Since 2017, I have completed over 5, 000 pieces of content and edited academic researches for various clients on an online platform.
Language is for you to learn and use every day.
If you want to learn English, learn the basics, right? Learning English grammar is a stressful activity. Boring for students at all levels. It can be quite confusing as well.
Consistent practice makes it possible for you to understand and speak English.
I learned English when I was a kid. I use it all the time for my professional activities.
And for you to master a language, you need to expose yourself to the language. Practice it every day. Practice is the key to mastering the language. Look at my tips below and see how fast your English skills improve.
1. Watch English News and Shows Every Day.
To improve your listening skills, you need to watch programs in English every day. It helps you get used to conversational sentences. And it might help you develop your skills because it is a two-way street. It needs interaction between the speaker and the listener. You could learn new terms from those programs to progress your grasp of the language better. You could learn the correct pronunciation of words as well.
Exposing yourself to the language used in the movie helps you actually think in English, too. If you didn’t try this strategy of improving your English yet, do it now. And you will see how effective it will be on your end.
2. Keep a Journal Notebook for New Vocabulary Words.
Studies show that keeping a vocabulary notebook is an effective tool. It promotes vocabulary acquisition - a learned autonomy.
It helps your written communication become more effective. And this is the basic need for English, right? It is an important product of learning. Yet, insufficient vocabulary leads to a lack of comprehension of written texts. The same goes for oral input for reading and listening activities.
When you speak, listeners will identify how rich your vocabulary bank is. The lesser your vocabulary words are, the lesser you can construct sentences.
That is why it is important to jot down new terms and find their usage to help you get new ideas. It is helpful when you could use it in your speech next time. Also, keep a notebook of unfamiliar words you learn and use them in sentences. Then try to use them in writing and speaking engagements. The more students get a list of words each week, the more they expose themselves to its usage. Also, the more they can use it every day.
3. Read Books, Blogs, Articles, and Novels in English.
Knowledge is power. Everyone acclaimed it. Yes! It is true, and it will always be. But there is a certain guideline for us to follow. So that is to read, read, and read every day. Make it a habit. Include it in your daily routine. And you will see the difference, the power it gives you.
There is knowledge written in reading texts, especially in academic researches and stories. You need to get the most of it.
That is why you need to ensure that you read a book or novel before going to bed. You need to finish it in an hour or two. Because it helps not only your brain process new ideas. But also helps your knowledge grow. And you can do it, too. Get into the habit of reading books and other references in English.
Reading texts change the way you completely understand things. It gives you different perspectives. It gives you new ideas as well. Get into the habit of reading books and other references in English. Arm yourself with diligence and a love of reading. After all, you will learn more from the texts and letters written in a book, novel, or article.
4. Speak with Native English Speakers.
Confidence is for you to have. And the end goal of language learning is to let you use it. This proves when you are speaking with native English speakers. Did you try it already? If not, try it now.
Talk with your foreign friends in person or online. It helps you assess your language skills.
For me, I always ensure that I am confused with the grammar rules, I consult them online. And start speaking with them. I talked with them about anything or random ideas. After that, they would give me their feedback on how to improve my speech next time. I always speak English even when buying anything in a grocery store. Don’t be afraid to speak English. Also, don’t feel dismayed when people might not understand you. In fact, it is a learning curve you need to face with bravery and openness for your self-improvement. It is because, for me, it is the best and the easiest strategy I could use. It helps me become better. Exactly, I found it worth-learning and effective.
5. Practice, Practice, and Practice
Practice makes your activity perfect. It might sound repetitive for some. But true to all extent of learning. It emphasizes its importance to you as you learn the language. And it gives you an edge over the others. Because you arm yourself with passion and excellence every time you practice. As expected, know the importance of language practice for language learners.
When the moment is right, you can’t think of anything else. But to improve yourself. Improve your craft. Improve your passion.
And start practicing now, not later.
© 2021 TEACHeral Mind
TEACHeral Mind (author) from Philippines on February 12, 2021:
Thank you for sharing your positive feedback.
meilckha on February 12, 2021:
Thank you for these very helpful tips! Keep writing!