How do you learn English very fast?
Every week, I get emails about this topic. Typically, someone writes and wants to know how they can speak fluently in only 2 or 3 months. Usually they are in a hurry because they have a test or an interview coming soon.
Of course, its best not to wait until 2 months before your interview to think about this!
But still, its an interesting question. Is it possible to learn English very very fast? Is it possible to make massive improvements in only 2-3 months?
The answer is yes.
But of course, to make massive improvements requires massive intensity and effort.
So, how can you do it? How can you improve super-fast? What do I recommend for this kind of goal?
The first and most important thing you need to achieve this goal is incredible passion. You must have tremendous emotional power to learn super-fast. Why? Because you must study English 8-14 hours a day… and every hour you must be alert, interested, and energetic.
To improve that quickly, you must build emotion. You must be obsessed with English. You must be passionate and incredibly enthusiastic. Remember, Emotion is 80% of success, method is only 20%.
To create passion, you need very compelling reasons to learn English. Just doing well on a test is not a strong enough reason. Just getting a new job is not a strong enough reason. You need HUGE reasons for doing this. Imagine all the incredible benefits you will have as a fluent English speaker. Imagine how your life will change 5 years from now. 10 years from now. 20 years from now.
If love motivates you, imagine how English will help you meet incredible people from other countries. Imagine dating beautiful/handsome foreigners! Imagine incredible love and passion– possible because you are a fluent English speaker.
You can also exaggerate the terrible things that will happen if you fail to speak English fluently. Imagine all the jobs you will miss. Imagine all the people you will never meet. Imagine how bad your life will be because you can’t speak English.
Make your reasons bigger! Bigger reasons = Bigger Passion. Bigger Passion = Bigger Success.
Emotions is the key. Make your emotion stronger! Become obsessed with English!
2. Massive Input
The second key to super-fast learning and incredible intensity is to focus on English INPUT. Do not waste time studying grammar or vocabulary. Don’t waste time trying to speak.
You should spend all of your time either listening or reading. This is the fastest and most efficient method for speaking English fluently.
Carry your iPod everywhere. Always have a book with you.
Specifically, you should listen mostly to the Mini-Story Lessons, the Point of View Lessons, and the Main Audio Articles. These are the most powerful lessons and will help you learn the fastest.
You should read easy English novels– starting with novels for children. Absolutely do not waste time reading textbooks!
3. Massive Intensity
To be fluent in only 2-3 months, you must create massive intensity. In other words, you have to listen and read 8-14 hours a day, every day. You must listen constantly to English. You must read constantly.
In fact, I recommend alternating the two activities. Listen for an hour, then read a novel for an hour. Then listen again for an hour. Then another hour of novel reading.
If you are really focused on speaking well, do more listening. But don’t worry, reading will also help your speaking ability.
So that’s it. That’s my simple method for very fast English fluency.
Of course, most people do not need to improve so quickly. For most people, two hours a day of listening and reading is enough.
But if you need or want to improve very quickly, follow this plan.