How to achieve your New Years Resolution of learning a new language.

It’s that time of year again when we make promises to ourselves for the New Year. I’m going to lose weight, I’m going to join the gym, I’m going to eat less chocolate. But within a month, most people have given up on their resolutions. So why not try something new this year and learn a new language! And here’s how you can do it successfully:

1. Set reasonable goals.

The reason most people call it a day on achieving their New Years Resolutions is because they’ve set unreasonable goals. Just like you’re not going to lose 100 pounds in a week, you’re not going to be fluent in a foreign language by February. Take baby steps, decide that this week you’re only going to learn how to introduce yourself. Next week, maybe how to count to ten.

2. Make a schedule.

Make a schedule for the week. Put aside as many hours as you can to learn the foreign language. If you can only do two hours per week on a Monday evening, that’s great. But, don’t tell yourself you will do fifteen hours a week when you’ve also got to go to work/school, do the weekly food shop, clean the house etc., because if you can’t follow your own schedule, you’ll start to lose your motivation to learn.

3. It’s never too early to start practicing.

Once you have a grasp of the basics, start practicing! By using the language, you’ll see where you need to improve, and it will give you more motivation to learn the language, as you will be able to see how you can use your new language skills in real life (to ask for information, to explain something about yourself or your culture etc.). Don’t worry if you make mistakes, everyone does and it’s the best way to learn. You’ll learn more from your mistakes than you will from anything else. Most people will say they can’t practice, because they live in a monolingual community. But, nowadays there are many apps that can connect language learners/teachers from around the world (Verbling being one of them!). Online you will, without a doubt, be able to find someone with whom you can practice your new language skills.

4. Find a teacher (if they’re a native speaker of the language you’re learning, even better) who understands your goals and needs.

If you have a teacher, they will be able to keep you motivated and correct you as you learn the language. It’s possible to learn a language by yourself, but a teacher will be able to correct any mistakes you make early on, before they become a bad habit. Also, if you’re having a bad week and want to give up on learning the language, your teacher will be able to offer you support and motivation to keep you on track.

These are just some tips that I have found useful in my experience as a language learner. Remember, you’re never too old to learn a new language, so what are you waiting for, start learning a foreign language today!
3. Januar 2019
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Hello, my name is Andrew and I am a native English speaker from England. I'm currently training to become a translator, and I have been teaching English since 2017. If you need help with your English, or you are preparing for the IELTS exam or iGCSE exam, send me a message or book a trail lesson with me so we can discuss how I can help you. My Specialities include: English Grammar British pronunciation Writing practice Conversation practice Interview preparation Exam preparation Writing your CV in English Business English 30 minutes lessons and lesson recording is available - send me a message for more information. If you're still not sure, here are some of the reasons why I am the right person to help you: WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE ME? - I have experience teaching English as a foreign language. - I have worked in a high school, college and university (ages 11+). - I have experience teaching English to beginners, intermediate and advanced level students. - I can help you improve your British accent. - I studied Spanish at university so I understand how difficult it is to learn a foreign language. - Learn English in your own language (only for Spanish speakers). MY CLASSES - Fun, energetic and interactive one to one lessons. - Written feedback after each lesson. - Classes individually designed for each student. - Students take control of the class, we will only study what you want to study. - Maximum student talking time and participation. If you have any questions, don't hesitate in sending me a message. If you would like to book a lesson with me, but there are no times available for you, let me know so we can organise a time that suits both of us. I hope to see you soon! También hablo español. No dudes en escribirme por cualquier cosa. ¡Espero verte pronto! Entendo português se você quer me escrever em português. Espero te ver logo!
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Hello, my name is Andrew and I am a native English speaker from England. I'm currently training to become a translator, and I have been teaching English since 2017. If you need help with your English, or you are preparing for the IELTS exam or iGCSE exam, send me a message or book a trail lesson with me so we can discuss how I can help you. My Specialities include: English Grammar British pronunciation Writing practice Conversation practice Interview preparation Exam preparation Writing your CV in English Business English 30 minutes lessons and lesson recording is available - send me a message for more information. If you're still not sure, here are some of the reasons why I am the right person to help you: WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE ME? - I have experience teaching English as a foreign language. - I have worked in a high school, college and university (ages 11+). - I have experience teaching English to beginners, intermediate and advanced level students. - I can help you improve your British accent. - I studied Spanish at university so I understand how difficult it is to learn a foreign language. - Learn English in your own language (only for Spanish speakers). MY CLASSES - Fun, energetic and interactive one to one lessons. - Written feedback after each lesson. - Classes individually designed for each student. - Students take control of the class, we will only study what you want to study. - Maximum student talking time and participation. If you have any questions, don't hesitate in sending me a message. If you would like to book a lesson with me, but there are no times available for you, let me know so we can organise a time that suits both of us. I hope to see you soon! También hablo español. No dudes en escribirme por cualquier cosa. ¡Espero verte pronto! Entendo português se você quer me escrever em português. Espero te ver logo!
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