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 Roblox on Sun, 06/09/2020 - 17:44

what I do is I encourage myself to hear a lot of news, tv, or movie to work with my listening skill. The more I hear the more I gain a lot of new vocabulary. I will get used to hearing the words that I do not know how to pronounce it.

Submitted by Faheem Khan on Sat, 29/08/2020 - 10:39

in my opinion when you learn new language you should must listen more and more because when a small kid talking he/she first listen our parents then he/she speak that language. when small born in Canada then he should speak English. when he born in UAE he should speak Arabic and when he born in Pakistan or India or Bangladesh he speak Urdu. so when a small kid listen which language they can speak that language. simply that when you speak any language should must listening practice more and more and this is the easiest way of learning language
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Submitted by danisep on Tue, 25/08/2020 - 21:24

My listening skills are not the best yet for that, I listen to Podcast and also watch tv shows on Youtube, I dont like to take notes but I did because it is important write or make essays, that help to thing fast, moreover I use anki to make my list of new words to learn.

Submitted by Waleed jan223 on Thu, 20/08/2020 - 16:07

I’m Looking to Friends from outside to practice my English language skills and now at the moment I have no friends to practice with what I’m looking forward

Submitted by Rinaa on Sat, 15/08/2020 - 21:59

Lately, I found another helpful method to improve my English in Listening and speaking area. I'm listening to many audiobooks in youtube, the best part is that I'm enjoying each of them.

Submitted by DrakonBZ on Sat, 08/08/2020 - 05:36

Having friends from another country also helps. You can chat with them and ask for tips to get better comprehension and pronunciation. You can also exchange your language with your foreign friends as an appreciation for their teachings for you

Submitted by Risa on Thu, 06/08/2020 - 14:43

I always watch my favorite artist interview or listen to their songs. The way of listen to native speaker’s pronunciation or conversation is the best way to learn new language. If you like watching movies, you should watch English sound with Japanese subtitle. You can enjoy it from an unusual viewpoint. If you don’t understand the conversation meaning or word, you look it up in the dictionary. That way is important to studying language. If there’s something you don’t know, look it up thoroughly. So that way, linguistic ability goes up without realizing. Busy people should download the application like CNN application. It is a big clue of growing up that effectively utilizes spare time. 

Submitted by AMANI148 on Sat, 01/08/2020 - 20:19

I have some tips for leaner a new language .through what I learned from my mistakes before that . Don't be shy if you mistake because we learn from our mistakes.Also you will remamper the mistake you made it. Secondly, not necessary to note the level of student and compare them with you in the end, everyone who comes to learn.