Welcome to My English Goals!
We built this site to help people learn English (or any language!) quicker and more efficiently.
As the name implies, we’re firm believers in setting strong goals to learn English. Most people understand that goals are important yet fail to set them or keep them. Let’s do something about that right now!
Why set goals?
«The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.» –Bill Copeland
Have you been trying to learn English for a while? Perhaps you’ve taken a class, read a book, watched videos in English but you feel they haven’t helped you progress much?
Those activities are great for practicing English, but they won’t help you achieve much if you don’t have a clear idea of what you want to achieve. You need to set clear goals!
What is a good goal?
You might think, «I have a goal! My goal is to learn English!»
That’s not a goal. That’s a wish.
Good goals are SMART:
Compare these goals:
- I want to learn English.
- I want to achieve a B2 English level by the end of the year.
The second goal is specific and measurable (you can test if you’ve achieved a B2 level), achievable, relevant and time-bound (by the end of the year).
Set your goal now
Get a pencil and paper or use this worksheet and write your goal now!
Think about these questions as you write it:
- What exactly do you want to achieve?
- How attainable is it? (Don’t make it so big that it’ll discourage you)
- How long will it take?
- How will you tell when you’ve reached it?
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Under the goal you wrote down, list some things you need to do to reach it. Here are some ideas:
- 10 minutes of vocabulary review every day
- Watch a 10-minute video in English every day
- Speak with a friend in English for half an hour every Saturday
- Write 10 minutes a day in an English-learning journal
- Take a progress test every month to see how I’ve improved
These plans and goals will be different for everyone depending on factors in their life, but everyone needs to set them.
Look at your goal and plans every day
Set them somewhere you will see them every day. Tape them to your wall, make a note on your phone, save them to your calendar, whatever it takes to remind yourself of to work towards your goal.
Still haven’t written down your goal yet? Use this worksheet to get started.