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Ways to Make Learning English Easier

by David Donnal

Even though English is an accessible and generally simple language to learn, with 750,000 words and spelling that may confuse even the most experienced learner, learning English quickly often seems unattainable. But as long as you have the appropriate plan, I’m here to tell you that it isn’t.

Here are some of our best suggestions for learning English quickly from our English tutor Singapore:

Read everything you can get your hands on

Whether it’s English-language classic literature, paperbacks, newspapers, websites, emails, your social media feed, or cereal boxes, reading can help.

Why? This information will contain a good amount of new vocabulary as well as some words you probably already know. Re-exposing yourself to previously taught vocabulary gives you fresh examples in context, which helps you learn new terms more rapidly. However, expanding your vocabulary requires learning new words and expressions, especially in a language like English, where there are a lot of them.

Make a point of noting new vocabulary.

This advice is well-known for a reason—it is effective! We frequently find a new word or phrase so enjoyable when learning it that forgetting it seems impossible. However, rest assured that not everything sticks the first time. Develop the habit of always having a quirky notepad with you or use a program like Evernote to combat this.

When you hear or read new words or phrases, make a note of their definitions and write them down. By avoiding the need to look out for the meaning of that phrase or rephrase it, you will save time.

Talk with real live humans.

As our providers of English tuition for secondary would say, ‘if not to communicate, what use does language serve?’

Yes, due to Whatsapp, people have mastered the art of speaking without opening their mouths. But when it counts, speaking a language actually makes it far easier for you to remember it than just reading or writing it. Consider how frequently you’ve heard someone claim that they “understand, but can’t speak English.”

Many would-be English speakers have made speaking into a huge obstacle that they cannot overcome, which only serves to frighten them. Don’t act that way. Find native speakers for a casual language exchange, sign up for a course, or take online courses.

Subscribe to podcasts or Youtube channels (in English)

Enjoy humour? Politics? Blogging? Cooking? There is an English-speaking podcast or YouTube channel for any interest, with content covering it.

Subscribe to a handful, then watch or listen while driving to work or school. The native accents may be challenging at first, but persevere, and you’ll soon be able to understand what is being said (in addition to picking up tons of new vocabulary from a native speaker)!

Go abroad

We’d be interested to know if there’s a better approach to learning English than immersing yourself in it while residing and pursuing your studies in an English-speaking nation. As there are so many countries to pick from and since English is the most commonly spoken language in the world, you can choose your ideal learning environment depending on factors like a hemisphere, climate, and favourite city.

Consider countries like South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the US, and Canada, to mention a few.

Ask your friends for help.

Have close pals who publish online in English? Don’t just skim over them in your feed; scan the posts they share and make a point of checking out one or two of them every day. Songs, speeches, blog posts, movies, newspaper or magazine articles, or anything else as long as it’s in English and the subject interests you can count.