Study skills tips

Study skills tips

Read the study skills tips to practise and improve your reading skills. You'll learn some great study tips at the same time!

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Many studies about language learning ask the question: What makes a good language learner? There are some things that good language learners do and some things they don't do. Here are some of the most useful suggestions from studies.

  • Don't be afraid of making mistakes. People often get things wrong. Good language learners notice their mistakes and learn from them.
  • Do group activities. People use language to communicate with other people. A good language learner always looks for opportunities to talk with other students.
  • Make notes during every class. Notes help you to remember new language. Look at your notes when you do your homework.
  • Use a dictionary. Good language learners often use dictionaries to check the meaning of words they don't know. They also make their own vocabulary lists.
  • Think in the language you're learning outside the classroom. When you're shopping or walking down the street, remember useful words and phrases. Sometimes, when you're at home, say new words to practise your pronunciation.
  • Do extra practice. Test and improve your language, reading and listening skills with self-study material. You can find a lot of this online.
  • Imagine yourself speaking in the language. Many good language learners can see and hear themselves speaking in the language. This helps their motivation.
  • Enjoy the process. Good language learners have fun with the language. Watch a TV series or film, listen to songs, play video games or read a book. It's never too late to become a good language learner.

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Submitted by Djoo on Mon, 27/04/2020 - 06:36

I think listening to a native speakers is one to the most important things for learning a new languge. Because all People use this methode when them young ;we heard from our parents and familie then from other people.
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Submitted by OlaIELTS on Thu, 09/04/2020 - 03:20

Other tips for learning new langauge includes: - Do your homework. - Do extra practice. - Doing group activities. - And making progress.

Submitted by Milena Lucero … on Mon, 06/04/2020 - 17:06

Hello everyone, I agree with the reading, I think that the practice and immersion in the language help us to learn it. I practice with my friends, listen to music, read news o articles of interest, watch movies. Just I do it interesting and enjoyable for me

Submitted by NicollGonz13 on Mon, 06/04/2020 - 16:13

Each of the tips are great and many of them I do every day to improve my English, I felt quite happy because I was able to read everything without using a translator.

Submitted by Lauracastanos on Mon, 06/04/2020 - 12:26

i wacht movies and series in english and study with duolingo

Submitted by jahidbd on Sun, 05/04/2020 - 09:53

Learning new language is always fun. I think vocabulary is the most important for learning English. If I have good occupy of vocabulary then I cold do very well in any language. Because if I know the word meaning then I cold understand everything in any language very quickly.

Submitted by cuneyt on Sat, 04/04/2020 - 23:20

Hello everyone, I prefer to read the famous persons' biographies these days. Before I tried a lot of methods. I was bored. I really bored when I starts read some english language documents. After I decided to read the evocatory english language articles. It was be simple for me reading skills. I sugest you. You should study in that way what you like to study. I and bewared and shied when I didn't join this website. I noticed everything. Actually we learn to writing make mistakes. It is very normal. We can do correct. After that I don worry in this respect. DO NOT WORRY, BE HAPPY:) Best Regards.

Submitted by Daudau0601 on Sat, 04/04/2020 - 04:55

I think all tips are very useful for me. I usually listening to music to improve my listening skill, oh this skill is so hard for me. especially, when i find this web, i feel so amazing because this web not only help me improve 4 English skill but also very excited and effective.

Submitted by V on Sat, 04/04/2020 - 02:41

I would like to suggest to read as much as possible; this can be a book, a newspaper or instructions back of the product you purchase etc. Don't afraid to make conversation with other people; it will boost your confidence level. It is also important to keep practice writing. It will help you improve your spellings, and grammar and vocabulary. At last, be patient, things often take time before they show desirable results.