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How to Learn English?

How to Learn English?

Date: Oct 12 2007

Topic: Reading

Author: Romantic Girl


Here are some tips which may help you to master the English Language!

Speak without Fear

The biggest problem most people face in learning a new language is their own fear. They worry that they won’t say things correctly or that they will look stupid so they don’t talk at all. Don’t do this. The fastest way to learn anything is to do it – again and again until you get it right. Like anything, learning English requires practice. Don’t let a little fear stop you from getting what you want.

Use all of your Resources

Even if you study English at a language school it doesn’t mean you can’t learn outside of class. Using as many different sources, methods and tools as possible, will allow you to learn faster. There are many different ways you can improve your English, so don’t limit yourself to only one or two. The internet is a fantastic resource for virtually anything, but for the language learner it's perfect.

Surround Yourself with English

The absolute best way to learn English is to surround yourself with it. Take notes in English, put English books around your room, listen to English language radio broadcasts, watch English news, movies and television. Speak English with your friends whenever you can. The more English material that you have around you, the faster you will learn and the more likely it is that you will begin “thinking in English.” .

Listen to Native Speakers as Much as Possible

There are some good English teachers that have had to learn English as a second language before they could teach it. However, there are several reasons why many of the best schools prefer to hire native English speakers. One of the reasons is that native speakers have a natural flow to their speech that students of English should try to imitate. The closer ESL / EFL students can get to this rhythm or flow, the more convincing and comfortable they will become.

Watch English Films and Television

This is not only a fun way to learn but it is also very effective. By watching English films (especially those with English subtitles) you can expand your vocabulary and hear the flow of speech from the actors. If you listen to the news you can also hear different accents.

Listen to English Music

Music can be a very effective method of learning English. In fact, it is often used as a way of improving comprehension. The best way to learn though, is to get the lyrics (words) to the songs you are listening to and try to read them as the artist sings. There are several good internet sites where one can find the words for most songs. This way you can practice your listening and reading at the same time. And if you like to sing, fine.

Study As Often As Possible!

Only by studying things like grammar and vocabulary and doing exercises, can you really improve your knowledge of any language.

Do Exercises and Take Tests

Many people think that exercises and tests aren't much fun. However, by completing exercises and taking tests you can really improve your English. One of the best reasons for doing lots of exercises and tests is that they give you a benchmark to compare your future results with. Often, it is by comparing your score on a test you took yesterday with one you took a month or six months ago that you realize just how much you have learned. If you never test yourself, you will never know how much you are progressing. Start now by doing some of the many exercises and tests on this site, and return in a few days to see what you've learned. Keep doing this and you really will make some progress with English.

Record Yourself

Nobody likes to hear their own voice on tape but like tests, it is good to compare your tapes from time to time. You may be so impressed with the progress you are making that you may not mind the sound of your voice as much.

Listen to English

By this, we mean, speak on the phone or listen to radio broadcasts, audiobooks or CDs in English. This is different than watching the television or films because you can’t see the person that is speaking to you. Many learners of English say that speaking on the phone is one of the most difficult things that they do and the only way to improve is to practice.


Have fun


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keep on practicing. watch english movies very often, and also try to speak using that language with others. that’s the only way to be good in english :-)

05:50 AM May 13 2014 |



I think it is very useful for me, I will more and more practice the English. I am confused how to express what I want, I am fear to speak English because I don’t know if it is right what I speaked. So I hope to change my bad habit and increase my confidence.

03:13 AM May 12 2014 |

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How can i practice if i don’t have english friends? Inrlly need some english friends is anybody can help me?

12:16 PM May 10 2014 |



United States

practice, practice, practice if you have a friend who is very proficient in English. You can have him or her have a conversation hear you speak it can be a big help in areas you need improvment. Speaking all the time will help the learner to get comfortable and the confidence to improve his or her English. I would say 10 minutes everyday.

07:59 PM May 09 2014 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

why fear? u should remind yourself if u know english no need for ur practising i..if u dont speak and make mistake u cant learn..ur adressee will undretad u ..dont worry pals

07:04 PM May 09 2014 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

just watching movies too much

02:33 PM May 09 2014 |





01:12 PM May 09 2014 |




i am affraid to talk with someone in english

10:52 AM May 09 2014 |


Saudi Arabia

many thanks for the useful tips .. i wanna add one more way may help you to improve English effectively .. i’ve tried it and i still .. i open an account on twitter especially for learning english .. i followed a lot of accounts that specealize in learning english and i also followed facts accounts .. that’s really helped me improve my english skills especially writing .. regards

08:57 AM May 09 2014 |



Russian Federation

oh, that’s right! fear, fear, fear!!! I don’t now how to cope this feeling!  

05:38 AM Mar 21 2013 |



Very good. Thank you.

05:16 AM Mar 21 2013 |




Thank you )

01:34 PM May 13 2012 |


alsayadiSuper Member!

Saudi Arabia

thank you for the good tips

11:24 AM May 13 2012 |




You are right,I feel this fear.I try to control it,but I still have it.Specially ,I couldnt practise english in my small village.My friends couldnt understand me.The didnt know the english language or care of it.

10:10 AM May 13 2012 |



wow…it’s really fun Smile

08:55 AM May 13 2012 |



wow ,thank ou for your advices.

12:54 AM May 13 2012 |




Wow i like it thank u for the advices :)

11:11 PM May 12 2012 |




wow! it’s really excellent!Cool

03:05 PM May 12 2012 |



I agree with you a lot!!Nowadays, i write my songs in EnglishFrown

02:54 PM May 12 2012 |




I think you`re completely right about this! I experience it for myself that sometimes I`m a afraid of speaking English in company of other people.


Just do it and practice, practice and practice!

11:11 AM May 12 2012 |

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