Just because you don’t have the same vocabulary in your native language and English, has nothing to do with being a child.
Children don’t talk about work :P.
Vocabulary is a tool. You can learn it naturally by reading, listening and practicing.
Now, if you spoke with the ATTITUDE of a child, you would learn more quickly and effectively.
Young children are not afraid of looking stupid. They learn through imitation, and they are excited about learning. They are not repeating an objective to themselves in their heads.
Yes, at times they may get frustrated, but they are not going over that frustration in their heads again and again. They go from frustration to happiness in an instant.
The problem is when you think that your frustration is giving you a message about your English level or your capacity to learn.
It is not. It is simply giving you a message about frustration that you are generating inside of you in the moment. It’s addictive. It’s often associated to impatience – I want this and I want it NOW!
But while the child smiles soon after screaming over the toy, us adults continue thinking, thinking and thinking about it:
“I have a problem with my English!!! I speak English like a child!!! What can I DO???”
All of that contributes to more frustration, and poorer speaking and learning.
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Stop trying to protect yourself from getting out there and speaking English with excuses like, “I speak like a child!” I know that it’s frustrating sometimes. Really frustrating.
However… if you allow yourself to BE MORE like a child, that frustration sails away quickly with the wind.
And it doesn’t stop you from doing what you really want to do.
Great article and statement. Indeed. Constant practice and frame of mind helps to get the balance right on you trip of leaning English.
Thanks Jorge. Yes. The trip can be exhilarating or a nightmare. It all depends on your state of mind.