Taking control of your English seems like a strange thing to do.
But think about it…
For most of your English learning life, you have:
In a sense, someone else has made all the decisions in your English learning life.
So, now it’s time for you to take back a bit of that control.
Now, I’m not saying that teachers are awful, scary monsters that need to be burnt at the stake.
But I am saying that there comes a point where you need to explore your options and try making your own decisions.
If you want to start taking control of your English, you have a few options. One of these options is PLANNING. I’ve written an article and done a video on this subject already, so use those if you want to start planning.
Another way is through REFLECTION, and that’s the topic of today’s audio lesson.
Reflection is when you look back on what you’ve done and evaluate (decide what is good and bad).
I could go on, but I’ll let you listen to the audio lesson…
Did it give you some ideas?
Now all you need to do is take action.
Take out your pen and paper and complete the reflection activity at the end of the lesson. Aim to reflect on your learning every six weeks or so.
Enjoy this lesson? Do me a favour and share it with your English learning friends, students or family.
Good, now go and do some reflecting!
Sam is the founder and creator of English For Study. He's also a lecturer in EAP/Academic English. Apart from making Academic English easy, he likes learning languages, lifting weights and eating good food.