How to stop doubting yourself and start learning a new language
Every day our education coordinators talk to dozens of successful adults from different walks of life, who are nevertheless terrified of learning a new language. Some of them have made attempts to learn a foreign language, but have failed. Others are simply convinced that they don’t have what it takes.
Today we want to take a closer look at the most common doubts and show you how we deal with them at Native Speakers Courses.
I’m not as good as others Though we all know that we shouldn’t do it, we still compare ourselves to others. Someone always speaks more confidently, reads faster or has better pronunciation. This issue is especially well-known to those who have tried taking group classes. At Native Speakers Courses we believe that every person has their own unique learning style, level and interests. That’s why all of the lessons are one-on-one. You will have an opportunity to learn with materials that work best for you, without feeling embarrassed or scared of making a mistake.
I won’t get along with my tutor
A teacher plays an essential role in the education process. His job is not only to explain grammar or vocabulary points, but also to guide his students and encourage them to use their skills outside the classroom. We believe that compatibility is of great importance as well. When your tutor shares your interests or has a similar professional background, you are more likely to have regular lessons, while also enjoying them.
I won’t have enough time
Juggling work and personal responsibilities is hard enough even without adding the commitment of learning a new language. We get it. That’s why our lessons don’t have a fixed schedule. You will have the opportunity to pick a convenient time, as well as the number and the duration of lessons that you’re willing to commit to.
I’ll need to memorize a lot of new information
Learning a new language is not just about memorizing a bunch of new words or grammar rules. Our teachers use the communicative approach, which involves language immersion with lots of speaking practice. To help you with fluency, tutors use different types of interactive materials, such as videos, presentations, flashcards and games. You will start practicing speaking from day one, so you can overcome any language barriers that you might be experiencing.