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How to learn English fast.

A lot of low level English learners think that the fastest way to improve is to study in a high level class. They think that they will be learning a higher level of English and will therefore become high level. This is a BIG mistake!

We learn a second language in the same way we learn our first language. Think of how babies develop their language – one stage at a time. They can’t just miss out part of the development and get to the end. No. Learning any language, including English, is a developmental process. If you want to learn fast you have to study at your appropriate level. If you are a low level student, you need to be in a low level class. This class is designed to help YOU develop your English as quickly as possible! It’s obvious if you think about it.

If you study at a level that is too high for you, you will learn SLOWER because you are not being taught what you need (I know some of you don’t believe me because you don’t want to believe me, but I am telling you the truth).

Ok, now you are in the appropriate class for your level, what can you do to improve your English as fast as possible?

Come to every class. Don’t miss any. Don’t be late.

Do all your homework. Every time.

Get lots of sleep.

Stay healthy with good food, exercise, and avoiding too much alcohol.

Get involved with activities and friends that require you to communicate in English.

Numbers 1 and 2 are obvious. Numbers 3 and 4 are about making sure your brain has the energy it needs to learn all that wonderful English!

Number 5 is very important and can be difficult to achieve. The more you practice your English the faster you will improve! Simple! If you are studying English in Zen English, at a language school, they will probably have social events to join. Join them. They may have excursions, they may have conversation evenings, or you may even just arrange to spend social time with your new friends. Maybe you can get a job that requires you to use your English, or maybe you can live in an English speaking house. Speaking English as much as possible during your day, every day, is the FASTEST way of improving. Your English lessons are to support your development, check and correct any mistakes you might be making before those mistakes become a habit, and to enhance and optimize your learning.

Get involved and have fun. This is the fastest way to learn English.

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Mary Jane

Mary Jane Go has been teaching English for over 13 years. She believes that it is very important to learn English and learn it by heart. For her, it's always the right time for a dance party and that hanging out with friends is indispensable.

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