Efficient and Effective are two words that confuse a lot of people, both native and non-native.
Being Effective has to do with doing the right thing in order to achieve the result you want.
It usually answers the What question.
What do I need to do in order to learn English?
Being Efficient has to do with doing things the right way.
The right way is about studying English without wasting time, money, or energy/effort.
Minimum time and effort and Maximum level of language proficiency. It answers the How To question.
Some people say that being Effective is more important than being Efficient. Doing the right thing will eventually produce the desired result, it might take longer but it will get you the result you want, whereas doing the wrong thing but doing it right/efficiently will get you nowhere
Well, that may be true, but what you want is be both Effective and Efficient, do the right thing and do it right/efficiently
What does is it mean to be an effective language learner? What do you need to do in order to learn English?
The answer to the WHAT question is easier. We all know what we need to do: we need to read, listen, write and speak English as much as we can.
What does it mean to be an efficient language learner? How to practice the 4 skills of every language
The answer to the how to question is what my book Virtually Native is mainly focused on
It’s truly staggering how much time and money people waste because they don’t know how to learn English.
Well, no more. My book will make your second language acquisition more Effective and Efficient. This book will save you time and money.
We have one life, don’t waste your time doing things that are either inefficient or ineffective.