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How to be a REMARKABLE English User

In anything there are people who get good, and people who get REALLY good.

There has been a lot of research into why people get REALLY good at something.

Including English.

(And actually, I am one of the people researching it!)

Today I’m going to talk about something else.

Not English.

Playing the violin.

In 1993 a group of scientists (Anders Ericsson, Ralf Krampe Clemens Tesch-Römer) decided to try and find out why some violinists become good, but others become REMARKABLE.

The research is available here.

Basically though, they found that people who get good practise a lot.

But people who get REALLY good practise is very focused, intense sessions.

They know what to do. And how to do it.

This is what having a consistent system, a structure does for you.

It is like a plan, or a map. You know EXACTLY what to do, how and why.

I made a video about this. I compare learning English to this research, and to muscle training.

Watch it here:

That’s the basic idea.

But I expand on this greatly in the Doing English Daily Newsletter.

My English learning method–The Six Step System–is also based on this principle.

Which is exactly why the students who join my courses…

Improve so fast, and become REMARKABLE English learners.

Again…

If you want to know more…

You’ll have to join the Doing English Daily Newsletter.

A Harsh Situation

Yes, you’re learning English. But what are you doing to get the ADVANTAGE you need to succeed in life?

I was just looking at this rather scary graph:

(from here.)

As you can see…

The number of people getting PhDs…

And are therefore probably searching for academic jobs in science…

Has increased DRAMATICALLY.

But the number of jobs available?

That’s hardly changed.

Obviously, there’s a lot more competition for academic jobs that there used to ne.

A lot more.

Now… I don’t know for sure, but my guess is this is the same for most high skill/ high pay industries.

In fact, I’m positive it is.

Unemployment is a huge problem every where right now.

Competition for the best jobs is huge.

I remember when I first arrived in Japan.

Nova, a huge English school had just gone bankrupt. There were 1000s of English teachers out of jobs…

And out of money…

All looking for work.

It took me four months to find my first English teaching job. A position at a crappy conversation cafe that paid less than minimum wage.

From there I managed to get another low paid, but slightly better job.

That was a year after coming to Japan.

It was a harsh situation.

But actually it was the best situation I could have ever been in.

Because I HAD to become the best.

I HAD to gain an advantage.

From that point it took my about 18 months to master every day Japanese…

And pass the highest level of the Japanese Proficiency Test. (I’ll tell you why I took that tomorrow.)

I also started my masters…

And sailed through it in half the allocated time, still passing with a Distinction.

But this isn’t about me.

It’s about YOU.

If you’re like most people, you’re learning English because you want some kind of ‘advantage’.

Maybe it’s the advantage you need to get a good job or more money…

Or it might be a social advantage.

Or maybe it’s the advantage that comes which having access to the quantity of knowledge English brings.

It doesn’t matter.

The point is, what are you doing to GET that advantage?

I can help you by providing the best courses and learning materials on the internet…

But only YOU can actually do it. If you’re still not sure how to do it…

The first thing you need to do is take the Doing English Diagnostic.

This will do two things…

First it’ll tell you what you’re #1 English Block is.

This is important because focusing on this will help you improve super-fast. Check the video on the sign up page for details on this.

Second, you’ll get on the Doing English Daily Newsletter. Every day you’ll receive tips and advice for improving your English…

As well as get the chance to join Doing English courses.