• Nastassia Acevedo

How to jumpstart your 2021 English goals?

Updated: Jan 22

10 Realistic Goals that can jumpstart your 2021 English Objectives

Whatever your goals may entail, these techniques can help you stay on top of your targets and make the most of your English language journey.




Start

  • Listening to a variety of English accents to challenge your comprehension and listening skills.

  • Keeping a list of all your spelling mistakes. This will help you identify your mistakes and make it easier for you to improve your weaknesses.

  • A learning journal that you can use to express yourself and reflect upon.

Stop

  • Saying that you don’t speak English, or that your English isn’t good. You should always have an optimistic perspective of your journey.

  • Relying on your dictionary too much, you must become independent.

  • Doing your homework five minutes before your lessons. You will make careless mistakes and rush through the process.

Remember

  • That learning a language is a process that takes time and effort, stop being so hard on yourself.

  • To listen to and ask for feedback from my teacher. It's time to step it up a notch!

  • That there isn’t one ‘correct’ accent in English. The English language is an amalgamation of cultures, intricacies, and experiences.

Practice

  • Doing something in English for 10 minutes every day. That can be writing an email, listening to a song, or having a conversation with a co-worker. It all adds up over time.

  • New vocabulary as much as possible to commit it to your long-term memory. Vocabulary needs to be replenish over time and utilized. Consistency is key.

  • Translating a text from English into your first language and vice versa.

Try

  • Using at least five new vocabulary words or phrases every week. Micro-steps are more imperative than macro-steps.

  • Online English classes. Our Xperts, are eager to help you with your English goals.

  • To learn the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). This will help you with your pronunciation skills and fundamental knowledge.

Make

  • A list of your common grammar errors and cross them off as you master them.

  • A recording of your speaking to analyze. This is great to reflect upon in months’ time.

  • An effort to use a wide pitch range as this will improve your intonation. Intonation is arguably one of the most important pillars in pronunciation.

Find

  • A grammar reference book/website you like and can use regularly. Remember repetition is essential in this process.

  • A friend who is also learning English and support each other’s journey. Having someone to bolster you throughout the process will keep you motivated.

  • Time to read in English for pleasure. Learning should also be a form of entertainment. Explore and discover your interests, you’ll be surprised what you uncover.

Take

  • Time to check your writing mistakes. It’s time to evolve and learn the necessary rules in your writing style. It is an investment that will last for a lifetime.

  • A look at your previous work in English and evaluate your progress. Reflecting on yourself will give you motivation and incentive to keep striving towards your goals.

  • Regular breaks while studying. This is essential and great for your retainment skills.

Do

  • Plenty of pronunciation practice. Repetition is essential in mastering problematic sounds.

  • Consider the role of body language and facial expressions in your interactions. Implementing these interactions can automatically make an impact on what you are conveying.

  • Regular speaking practice with a teacher or English-speaking to a friend. This is extremely critical and in our opinion one of the main factors in learning a new language.

Enjoy

  • Reflecting on your progress, it’s vital in your development.

  • Listening to songs in English, you will feel more immersed in the culture.

  • Learning some slang and idiomatic expressions. This will make you feel more like a local.



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