The biggest mistake English language learners make is that ... they want to learn English
This is a hollow concept, empty, with no substance
This idea of "I want to learn English" makes no sense, is hallow, is the wrong approach to foreign language.
What is language?
Most people say that language is a tool of communication.
True, but to me language is simply
Language is information
Information about the weather, about the stock market, bit coin, our health, history, vacation and so on and so forth. Language is information.
I want to learn English is not the right mindset. There is no such thing as learn English. You learn information through English.
You focus on the information, learning the language is just an added bonus, a welcome by-product.
That is the reason why language schools don’t work because they all teach English they all focus on the language, as opposed to teaching interesting and useful information through English.
And don’t get me started on the time You waste on YouTube. The time you waste watching YouTube videos of people calling themselves language teachers is ridiculous.
None of those videos contain any useful information, they focus on teaching you English, focus on the language.
You understand the grammar or vocabulary and 10 minutes later is all gone, because there is no context, no interesting information.
It is down to simple biology, human physiology: the human brain cannot retain all that grammar and vocabulary without context. The only way for you to remember new words and grammar is through context, rich context, something you are interested in or need for you job.
Let me let you in on a secret: Nobody has ever learned a foreign language watching YouTube videos of people calling themselves language teachers
Stop wasting your time on YouTube and start reading, English gives you the best quality information.
Find something interesting or useful for your job and read daily,