1) Learn the language in groups/chunks.
A large percentage of our language is crafted from phrases that are mostly fixed. Groups of words that communicate meaning and often don’t change much. Like Lego blocks, in conjunction, they form sentences and chunks of communication automatically.
“Should you need any assistance”: when you want to convey a willingness to help
“Keep track of”: when you are referring to maintaining close records (visual, written or otherwise) of some activity/state.
“For as long as I could remember”: meaning something you are referring to has not changed in a long time.
2) Watch and listen in English.
There are now many options (mostly free) for you to engage with the language. Here’s a simple one, watch YouTube videos, a lot of them have either subtitles and transcripts. Refer to these after watching/listening to the video.
Once you’ve absorbed the video content. See if you can match the language and pronunciation. Don’t worry too much about full understanding, you want to focus on the language and the way it is being used. Transcripts help in this way.
Read more about these types of techniques in the book [here].
3) Switch your apps and operating systems to English mode.
Then you’ll have the opportunity to interface with the English language in a structured way that you are most familiar with. You’ll recognise the visual cues for the commands but subconsciously process them in English. Soon you’ll be thinking in English 🙂