How to make quicker progress in learning English..? If you're studying at an ELICOS school in Australia, this might be helpful for you. Isabella* was a new student in class, speaking in Italian to her friend when I walked in. "I really need to improve, teacher," she said as she introduced herself to me. "I want to be advanced so I can do a course in Finance in eight … [Read more...] about ELICOS Courses: How To Get Make Quicker Progress?
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When you get better at tennis, other good players will want to play with you. Likewise, as you become a better dancer, other good dancers will want to dance with you. It's a very similar concept when it comes to finding an English teacher. … [Read more...] about Do You See The Price.. Or The Value?
I was chatting with a fellow teacher and language learner the other day and he had this to say about learning: "I think it's much better to take it slowly. You remember things better when you take your time. English once a week, with a bit at home, that's enough in my view." We then changed the topic, but I returned to this theme a bit later as I wanted to follow up on … [Read more...] about Look At What Works
Wherever you are, I hope you've had a wonderful start to the New Year, and that you're raring to go for a great year ahead full of growth and learning! Here are some tips to get you started: 1. Focus On Your Learning System, Not Your Goals Goals on their own are just wishes, really. Having a system means you have organised a certain number of hours each week for English, … [Read more...] about Kick Off 2016 With These Learning Tips!
Alastair Clarkson, AFL coach of the coolest team out there - Hawthorn - has talked quite a bit this year about grinding wins. When he talks about 'grinding wins', it's this idea of working hard and getting through the match with a victory, even if it's very close or if they didn't play that well. Just getting the 4 points each week is what he wants. A win's a … [Read more...] about Grind Your Wins
We live in times where lots of teachers, writers and fitness models post on Facebook all kinds of positive motivational "you can do it!" messages. However, after you click 'like', do you then take action..? How do you feel when you go to bed and you've only clicked a 'like' without following the advice..? If you don't have the time for improving your English (doing … [Read more...] about Double Down..Or Be Ok With Being “Ok”
I received a question from a new reader this weekend, who found Get Into English through Facebook. The main question is: "How can I get better at learning English?" Just recently I wrote a bit about how to make progress in English. But I'll repeat and add a few extra things here. The reader, Barrak, writes: "I need to improve my English to write, speak and listening … [Read more...] about “How To Get Better..?” – Reader Question
This comes the archives of another website I manage: Apparently Albert Einstein called compound interest "the eighth wonder of the world", while American billionaire Warren Buffet reportedly said his wealth had come from "a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest." Today 'the compound effect' is also the title of a new book by Darren Hardy, … [Read more...] about The Compound Effect & Your Learning
Have you ever met up with someone and had one hour of conversation in their language before switching to yours..? Language exchanges - or tandems - can be officially organised events, or simply done through you and a 'language buddy' who you've met online or through your social circles. … [Read more...] about Are Language Exchanges Any Good..?