You don’t have to spend all day in the classroom studying and taking tests to learn English quickly. Although studying is important in setting a good foundation for grammatical structures and vocabulary use in English, there are some fun tips that can get you speaking English quickly outside of the classroom:
- English Media: Bombard yourself with English in every media form including TV, radio, podcasts, and social media. Listening to a lot of English every day will help you become more familiar with the rhythm and structure of the language. In addition, you will pick up on new vocabulary and idiomatic phrases. When you post on Instagram or Facebook, do it in English! Don’t be afraid to make mistakes! Just the act of thinking and writing out everyday posts in English will help you to start thinking in English. If you are really afraid of making spelling or typos, then run your post through a grammar check with apps like Grammarly, which has a free, basic version. It’s quick and easy.
- Vocabulary and Idioms: Actively learn new vocabulary and idioms every day, even if it is only one or two items. If you hear a new idiom, look it up and immediately start trying to use it in your conversation. Open a dictionary or just browse the internet for new words to learn and adopt a “word of the day” strategy to build up your vocabulary knowledge. The more you use new words, the more you will remember and understand!
- Practice in English: Practice regularly with another person in English. It’s good to find native speakers to practice with, but it is also very helpful to speak English with other non-native speakers who would like to practice. After all, English is a common language used around the world; therefore, it is better if you practice with people who have a variety of different accents. Then, you will be able to understand English more broadly and communicate with more people.
If you make a constant effort to do the above tips every day, you will be surprised at how quickly you can improve your English skills!