It’s a new year.
Like last year, you might have started it by saying, “This year is the year I’ll get fluent in English!”
This is called a new year’s resolution in English, and the average resolution only lasts for about two weeks.
We’re two weeks into 2013 now, so how is your goal going? Have you discovered the perfect way to improve spoken English? Is your motivation still high?
Or are you finding it harder and harder every day to find the willpower, time, and energy to study English?
If this sounds like how you feel, don’t worry! It’s not your fault. New year’s resolutions never work for anyone because we do it completely wrong.
To succeed at anything like losing weight, getting in shape, or getting fluent in English, there are two ways to make it A LOT easier to continue to your goal.
- Make your goal public.
- Work towards your goal with other people.
Fortunately, there’s an easy way to do this in 2013!
Year of English is a free study tip or short lesson emailed to you every day. It’s a perfect way for you to tell everyone your plan to get fluent this year, and also bring some friends along to join you.
The emails are written by a lot of people around the world who want to help you get fluent this year. Created by Aaron Knight at PhraseMix, you’ll obviously get many lessons from him, but you’ll also get great resources like weekly Kaplan English grammar exercises.
I’m happy to say that I am also supporting this project with my new community site, Fluentli.
You can take a look at all the others who are supporting Year of English on the sponsors’ page.
Here’s what Aaron had to say about the project:
“For a lot of people, learning English is a vague goal that they hold on to for years and years but never quite achieve. I wanted to give these English learners the motivation to make a big push toward becoming fluent this year. I also wanted to give them the tools to do that with daily lessons.”
If you haven’t signed up already, you should definitely do so today.
With every day that goes by, your excuse for not working towards English fluency will get stronger.
But if you join this email series, your chances for being fluent by December 2013 are a lot higher.
Imagine what it would feel like to be fluent in 2014. Wouldn’t that feel amazing?!
Let’s work at it together. See you in Year of English!