ESL COUNTDOWN TO 2016! Strategic Review No. 4: Where do I want to be?

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If you have followed the previous post at No. 5, you will see that we are up to now No. 4 (just a reminder that this is a countdown so the numbers will go backwards!). This time we are going to look at those three points you discovered in post No. 5.

For example, you may have these kinds of results:

  1. Confidence in speaking English (4/10)
  2. Confidence in reading English (3/10)
  3. Confidence in writing English (4/10)

This is a great place to start. Now you need to consider where you would like each one to be at by the end of 2016. For example, your confidence in speaking English may be 4/10 now but you would like it to be 10/10 by December 2016. That’s fair enough, but ‘speaking’ in a big topic. It can mean anything from speaking freely to your friends and colleagues? Or giving public speaking presentations! So you decide where you would like to be. What do you think would be your amazing benchmark dream state for this area. Pick a type of thing you would like to be able to do not just a 10/10 ranking.

Now that you have done this for each you may have some results that look like this:

e.g.

  1. Confidence in speaking English (4/10)

Benchmark: By the end of 2016 I would like to be able to give presentations at university in English with confidence.

 

  1. Confidence in reading English (3/10)

Benchmark: By the end of 2016 I would like to be able to read an adult novel in English.

 

  1. Confidence in writing English (4/10)

Benchmark: By the end of 2016 I would like to be able to write close to error-free essays for my university course.

 

So that’s it for countdown No. 4. Take some time to think of original benchmarks for yourself and write them down.

In a few days’ time there will be ESL COUNTDOWN No. 3, so keep the notes you make today handy for next time.

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