Once you’ve chosen the English course you’re going to study with, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with it before you start Lesson 1.
Loving your English course
Familiarising yourself with your English course will help you:
- See how it’s structured.
- Find out which topics are covered.
- Get a feeling for how long the lessons are.
- See how many exercises and drills each lesson has.
- Get an idea of how much vocabulary you’ll be learning.
- Know how much grammar you’re expected to learn, if it’s a grammar course.
- See what you can do in just five or ten minutes here and there.
- Get a rough idea of how long it’ll take you to finish the course.
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How to familiarise yourself with your English course
It’ll only take you ten or fifteen minutes to see what your new English course looks like.
Whether it’s a book, online course, audio course, app or set of video lessons, your course will have some form of table of contents.
Go to that table of contents and look at how many lessons there are. Then look at how many pages, videos or mp3s each lesson has. On the table of contents, read the headings for each lesson to find out which topics are covered.
Next, flip through the pages in your course, or navigate through it, to get a feeling for what the course looks like, how long each section is, how many questions the drills have, how many sections are recorded, etc.
By now, your English course will look a lot more attractive and less threatening.
Once you start your course, browsing through the lessons to come should also be part of your routine. After you finish a lesson, have a quick glance at the next one before you plunge into it.
That will help you look forward to learning, and avoid procrastination.
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