Four Tips for Learning English
Tip 1: Take a Real English Class
First of all, it’s important to take a real English class. Not an ESL class. An English as a second language (ESL) class in America is for people who speak another language and they want to learn enough English in order to get by (like my mom). But if you’re actually trying to learn the language, then take an actual English class. Here’s why: learning real English will be useful in the future when you need to speak with people from different countries and backgrounds, especially when traveling abroad. I’m currently taking my first English class at college, and I’ve always wanted to know more about all this stuff! So far I love it! It’s so great being surrounded by things that interest me so much because of how much they help me grow as a person and… well… just read on haha 🙂
Tip 2: Read Real Books… Not Just Textbooks!
Another thing that should really be obvious is that reading books should be a part of your daily lifestyle. I am learning new languages because I know that it will make me a better person. Reading the right books (ones that interest you) will help you to learn English, and can also make your life more interesting. So read as many books in English as possible! If you want to read something specific, try looking at my book reviews page or go to this link for some really good book recommendations.
Tip 3: Keep A Journal
If there’s one thing I can’t say enough about keeping a journal is how important it is for my language learning progress. If you’ve never written in a journal before then it might sound weird but trust me on this one! Writing down what happens in your life makes you remember all of the details, even the most insignificant ones. And if something is inside of our memory for long enough then we’re sure to remember it when it’s needed. You can use your journal for anything really – just start writing about something that makes sense to write about 🙂 For example, when I’m having trouble remembering things I’ll write out my thoughts on paper so they are easier to understand… another thing I do sometimes is when I have an idea in mind or I want to share with someone else – even if it’s just myself lol – then I’ll write everything down so it’s easier later on.
Tip 4: Get To Know The Language… Not Just Words!
I’ve read a lot of grammar books that are really good resources for learning english, but the problem with them is that they only teach you about the structure of the English language – not how to speak it. I think what makes a grammar book better than other language resources is because when you’re reading about something i.e. “A noun can be used as a subject or an object” then you’ll understand why it’s done that way and what purpose it serves (the same goes for verbs and adjectives etc). But if all of your time is invested in learning these rules without actually practicing them then you’re not going to learn very much at all – this is where knowing more than just words comes into play: by talking with native speakers and using whatever free time we have (while on the bus, at work, etc) we can practice all of our grammar skills effectively by speaking with others 🙂 It’s also important to never forget spoken English – no matter how busy we get, there’s always time for some listening practice! I’ve always thought it was funny how some people think they know everything about English just because they know some “really cool” expressions.
I’m really happy to have this opportunity to write and share my thoughts with people on the internet. I hope you enjoyed what I wrote here! It’s been a lot of fun, and I’ll definitely try my best to keep posting some more content!
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