You Are Not Alone‼️私もそうでした。
On my way back from my English conversation lesson today, I got a message from one of my blog readers. She told me about her struggle with learning English.
She's now in her late 40s, and has already been trying to improve her English for such a long time. She says that her English doesn't seem to improve at all no matter what. She admits that she always tries to depend on such magic-like “quick-fix” learning methods out there (that boast that you could "master" English by using them only 10 minutes a day) knowing that such things would get her nowhere after all.
She says she long thought that mastering a language should be a piece of cake because that's what even babies can do naturally and automatically. She didn't take her language learning very seriously even when she had the chance to study abroad. In the meantime, many of her friends made great efforts to make their dreams come true: they found English-related jobs, became interpreters, and so on. Before she knew it, she realized that she was left behind. Ever since then, all she has done was just to envy her friends, which she didn't like.
Now, she's completely lost, and she's at a loss for what to do to improve her English. She is eager to change herself before she turns 50. She really wants to become kind of a person who doesn't have to envy others. While desperately looking for any good info that would be helpful for her to realize it, she happened to find my blog.
That's how she got to know me just recently. And she's really been into reading each and every entry of my blog, which I felt flattered.
Hmm. My first impression: been there, felt that.
Reading her message, as a woman about the same age as she is, I was really able to relate to her frustration. So, I found myself immediately writing back to her on a subway home.
I'm going to post my new blog entry explaining what I think about this issue and also what I've been trying to do to get out of my own problems in order to change myself and become a better English speaker. I think that people can change any time if they are really determined. Never too late to make a change. Never too late to learn, either.
That's what I firmly believe.
I'd be glad if my experiences could be of any help to people who are struggling with learning English. So, please look forward to my upcoming blog post. Or it could be a video with myself explaining!
Isn't it a good idea? Well, I really hope so.☺️