Study skills tips

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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 Eman Samir on Wed, 16/11/2022 - 17:35

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The article really gives helpful tips for learning a new language. I also have a suggestion which is if you want to learn a new language,you might need to do a test on a regular basis .. for example a test every 3 months to know which level you are at and which skills and areas of the language you would need to give special attention to.

Submitted by Lordreamer on Thu, 10/11/2022 - 12:09

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these tips are helpful for me
First, I devote 6 hours of day to study English
Second, I listen to music
third, I watch series and movies every day
fourth, I practice speak English with mirror
i do not know English language very well because of, I probably made
mistakes.
thanks for this website.

Submitted by huahua on Fri, 23/09/2022 - 05:52

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I revise the lessons and exercises that I 've learned.
For me, when I make mistakes, giving feedback from the guide makes me more to remember.
Applying the words in real life is very important.

Submitted by vet.dr.muharre… on Tue, 09/08/2022 - 08:38

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ı usually work to memorize vocabulary what my learned words and ı use this words when talk my friends. one of a place f ı went ı speak

Submitted by Nandar Su Hlaing on Sat, 06/08/2022 - 10:46

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Learning English is really vital for everyone who wasn't born in English country. It is international Language so if you want to go abroad or get a well paid job or need to communicate people who is a foreigner, you can connect with English Language. Learning is never late, only you need to do continuously, you will see your improvement.

Submitted by jyoti Chaudhary on Sun, 29/05/2022 - 12:17

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What other tips do you have for learning a new language?

I usually watch English movies and series. in another way, I always listen to podcasts while walking. the most important thing when you want to improve your language the only way you can improve first to observe something in English and then you can practise your English with speak skills

Submitted by nadyanightingale on Tue, 12/04/2022 - 12:04

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The tip about the pronunciation war very useful. I also listen a lot to radio in the foreign language. It helps me get news from different countries without an emotional connection, so that it's perfect and you just analyse the information and don't get emotional and don't get involved in it, you can make up your mind though.

Submitted by Polad Samadli on Mon, 04/04/2022 - 18:06

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You can use Discord servers to talk to people who are trying to learn the same language with you from all around the world.

Submitted by Emin on Sat, 18/12/2021 - 13:40

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ı usually choose a topic and speak with myself.for example ' I ask what is your favorite place and why? After that ı answer.ı listen to records and podcasts an hour a day.

Submitted by ANOUAR on Thu, 02/12/2021 - 13:58

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It's a good idea to translate music in english to your native language it helps very much because we listen to music over and over and that helps stick words in our heads.