G’day, how you going mate? Today, I am going to be touching upon how to fully concentrate on English learning. Many people don’t know about this sort of thing. It’s supposed to be straightforward like “study hard without succumbing to any temptation or distraction”, but it’s actually deceptively tricky for beginners. Let’s change this mind.
First of all, please do visualise yourself as if you’ve already reached a certain level of English skills and have had the benefit of being capable of using English
This is a crucially important aspect of what you should do before starting English learning, which gives you a full concentration on this, as this mind will always be strategically consistent. Keeping in mind the fact that this is probably the only way to switch on your full of drive in the first place. For instance, if you can fully utilise English skills, then you probably get a better employment opportunity or garner more major first source of information on the Internet much quicker than other languages. I always desired to become a native speaker of English, but of course I want to keep my own language, Japanese, so I want to become a complete bilingual speaker.
Second, mind change is critical to driving your motivation for English learning whereby you regard English learning as the extension of entertainment, not study
The word ‘study’ has several negative connotations including compulsoriness, torment, tediousness, the sense of ‘I-can’t-disport-myself’, etc. This is understandable for early til secondary education periods, but after finishing high school life you’ll be basically free from this kind of ‘study’. So, why don’t you change your mind? You don’t need to think English learning to be ‘study’. Instead of thinking like this, you’re just having a ball when it comes to absorbing English words and grammar rules, something like that. Learning new languages is having fun rather than you force yourself to learn something, which highly likely results in the termination of giving up. From my perspective, for example, I’m thinking what I did learn English in the past decade is like a game, which has become an integral part of my teaching life recently. So, this is just a piece of an example for you: think English learning to be kind of gamification method.
Third, when you are going outside, you always try to describe everything in English, which not only gives you a precious opportunity to polish your English skills, but you’re also able to concentrate on English learning per se
This is succinctly what I did when I was learning English in Japan but in fact have still been doing in Australia. No matter what and how, you just open your mouth, and say something whatever you come up with, i.e., words, phrases or sentences in terms of what you are seeing right now, which is what every child will unconsciously do in a natural way. As people get older, they’re going to debilitate the neuroplaticity level. However, it’s still possible for them to train themselves in softening up your brain by describing images when you’re going out or even at home, wherever you might be.
Last but not least, you just keep turning on your telly, radio, podcast, or whatever, but you don’t need to listen and watch, nor do you understand any, you just keep doing things you’re working on
Normally, people can’t concentrate on two things simultaneously. And, actually multitasking has the deleterious effects on the health of English learning. Monotasking is so much better for it. So, if you are working on something, you do concentrate on it, but you just enjoy the relaxed ambience of English news or tv programs flowing through. You can feel like a kind of therapeutical silence while you’re doing something else. For instance, when I’m working on my English blog, I always flick on my idiot box and just keep broadcasting English news, but I’m not listening to it at all. Nevertheless, it’s beneficial for keeping a good concentration.
That’s all for today. Thanks for reading!
Have a good one!