8 Ways to Learn English Faster
Learn English Faster!
In this day and age, we expect things instantly and if something takes a little longer than we initially thought, we tend to lose interest. This includes learning English! Although learning English is a process that shouldn’t be rushed, we have come up with a list of 8 things you can do to learn English faster. And best of all, we’ve tried to keep them as fun and simple as possible!
That’s right! We want you to watch your favourite shows… only in English. Watching TV programs and movies that you can re-play and re-wind allows you to learn the dialogue with the luxury of going back, pausing and making sense of the conversations taking place. It also helps you to learn local expressions, understand the humour and eventually you’ll begin to understand English being spoken at a normal speed too!
Write on the go:
Wherever you go, carry a notebook with you (or if you’re techier, use your phone’s notes section) and write down any new words that you see and hear. Later on, look up the meaning of these words and find out how you could use them in sentences. By doing this, you’ll cement any new words that you’ve learned in your memory, be able to put them into practice and you’ll speed up the English learning process.
Read children’s books:
In order to learn English faster, especially when you first begin, start by reading children’s books! Not only are they pretty to look at, children’s books also use simple grammar and vocabulary with a lot of repetition; making them the perfect place to start your reading practice. For a list of children’s books that you could try, click here.
Talk to the mirror:
If you don’t have anyone to regularly practice your English with, practice with yourself! Seeing yourself speaking English will not only be a great motivator, as it can be quite exciting seeing yourself speak in another language but making eye contact and speaking to yourself will also help you grow in confidence when it eventually comes time to speak English with someone else. Do this for 10-15 minutes at a minimum of 3 times a week and your speaking and pronunciation is bound to improve!
Build vocab with prefixes and suffixes:
Learning a range of prefixes and suffixes is a great way of expanding your vocabulary with minimal effort and mental strain. Why? Because it feels like you’re only learning one new word, for the price of two! For example, after learning the word ‘happy’, you can then learn the word ‘unhappy’. Click here for a list of prefixes and suffixes you can start memorising today.
Learn what you like:
When you’re in English classes, you have to learn whatever your teacher has organised for that day, but when you’re at home you have the luxury of learning exactly what you want to! Why not make it fun and tailor your learning around your hobbies and interests. For example, if you love football, learn new football terminology and if you love animals, learn how you can make conversation based around them.
Stick to your time:
Set aside a certain amount of time per day to work on your English. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be much time at all; even setting aside as little as 15 minutes a day to learn English will eventually pay off. Make sure you switch it up every day to keep yourself engaged; a few days focusing on reading, a few on speaking and some days on writing. You’ll notice an improvement in no time.
Do a course, of course!
Doing an English course, in an English speaking country is one of, if not the most effective ways to learn English faster. Our Intensive English course is perfect for students who want to learn English fast and within a limited time frame. So if you’re serious about fast-tracking your English communication skills, get in touch with us today!