Seven Habits of Highly Effective English Learners

Seven Habits of Highly Effective English Learners

Speaking Fluent English Like A Pro


Have you ever wanted to speak English fluently and proficiently? Maybe you know an English expert who has already mastered the English language. And now you want to learn the language too.
If so, there are seven key habits of highly effective English learners that you need to be aware of to learn the language efficiently.

Habit #1: Seek ‘Arete’ In Your Language Development
‘Arete’ comes from the Greek word meaning ‘excellence’ and has to do with living life to its full potential. Learning a new language is a great way to increase your knowledge, improve your quality of life, and reach a greater level of fulfillment.
Learning to speak a new language takes motivation. Children learn their mother-tongue out of the need to communicate. But those who become language mavens and learn a second language can already communicate.
However, they learn a new language to communicate with even more people and extend their level of influence. And there is no limit to your language learning potential.

Habit #2: Discipline Yourself And Buckle In For The ‘Long Haul’
Simply desiring to reach your full potential, however, is not enough to become a language maven. Everyone wants to learn a new language, make a million dollars, or look like a movie star.
But not everyone is willing to put in the time and effort to reaching those goals. Sure, they make their New Year Resolutions...but then they break them before the end of January.
Real language mavens who have mastered a new language however, disciplined themselves to stick with the learning process even when they didn’t feel like it.
If you really want to master a second language fluently...then you need to make a commitment to yourself. You have to be prepared to study and practice the language if you really want to master it.

Habit #3: Make Repetition Your Friend
There are many things that you won’t necessarily enjoy during the language learning process. You may not like having to set aside a specific time each day to study and practice the language.
And you may not enjoy drilling pronunciation sounds and sentence structures that give you trouble. However, these are all part of the learning process and are necessary for mastery of the target language.
The more you practice them, the better you will become. The more you do these things, the easier they will become. It may take extra effort to develop these positive habits in your life.
But once they become a daily part of your life...you will do them effortlessly and easily without even thinking about them. That is why it is important for you to develop your own daily language praxis.

Habit #4: Set Clear Goals &Target
Alright, so before you can begin creating positive habits...you need to know what your goals and objectives are. That way you can create positive habits that support your goals.
Most of our current habits don’t support our goals. If they did, we would have already reached them. So, they either need to be eliminated and replaced with new ones.
Watching T.V. for example can hinder your language learning if it keeps you from studying. However, it could simply be modified to watching T.V. programs in the language you want to learn. That way your current language-learning habits support your goals.
However, you won’t know what will help or hinder you...until you know what your goals are. So, make sure you know what you language-learning goals are. Then do what it takes to accomplish them.

Habit #5: Listen...And Listen...And Then Listen Some More
The first ability that all young children develop is their listening. Children begin understanding what they hear. And then they begin to speak.
So, if you want to learn to speak English, first you need to listen to the language. This way you learn the sounds, words, and structures. This means that you need to find ways to hear natives using the language you are learning.
The easiest way to do that is through the use of audio files that you can find freely on the internet...or with audio files created for English students.

Habit #6: Seek To Immerse Yourself In The Language You Are Learning
All language mavens that I know actively involve themselves with the language. They don’t sit at home all the time with their nose in a grammar book.
If you want to speak another language fluently...you have to actively get involved with the language.
And you also need to find ways to practice what you are learning in the language. Did you know that there are over 90 different ways to practice your English skills online?

Habit #7: Cycle Through The Three Key Areas Of Language Learning
As you learn a new language, it is important to develop your speaking in three key areas for fluency...because if you leave one out it will be difficult to express yourself effectively and understand what others are saying.
So, first you need to increase your vocabulary. You need to learn new words to communicate more concisely.
Secondly, you also need to master the sentence structure so that you can order your words correctly.
And of course you also need to improve your pronunciation so that you can reduce your accent and express yourself more clearly.
If you do this on a consistent daily basis your language skills will develop rapidly as you learn to speak English quickly and efficiently.
So, don’t just sit around thinking about becoming an expert. Get going. Do something to make it happen. Begin building these habits into your life on a daily basis and accelerate your way to speaking English fluently.

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