Parents are often always on the search to provide the best for their children. Nowadays, education has become more challenging.

It has become more important for young minds globally to be proficient in both their native tongue and in the English language to excel in what they do.

Many of us struggle to master a language. It is indeed a laborious process. It requires a lot of effort, time, dedication, and most importantly, persistence. It can be tempting to give up because getting the hang of a language is the challenging part of the learning process.

Learning a language is easier when you are a child compared to when you are an adult. This is due to the declarative and procedural memory system. But skills can be picked up at any point in life, as long as the right tutor is there to help out.

So how can you get better at learning a language?

1. Reading

There must always be a constant hunger for reading. One should always be on the lookout for new terms, concepts, and words. One should also read all sorts of literature to get a sense of how succinctly information and ideas can be communicated. This way, it’s easier to understand and appreciate the language as well.

Tutors will specifically pick out books for students based on their capability and interest, and slowly get them to cultivate the habit of reading.

2. Practicing Conversation

Holding a conversation with someone in English fluently can be challenging and intimidating in its initial stages. This comes with practice over time. What’s important is to not feel shy or embarrassed about being unable to converse well in the beginning.

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It is essential to observe the way the person you’re speaking to is constructing sentences, the way they’re punctuating, and the way they are expressing their opinion. Soon enough, things will become much easier.

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3. Courage and Confidence

Having a restricted mindset and a fear of getting things ‘wrong’ will never enable you to progress. It is practically impossible to be fully prepared for anything in life.

If we keep waiting for that golden moment, the wait would last forever because there is no way to see results without getting the work done. A tutor’s careful guidance and approachability will be a great source of motivation and support throughout.

Final Thoughts

It is unfortunate that being unable to speak well in a second language is something that is being looked at as an embarrassment to begin with. Having a restricted mindset will be unhelpful. With the proper guidance, there’s no need to fear.

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Steffen Carter
Steffen Carter is a professional tutor cum writer associated with ChampionTutor - One of the top tuition centres in Singapore. He is dedicated to his work. His passion is to assist and motivate struggling learners. He assesses the learning style of students and uses different teaching approaches to teach students.
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