Feeling Stuck in Your English? Here’s Why & How to Fix It.
Do you agree with any of these comments and feelings about English?
- In English, “the language is stuck in mouth, I cannot express myself to people.”
- “I’m afraid that my English level isn’t enough to speak fluently.”
- “When it comes to talk, I start searching for my words and lose my confidence.”
- “I can’t learn, I never remember new vocabulary.”
- “My English is frozen. What can I do?”
- “I’ve been studying for many years but i feel that i need more practice to maintain my level and also to increase it from intermediate to advanced level.”
If you said yes, sometimes you feel the same about your English, it’s okay. These are comments I’ve received from students all over the world. Feeling stuck is frustrating and discouraging. Sometimes, you might want to give up.
Here’s the good news: I can help you fix it.
Today you and I are going to speak honestly about why you might be stuck at your level in English. I’ll give you 3 of the most common reasons for getting stuck. And then you’ll learn real strategies for success to help you advance your English.
Whether you want to have conversations with your neighbors more easily, present information in business meetings successfully, talk to your international colleagues on the telephone without thinking too much, or build your phrasal verb vocabulary… whatever your goal might be, these strategies will help you.
And then, as a special bonus, I’ve also shared with you some tips from students who have made serious progress in their English.
Recently I asked the question: “What is your number tip for improving your English?” And many students answered with what has helped them the most in their English. Use these tips for ideas on how you can begin to move forward.
If you’re feeling stuck in your English today, let’s fix it!
Now that you’ve watched the video, I’d like to know: what is the number 1 reason you’re stuck in English? And how can you fix it?
Share with me your ideas. You can tell me about it in the comments section below. I’d be happy to help you take a step forward to advance your English and get unstuck!
Get Unstuck in English: Advice from other Confident English Students
Over the past year, many in the Confident English Community have made significant progress in their English. I recently asked some of them for their number 1 tip to help you improve your English.
Take a few minutes to read their advice. You might find a great idea to help get you started so you can break free of feeling stuck in English.
For example, I knew the phrase embrace the suck before. Recently, I saw it again. I wanted to share it with you guys. I wrote about it. Anne Marie Fowler, you wrote the comment, “It is very impressive that you know this phrase.” I had a vivid connection with this phrase. It sticks to me. Now when I feel like I do not wanna do something. I just said to myself. Embrace the suck and the job should be done!!! hahaha.
Don’t forget to share with me what you’re doing now – in English – to advance your fluency. What has helped you get unstuck? Share with me in the comments below.
As always, you can also ask questions or leave your feedback in the comments section below.
Thank you for joining me for your Confident English Wednesday. I’ll see you next week!
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