10 tips on effective language learning. Do you want to learn more effectively? Here are some tips on how to make your learning more effective. Enjoy!
10 tips on effective language learning
Being systematic is a key to learning anything including language. Find time to learn every day, at least 15-20 minutes. If you are a really busy person do it at least a few times a week. The more time you spend learning English the faster it will improve.
Do not postpone learning – for later, for tomorrow, for never. If you really want to know English the time is now! Putting it off will not improve your skills, quite the opposite.
Set time for learning and stick to it.
Set a plan concerning when, where, how and with whom you are going to learn. If you don’t do it in advance, the most possible option is that you won’t do it at all. There will always be something that is more urging and more important than learning.
Find a teacher, a tutor or a language school. First of all, you will have somebody who will explain to you all the intricacies of the language and guide your learning. Secondly, you will get some fixed learning framework – materials, homework, meeting time. It is much harder to cancel a meeting with the teacher than with yourself.
Do not expect that after a few lessons, a few weeks or even a few months you will be a fluent English speaker (particulary if you are a beginner). Getting a good command of English requires time and effort.
Take resposibility for your learning.
Don’t think that enrolling on an expensive course in a language school will do all the magic. The role of a teacher or a language course is to facilitate learning and provide you with all the necessary knowledge you should acquire. It is your task to revise it.
Use varied resources
The internet is full of different materials for learning English – everyone can find something for themselves – applications, sites, blogs, articles etc. Via the internet you can practice reading, listening vocabulary or even speaking.
Make it interesting.
If you like reading books – read them in English. If you like sports – learn sport related words. If you are keen on music – listen to English songs.
Communication is the most important aspect of language. Find somebody to talk to as soon as possible. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a teacher. You can find someone who has a mutual interest in improving English. Use the internet or meet face to face.
Have a break
Yes, it is contrary to being systematic. Nevertheless, we do need to let our brain rest from all the revising. So, take it easy and take some breaks. To your suprise, you might find yourself remembering more after a short pause.