December 15, 2021
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Hey, guys! How are you?
My name is teacher Prix and I’m gonna help you think in English!
How can we think in English?
How about we start this journey together?
Thinking in English may be a very challenging activity for many English speakers. Ive found so many websites talking about it, so many articles and so many videos on youtube trying to explain how you should do it. I myself have made several videos about it, which is why I decided to create this section of the blog to focus only on “thinking in English”. have you watched my “think in English” videons on youtube yet? Check this one out:
In this video, I give 3 simple steps to help you get started!
I also have a video that is aimed for beginners. Check it out:
This post is going to be very general because I just want to introduce what the main purpose of this section. Im going to help you get there: to start thinking in English. In order to do that, I am going to give you exercises, but truly effective exercises for you to do, which will help you think in English.
I’m not going to sugar-coat it, at first it is gonna be hard. But if you persist with me and do follow my instructions, you will be able to do it and as you keep doing it, you will notice a tremendous improvement in your language skills.
Speaking can be improved! Regardless of your difficulties. We need to try different exercises and approaches. Learning a language requires that. What I can tell is that “thinking in English” will help you get there faster and more confidently. But what I noticed many websites and articles fail to do on the internet, is to give clear instructions on how you should do it. What should you think about? How do you start doing it? How do you stop translating? How does that process become something natural? That I can do without much effort?
First things first! You will achieve that, but it requires hard work. You will need to let go of old bad habits and truly immerse in the language (from wherever you are, you don’t need to travel abroad for that). We will slowly deconstruct your old habits, so that you can make room to new good ones.
My first posts will be targeted to help you with that, how to let go of bad habits that are stopping you from achieving the results you are looking for.
These bad habits come in many different ways and levels. It is linked to the way you started studying English and how you have persisted in doing that during all this time.What I can tell you from my experience is that many of these bad habits are related to translating, excessive grammar, native language habits and poor vocabulary. There are other aspects and definitely each case has its own characteristics, but these are some very common ones.
Once I share these ideas with you, we will start focusing on “think in English” practical exercises which can be done from wherever you are and at any time!
So what I want you to do right now is: Think about how you study English. Answer the following questions to me and yourself:
• How often do I study English? Is it often enough? Do I study for long enough?
• What materials am I using? Do I use books? Do I use websites? Are these websites reliable?
• What are my weak spots? What aren’t good at? Speaking? What’s the problem with your speaking? Many grammar mistakes? Pronunciation? You can’t understand and therefore cannot speak? Is it vocabulary?
• What am I good at? What are your good English skills? How can you make them even better? What aspects of the language do you find easy?
• How much translation do I need? Do you translate things a lot? Do you try to use English to English exaplanations
These questions will help you get started. If you want, you can even share your answers with me and tell me a little bit more about your story!
I will also write a post talking more about my experiences, how I learned English and how I did it. But you can also check my youtube channel for that.
On my next post, I’m going to share with you one of the most common bad habit that is definitely preventing you from achieving a better English level.