Even though English is considered an approachable and reasonably easy language to learn, with over 750,000 words and spellings that may throw even the most experienced learner off, learning English quickly can appear difficult. But, as long as you have the appropriate strategy, it isn’t.
Here are some of our best English learning tips if you want to learn fast:
If it’s in English, read it: classic literature, paperbacks, newspapers, websites, emails, your social media feed, and cereal boxes. Why? This content will be chock-full of an exciting new language and those you may already be familiar with.
Make a conscious effort to remember new words.
For a good reason, this advice is a classic: it works! When learning a new term or phrase, we often find it difficult to forget it. But, not everything sticks immediately, however. When you hear or read a new term or expression, write it down in context: in a sentence with its meaning recorded. This saves time because you won’t have to think about what that word or expression means again. Try learning verbs beginning with C.
Communicate with actual people.
If not to communicate, what is the use of learning a language? Sure, thanks to Whatsapp, we’ve mastered the art of communicating without speaking. When it comes down to it, though, a language rather than reading or writing helps it stick in your head much better.
Consider how often you’ve heard someone say, “I understand, but I don’t speak English.” Many would-be English speakers have turned speaking into an insurmountable barrier that only serves to frighten them. Do not behave in such a manner. Seek out native speakers for casual language interaction, enroll in a class, or take online courses.
Podcasts and Youtube channels should be subscribed to (in English).
Do you appreciate wit? Politics? Blogging? Cooking? There’s an Youtube channel for just about any topic you can think of or any english podcast you can hear. Subscribe to a handful and listen to or watch them while traveling to school or work. You might find the native accents challenging at first, but stick with it, and you’ll soon be able to understand what you’re hearing (along with picking up a lot of new vocabulary from a native speaker!)
Inquire a lot.
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it helped the language student achieve fluency! You’ll quickly amass a mountain of questions as you study English. Don’t keep your doubts to yourself; be curious about them and find out what you can! If you’re in a class, ask your professor (they are for our need). If you’re learning yourself, don’t worry: look for solutions on blogs or language websites, ask other students, or browse forums. You’ll be glad you took the initiative!
Follow the stars’ example.
Choose a native English-speaking actor or singer who you enjoy to provide variety in your studies. Now go online and look up some of their previous interviews and watch them! Once for the gist, then again for unusual phrasing and words. These interviews are likely to provide you with lots of lingo, stories, humor, and anecdotes to work with!
Beginning with what you truly require
If you are going to attend a conference in another country, prepare a list of conversation starters to use with the other attendees. Are you taking a gap year? Your guide appears to be a travel and tourist vocabulary. If you start studying English with the expectation of knowing everything at once, you’ll quickly become confused and frustrated.
When you’re down, don’t kick yourself.
Don’t say, “I don’t speak English,” or “I’ll never get this,” when you start to feel like you’re not making progress. Remove those terms entirely from your vocabulary! They just help to cloud the perspective of your progress and convince you that your goal of speaking fluent English is unreachable. Instead, remind yourself of the larger picture by saying things like “I’m learning English and improving every day,” “It’s not always easy, but it’s worth it,” and “I’m so much better than I was six months ago,” and similar words.
So there you have it! You may learn English grammar faster by simply following these simple steps on your own! All you require is a strong desire to study it.