AEE 1041: 3 Types of English Learners- Which Are You?

Have you ever considered what type of learner you are?

Are you struggling to learn English and really master it?

Do you wish that you had an idea for how to overcome your struggles?

We’re going to help you to see the different types of English learners and how to improve depending on which one fits you.

 

Here’s a question that highlights one of the ways that people learn and how to overcome the struggles.

 

Hi, I’m Nelly. I’m from the Ukraine but living in the US.

I love this course because it gives me the confidence of living in situations. I am learning from real life conversations, and it’s helping me so much.

By the way, it’s nice to meet all of you!

Nelly

 

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We All Learn Differently

Not every learner is the same, there are all different types.

It may not be about the words themselves, but knowing what exactly to say.

You have to create and live in situations to help yourself to really learn and embrace English.

It has to be based on real life and not just textbooks so that you can master everyday conversation.

Once you identify what type of learner you are, then you can start to focus on the things that will help you to take it to the next level.

 

Three Types of English Learners

There are generally three types of English learners when you think about it.

Looking at this and understanding which one you are can help you to overcome any obstacles that you may have.

Learner 1) You work hard but struggle in social situations:

You study a lot and you should be doing better than you are. It’s not about the English, but rather the anxiety. Start creating positive associations with English. Focus on the positive experiences and it may help you to take away some of the anxiety.  You may have old associations of the classroom and it can impact you having the right words to say at the right time. By turning these negative associations into positive ones, it makes it much more helpful. Changing your perspectives and your experiences can make a totally different approach for you.

 

Learner 2) You are living in the US and trying to create a sense of community:

You are trying so hard to create a sense of community within your life in the US. It may be that you are raising a family or a student and you are trying to create a new community for yourself. You may be reverting to textbook English and this doesn’t work well in conversation very often. You have to make English real and start to learn it based on situations. We can help to guide you through these situations so that you know what to do when you face these things in real life. This all helps you to create that sense of community and bridge the gap. You have to put time into focusing on the situations that will help you to build up your English.

 

Learner 3) You study English from your home country but you don’t get to experience immersion. 

You need some vocabulary and some speaking skills. You get anxiety because you know you could be doing better.  You need to find a way to immerse yourself into real life situations. You have to challenge yourself so that you experience native speaker English. You can’t do it just from the comfort of your own home. Try to replace half of the things you do in your everyday life with those in English. Start listening to English podcasts, watching TV shows, and start to really learn the language in this everyday type of approach.

Figure out which type of learner you are and then you can focus on the things that will help you to overcome your struggles.

 

Takeaway

Learning anything new can be difficult, but you have to figure out ways to improve and grow.

Determining what type of English learner you are can help you to figure out how you can overcome any obstacles.

With any of these types of learners, it’s all about integrating yourself into everyday conversations.

You have to get out there and integrate with native English speakers so that you work past any anxiety and start to make this your new norm.

 

If you have any questions, please leave them below in the comments section.

We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.