A student really learns and acquires English when he embraces and internalizes the language.
This demands a lot of input and intake before, as much as possible. In such a case the language turns to be like a second nature in the sense of possessing a second language to communicate with others.
This process might take some years, likely. However each new word is a step forward, remember. A time is reached when the language comes in and out with not much effort: the learner is becoming bilingual, step after step. / Photo from: girls playing basketballi www lehman edu