English has become extremely popular these days, in most parts of the world. That’s why learning english has become more like a necessity than just a second language. No matter what your native tongue is, you need to know at least the basics of english inorder to communicate with people. Not just that, even while talking to your friends, relatives or office colleagues you may have noticed sometimes that not knowing how to speak english may make you feel insecure and under confident. Similarly for academic purposes as well english plays a very vital role. Most of the ancient literature as well as most of the study material is often available in english making it difficult for people who don’t speak english to study or gain knowledge. Learning a new language can be difficult for anyone especially for someone who hasn’t been introduced to it at an early age. Here is a list of few obstacles that you might encounter when you begin to learn english :
- Don’t know where and how to begin – Despite having a strong urge to learn and communicate in english, people may find themselves lost and buried with questions like where should I begin from ? Or what is the right method to learn english ? Should I read a book or join tutorials? Nowadays many language learning apps are also available in the market. Well the first thing you need to do is take a step back and define your purpose. Evaluate various factors such as time availability, financial availability, exactly what is your purpose behind learning and at what level do you see yourself at. Ask these questions to yourself and try to find answers and then choose from the resources available in the market.
- Lack of time and patience – We often want things to be fast paced in our life. However when it comes to learning any new language, a lot of time and patience is required. Time because you have to begin from the basics i.e from alphabets to forming complex sentences. All this can be very time consuming, especially for people who have a career as well to look after. Patience is another necessity while learning english because learning a new language can be frustrating and irritating. Even for English you need to continuously practice english conversations with people around you in order to converse fluently.
- Complex vocabulary – Learning english requires you to master its vocabulary thoroughly. Be it formation of complex sentences or understanding conjunctions and prepositions the most difficult thing is to master its vocabulary. Sometimes very complex words are used inorder to explain simple situations. Hence the most important thing in english learn as many words as you can in order to complete your sentences. Also make it a habit to at least learn one new word everyday. Apps like ELSA can help you with sentence formation as well as pronunciation.