This is the first article in a series on ten different ways that you can improve your English. I’ll post a tip each week for the next ten weeks.
The first tip in our series is “Know Your Reasons”. Whenever you approach any difficult task, it helps to know why you’re doing it. Knowing your “whys” will give you more motivation as you approach your task, and make you feel better while you’re doing it.
So think about why you want to improve your English. Complete the following sentence:
I want to improve my English so that I can…
Here are some possible answers you might give:
- pass a test.
- go abroad.
- make my parents happy.
- impress my friends.
- communicate with others.
- improve myself.
Write down as many reasons as you can think of on a sheet of paper, or type them up in your computer. Try to go as deep as possible. That is to say, if you write that you want to improve your English so you can pass a test, also as yourself why you want to pass the test.
Once you have an idea about your reasons for improving your English, you’ll be more likely to spend time working on your goal of learning English, and your studies will be more focused and productive.
Next week’s tip: Set Specific Goals.