My name is András, I am from Hungary so my native tongue is Hungarian. I will turn to 36 this summer. I like to spend my free time with English learning. I just joined to LingQ in January. I like it very much and I think it is kind addictive in a good way. I love the statistics and the activity scores and thinks like that. It motivates me a lot.
This September I would like to start to study in a collage than I would like to acquire a BA degree. It will be a kind of Distance Learning. To make this happen I have to perform a preliminary exam. I had the opportunity to choose from 10 different classes / subjects like math, chemistry, history, languages and so on. Since I spend most of my free time with English learning it was obvious to me to apply for English exam and I did.
I have an Intermediate Level Certificate back from 2004 and this exam will be similar. In the last 2 years I spent my time with effortless English learning, like surfing internet, reading books at my level of understanding, listening podcasts and watching YouTube videos and so on. No grammar roles, no grammar books, no tests and things like that and I will not change my learning method for an exam like this.
I will continue listening and reading intermediate and advance content in LingQ or anywhere else to improve my language comprehension. I already joined the 90 day challenge and I strongly believe that it will work. I have some time before the exam; it will be in May so I have more than two months.
Why I decided to prepare for the exam as I described above? After I made my decision to chose English as a preliminary exam I checked the content of the exams from last years and it was not a good experience. I prepared for this kind of language exam more than ten years ago and that strange feeling, the stress just came back when I saw those tests. I became angry and disappointed.
Language learning is fun for me now. Why shall I change? When I saw the grammar test, the multiple choice tasks I was stressed. I love English learning and the whole process that I built in the past years but I hate that feeling with multiple choice grammar tests. I was back in the school again and I do not want to spend my preparation time like this. I will continue to use the method offered by LingQ and I will succeed. I will have only one stressful day with that grammar test and not two months with preparation. That is my resolution regarding preparation for this exam. Of course when I have something, I will share that with you.
Please share your thoughts about my challenge. I am quite sure that, I am not the only one with this issue, so do not hesitate to contact me. It might be useful to me and everyone else.
Thank you in advance,