Wait, I should slow down to learn English faster?

If you were hoping to find an article with the magic formula on how to:

Learn English in 5 days, 2 weeks, a month, 3 months, etc.,

then this is the answer you weren't looking for, but needed to hear.

Here’s the thing, if anyone had the solution to learning any language that quickly :

  • He would be the wealthiest man on earth or at least one of them, and therefore famous enough that you would have heard of him. Have you ever heard of such a person?
computer brain thinking

It would be nice if we lived in the Matrix, where Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, could just take the blue pill and become an expert in anything that he so wished.
 
The fact is, the world that we live in requires hard work and dedication. Just think about anything you have accomplished in this life and ask yourself, did it come easy? I think we can agree that the vast majority of us will answer no.

So then why are you looking for a or should we say the easy way out?

Well, besides English being entirely necessary in today’s world. Let’s look at some of the reasons you might be desperately seeking to learn English as fast as possible.

Work

In the business world, you might feel that you are behind and need to catch up to be competitive with your peers in today's global market.
In other words, English means job security, the opportunity for career advancement, passing or not passing job interviews, closing deals, participating in meetings, getting along with your boss at an international company and more.

Exams

Perhaps you want to immigrate or study abroad in an English speaking country. You are leaving soon and need to pass an exam such as the IELTS, TOEFL, etc. to be accepted.

Travel

You have a trip or vacation coming up, and you want to be able to enjoy yourself or be able to talk with people. Maybe it's just a matter of being able to order food at restaurants, check in and out of hotels, rent a car.

Here's the thing, it's just like Tim says:

“All these “How To Make Millions Courses” that are available online are what's causing you the problem. The goal of these courses is to make out like they have all the answers and give you long-winded BS strategies, which won't work anyway.”

Tim Denning

He is being nice. I would have gone on to say that they exist to make the creator of the course wealthy. Although Tims article, "Making Money Online Is Hard And That’s Why It’s Rare" has very little to do with actually learning English, it's still an interesting read.

Don’t waste your time, money, or energy on any English course that advertises that you can learn in just 5 days, or even 3 months for that matter. It’s the same gimmick as advertising how to make millions!

Does that mean there is nothing I can do to learn English faster? Should I not be concerned with learning English more quickly?

I would say you should be more concerned with learning it correctly the first time so that you don’t have to relearn it later. I’ve seen it time and time again. A student comes through our door ready to try a new school or method. They’ve been studying for 2 years or so, give or take.

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Unfortunately, many of them possessed a very broken English at best, which didn’t nearly reflect the amount they had invested in learning the language.

There are many factors as to what could have contributed to a situation such as this. A culprit among them is trying to learn English as rapidly as you can. I'm not saying that you shouldn't have a sense of urgency to learn English. If you feel anxiety and you use it as a means to study harder, this is a good thing, but when you search for things like learn English in (x) amount of days, weeks, or months its a sure recipe for disaster.

Besides, it being quite costly, in the majority of cases, people end up spending even more time and money having to relearn or fix what they learned.

It can get messy. Our advice is to redefine your goal from trying to learn English as fast as possible into something more tangible and achievable.

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Thanks for reading.

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