What's your biggest challenge when learning English?

Hello! I'm a native English Teacher and I'm eager to create new ways to help my students develop their English skills.

In your opinion, what's your biggest challenge when learning English?

Thanks very much!

Jan 25, 2016 12:27 PM
Comments · 46

I'd say that one of the main issues refer to how the english schools structure their courses. They tend to concentrate their efforts on teaching the students the most correct grammar, as opposed to focus on teaching them how to use what they already know in simpler and more useful way. I mean, most of the students are looking for the fluency, which doesn't necessarily depends on how sophisticated your english is. If I were a teacher, I'd probably spend more time fostering my students to communicate among themselves and the grammar would represent a tool  and not the final objective of my classes.

For me, the main challenge consists in surpressing the threshold which exists between the native and the foreing speakers. 

January 25, 2016
The biggest challenge is to write something without any mistakes!
March 11, 2016
i've been studying english for more then 15 years since i was about 2 or 3, so i found myself quite comfortable speaking. I can always express my feeling clearly and even discuss through some serious issue in english with others. But i am not doing well in my writing, sometimes, it is grammar  that disturbed me, and sometimes, it is the lack of vocabs.
January 25, 2016

Finding someone to practice with. As you probably know, almost nobody speaks English in Brazil. I learned English when I was eleven (now I'm fifteen), but besides English classes at school (which are very bad and teachers and students speak Portuguese to each other) I had no opportunities to speak it. Even though I watch videos and read books in English every day, I only speak English when I meet a foreigner, which doesn't happen too often. I wish I could speak more English, I find it a very beautiful language


Grammar and vocabulary weren't a problem, I find English easy because of its simplified grammar and it's very similar to Portuguese. 

February 11, 2016
we learn English and pass our exams but when we wanna use it we have a lot of problems because we learn it like other science..but language is not a science u should live with it practice it everywhere. u should teach ur student try new language always in their day life. any sentence they say in their language can try it in another language .....it is a big and good challenge for ur brain.
January 26, 2016
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