And now, I must write a post written in English. No, it’s not me who don’t like this challenge, but a part of my writing skill has been lost. Ah… what must I do?
Ok, this time, the topic is ‘Difficulties in Learning English’.
If I ask you guys (or myself, as the example), Is English really difficult? I will answer, “Half easy-half difficult”. Until this time, I can understand a bunch of simple English words and some grammatical aspect. I can translate several parts of e-books or my lecturer’s presentation files, which are written in English. I can write in English, although it’s not a superb one. I can enjoy Hollywood movies or foreign movies which use English as its subtitle, although I still prefer the subtitle in Indonesian, or I need to pause the movie and search the meaning of the dialogue or narration.
So, where is the difficulty of English?
In my opinion, the difficulty is ‘the willing to improve our English skill’.
No, it’s not that I don’t want to improve my English skill. But, I just put a little effort to achieve that goal. Maybe you feel the same.
Several months ago, my friend asked me to take an English course. I couldn’t refuse, because I wanted to take that course. And we took an English course once a week every afternoon.
At the start, we were full of enthusiasm to learn and practice English. We spoke English, and texted each other, using English. But, the spirit became loosen and loosen, and finally, we never use English to chit-chat anymore. What a pity.
Even the English Day that is held every Tuesday and Thursday could not help due to lack of socialization and there is no punishment if we don’t speak English at those two days.
So, what must we do?
Maybe, we must put more effort to improve our skill. Read more, listen more, watch more, write more, and speak more.
Or, we can make the students used to practice their English by reactivating the English Day. Also, we can make several small groups that meet and discussed routinely, and of course, with English.
Hope those suggestions are useful for you. I’m sorry for any mistakes here and there.
*I just feel this article is really terrible*