Go PUBLIC with your English – then everyone WINS

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Learning English at home from a textbook is only going to get you so far, you need to complete the full circle and take it to the streets. That’s the only way you are going to know if you can survive with it.

Everyone has a different reason for learning a language, and more often than not with English it’s about education or work. If Education is the choice then of course it won’t be so that you can simply get your degree, ultimately it will be so that you can work within that field of study and ultimately deliver what’s required through both the original language and English language. Work also will probably require the person to understand how to communicate in both their own and English language.

So ultimately the learning of English is to develop a skill that will help you engage with someone else is a way that both of you can be satisfied with…something.

This is almost like the ‘pay it forward’ idea. Where the person receives something from you, and is so impressed by that, feels the urge to do the same to someone else, and they too follow through the same way…and so it goes on.

Here I’m not talking about English being passed from one person to another – though of course that can happen too, I’m talking about what it is that you are communicating, because afterall English is simply a vehicle for communicating something important.

Once you have managed to communicate what you want/feel/believe in English to someone who understands English, you have sent your message out to the world. As a result you may get your request met, or even better still, your idea or your opinion can now have a life of its own, being passed from one person to the next with all kinds of twists and turns in its journey.

You may find that your idea has impacted someone greatly or sometimes you can wonder if anything worthwhile has ever happened, but ultimately it has been passed out into the world and must survive by itself.

So back to the original idea. Your idea (in English) must be sent out into the world, for you to see if what you have communicated has any weight. Whichever way you look at it, everybody wins.

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