There are certain English learning habits or practices you can develop that will make you a more effective and efficient English learner. In this English Learning Tips article, I’ll tell you about 10 important things you can do to become better, stronger, and faster as an English learner.
Have you heard of the 80/20 rule? If not, it says that 80 percent of your success comes from 20 percent of your effort. In other words, if you get a few important things right (the 20%) they will bring 80% of your results. This definitely applies to learning English.
All of these English learning habits require that you put in some time and energy before you see the payoff. That’s true for just about any useful skill that you want to learn.
For example , think about typing or keyboard skills. Touch typing is much faster than hunting and pecking with two fingers. But learning to type is hard in the beginning, and can be frustrating. You want to just go back to your old and inefficient way of typing with two fingers and looking at the keyboard. But if you stick with it and force yourself to learn proper technique, you will be typing much faster and easier for the rest of your life.
Case in point: my mom forced (well, at least strongly encouraged) me to take typing class in high school, and I hated it at the time. But now I’m super thankful that she made me do it because it saves me so much time.
Here are 10 habits or practices that fall into that same category for English learning. They are all things that seem boring or difficult or scary in the beginning. But that’s just in the short-term. In the long-term, in the grand scheme of things, the payoff is huge. If you do even a few of these things, you will be setting yourself up for much faster progress with your English learning, you’ll be getting much more bang for your English learning buck. …