Who wouldn’t want to speak English fluently? The language is spoken worldwide, and those who have a good knowledge of it can do very well in travel, studies, and the job market. As it is never too much to say that without commitment, dedication, and, above all, a good dose of patience, no effort will yield results. We have separated some guidelines to increase your chances of learning the English language or click (คลิก which is the term in Thai) here.
Just like when you go on a diet, the first steps are to fill the fridge with vegetables, fruits, and vegetables and get rid of all the goodies in the house. Before starting to study English, it is necessary to organize a space for it. It is essential to have an adequate, quiet, bright, and pleasant space to concentrate on your studies. A table, which is always tidy, and a computer with the necessary equipment, such as headphones or speakers, microphone, paper, online dictionaries, reference books, etc. These tools will allow you to dedicate yourself to your studies and make the most available time.
List all your activities and the time you dedicate to them. Be honest with yourself and assess whether you will be able to include studying English in your schedule. If you realize that you will be overwhelmed, that there is no way out, you will need to prioritize and give up some (or some) of the items on your list.
Once you’ve decided how much time your routine will be devoted to studying the English language, you must distribute your study hours, so you don’t leave too much space between them. It is more productive, for example, to study four times a week, one hour a day than four hours on the same day.
Don’t miss the opportunity to be exposed to the language. Even if you do not live in a country where the spoken language is English, you can access the spoken and written language through movies, music, TV shows, CNN, books, newspapers, magazines, etc. If your television has the feature, press the SAP key whenever possible; that is, watch the programming in the original language. Exposure is the most natural and efficient way to gradually acquire vocabulary and assimilate the constructions of a foreign language.
As much as possible, try to associate studying with what you enjoy. Look for texts that talk about topics that interest you, read and translate the lyrics of the songs and sing along with your favorite band, understanding what the song says. You know that movie you love and know backward because you’ve seen it a zillion times? Review it only now with English subtitles, and then watch it again, only without subtitles. With series and TV shows, it works too.