What 5 Experts Say on How to Become Excellent in English

Becoming fully confident in English can seem, well, impossible. As much as you study and practice, it can still feel tedious and difficult to get to an English level that you are satisfied with. And what happens when you need to sit in on that conference call or write that presentation at work?

I’d guess that you would freak out and look for the closest English school or find a private teacher, frantically thinking these kind of thoughts…


“I need to become fluent Kevin, ASAP!”

“With the right school — I will quickly and easily become fluent!”

“Forget about it. I’ll never be excellent in English!”


With this attitude and these kind of thoughts, you won’t see much progress.

So what works? How do you finally become fluent in English?

I asked to some of the most experienced English teachers in Brazil what they thought was the best way to advance past an intermediate level in English and also how to make the process as pain-free as possible. Below you’ll learn about the various methods they recommend that have worked for them and their students.


The question: What’s your best tip for becoming advanced in English?


Mairo Vergara 


Daily listening and reading are the keys to reach an advanced level in English. Of course at some point you’ll need to practice speaking, however the countless hours you spend reading books, watching YouTube videos, listening to podcasts, etc., are the hours that will form the solid foundation you need to skyrocket your English.  Mairo is the founder of mairovergara.com and cursodeinglesgratis.org/


Denilso de Lima 


Get involved with the language. No matter how much you know or don’t know, just get involved with the language on a daily basis. Reaching an advanced English level is not a point in the future; actually, it’s what you do every day and how you do it.  Denilso is the founder of inglesnapontadalingua.com.br/


Justin Murray


The best way to reach an advanced level of English is to connect your process to a deep and life-vivifying sense of purpose (WHY are you really learning?) to create strong habits that integrate English into your daily life, and to take a dynamic approach to speaking and pronunciation. This means speaking it as much as you can, practicing your pronunciation with mimicry and music, and building as many relationships you can with native speakers and other learners.  Justin is one of the co-founders of reallifeglobal.com


Higor Calvalcante


The most complete language learning activity there is is reading. Read a lot, read always, read about different things. It helps to be curious about the language you’re reading (making notes of vocabulary, interesting structures, quotes etc.,) but the sheer reading – provided it’s vast and varied – will help you get more and more advanced every day.  Higor can be found at higorcavalcante.com.br/



Iramaia Loiola

rsz_iramaiaI mean what could possibly go wrong if you dedicate some time minutes or hours? It depends on you on how you manage your time or how much time do you have, really. But I would say be involved with the language. Do it every single day. Read it, see it, hear it. Learn something new every day. Commit to it. Dedication, persistence and determination!  Find Iramaia at english-itsnowornever.blogspot.com/ and on Twitter 


 As you can see, there are some consistencies here. Daily practice is key! A lot of reading, listening and in general, simply connecting with the language every day will bring you to that advanced level you just can’t seem to reach.

You might say, “Well that’s easier said than done Mr. Kevin. I’m a busy man or woman and don’t have that kind of time.

Well, I put together an e-book and an email course on how you can start building these daily practice habits that are so vital for success.  I’ll show you what you should and shouldn’t do if you want to see faster progress.

I’ll also show you excellent online tools to help you quickly and easily integrate English into your day = the key to success.

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