10 Tips to learn English Fast!

So you have started your journey to study English. You are taking all your classes, you’re even doing all your homework but you do not seem to be making any progress. Right, so this article is definitely for you! Simply continue reading below my list of tips from my fellow teachers and students which will help you to improve and learn English faster!

Tips for Learning English

1) Read in English

Read, read, read… Reading in a different language can sometimes be a bit daunting, generally the problem is we may be reading books that are not for our level. My advice is try to start off with simpler books or use Graded Readers to help you progress faster. It is important to read books that you are interested in as you will enjoy them more. You will be surprised even while reading children’s books you will learn plenty of vocabulary and different grammar structures. Try out Oxford press for some easy reading:

www.oxfordowl.co.uk
Reference : Grader books : Books that are in English and another language.

2) Watch TV in English

Well, let’s face it. Everyone is watching Netflix these days, so why not change the language over to English? So, when you are watching the latest series of Money Heist try watching it in English. My advice is always watch programs you enjoy, don’t just watch them because your classmate recommended them. Always try to but the subtitles on in English especially if you are a lower intermediate or above student. At a very low level you could put them in your own language and as you improve just swap the subtitles over to English. You’ll be surprised how much English you will learn!

3) Listen to as much English as possible

You might love Heavy Metal or 80s Hits, start listening to them in English! Find a page on Google to research the lyrics of your favourite songs. Podcasts are great as you can listen to almost everything you can think of all you have to do is search for it in English. With this method you will notice your speaking skills will improve too.

4) Find a language exchange

Find a language exchange partner. We will be looking into how to do this in one of our future posts. There are a variety of ways of finding an exchange partner. Try posting on your school notice board, or even ask your English classmates they might want to practise with you.


5) Do things you love to do in English

There’s no point attempting to read the Harry Potter books in English if you hated the books in Spanish. Instead, choose to do things in English that you know you’ll like. Do you love cooking? Then watch an English cookery show. Or are you a fan of Taylor Swift or Ed Sheeran? Why not follow them on Twitter and try your best to understand their tweets? It’s so important to have fun when you are learning a language!

6) Go digital

Social media is a wonderful tool for learning English. Try and incorporate English into your digital life by following English groups on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You could also try reading a digital newspaper or blog in English.The advantage of this type of reading is you will learn more colloquial English words.

7) Make some new English-speaking friends

English is an Internationally recognised language so no matter where you are in the world you will always find an English speaker. The easiest way to make friends with native speakers is to join a group or language exchange. Check out Facebook for local International events near you. Parties are a fun way to meet new friends or why not go to your local Irish/English bar. I am sure you will find some new English speakers to become friends with.

8) Keep yourself motivated

Never give up, it will be worth it in the end! Try not to quit, sometimes it is very easy to give up because you don’t understand something. Learning a language can sometimes feel like a slow process, but remember to keep at it!

9) Speak English all the time

Converse as much as you possibly can in English and do not worry if you make mistakes. It is all part of the learning curve. Speak as much as you can in class, practise while you are driving your car or singing in the shower. Do whatever you need to do to help build up your confidence!

10) Travel

Wherever possible try and go to English Speaking countries for your holidays. When you get there be sure to surround yourself with native speakers. If you find yourself with people who speak your own language insist that they speak to you in English all the time every little helps.

Remember to keep an eye out for my next article coming soon.

Why not contact me today and start your journey with English lessons online?


April 23, 2020
Profile Picture
$32
USD/h

Ursula Nugent

security_checked
$32
USD/h
Flag
English
globe
Ireland
time
New!
Speaks:
English
Native
,
Spanish
C2
,
French
A1
I have been living in Gran Canary a small Spanish speaking Island of the coast of Africa since 2003.During this time I have helped many students throughout the World improve their conversational skills. I have attained a C1 level of Spanish while residing here. I am originally from Dublin, Ireland and I come from a Business background as I studied accountancy in Ireland.I qualified as a Trinity Tesol teacher in 2004.I have several years of teaching experience in both presenting online classes and in various schools and business centres throughout Gran Canaria. I have been working in the American School of las Palmas since 2004. In this school we work general with the Cambridge Exams my students age groups vary from 13-17. I do several linguistic courses for the Canarian Government throughout the year. My qualification Fetac level 6 Train the Trainer qualification comes in very handy for these courses as my students are all teachers. I have also been working with primary school children in public schools since 2005, my Fetac level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education skills are put into action here. My aim is to adapt the classes to my students’ individual needs be it for Business or General English. The lessons will be on various topics in order to help students extend their vocabulary and improve their grammar skills.I use several different websites to ensure my students have a variety of material. My objective is for the experience to be as enjoyable as possible for my students. I can offer my students a diverse range of English courses from Elementary to Advanced Levels. It is a fun and dynamic way of learning English while having an amazing Intercultural experience with an Irish person. You will notice a constant and rapid improvement in your English. You can start the process rapidly and commence your adventure with me today!
Flag
English
globe
Ireland
time
New!
Speaks:
English
Native
,
Spanish
C2
,
French
A1
I have been living in Gran Canary a small Spanish speaking Island of the coast of Africa since 2003.During this time I have helped many students throughout the World improve their conversational skills. I have attained a C1 level of Spanish while residing here. I am originally from Dublin, Ireland and I come from a Business background as I studied accountancy in Ireland.I qualified as a Trinity Tesol teacher in 2004.I have several years of teaching experience in both presenting online classes and in various schools and business centres throughout Gran Canaria. I have been working in the American School of las Palmas since 2004. In this school we work general with the Cambridge Exams my students age groups vary from 13-17. I do several linguistic courses for the Canarian Government throughout the year. My qualification Fetac level 6 Train the Trainer qualification comes in very handy for these courses as my students are all teachers. I have also been working with primary school children in public schools since 2005, my Fetac level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education skills are put into action here. My aim is to adapt the classes to my students’ individual needs be it for Business or General English. The lessons will be on various topics in order to help students extend their vocabulary and improve their grammar skills.I use several different websites to ensure my students have a variety of material. My objective is for the experience to be as enjoyable as possible for my students. I can offer my students a diverse range of English courses from Elementary to Advanced Levels. It is a fun and dynamic way of learning English while having an amazing Intercultural experience with an Irish person. You will notice a constant and rapid improvement in your English. You can start the process rapidly and commence your adventure with me today!
Mi vida antes del Covid- 19 (IMPERFECTO) A-2
Profile Picture
Alejandra Santiago
August 7, 2020
팔랑귀
Profile Picture
Abby H
August 7, 2020
The Origins of popular English Idioms
Profile Picture
Jen Mc Monagle
August 7, 2020