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 Hoang Hai on Wed, 24/02/2021 - 04:09

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In my opinion, a good tip to improve your speaking skill especially when you don't have any partner is mimic actor in the movie, show, lesson.

Submitted by Wevellyn on Sat, 20/02/2021 - 16:19

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You need to dive on language every day, because when you're in touch with language you can learn a lot more. For example: when you go to learn a new recipe, you can search this recipe in english, when you go to learn a new music or dance, you can search about it in english.

Submitted by Leila77 on Sat, 13/02/2021 - 12:28

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I think that to learn a new language you should practise it every day.

Submitted by camiloj18 on Thu, 11/02/2021 - 04:12

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i like this website!!

Hi camiloj18,

That's great! Thanks for joining, and we hope you enjoy your English practice here. :)

Best wishes,

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Sara Kalafat on Fri, 05/02/2021 - 16:25

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Reading the paragraphs loudly and hear your self while you are reading it help to improve your speaking and reading at same time

Submitted by German on Thu, 04/02/2021 - 02:48

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I think is important for learn another languaje to have a schedule for learn outside the class and being disciplinated. It´s importat too, if there is the opprtunity, to visit a country or place where speak that languaje which yiu are learning

Submitted by Vanessa Villeg… on Sat, 09/01/2021 - 01:40

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These are my tips for learning a new language: -Sing the lyrics of your favorite songs. -Exaggerate the most used sounds of the language you are learning, for example, in english you can exaggerate the letter "L" or "R" as a mockery of the language, this is going to help you for natural pronuntiation. -Write your thoughts and emotions in the language you want to learn like "I feel sad because..." or "I like this song because..." -Don't try to memorize, just learn.

Submitted by Rabia Syed on Mon, 04/01/2021 - 14:25

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These tips Are very Helpful for me. one thing I am doing to Make my own Vocabulary Dictionary. I try to follow all these tips for become a learner.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Tue, 15/12/2020 - 15:02

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