Let's Talk About Mistakes


I have a student who apologizes EVERY SINGLE TIME she makes a mistake. As a teacher, let me just say this: stop apologizing for mistakes. There's no reason to feel bad about making a speaking mistake. Isn't that why you take lessons?


Let's face it, NO ONE is perfect and NO ONE speaks any language flawlessly. As learners, you have to remember that.


Embrace your mistakes. Look at them as opportunities to learn and grow.


Accept the fact that you will make mistakes and for goodness sakes, when you DO make a mistake, don't apologize for it. It's not necessary. Besides, the time you spend apologizing could be used repeating the phrase correctly.


One of the biggest obstacles learners face when speaking English is habit. Habits can be good or bad.


Making mistakes is normal and is not a problem. However, if you find yourself making the same mistake(s) over and over, then clearly you've formed a bad habit.


You have to unlearn your bad habits so that you can replace them with good habits.

For example, at some point, you have to remember that it is incorrect to say, "I'm going to home." (I'm going home.)


Keep track of the errors you make. Then note the corrections and practice those.

If you need help, ask.


#MistakesHappen #ItsOkay

4 views

LEARN

COMPANY

This link is provided for residents of California so that we will be in compliance with CCPA. To be clear, Everyday Business English does NOT sell anyone's data regardless of your state or country of residence.

  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn

Everyday Business English was born out of a simple idea: bringing high quality, accessible, and affordable language courses locally and virtually. Our unique approach to learning makes Everyday Business English one of the best online language schools.

 

We invite you to explore our engaging and diverse course offerings. Then get in touch when you're ready to book your first lesson.

P.O. Box 358053 | Gainesville, Florida 32605

United States

yvette@everydaybusinessenglish.com

© 2017-2020 Everyday Business English LLC.