The English learning process is no different than most courses or self-development endeavors. The amount of work and passion you are willing to put is equal to the results you are going to have. The more time you allot, the faster you will grow and so on.
If you seem to have hit a wall when it comes to how your language skills are developing, you may only need to change your perspective, take a look at your methods and adjust expectations.
The Most Important Aspect Is To Know Why You Are Learning
There have been dozens of articles on this website alone that have repeated time and time again the importance of an end goal to your learning process. This means that you should know and understand why you are learning the English language while also establishing a clear goal to strive for. This will help you better organize the way you learn while also making it easy for you to get motivated when you have to get passed the tougher aspects of the English language.
Besides establishing why you’re learning and when you should achieve your desired level, you should also think of how much time you can allot to this new activity. Just because you have learned other foreign languages or because you have an inclination towards language acquisition you shouldn’t think that things will be too easy. Hard work, numerous learning sources and a willingness to experiment other learning methods is required if you’re to become a fluent speaker.
In fact, any lesson learned from hard work basically applies to the English learning process; whether you worked hard to graduate from high-school or college, to learn a craft, to be better at sports or to be good at artsy endeavors. You will require the same dedication and passion you had when you started any other activity. This will help you keep going at the very beginning when any form of progress seems so far away. In order to keep the same passion you felt when you started make sure you always try to have fun while learning.
A good and stable method is also required. If you ever had a passion for a sport, playing an instrument or any type of hobby you learned that a stable practice routine is the only way to make strong progress. The same applies to learning the English language. Regardless of how little time you have available try to create a stable schedule, where you study at about the same time during the same day every week.
Enjoying Your Progress
Like when doing any other activity, make sure you enjoy as much of the process as possible. It is a key part of a healthy learning process that you enjoy and feel good about even the smallest victories. Don’t ignore the small steps that got you to your actual level. This way you can have a release and find the motivation you need to burst through any plateau or rough period. Also make sure you use what you learn as often as possible.