English is one of the most popular language around the world. According to a survey conducted by Lancet in the year 2021 it was found out that there were around 1.35 billion people around the world who spoke English either natively or as a second language.
English Literature too is one of the most sought after courses around the world. Salman Rushdie, in his praise of the subject said- “Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart”. The language of literature is universal, it speaks to all. Virginia Woolf once wrote in her famous essay- “Literature is strewn with the wreckage of those who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others”.
Literature lovers are everywhere. Reading great books is like exercising the imagination. People around the world find it pleasurable when they meet new characters and live in their world, so that they can experience their joys and sorrows. It also teaches philosophy of life- it helps us perceive truth, make valuable decisions, and face the complexities of life. All that in a much creative way.
English Literature and Language are taught almost everywhere. It one has basic knowledge of English they have much bigger chances of getting a decent job in a multinational company within their home country or if they want to work abroad. English is the language of international communication and dealings. It is the language of the media and the internet. It is everywhere. Therefore, learning English is extremely important for the global market and economy.
There are certain ways one can easily learn the language. All it needs is a good hardwork for a few months or years. As Lou Holtz once said-“Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference”.
Find a Good Course
You may find a good course on various platforms. A good course can easily get you started. You may download an online learning app. Online learning apps are a better learning tool for students especially who do not have access to a physical classroom. It can help students that are working professionals and wants to improve. It helps the students living in rural areas so that they can easily attend classes. This method of learning has multifolds advantages.
Elearning apps come with the option of online resources, so one can easily download English notes. The help of teachers too can easily be taken. They are available through a video chat and can easily solve students’ doubts.
Practice Every Single Day
“Through practice, gently and gradually we can collect ourselves and learn how to be more fully with what we do” said Jack Kornfield. Everyday practice is needed to master the art of English. One can write daily, read daily and revise daily. It is surely going to show results. As Les Brown said- “Everything we do is practice for something greater than where we currently are. Practice only makes for improvement”.
Read as Much as You Can. Write as Much as you Can
There is one very famous quote that goes something like this- “Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while”. Reading can help one improve very easily. It can make one’s learning engaging and fun.
Writing helps in making our thinking and learning visible, fixed and permanent. It makes one highly able to explain and refine the learning to others and ourselves. It helps us remember for a longer period of time.
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow”, said Mary Anne Radmacher, American author and artist. One must be courageous to make their dreams finally come true. It is therefore important to keep one’s focus and achieve what they want at the end of the day. Learning English is very much possible. One just needs hard work and courage.