LEARNING TIPS: NOBODY CAN TEACH YOU ENGLISH
LEARNING TIPS: NOBODY CAN TEACH YOU ENGLISH: meaning and examples
Good morning everybody.
For the rest of this week, I want to review some of the basic paradigms and philosophies behind the Ziggurat English programme. These ideas are very important to keep in mind if you are serious about learning AND maintaining your English. It doesn't matter if you aren't a Ziggurat student, read them anyway; and even if you are familiar with them, read them again. Repetition is one of the most important activities in any learning process.
Ziggurat Paradigm 1: Nobody can teach you English; you have to LEARN English.
Think back to any subject you have ever studied (maths, history, law, etc.) or any degree that you have ever obtained (a bachelors degree, a masters degree, a doctoral degree…). To learn what you learned, you had to dedicate a minimum amount of time studying outside of class in order to reach your objectives. The face-to-face classes and your teachers or professors guided you in the process and helped to keep you motivated, but you surely spent quite a bit of time outside of class in order to progress successfully.
Another way of wording Paradigm 1: the student is the only one who can guarantee his/her success.
If you are not prepared to do at least some self-study, then you are probably wasting your time with English. You should think of class and your teacher as a complement to your self-study, not the other way around.
I hope you have a great day!