Passive and Active Learning
Here is some good news: you don’t have to spend hours a day studying English.
Of course, it does help—the more you learn and expose yourself to the English language, the better you will become. This goes to prove the old adage: “Practice makes perfect.”
There are many ways to learn English while you do other things during your day.
This is called passive learning. Do you watch English TV or listen to English songs? Do you put yourself in places where you can listen to or speak English? Do you read in English? Excellent! You’re already learning English passively.
Passive learning is when you learn as you do your everyday routines. It’s all those times when you’re learning English without having to sit down, frown, and actually study.
Even if you don’t always realize it, anytime you’re around English, you’re learning.
To learn English even better, though, you need to do some active learning as well. Active learning is when you focus your attention and put your mind and soul into serious learning.
Moreover, what is serious learning? Serious learning is when you start walking the extra mile to get to where you could already see yourself well and done with the ‘dream stage’; that’s when the vision reaches the reality stage. That’s when you achieve:
However, remember that the only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
The Power of Active Learning
Since you are putting all your focus into the task of learning, active learning can help you:
• Remember vocabulary words easier
• Learn grammar rules and apply them in your everyday tasks
• Understand what you read (or hear) and respond properly
• Discover new phrases
Lucky for you, just a little bit of active learning can make a huge difference in your English skills. That is what we do at English-matters; we make that huge difference a reality!