Negative Beliefs About Learning English That Hinder Your Fluency

Do you believe that learning English is difficult? This is a lie and let’s tell you why

“I’m too old to learn English.”

“Learning English is very difficult. It takes a lot of effort.”

You’ve probably thought about it, or you’ve probably heard someone say some of these phrases (or even all of them). But they are just negative thoughts—misconceptions about fluency in English that are far from the truth. Stop and think: how many people do you know who are fluent in English? It is because of this “lack of real results” that these ideas arise. But the truth is, you and so many other people have been trying to learn English the wrong way.

Let’s change this mindset and deconstruct the main negative beliefs about fluency in English?

 “I’m too old to learn English”

While we recognize that has its benefits, we have already explained that. What makes it difficult for adults is the approach used to learn.

Traditional teaching is focused on learning grammar rules and memorizing vocabulary lists. Thus, it is normal for adults to have more difficulty. You certainly have many responsibilities and tasks to carry out and occupy your mind: friends, family, work, study.

You may be having more trouble memorizing things due to focus and stress or even difficulty studying since he hasn’t done that for a while. This only helps to reinforce that belief, which only leads to frustration. In the end, you end up giving up or even hating languages. But these obstacles are not as long as the correct principles for language learning are applied. These principles are the same ones that help children acquire their mother tongue.

Adults have their advantages over children. As you already have a much greater knowledge of the world, it’s easier to talk about various topics, and it’s easier to acquire some concepts – especially the more abstract ones.

Bottom line: you’re never too old to learn something new.

 “Learning English is very difficult. It takes a lot of effort.”

Like the previous belief, this one has to do with traditionally spending a lifetime learning. This is counterproductive. Memorizing grammar rules and vocabulary lists takes a lot of time and effort and doesn’t help you become fluent. Who has never felt the motivation slowly fading as they realized that speaking English was an arduous process that wasn’t worth it?

 The ideal is to learn by listening to and watching television and within English as well learning English for high school students (มัธยม ปลาย ภาษา อังกฤษ which is the term in Thai). You won’t even realize you’re learning English because you’ll be having fun. Combining business with pleasure. Conclusion: there is a more enjoyable, interesting, and effective way to learn English.