3 Steps To Become Fluent In your target language | 2020 Goals ✅
becoming a fluent (for example ENGLISH) speaker is part of your plan and you want to make it happen THIS year in 2020, then you need to keep READING this article, it might be long.
I’ll be sharing four things that you need to do in this year if you’re planning to become fluent in (English, Arabic, etc..) within twelve months.
1. Find motivation
Get really, really clear on why you want to be fluent, so clear that you can actually see and feel what it’s like to be there.
What are all the awesome amazing things that you’ll be able to do when you become fluent? Imagine yourself there. Feel it. Smell it. This is your motivation, the fuel you need to keep practising, to keep learning and keep reviewing, to keep putting yourself in situations that are outside of your comfort zone.
There are and there always will be days when you feel frustrated with the language and you feel like giving up, you can’t be bothered, you just want to make a new plan, right? One that doesn’t involve this language at all. But this is the reason why so many of us fail at things that we try or we don’t get as far as we want to because we don’t have enough fuel to get there. Without a really clear motivation, it’s easy to get distracted, to lose focus and to let your attention be taken away from your language practice and put onto something else and that is absolutely fine as long as you’re not bothered about being fluent by the end of the year.If you’re happy for it to take longer, for it to be a slower process, well that’s fine, and more Measurable and Relevant.
2. Financially commit
The second thing you need to do is financially commit and that means putting some money on the table, putting some skin in the game.
So in my experience, money is a huge motivator for me, for my students, for my friends and family. For some people, money is the biggest motivation right? Putting your hand into your pocket or your wallet and pulling out some of the money that you worked so hard for, doing that almost instantly changes your mindset about your English practice(for example).
If you financially commit to your English, you will probably go much further and you will get to fluency faster. Now let’s talk about this a little more because I know what some of you are thinking.
Yes, there are things that you can’t afford but there are options that you can afford. You can hire a local non-native English teacher, you can invest in an online English program that you can take yourself through at your own time, at your own pace. This is a much cheaper option than paying for a teacher’s time.
BTW I am a native Arabic tutor.
You can financially commit a little or a lot and what might be a little to some, might be a lot to others. But if you do that, if you invest in yourself, it will help you to get to your goals faster.
And I know the other thing that you’re thinking too. Yes, you’re right. It’s possible for you to learn on your own but you will have more success and you will make more progress if you have the support and guidance of a good language teacher or a language program.
If you want serious change and serious results in the year ahead, decide what serious action you’re going to do now and get ready for it.
3. Do it every day
Lastly, you got to do it every day. You’ve got to do something every day to practise. And this is not really something that you can question, okay? It’s just something that you need to do if you want to create change in your target language and create it quickly.
Doing fifteen minutes of practice every day is much better than doing four hours of solid English practice on a Sunday afternoon. Doing it daily allows you to build a great habit and it brings English into your life every day.
Now this is not as fun or as easy as watching an English movie right? But you need to do this type of practice too so you can reward yourself the next day by watching the movie, right? This is the balance that I’m talking about. You do some grammar practice and some writing practice and then reward yourself with a podcast or a movie.
So now it’s up to you. What are you going to do to put your plan in action for 2020?. I’d love you to set your intention for the year ahead because I truly, truly believe that you can do this.
Hope this article helped you a little. Best of luck with your language process! And don't forget to Enjoy the journey!! Lol
Abdelrhman, "a native Arabic community tutor".