Three Reasons You DON’T Think in English

Are you stuck translating in your head?

If you are, don’t worry.

The problem can be fixed, and you can learn to speak English while thinking directly in English (without your first language getting in the way).

But first, you need to understand WHY it happens.

Watch this video:

Three Reasons You DON’T Think in English

In a nutshell…

  1. The kind of language you learned was wrong.
  2. The way you learned left you with bad translation habits.
  3. And your level of ‘activation’ is weak.

How to Stop Translating and Think in English

First, as with anything the key is to know why you’re translating in your head. If you’ve watched (and understood) the video above, you’re now aware of the problem and why it happens. The next step is to change the kind of language you learn, the way you learn and strengthen your level of ‘activation’ in English.

To learn how to do this…

Check out my book Think English, Speak English.

Julian Northbrook
The Language Punk

P.S. If you’ve got Kindle Unlimited… you can even read Think English, Speak English for free – just go here.


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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.