Learn English faster by practicing intense immersion. While its fine to learn slowly sometimes, you can make tremendous progress by studying intensely for one month.
Intensity focuses your brain and immerses it in English. You’ll learn more, you’ll remember more, you’ll speak better, and you’ll feel more confident if you study English intensely for one full month. Do this 3-5 times a year.
How should you study intensely? I recommend 4 or more hours a day of English study. You should divide this time over the entire day. So, for example, listen one hour in the morning, one hour during lunch, one hour going home from work, and one hour before sleep.
Here’s the plan I recommend:
1. Listen to the lessons for 2 hours each day during your intensity month. Focus especially on the main Audio articles and on the Mini-Story & POV lessons. These are the most powerful lessons and they are the most important. If you spend 2 hours every day focused on these lessons, your speaking and understanding will improve very quickly.
2. Listen for 1 hour a day to a movie. Use my movie technique– study only one scene for 3-7 days. First use the subtitles to understand the vocabulary and meaning. Then listen and use subtitles at the same time. Finally turn off the subtitles and listen to the scene many times.
3. Read an easy novel 1 hour every day. I recommend childrens’ novels to start with… then you can gradually find more difficult books. You should not need a dictionary to understand the book.. if you need a dictionary, its too difficult, so find an easier book.
By following the above plan for 30 days or more… you will create a sudden, big, powerful improvement in your English ability. Your listening and speaking will show a huge improvement. Your vocabulary will grow quickly. You’ll feel more confident when you speak.
You don’t always need to follow this plan… but try to use it for just 30 days. Do these intense study months every 2 or 3 months and tell us about your results!