Each week on our Facebook and Twitter pages, we provide a Monday Motivation post to give the start of your week a positive boost. But what do these quotes from esteemed thinkers tell us? Here, we explain how these wise words can provide motivation and inspiration for English learners.
“Learning is not a spectator sport.” – D. Blocher
In order to make a difference, you must first get involved. If you’ve made the decision to start learning English, that’s great! If you need some gentle persuasion, think about what you really want in life and what you need to do to achieve it. If learning English will help you, then it’s time to start learning! If you need some inspiration, check out the English Learning section of our blog, which is packed with advice, guidance and useful hints and tips.
“The expert in anything was once a beginner.” – Helen Hayes
Like every challenge, there are always hurdles to overcome on your English learning journey. If you’re unsure of how to start adding to your English vocabulary, have a read of our blog, 6 easy ways to learn English, and you might be surprised to find out that learning new words can come as naturally as watching a movie or listening to your favourite singer.
“If you quit – quitting will become easier and easier for the rest of your life.” – Osman Minkara
We know that learning a new language can be challenging at times. Whatever you’re trying to achieve, staying motivated is the key to success. So how do you stay motivated? Learning English can be tough, so it’s useful to focus on the improvements learning English will make to your life. So whether English will make it easier for you to communicate when you’re abroad, or it will open up new working opportunities for you, just keep remembering those goals.
“Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.” – William Arthur Ward
What do you find the most fascinating when learning a new language? It could be the new words or phrases – some of which might sound very strange to begin with! If you’re interested in these parts of the English language, you might find this blog by linguist David Crystal interesting: How do English phrases travel from country to country?
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats
Learning can ignite new passions and new opportunities. How has learning a new language done this for you? We’d love to hear your stories in the comments section below… Perhaps you even set out with an aim or ambition in mind and your English language learning led you to discover even more than you thought possible. In the Success Stories section of our blog, you can read lots of blogs about people who have realised their ambitions, furthered their careers, ignited their passions and travelled the globe thanks to learning English. We particularly like the story about Aniporn Chalermburanawong, who was chosen to represent Thailand in the Miss Universe contest. Learning English helped her to grasp this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – it could help you to do the same…