Keep a diary in English. Aside from reading and listening comprehension, you should
also spend some time working on your written English.
This may be one of the most difficult aspects of your language learning, but it is
important nevertheless. Writing in
Watch English movies and TV shows. Another fun way to improve your listening
comprehension is to watch English movies and TV shows.
Try to pick movies or TV shows that you will enjoy - this will make the exercise
feel like less of a chore. If possible, ch
Expand your vocabulary and use idiomatic phrases. The wider your vocabulary and
the more English phrases you learn, the easier speaking English will become.
Again, spending time with native English speakers will help you to pick up on
common vocabulary an
Carry a dictionary. Carrying an English dictionary with you at all times (whether it's an
actual book or a phone app) can be very useful.
Having a dictionary means that you will never be stuck for a word. It can save
you a lot of embarrassment if you're h
Train yourself to think in English. One way to make the transition from beingvery
good at English to being fluent is to train your brain to actually think in the English
Constantly translating from your native language into English and back agai
Learn all the verb tenses and moods in English. A quick internet search will take
you right to them. It is also important to learn correct subject-verb agreement. If you
conjugate verbs improperly, it will sound sloppy, as native speakers hardly do so. I
Speak a little English every day. The absolute best way to learn any new language is
just to speak it. It doesn't matter if you only know five English words or if you're
practically fluent - speaking English with another person is the fastest, most effect
Stay motivated. When learning any new language, it is important to stay motivated and
never give up on your goal of fluency.
Stay committed to your language-learning goal by reminding yourself of how
badly you want to achieve it. Think of all of the amazi
Read an English book, newspaper or magazine. Reading is an essential part of
learning a new language, so don't forget to practice!
Find something you are really interested in - whether that's a famous English
novel, The New York Times or a fashion magazin
Practice every day. If you want to to gain fluency quickly, you need to commit to
practicing every day.
Learning a new language is based on repetition, so if you wait too long between
study sessions, you will forget everything you learned previously and h
Listen to English radio or podcasts. One of the best ways to improve your English
listening comprehension is to download English-language podcasts or radio apps on
your phone or MP3 player.
You should then make an effort to listen to the podcasts or radio
Make friends with English speakers. One of the greatest tests of a person's fluency in
a second language is to put them in a room with a bunch of native speakers and see if
they can follow and contribute to the conversation.
The best way to achieve this l
English 101: Fall 2014 SYLLABUS
Print out this document and post in a place where you can see it on a daily basis. This is your calendar.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: College Reading and Composition 1 (3 units). Prerequisite: English 28 or ESL 8 or
Don't be afraid to make mistakes. The biggest obstacle that stands in the way of
learning a new language is the fear of making mistakes.
This fear serves no purpose - it is merely a hindrance that prevents you from
reaching your goal of fluency.
Work on your pronunciation. Even if you have an acceptable grasp of the English
language, with good grammar and an extensive vocabulary, native English speakers
may find you very difficult to understand if you don't work on your pronunciation.