Ed Tyrrell

The 100-Day English Challenge

How brave are you? Really? You know you have to improve your English, that is why you are reading my blog, isn’t it? Well, despite the fact that there are many ‘courses’ and books that promise to teach you English in 60 days etc., learning English takes a long time and a lot of hard work.

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But the funny thing is, it doesn’t have to be unpleasant. Indeed, if we try, we can make it part of our daily routine, part of our daily lives. If we succeed in doing this, we are well and truly on the road to success!

So, how can you make English part of your daily routine? Well, here’s the thing: you have to make a new habit. Easy, right? Er, maybe not. But it’s definitely not impossible. To make a new habit, or change an old one, you have to concentrate on doing, or not doing something regularly for around about a month. How do I know this? Here’s a little video that explains it:

So, now that you know it takes about 30 days to develop a new habit, and that in 30 days you can really change your life, literally, why not try it?

“How?” I hear you ask? Well, even if I used the above video in a number of lessons, I never thought about applying it to English. But fortunately Larissa from Larissa’s Languages did! You can visit her website here.

On her blog page, she is challenging her students to try to learn English for 100 days in a row! Fantastic!! Have a read of what she says, it’s really interesting. And while you are there, check out some of her other posts. She has some really great posts available.

So, considering what Matt Cutts said in his video, and Larissa’s brilliant idea to apply the same challenge to English learning, here is my challenge for you.

I challenge you to accept “The Challenge!”

  • You must establish the number of days yourself – minimum 30, maximum 100.
  • You must establish the exercise yourself – 10 minutes of TV in English every day, 3 articles from a newspaper, do old exercises again – it doesn’t matter! (However, I would strongly suggest that it is something that doesn’t take more than 10-15 minutes)
  • You must tell everyone you are doing it! The more people you tell about your challenge, the more likely you will complete it!
  • Finally, please share it with me! I would love to be able to share your challenges with other students, to motivate them and maybe even inspire them!

I really hope you accept the challenge and I really look forward to hearing what they are; I would love to write a post with all of your personal challenges included in it!