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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Tired ? Renew the motivation to study

You've been studying English for some time and have gotten to the point when you feel really stressed out , right ?  

Firstly, ask yourself these questions:

* When did I start to study English ?

* What was my initial impulse and motivation ? Is this motivation still the same or is it different now ?

* In what situations can English be helpful in my life ?

Yeah, it is always important to reflect first !

Well, choose from the tips below the ones which are more suitable for you.

1) Small doses of the content you are studying, listening exercises , videos ... Call it homework then ! These follow up practices can guarantee you challenge your brain :)


Pam Sammons, a professor of education at Oxford University, said that time spent on homework reflected the influence of the school ...
"That's one of the reasons Indian and Chinese children do better. They tend to put more time in. It's to do with your effort as well as your ability.

2) Separate a short but regular time to study. I strongly suggest setting a reminder in your smartphone agenda if possible.Suppose you study English twice a week, it's a good start to do this follow up at least during 10 - 15 minutes at least two other days during the week. 

3) You can also study using other resources such as apps that tell you short stories or revise vocabulary. Ideally choose the ones which can be downloaded for free and used offline.

Basic and Pre Intermediate Levels:
Intermediate & Upper:
Advanced & Proficiency:
Below more details on apps which are suitable for a more experienced learner.
Apps for English Language Exams
Apps for the advanced learner

4) Take part in Cultural or Extra classroom activities in your school or if you are not currently in a language school , check out events that might be promoted by local language schools.
The main goal is to have students socialise and have fun with other language learners by using the foreign language. This can be an excellent opportunity for you !

5) Last but not least: Talk to your teacher.
Even if you missed classes or have doubts he / she can guide you with your studies J





Cheer up !



What do you think ?    
Please mention the two tips you like most in the comments below.


2 comments:

  1. Dear Rach,
    I really liked your post. I have just sent the link to my students so they can also read and download the apps suggested.

    Cheers!

    xxx

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  2. Hi Lu !
    Great, I hope they enjoy the apps suggested!
    Cheers & thanks for the feedback :)

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