Here are top 11 reasons you fail to learn English.
I have been teaching English communication and career skills for more than 11 years.
I come across participants who improve their communication skills within 2-3 months since they are very focused and determined.
I also meet students who fail to develop the command of the English language despite joining the best spoken English institutes.
In this article, I will take you through top 11 reasons why you fail to learn English:
1. Attempting too many things simultaneously
Many participants attempt too many things simultaneously such as reading newspaper, listening to the news and other programs, studying different books, video recording, and attending classes to improve command of English.
Most of the English learners are either job seekers or working professionals.
They already have many responsibilities to fulfill.
When they try different approaches simultaneously, this approach might excite them initially.
However, they eventually feel frustrated and stop doing everything and fail to improve the command of English.
It is one of the biggest reasons why you fail to learn English, or people struggle to learn English.
You might have joined the best spoken English institute, or you might have got the best teacher, but distraction can kill your effort.
Distraction has become a common phenomenon everywhere. When you want to learn something on YouTube, you often come across enticing videos which you cannot ignore.
I am often trapped by enticing YouTube videos.
Another form of distraction is considering all requests urgent.
Suppose, you start practicing English speaking at home and your mother tells you to do some household chores.
You immediately leave the work and invest two hours in completing that task.
After two hours you do not feel like practicing again.
This attitude can hamper your growth as this is going to happen every day.
Hence, it would help if you do other tasks before and after completing your assignment.
Most of the people fail to learn English and other skills because they are distracted.
3. Not giving your best
4. Lack of consistency
Many students attend classes on and off. It does not matter whether they join face-to-face spoken English classes or online English speaking course they carry the same attitude.
They think unless someone forces them to do something, they have no responsibility to excel.
Can you imagine going to your office on and off? One can get a salary, increment, promotion, and other benefits if he or she is regular.
A company fires an employee if he or she is not regular since result comes faster when you maintain consistency.
People who join a gym to lose weight know that consistency is the most important attribute to lose weight.
One of my students Harshit was able to improve English communication skills within one month because he practiced his assignment eight hours per day for thirty days without any break.
5. Having no clear goal
People who have a clear goal and a sense of urgency always improve faster.
One senior executive joined us to polish his communication skills since he needed effective communication skills being a manager of a company.
He did not want to spoil his impression before others.
He was even hesitant to face an interview since he could not speak English fluently. He was getting many interview calls as his technical skills were very strong.
For him, it was a question of reputation and career progression. He did his best to improve the command of English language and became a good orator within two months only.
6. Failing to choose a right institute
7. Too much focus on grammar
8. Lack of listening practice
Let me continue with your mother tongue.
9. Not completing your speaking course
I come across many students who learn English merely to crack an interview or get a job.
10. Excuse of time
Nobody has more than 24 hours to develop skills or pursue a hobby.
Suppose, you want to watch your favorite movie or visit your ideal travel destination, you never have an excuse of time.
If you consider something important, you will get time for it. One senior executive of a company came to improve his English communication and attended classes only once a week.
11. Lack of direction
Many learners try out YouTube, English movies, and other resources to learn English, but they fail to get the desired result since they may not have the right direction.
I would love to know other challenges you might have aside these 11 reasons you fail to learn English.
...but always struggle to speak English fluently?
Your search is over!