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Natalya
Question for people who have little children

How can I become fluent in English? Everyone will say: you need to find a teacher or community tutor, or language partner and practice speaking with them. I agree with that. But if I would ask another question – where can I get those precious half an hour for studying via Skype without any disturbing with my little one, who jumps up and down and demands to play with her or to watch her very attentively? Suppose, I just won’t be able to focus on a conversation and to remember any information… Maybe there are some people – women or men- with the same difficulties in learning? If so, share with me,please, how do you cope?

Sep 28, 2016 12:26 PM
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Don't learn English. It is the simplest thing
October 1, 2016
I have a 3 year old niece that lives with us, so when I don't do Skype practice chats at school and do them at home instead, sometimes it's a problem too. Sometimes, she wants to say Hi to the other speaker and then goes off to play again. So what I would do is to somehow get her distracted, or speak in a low voice when he/she is sleeping. I try to find a room in the house away from my niece, but my place is small, maybe it can work better for you. Good luck!
October 1, 2016

Try scheduling your lessons when she's asleep, like at nap time or at night. You may be tired, but it will allow you to concentrate a bit better. 

A better option is to have your husband take your daughter to the park or outside for an hour or so. This will help you to focus completely. 

Finally, don't push yourself too much. Kids take a lot of energy and time, so do what you can.

October 1, 2016
I have taught mothers with children. Sometimes the children sit on their laps during the lesson.  There must be some time you can find when your toddler is taking a nap?  When there is a will there is a way!
October 1, 2016
Natalya
Language Skills
English, Russian, Turkish
Learning Language
English, Turkish