Tips for Motivation

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HollyJ
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Tips for Motivation

Post by HollyJ » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:25 pm

One important way to stay motivated to learn English is to know, and remember why you are learning English. Maybe you think this is too easy, but it sin't always. Because it is also important for your "why" to be specific. So my tip is to create a why list. The items in your why list must be specific: give names, dates, places, etc. To help you, here is a video of a class where I taught several students how to create a why list. Watch it, then create one yourself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9ggTfVnWv0
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milestone
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Re: Tips for Motivation

Post by milestone » Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:41 pm

motivation is the key in everything! Thx for this video!

threeyzmonkeys
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Re: Tips for Motivation

Post by threeyzmonkeys » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:05 am

An interesting video.
Motivation is a huge problem for my students. They often tell me that they hate English.
I tell them that you cannot hate English. English is a tool. It's like digging a deep hole and saying, "I hate this shovel." You don't hate the shovel. You hate the digging.
Do you hate your own language? Of course not. English is a tool with which to do fun things. If you like watching youtube, do it in English. If you like playing games, play them in English. If you like watching movies, watch them in English.
If you can do fun things while using English at the same time, your motivation will increase. You have to switch your mindset from "I have to study this language" to "Yeah! I can watch that excellent video on YouTube". {-: {-: :prof:
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