Hello! Today you’ll learn tip #9 for how to stay motivated to learn English. If you’ve missed the first 8 tips, just watch my previous videos and make sure to put them into practice. Today’s tip for staying motivated is:
Find A Partner Or Join A Community
Scientists have discovered that one of the most effective motivators is “peer pressure” – that’s encouragement or expectation from people who are similar to you.
For example, if you want to get into the habit of exercising, it’s hard to get off the couch and decide to exercise alone. But if you have a friend who you agreed to meet at the gym at 4:00, you’re much more likely to go.
How can you apply this to your English learning? Here are a few ways.
You can join English-learning Facebook groups and interact with the people in there.
There’s also a website called EnglishBaby.com that is like a social network for people learning English (and there are teachers and native speakers there, too) – so you can interact with each other and grow together.
You can also find an online speaking partner through conversation exchange websites. Here are links to some conversation exchange websites:
You don’t necessarily need to have a native English speaker to be your learning partner – you can also do this with another friend who is also learning English, maybe someone from your country or someone else in your school, your company, or your family. You can study together, or you could meet every week to tell each other what you’ve learned that week.
Having a friend who is also learning a language makes it easy for you to help and encourage each other, and it’s a great way to keep your motivation strong, because you know you’re not alone.
Do you have a learning partner in your life? If not, think about how you can find one. That’s all for today, but stay tuned to my channel because in a few days I’ll share my final tip for staying motivated when learning English.