Where do you want your English level to be in 2021?
“Searches for online learning courses…increased by 240% and 328% respectively in 2020. Not a surprise really, as suddenly we all had a lot of free time stuck at home and were keen to fill it with something constructive.
As with many things that have happened during the pandemic, now people have discovered how convenient online learning can be, they’re keen to continue.” – Excerpted from https://www.mirror.co.uk/
- Surround yourself with English. You can bring English into your life by speaking with a Native English Coach at home even if you don’t live in an English-speaking country.
- Make English friends though Social Media.
- Find study partners.
- Don’t spend money on books…download English study materials online.
- Set yourself realistic goals to improve your English. Take ‘baby’ steps to improve.
- Listen to English podcasts and the daily news.
- Find fun ways to learn new words by training yourself to think in English with these methods at home or while chatting online with friends:
“Think in single words
Look around you. In your head, try to name each object in English. If you do this many times in different situations, you’ll eventually start to think of objects by their English names.
Another tip is to label objects in your home to help you remember the English names.
Think in sentences
The next step is to practice thinking in simple English sentences. For example, if you’re sitting in a park, you can tell yourself, “It’s such a beautiful day” and “People are playing sports with their friends.” Once this becomes easy, you can try more difficult sentences.
Don’t worry too much about whether the sentences are correct. The important thing is that you’re not translating from your first language.
Describe your day
Another helpful exercise is to describe your daily activities. For example, you can think to yourself, “I put on my clothes” and “I drive to work.”
You can also describe your plans in the morning. For example, “When I leave the house, I’m going to get a coffee. Then, I’ll take the train to the library and study there.”
Practice every day
Most importantly, try to practice these exercises a little every day. The more you practice, the more fluent you’ll become!” – Excerpted from Engoo.com
What are your English goals and how are you going to get there? Contact me for a free 30-minute strategy session to coach you to success and watch my video, Making Your Dreams Become Reality for my introduction.