Monday, 6 August 2007
Top Tips for learning English
Be clear about why you want to learn English. Do you want it for your job, to help you get a job, to talk to English speakers, to help you study?
Be clear about how good you want your English to be. How good do you want to be at speaking English, listening, reading, writing?
Have a clear image of yourself when you have achieved the proficiency that you want. What will you see, what will you hear, how will you feel?
If possible, enrol on a language course. If you can't, put yourself in situations where you can use English which leads on to ......
Look for opportunities to learn and use English. Speak English whenever you can. Listen to the radio and CDs in English, read and write in English. If you look for opportunities, you will find them.
Write down new words and phrases in a notebook. Keep the notebook with you so you can look at it when you have a spare moment.
Practise, practise, practise. There's an expression in English. If you don't want to lose it, use it. This is very true when it comes to learning foreign languages.
Find a learning buddy or colleague. Find someone you can learn English with. Speak with each other. Send each other messages in English.
Learn little and often. Make it a habit to learn English ten minutes each day. This is much better than learning for longer once a week.