakes?
Don't treat mistakes as a terrible thing that shows your inability to use English.
In fact, mistakes are a part of the process itself, It proves that you are trying and you're getting somewhere.
your goal is to speak right? to communicate clearly?
obviously mistakes will not affect your communication as long as you speak , so why to worry?
Tom doesn't wants to cleaning his room. meaning basically is in there right?
Think of mistakes as a way of learning, once I make it, I should remember the next times not to :)
2. Keep A Record Of Your Progress (Success Journal)
It’s very inspiring to keep track with what you’ve learnt and accomplished.
Get a notebook, let's call it "memoirs of success" and after every study session write down the date and a summary of what you dealt with today.
As many pages you're going to fill, you'll feel the confidence needed to use it. that also makes it easier for you to review later .
you wrote all of these summaries by yourself, you are improving.
3.Challenge Yourself, Then Reward Yourself When You Reach Goals
It might be a bit discouraging to start learning all by yourself, with no one out there to tell you how great job you re doing . With the emotional engagement you re developing while learning, it is necessary to hear motivational expressions, but then who said you need someone to uplift your spirit?
Give yourself challenges and rewards, it can give you the motivation needed to keep going.
Set small goals in the process, Rome was not built in one day, the baby steps always help :)
*Read an entire book in English
*Learn 5 new words every day for one month
*Be able to talk for 5 minutes straight in English (try talking for 1 minute, then 2 minutes, and work your way up to 5)
4.Never Compare Your English Skills To Others’
One of the main reasons that many English learners have a low self opinion of their skills is that they’re comparing themselves to native English speakers or other learners with advanced levels.
Don’t compare – it’s not fair!
Native English-speaking adults have had 20+ years of being immersed in English practically 24 hours a day. they’ve watched thousands of hours of TV in English, they’ve had years and years of instruction in school, read tons of books in English, and participated in millions of conversations in English.
If you had all that experience, you’d be a native speaker, too :)
So comparing yourself, as an English learner, to a native English speaker doesn’t make sense.
You should avoid comparing yourself to other English learners as well. The fact is that everyone is different – some people naturally learn faster, Some of them have invested more time in studying and that makes the difference.
I hope these tips have been helpful. Don’t just read about them , put them into practice!