Firstly – Why I am writing about myself and my English learning experiences? Right question. It is because I would like to share with you what was working for me and what was not. It could help you. I am aware that everybody is unique, individual being, but something we have in common. Maybe you will be able to find this “common” to make your language learning process easier and quicker than was the mine.
I studied in university and chose different languages than English to learn. When I think of it now, I had to be very fed up with English! In that university I chose Spanish because they told that it is very easy language (in reality it was not so easy but our teacher was quite benevolent – it was a pleasant elderly woman). But my English was still “sleeping” in me. I was burnt out somehow. I needed time. And it was given to me. After a while I was able (and slightly to forced) to use English at least for reading of a technical literature – I studied computer science, programing and knowledge engineering and most of that materials were in English. The programing languages are based on English of course. Otherwise I did not have any motivation or craving to study English or use it at all. Maybe the reason also was that I had a lot of different things to learn and my capacity was used sufficiently at that time.
It was the beginning of the “New Age” of my English. It was just a beginning!
To be continued ...