There are numerous approaches to learning the English language and regardless of how traditional or unique yours is, you will find that a well-established routine that takes your schedule and learning preferences into account is the best and quickest way to make progress.
The English language is not a particularly difficult language to learn, regardless of your cultural background or ability to retain new information. Some students will always progress faster than others; however, regardless of your pace, a good routine will always help you better retain the information you need.
What Makes A Good Routine?
Before you can determine what a good routine is you should first take a look at how you presently learn. Make a list with some realistic goals and then write down how much time you are willing to allocate for learning each day or week. Look at your daily schedule and try to find a time slot when you are reasonably well rested and can dedicate anywhere from half an hour to an hour to your English studies. Look at your schedule for the coming month or months and try to find a way to keep your schedule stable, always learning at the exact hours you did the previous week.
Some small sacrifices may need to be made in case your schedule is too busy, however, depending on how important learning the English language is to you, they might be worth it in the long run.
English learners may be fully engaged with collage or a job so sometimes they might be too tired to focus on a more complicated aspect of the learning process. Another key part of developing a healthy routine is to schedule your studies according to how much energy you have. If you’ve had a busy day at work or you’re simply too tired, try to replace your demanding lesson with something easier like a vocabulary lesson or another aspect you do quite well at. You can also try to incorporate alternative learning methods in your routine. Try watching a movie each week or listening to a new album. Write down any new words or idioms and try to include them in exercises or even try using them while you speak.
What Routines Can Give You
Several studies have shown that a well-established routine can help with retention and can even help you get a more satisfying and restful sleep. So you won’t just have a better functioning schedule, you will also have more energy and be more inclined to remember what you learn.
Another advantage is that your well-organized learning routine will allow you to assess the rate at which you are advancing and how much extra time you need to dedicate to progress faster.
If your routine gets too boring feel free to switch up the subject matter or try any number of alternative learning methods like listening to music or talking to native speakers online, however, remember to keep your learning schedule pretty much the same in terms of the time of day when you start learning