You have been learning English for some time and certain questions pop into your mind from time to time. Some of you share these questions with me and I have written a short guide to answer some of them. I tried to keep the answers short and to the point to provide a short practical guide.
1- What is the most important thing in learning a language?
Practice! There are of course many other important elements i.e. motivation, consistency, building vocabulary, which will contribute to your success, but the essence of language learning is practice. Some of us associate ‘practice’ with ‘speaking’ only, but practice refers to all 4 skills. You must read, write, speak and listen to English. Writing and reading seem to be such underrated skills, but they can be incredibly useful and take your English to the next level. The more you practice the easier it becomes. Speaking practice is of course very important too. If you talk about your favourite holiday destination 50 times with 50 different people, you will become a master at speaking about that topic. Each practice will teach you something new and help you notice the gaps in your grammar and vocabulary. Practice is not only specific to learning languages, but it is the key to mastering any skill in life.