Fitness experts will tell you that exercising regularly is crucial. Consistency is more important than intensity and duration. It is better to work out every day for 30 minutes than to spend 3 hours at the gym once a month. It is the same for English language workouts.
Practise Regularly to Improve Your English Language Skills
When you are practicing your English language skills, we recommend you follow the same approach. Practise your English exercises at least 3-5 times a week even if it is for 30 minutes each time. What is important is how you spend those 30 minutes. Are you focusing on reading, comprehension, listening, and speaking English properly? Are you using materials relevant to your context? Is it interesting? Is the difficulty level best suited for you? If the answer to these questions is yes, you will make steady improvements to your English language skills.
Take a look at this byte-sized passage from one of our programs. The program is aimed at people looking for a job. This passage is about one aspect of preparing for an interview.
Before an Interview, Know the Company.
Patricia went for an interview at a large call center. The interviewer asked her why she wanted to work with that organization. Patricia answered that she was very interested in the company because she wanted to interact with people from different countries.
The interviewer was surprised. He said that his company did not do any international work. They only serviced domestic customers. Patricia was embarrassed. The interviewer was not impressed. He had expected Patricia to prepare before coming for the interview. All information about the company was available on their website. She should have checked the details before coming for the interview. She did not do so and that made her look unprepared.
Be Consistent with Your English Exercises
Do not let lack of time be an excuse for not trying to improve your English skills. Slow and steady progress is better than no progress at all!