Reaching your English training goal

Setting a goal for your English training is the easy part. Finding and setting up the system that will help your reach your English training goal is another question.

Sound familiar? The idea of a “system” is from the book Atomic Habits (in German Die 1% Methode) by James Clear.

What could “system” mean in connection to language learning?


> Taking part in your English training in an active way, including answering questions, taking notes, and telling your trainer if you have questions

> Looking at the notes you wrote in class and any book pages or handouts you covered in class at least two times a week

> Doing homework if your trainer assigns any

> Having contact with English several times a week, for example by reading, listening to, or watching something, or by writing, even if it’s your own personal journal

> Thinking of the English words for things you see and use as you go about your day (for example: street, car, sign, sidewalk, tree, desk, chair, phone, etc.)

> Helping your children with their English homework, or reading their textbook

What other ideas do you have?

Set up a good system for learning English, and I’m quite sure you’ll reach your English training goal.

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

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