Believing you can: Reaching your full potential as a learner

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“I can’t understand anything”   How many people have said this before about a language that they are learning? I’m sure almost everyone has said it at least once in their lives. Saying something like this is quite harmful for your success in learning. You may as well just shoot yourself […]

Being a good speaker is about more than just practicing. It’s about believing.

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We’ve already talked about the common difficulties people have of being tongue-tied and unable to speak even though they know what they want to say. This happens most often because of reasons other than language knowledge. Many people know exactly how to learn the language, and spend most of their free time doing exactly that, […]

Being SMART about your learning goals

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What exactly is a “SMART” goal? It’s a way of being systematic with your commitment to yourself. There are many different versions of this system, but we will focus on the one that is most useful for language learning. This model was originally developed by George Doran in 1981 for […]

Why is it that I STILL can’t learn English?

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Isn’t it frustrating to understand everything that people are saying around you but feel like you cannot participate in the conversation because you believe your language ability isn’t good enough? Well it’s time to do something about it. By that I am not suggesting for you to go and enroll […]