The biggest cost of ESL learning is INNER peace

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Few people talk about this but it is actually true.

When someone is undergoing a learning process, there will be significant inner changes expected. Somehow you will be expected to ‘unlearn’ some bad habits and pick up some new correct ones. The challenge comes when someone already has learned a little ‘street’ English and thinks they’d like to take it further. The process of crashing down all the slang that has been picked up can be daunting.

For those who are learning the language for the first time, it can be in some ways less daunting as they are coming in with a somewhat empty slate. But still there will be any preconceived ideas about learning English and learning a foreign language and the use of the language and so on that will possibly need to be crushed. The hardest one of all will be the fact that they are not in the class to actually learn English, they are only there so that they can enter their university and learn the subject that they are truly passionate about. They may have no passion to learn English at all, it will be simply a ‘must-have’ to get to the next level.

This will require a lot of shaking up from deep down, because when you learn the English you won’t be learning just the words related to your subject, you will be learning how to ‘communicate’ in English on everything and anything, because your area of interest will lead you into many situations that will require some form of communication.

So when you learn English (or any foreign language), you will have to take it deep into your life, and this means the most inner parts of your ways of thinking will need to be shaken up and realigned in an English format. This of course doesn’t mean you have to change your opinions on things, but it will mean you will have to change the words you use to describe it, and you will need to understand exactly what every one of these are to make sure you say what you really mean accurately.

So take a moment today to consider for yourself how much inner peace you are shaking up, it will all be for a better self.

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