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Jan 9, 2018

I want to present seven steps that you can use as a clear simple guide for learning English. You can always come back to these steps because they will help you no matter what level or stage you're currently at in English. So if you're ready to begin then let's get started.

If you just follow the path that's been set out for you in English learning, you'll probably take traditional English classes. You'll let your teacher tell you what to learn. And then after months or even years of study, you'll realize you're not where you want to be. Maybe your teacher led you down a different path that they thought was interesting but didn't help you accomplish your goals. The seven steps to fluency help you to create your own goals and your own way of learning English. The seven steps to fluency are actually from inside the English Fluency Formula, an e-book that I wrote for you to help you learn English in just 15 minutes a day. So I'm gonna share them with you.

Normally, you'd have to buy this ebook to read them but I really want to share the seven steps at least to give you a start, and then you can decide if you'd like to get the full ebook.


The Seven Steps to English Fluency

Number one is think and plan. So in other words think about why you want to learn English.

What is your reason?  Then plan what you need to know in English in order to be able to do your goal through English. So why are you learning English? Is it to travel? Is it to improve your career or your business, if you're an entrepreneur? Is it perhaps just for a personal hobby, or are you taking a test? So, know your reason why. Think about what English you'll need to accomplish your goals and we're gonna make a plan to achieve them successfully.

Number two: surround yourself with English input. So for example, listen to music in English. Read books and articles in English. Set your phone and your mobile device settings in English. Surround yourself in English so that you're creating an English lifestyle and a habit of consuming English.

Number three: be curious be curious about what interests you and try to learn about it in English.

Number four: repeat. You need to be aware of what you're listening to and repeat the phrases and words that are interesting and useful and new to you. Repeat new words out loud with feeling with emotion and with volume as long as you're not going to disturb anyone else. Repetition and repeating them with feeling are going to help you to remember them.

Okay number five: connect. Again, to help you remember words you want to connect new words with old words that you already know or perhaps words in your own language. This is different than translation.

To connect a word doesn't mean to translate it. It means to connect it to something you already know that you can relate it to. So for example, when I was learning Japanese, I learned the word for the check. When you go to a restaurant when you ask for the check it is "o-waiso." That's one way to say it and this sounds a bit to me like an "eyesore" which means something that is not pleasant to look at. Nobody likes getting the check and knowing how much they have to pay, right? I remembered o-waiso very easily because I connected it with that idea of an eyesore because it sounds similar and there's kind of a funny meaning there. So you have to try to do this with new words in English connect them to something you already know. You can connect new words also with sounds or with songs. That's why I like to learn language a lot through music because the tune helps me to remember the words. So there's a lot of ways that you can connect words.

Next, number six: you need to use the words that you're learning. Use the new sounds, the words, the phrases, the sentences that you're learning.  Number four was repeat them. But number six is different because I want you to actually create your own sentences. You could use what you're learning by writing something or speaking out loud and use what you're learning, so you're applying it in real life.

Finally, number seven is review because reviewing is so important to keep new words fresh in your mind. So review don't be afraid to listen to the same song or to watch the same TV series or movie or read the same article or the same book over and over.

So to read these seven steps and much much more inside the English Fluency Formula, purchase your ebook today.

It's super easy and fast to purchase it and to access it in the members area of the Go Natural English Website. There are thousands of English learners who have purchased it, and who are really enjoying it.
So you can read some of their opinions and comments below as well, so thanks so much for watching. I hope that these seven steps will serve you and help you in your journey to English fluency.