You can damage your English by writing and speaking. Your grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation can get worse because of practice. When you speak or write with mistakes, you teach yourself bad habits. These bad habits may be difficult to eliminate.
- When you speak or write, be careful, slow, and use simple language. Look things up in dictionaries and on the Web.
- If you make a lot of mistakes, focus on writing rather than speaking. If that doesn’t help, stop writing and speaking; concentrate on input instead.
Are mistakes as inevitable in language learning as they are in other human activities? Is making mistakes a good way to learn a language?