Week 17: Tools & Techniques - Simple Concepts

Hey guys, so for the next couple of weeks we are going to continue this English course by not focusing on English. 

I know that sounds crazy, but this is not your normal English course and I promise all of this will make sense in time. 

So, for the next few weeks we are going to focus on what I like to call, “Tools and techniques.” To summarize, these are ideas, strategies, exercises, etc. that will help you continue to improve your English, by yourself, forever. 

So, the idea is that with the right tools and techniques, you will continue learning and improving your English without me or Alexia or without any teachers or courses or anything like that. 

And I think this is super important for two reasons: 

1) Learning a new language is a never-ending process. There will never be one day when you wake up and say, “Oh, I am fluent in English now.” That will never happen. Learning a new language and culture is a lifelong activity and is a constant work in process. 

2) And reason number two, you are the only one that can learn a new language. I can give you tips and ideas, I can make corrections, but I cannot transplant my knowledge of the English language into your brain. It does not work like that. At least not yet. 

So until we have the technology for me to inject my English into your head, for now, all of the responsibility is on you. That means you need things to help you stay motivated, tools to make sure you a continually improving, and techniques to guarantee that you are on the right path. 

So that is what the next few sections are going to be about: tools and techniques. I hope you will like it and find it useful. I’m sure you will. So without further ado, let’s get started with our first week of tools and techniques.