July 5


Don’t Look for Secrets to Success When Learning English (First Blog Post Ever)

When I thought about starting a new blog for learners of English, I was tempted to use the word “secret”.

Why was I tempted to do so?

Because articles about learning English often say things like:

“The secret to learning English in 3 months”

“Discover the secret to English fluency”

“This little secret is all you should know to become confident in English”

But after writing and deleting 12 sentences with the word “secret”, I stopped.

I realized I don’t want to talk about “secrets”. Because there are no secrets to success when learning English.

There are plans, strategies, tactics, textbooks, videos, podcasts and many other things.

But no secrets, and definitely not ONE secret.

We are all unique individuals and we all have different challenges in our life. What works for you, might not work for someone else.

So, that’s not the direction I want to take with this blog . . . No secrets, no short cuts, no magic pills.

Instead, I want to go into another direction.

The one question

You see, there’s one thing that is truly essential if you want to improve your English.

It’s actually a simple idea – and it’s no secret!

Instead, it’s a simple question. In fact, it’s so simple that you probably completely overlooked it.

Because you already knew the answer.

Or did you?

Let’s be honest. Before you started to learn English, you probably thought about questions like:

  1. Which language course is the best?
  2. What language apps should I download?
  3. Which textbook should I use?
  4. Where do I find a language partner?
  5. Should I get a private teacher or group lessons?

But you didn’t think about the most fundamental question of all:

Am I ready to do the hard work?

Not asking this question is a big mistake.

Because if you’re not ready to do the hard work, you’re not going to be successful.

It’s not going to happen. Period.

Set yourself up for success

But here’s the good news: you’ve now found the right place to get ready.

You can set yourself up for success by reading my articles and watching my videos.

And if you want personalized advice, you can get on a 30-minute coaching call. At no cost. And no further obligations.

Last but not least, you can ask me anything via email. I read and respond every email I get – try me 🙂

Watch the video to find out why I integrate coaching into my English teaching and how I can help you to become a highly effective learner of English:

About the author 


Kristian is a Dutch guy who teaches English online. He relaxes with audiobooks, music and podcasts. Kristian still has a lot to learn, but he's happy to share what he has learnt along the way.

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