It is important when learning a language that it is fun. Being able to speak a foreign language has many advantages whether for business use or for personal use. It is very satisfying to be able to communicate with a stranger in their own language or to be able to order a meal in a restaurant in the local language.
Many adult students that I have taught in Japan are learning English because they have been requested to do so by their company. It is difficult for these students to acquire the necessary English skills for business use when they are so busy at work and they have limited free time to study English. That is why it is important to use small breaks in their day of five or ten minutes to study. Most people have smartphones these days and you can download free apps for learning any language on the Apple store or Google Play store. When you are sitting in the train or waiting for someone you can use that time to study English on your smartphone. What you have learned using your smartphone can then be practiced in class.
Kids are different from adults in that they need to move their bodies in order to learn. Interesting activities and games are very important in order for kids to stay motivated.
Staying motivated and exerting some effort and time to start English every day is crucial. Having a teacher who supports your efforts and fellow students who are on the same journey is a great help.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao Tzu
comments (x) : trackback (x)