When I ask my new clients what they would like to work on in particular with regards to their English, most of them respond with either vocabulary, or pronunciation. Which is fine, however, almost all of them already have a good range of vocabulary and even if they have an accent, their pronunciation is usually quite clear. So why do they come to me for lessons?
Well, having worked with teachers and professionals alike over the last 12 years, I have come to the conclusion that it is not about how much they know, or think they know. It is about the confidence in themselves.
So how can we improve our confidence in our English ability, I hear you ask?
The simple answer is: use it!
Now, this is not always that easy as we have so many things in life that we should do and we do not really want to add using our language skills to our ‘to-do list’. However, there are some ways we can incorporate English into our daily lives, and with a little motivation and some consistency, these will help us gain the self-belief in our own language ability.
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