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August 22, 2013

7635645124_41eb36ddd0Learning English can take a lot of time and practice. It can be hard to balance work life and ongoing education. There are, however, several ways that you can “strike a balance,” an American saying that means finding ways to compromise so that both goals can be achieved.

Being organized will be the most important way to achieve both work and school goals. You’re going to need to stay on top of work tasks as well as school assignments. Make sure you are aware of what needs to be done and any scheduled milestones that you have to meet. Creating a flexible schedule helps you ensure that you have enough time to travel as well as allowing yourself time to study and relax. It is also important to communicate your schedule with your teachers, employers, friends, and family. You can also speed up the process of learning English, by practicing with coworkers during breaks or for non-essential tasks. It is important to allow yourself moments to appreciate the language in a non-academic setting, like reading a book or playing a game in English.

Learning English and working at the same time can also be stressful. The best ways to manage stress is to have realistic expectations of yourself. Don’t work yourself too hard and try to tackle more than you can realistically handle. You should encourage yourself that you can do it. Remind yourself of your goals and, when things get tough, know that you can succeed!

 


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