What all ESL Students Should Know
Studying English as a second language represents an exciting period in one’s life. Not only does ESL learning improve communication skills, but it also increases confidence as well. As you start on your journey to study ESL abroad, here’s what every ESL student should know.
- You Can Do This
No matter who you are, you can do this. With the right motivation, and plenty of practice you can really learn the English language. Don’t be the person who gives up when it starts to get difficult: in not too long a time, you will see the benefits.
- People Will Want To Talk With You
As your vocabulary grows, more and more English speakers will want to talk with you. They will be more confident to talk and understand you, and will be interested in your life, your home country, and your culture, as you are in theirs.
- You Are Getting Better Whether You Think So Or Not
Yes, that’s right. Each day you speak English, even one word, you are getting much better at it. So make sure you practice each day!
- Don’t Let A Bad Day Get You Down
If you have one day where you are finding it hard to learn English or speak English, don’t let it get you down. You will have these days, but tomorrow is a new day and with a short break you will continue to grow your skills.
- Don’t Rely On Text Books
Text books are great to get you started, but don’t solely rely on them. The best way to learn and understand English is by talking to people and practicing with English speaking people. The more interaction you involve yourself in the quicker you will pick up the language.
- Learning Takes Time
Learning a new language, whether its English, Spanish, or German, does take time. Make sure you practice daily. If you don’t practice you will lose everything you learnt. It may take weeks, months or years to fully understand the English language, although, with practise, you can be proficient in English in a matter of months.