Learning a new language can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re motivated and focused on learning English, then getting good at speaking, reading and writing will come naturally. So here are my top tips for learning English faster:
Remember why you want to learn English better.
What do you hope to achieve by learning English?
Let’s say, for example, that someone is trying to become a doctor in the United States and wants to study medicine at Harvard University. They can’t read or write any other language but their native tongue (which is Chinese). However, when they apply for admission into Harvard’s medical school, they must submit their scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam as part of their application materials. If your goal is simply general fluency in spoken English—and perhaps even some conversational ability—you might not need TOEFL score requirements; however if there are specific reasons why someone wants to attend an Ivy League university where knowledge of foreign languages might be helpful during clinical rotations or residency training programs then getting high scores on this test would certainly help them achieve those goals efficiently!
Learn the most common 100 words
The most common words in English are those that you use every day. They’re the ones that get used so often, they become second nature and you don’t even have to think about them anymore.
If you’ve ever watched a movie or read a book written in English, chances are that these hundred or so words were used over and over again throughout the story. This can make learning these words easier because they’re already familiar—you already know how they sound and what their meaning is!
So if your goal is to learn as many new vocabulary items as possible without feeling overwhelmed by too much new information all at once (or not knowing what some of them mean), then this method might work best for you.
Use technology to your advantage
Here are some ways to use technology to your advantage:
- Use online dictionaries. There are many free and paid apps that can help you learn English. Most of them have a dictionary feature, so you can search for words and phrases in context (e.g., “How do I say ‘thank you’ in English?”).
- Use flashcards. You can also create flashcard decks on your phone or tablet, which will provide up-to-date examples of commonly used vocabulary words that you can refer back to as needed!
Make a language learning plan
One of the most important things you can do to improve your English is to make a language learning plan.
A good plan will help you stay on track and achieve your goals. It’s also important because it will give you something tangible to look forward to when doing your homework or studying for an exam.
Here are some things that should be included in your plan:
- Write down what you want to achieve by learning English well (for example, get better at speaking and listening).
- List all of the skills needed in order for someone who wants to learn English effectively (for example, reading comprehension).
- Make sure there are no gaps between each skill goal so that they don’t overlap – this ensures that each step towards achieving one skill isn’t useless if another has already been completed successfully beforehand!
Surround yourself with English.
Surround yourself with English media.
In order to learn a language, you have to listen to it and watch movies in that language. There are many ways of doing this:
- Listen to podcasts in your target language (i.e., a podcast about the Spanish language)
- Watch TV shows or movies in your target language (i.e., an episode of Friends subtitled in French)
- Read books written by native speakers who use their own dialect for dialogue purposes — such as “The Hunger Games” series written by Suzanne Collins; it also has subtitles so you can read along without having to worry about reading too much at once!
Learn how to learn English better and effectively
- Learn how to learn
- Practice makes perfect. The most effective way to learn a new language is by putting it into practice, so don’t hesitate to try out different methods and tools as you go along. You can also use flashcards or mnemonics (memory tricks) like the ones below:
- Use an app or website for learning English. There are many apps that help with vocabulary and grammar, including Duolingo, Memrise, Babbel and Ilona’s language exchange website at www dot ilona dot idg (if you want some fun exercises). If you’re more of an audiobook kind of person then there’s always Librivox where they have thousands of recordings covering everything from Shakespeare plays through modern day stories written by authors such as Margaret Atwood or Hanya Yanagihara who wrote “The First Person.” The best part about these resources is their accessibility since they’re free!
Don’t expect perfection
You will make mistakes. You’ll be embarrassed by your mistakes, and you’ll probably even feel like a failure for making them. This is normal—and it’s also something that you need to realize: if you’re not making any progress toward your goal, then the only way to improve is by learning from your mistakes and trying again. Once you’ve learned from a mistake (and hopefully fixed it), try again!
You are a human being who can learn new things and improve his or her abilities with practice (or in this case English). If there were no mistakes at all in this world, then everyone would be perfect at everything they did every day without fail… but we all know that isn’t true! So don’t beat yourself up over what may seem like failures at first; instead focus on improving each time so that eventually those failures become successes instead of just “failures”.
Adjust your attitude about making mistakes.
As you learn, you will make mistakes. This is normal and expected, so don’t worry about it. The most important thing is that you aren’t afraid of making mistakes and trying again until you get it right!
Mistakes are a part of learning English—they’re also good because they show us what we don’t know yet or how to improve our skills in different areas. So don’t be too hard on yourself when things go wrong; instead think about what went right in order to help with future attempts at something similar (for example: “I’m glad I didn’t say ‘can’ instead!”).
Remember: perfection doesn’t exist!
Speak and make mistakes in English before you are fluent.
Speaking and making mistakes in English is an important step towards learning a new language. The more you speak, the more confident you will feel. You can make mistakes and still communicate with others if your pronunciation is correct enough and grammar correct enough (or at least close enough).
In addition to speaking with other people so that they can hear how well you are doing, I recommend reading aloud to yourself as well as speaking aloud in front of a mirror or recording device like a smartphone video camera app that has audio settings turned up loud enough so everyone else can hear what’s being said but not just hear voices but also hear tones and intonation patterns which are essential components when learning how to speak another language correctly!
Be optimistic about learning English and believe in yourself.
The first step to learning English is to be optimistic about it and believe in yourself. If you’re struggling with a particular part of the language, don’t give up! It’s important to set realistic goals for yourself and keep practicing every day.
The second step is being patient with yourself as you learn English. It can take time for us humans to learn anything new—so be sure not to expect too much from yourself right away!
You can learn English faster if you’re motivated, focused and proactive about it.
You can learn English faster if you’re motivated, focused and proactive about it. If you believe in yourself, then you will be more motivated to keep working on your language skills. If you have a long-term goal in mind—like learning to speak English fluently or even learning a second language—then this is the time when focusing on that goal will help most.
If instead of being focused on a single goal (like learning English), people are just trying “to get by” or “make ends meet,” then they won’t see any reason why they should take any action at all toward improving their language skills. They may even feel discouraged by the lack of progress made so far; after all, how could one possibly expect instant results when they haven’t put anything into practice yet?
On top of all these factors comes another important factor: proactive people tend towards success more often than reactive ones do.
If you’re reading this, it’s likely because you want to learn English better. We hope the tips we shared today have been helpful and that you feel encouraged to keep learning!
If you have any questions or would like more information about anything in this article, please leave a comment below or reach out on social media. We wish everyone success with their journey towards fluency in English!
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