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.

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.

They found that people who get good practise a lot.

But people who get REALLY good practise in very focused, very 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.


Julian Northbrook
Language Punk.

Meet the Author

Julian Northbrook

Julian Northbrook is an unconventional punk of the business English learning world. A leading expert in English education and direct response marketing, he’s fully equipped to drag you kicking and screaming from English-mediocracy to speaking at an outstanding level. After being turned down for his dream job in the art industry, Julian suffered three long years as a crap Japanese speaker. He understands exactly what it’s like to feel like a total idiot every time you speak. But Julian overcame his language problems, mastered the language, and went on to work first as a freelance translator, then as an executive member of a Japanese company. But he soon grew sick of the corporate world and left it to pursue something infinitely more satisfying — running his own business helping small business owners and entrepreneurs get so good at English that they forget that it’s not their first language. He writes the infamous Doing English Daily Newsletter which you can (and should) subscribe to.