Learning a new language can seem daunting, but setting long-term and short-term goals for your learning will help you stay motivated and focused.
It’s important that you know exactly what you want to achieve, and why. Instead of saying “I want to improve my English” you need to have specific goals or targets e.g. “I want to achieve IELTS Band 7.0 for speaking.” or “I want to be able to give business presentations in English at work.”,
Of course the beginning of a new year is a perfect time to start thinking about and identifying which English language skills are the most important to you to learn, and/or which skills you find the most difficult 🙂
I’ll write more about this in the new year but until then why not start thinking about your goals for 2013.
What are your reasons for learning English?
What do you want to be able to do at the end of 2013?
And how are you going to achieve your goals?
What are your English language learning goals for 2013?
Here’s a quick poll to start you thinking… you can choose more than one answer, and add your own answer in the comments if you like 🙂