Enjoy learning English Motivation

Enjoy learning English to improve faster

I always keep telling you that one of the most important things is to enjoy learning English.
“There you go again!”. “Is this that important?”
Yes, that’s indeed a very important thing to keep always in mind!

Enjoy learning English” means “To improve your English faster and easier”.

The first thing you have to do is to avoid boring materials, exasperating English methods that make you run out of patience!
But…What can you do about it?
Let me share with you a personal experience about how I learn English…
 
Enjoy learning English
 

Enjoy Learning English

I used to read articles, magazines, newspapers in English in my spare time.
I often came across concepts that were new to me and that I was curious about.
Concepts like Urban legends, Murphy’s laws

At the same time, I was always giving up while trying to improve my English through boring materials (grammar books, English methods, business dialogues…)

I then decided:
It was time to change the way I was trying to learn English.
I would start working my Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing English skills through a topic I was really interested about.
I then chose a very specific topic that I was curious about, as my way to improve English.

 

How Urban Legends Helped Me To Improve My English

Urban Legends being my interest, I then follow the next strategy:
I started reading articles on the internet about urban legends.
I started listening to podcasts and watching videos about urban legends.
I found other Urban legends fans and wrote them in order to share our common interest.
I even made many good friends and started speaking to them through Skype.

Without any effort and while having fun, I was improving my English!
That was awesome!!!
Working my English while having a great time!

 

Find Your Own Topic And Follow My Lead

I want to encourage you to do the same.
Choose a topic that you are really interested about and go ahead!

Enjoy your topic as a leisure activity.
Not as if you were studying English.

Let’s go! It’s time for you to choose your topic and enjoy learning English!!!

 
Share with us the topic you want to improve your English through
What are your interests?
How are you using English in your free time?
All your comments are very welcome!!!

 

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Enjoy while learning English Reading

Enjoy While Learning English

If your goal is to improve your English and don’t give up while trying to, the best advice I can give you is to find a way to enjoy while learning English.

Easy to say, but not that easy to do, right?
What can you do?

 
Enjoy while learning English

 

How To Enjoy While Learning English?

The first thing you have to do is to forget about grammar books and English methods that are useless to you.

Right after that, you have to find a topic, an interest or anything you are interested about. Something that you really really like!

And then, it’s time to look for a Mooc. There are lots of free Moocs about almost any topic you can think about!
By the way, do you know what a Mooc is?

 

What A Mooc Is In 5 Short Sentences

If you don’t have a clue about what a MOOC is, let me explain it shortly:

The word “MOOC” stands for Massive Open Online Course.
It’s a course offered by prestigious universities and organizations.
You can take it online.
It’s free.
There’re thousands of students from around the world enrolled.

 

Looking for your Mooc

Think about…
What would you like to learn about?
What topics are you really interested in?

I bet that you are going to find a Mooc that matches your expectations.
There are Moocs about pretty much any topic you can think about:

History
Public speaking
Programming apps
Philosophy
Music
Finances
Writing
And so on…

 

Where To Find Your Mooc?

I want to share with you 3 of the best platforms where you can find a course that matches your expectations:

Coursera
Edx
Futurelearn

 

Why A Mooc Can Help To Improve Your English

Keep in mind that if you enroll in a MOOC you are going to:

Learn more about a specific topic/interest/hobby…
Practice your Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing skills through videos, articles, MP3s and many other materials you’ll find on the Mooc.
Interact in English with thousands of other students from around the world.

Remember that you can choose any topic you like. As you go through your Mooc you are going to enjoy while learning English.

 
Take action right now and choose the Mooc you are interested in.
Tell us about the Mooc you finally picked out.
Share with us your experience.
All your comments are very welcome!!!

 

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How to learn English idioms easily – Week 4

Learn English idioms

As I already told you, native English speakers learn idioms naturally even without noticing it. At first they just hear or read them. Then they gradually start using these idioms in their speaking and writing.

You, as an English learner, you have to avoid memorizing idioms.
Instead, you have to use new idioms on a regular basis and as often as possible.
Doing this, you are more likely going to integrate them in your vocabulary like native English speakers do.

 

7 New Idioms…

I’m HAVING A HARD TIME trying to find the best English learning method.
(To have difficulty doing something)
If you go to the movies, don’t watch this film because it really SUCKS.
(It’s worthless) (Informal)
It’s not easy to SET UP a new business when you don’t have any previous experience.
(To establish or found something)
She told me that she works as an astronaut. I know that she’s PULLING MY LEG.
(To trick or fool someone)
My purse has fallen and my coins are all over the floor. Could you help me to PICK them UP?
(To collect)
It’s really hot, I FEEL LIKE drinking very cold water.
(To have a desire to do or to have something)
I started my own blog about fashion FROM SCRATCH.
(You start right at the beginning)

 

How To Learn English Idioms Easily?

If you want to grow your English vocabulary, I recommend you to work whith these idioms for a while until you assimilate them.

Don’t memorize them. You’re going to forget them as soon as you try to memorize new ones. The worst way to learn new vocabulary is to write down endless lists of new words and then trying to memorize them one after another.

If you really want to learn English idioms easily I recommend you to:

  1. Check my new post with brand new idioms every week.
  2. For 7 days in a row, try to make sentences with every one of these 7 idioms once a day.
  3. Force yourself to use them as much as possible whenever you have to speak or write in English.
  4. In a future come back randomly to any of these posts to review your idioms.

Doing that, instead of just memorizing these idioms, chances are that you are going to assimilate them and using them naturally whenever you speak or write in English.

 

And Remember These Idioms…

Learn English Idioms_Week 4

It’s now time for you to learn English idioms!
Go ahead and enjoy them!!!

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