Many of us joke that speakers of English as a foreign language often speak better English than most English people. Unfortunately, when you compare the impeccable English of the Dutch or the Swedish with some of the dialogue you hear on English TV, you can't help but agree.
Poorly spoken TV presenters aside, the fact is that many of us wish that we could improve our standards of written and spoken English. There are many reasons for this. Spelling and grammar aren't taught in the exacting way that they were say, 50 years ago, and business English isn't widely taught either. How many people really know how to use an apostrophe, for example?
The result is that many of us can't write letters as well as we wish we could, or we're embarrassed about our poor spelling in general but are unsure what to do about it.
In a similar vein, there are those of us who would like to enjoy literature but currently feel unable to do so, either because we are slower readers than we would like, or because, due to poor teaching at school, we feel that reading is a real effort that we are not bright enough to undertake. Of course, this is not true - there is a good book for everyone!
If this sounds like you, then why not enlist the help of an English tutor? Many English teachers can teach both language and literature, giving you the confidence to use and enjoy English to the full.