Essential Tips for Thinking in English: A Guide from Go Natural English

Think in English

Mastering English involves more than simple translation; it’s about integrating the language into your thought process. Go Natural English provides effective strategies for this journey towards thinking in English.

Clear your mind and forget what you know about the world in your native language – and try out the following tips to increase your ability to think in English.

Embrace Meaning Over Translation

First, focus on understanding vocabulary through its inherent meaning rather than struggling to translate it. Learning from real interactions is a more natural method, relax and try and use your gut instinct to interpret meaning in the moment, instead of seeking a precise dictionary definition.

Dive Into English Media

Second, immersing yourself in English media, such as talk radio and TV programs, particularly those reflecting everyday conversations, is highly beneficial. This approach will help you recognize and understand key phrases in context. As humans, our brains will naturally seek patterns to help us learn. Media can be a fun way to expose yourself to these natural conversation patterns and internalize the English language.

Visualize Your Fluency

Additionally, imagining yourself in fluent English conversations can significantly boost your confidence and motivation. Picture challenging situations, like delivering a speech, and see yourself succeeding.

Simplify Your Learning Approach

Moreover, aim to learn one new aspect of English each day. Overburdening yourself can lead to frustration, so simplifying your learning process is key to maintaining enthusiasm and progress.

Internalize the Language

Finally, thinking in English indicates a deeper comprehension of the language, moving beyond mere translation. It’s about adopting English as an integral part of your cognitive process.

Watch the full video now to hear Gabby’s tips on Thinking in English!

Looking for further learning? Why not try this similar blog post on How To Improve English Listening Skills And Differentiate Commonly Confused Words In English!

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Gabby Wallace, M.Ed TESOL

About the Author
Gabby Wallace is the Founder of Go Natural English, where you can quickly improve your confidence speaking English through advanced fluency practice. Even if you don't have much time, this is the best place for improving your English skills. Millions of global intermediate - advanced English students are learning with Gabby's inspiring, clear, and energetic English lessons. Gabby has a Masters Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Boston University and 20+ years experience helping students become fluent through her online courses and membership program.

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