10 strategies to improve your English
Improving the English language takes a lot of time and practice. Practice is important not only to improve knowledge and skills of the English language, but also to preserve existing ones.
We offer several effective strategies to improve your practice; decide which one is best for you.
4 tips to build an effective strategic plan
In order to improve skills and practice of the English language
- develop and implement a strategic plan in everyday activities;
- select at least three of the options we offer and see if you can use them everyday;
- carry it out for several weeks and watch the changes for the better;
- switch to another strategy if none of them work and/or you cannot use it.
And finally, our offer:
- Make friends with English-speaking people. Talk to them as often as possible on different topics.
- Create a so-called phrase book and write new words in it. Make it a rule to work with new words and repeat the old ones. Replenish your vocabulary with 15-20 words daily.
- Make an audio record of your conversation. It may seem strange, but it will definitely help you learn the language, improve listening skills and develop speech.
- Read aloud for 10 minutes a day. It is especially useful to read press – magazines and newspapers, as well as read small literary works.
- Watch movies in English. Select a movie with English subtitles. You will not miss anything while watching. This will develop both listening and reading skills.
- Sing along with your favorite English song. Sing freely and passionately. Also, chant during your leisure time. This will not only help you master the language, but also set a mood.
- Don’t be confused by comments. Ask your English-speaking friend to correct the word/phrase you said in a wrong way. Ask him/her to explain the incomprehensible word/phrase they uttered.
- Read English books and articles on the web (Books in English and articles on the web). Preferably, those books that you have already read and/or watched a film adaptation in your native language.
- Mark words and phrases that you find useful. By underlining the meaning and relevant examples, you can better remember the phrase seen in the sentence.
- Step out of your comfort zone – put yourself in a difficult position. If you find yourself in a situation where only English is spoken, you will have to use your English. This is the best way to develop and succeed. Focusing on listening comprehension and the need to communicate will help you cope with speech problems more easily.
We Wish You Success!