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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Soumis par ANOUAR le jeu 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.

Soumis par LamVanPhuong le mar 19/10/2021 - 12:51

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actually i do not have many tips for learning a new language, i only have a advice that do not give up if you have some difficulty when you learn a language get up and remember why you started.

Soumis par Momocompanyman le sam 16/10/2021 - 17:13

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Practice language skills everyday, like speaking with mirror.

Online exams are easy to do at home, you can do them whenever you want. It also makes good language skills develop as well.

Soumis par Suraj paliwal le sam 16/10/2021 - 15:35

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I'm doing a lot of practice in English.i watching movies, series and reading novels in English. That's very useful to learn new language.

Soumis par Suraj paliwal le dim 09/05/2021 - 10:29

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According to me best English learner always have passion for learn English. His every moment thinking about English. I think Speaking parrt is the most of than three parts. It's have mostly distress part. I try to tackle this problem.

Soumis par Andrea Valencia le mar 20/04/2021 - 00:10

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I study another new language, I talk to people and I always do extra practice.

Soumis par MikhailZatopliaev le mar 13/04/2021 - 23:26

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Very important for me understand why I do things, if I know that, It motivate me. I will explain, I learn English for learn Economic because very good materials about Economic in English.

Soumis par Venequin le lun 05/04/2021 - 21:05

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To Keep everyday a same amount of time at least of 30 min to learn the language you want to.

Soumis par TIa vinaka le mer 24/03/2021 - 03:09

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Those tips are so useful, Thanks!! Singing in English is one of my favorite learning!

Soumis par Gab Cod le mer 10/03/2021 - 19:28

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My tips is switch your phone's settings in English.

Soumis par Hoang Hai le mer 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.

Soumis par Wevellyn le sam 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.

Soumis par Leila77 le sam 13/02/2021 - 12:28

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

Hi camiloj18,

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

Best wishes,

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par Sara Kalafat le ven 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

Soumis par German le jeu 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

Soumis par Vanessa Villeg… le sam 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.

Soumis par Rabia Syed le lun 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.

Soumis par Thinthinmyoe le mar 15/12/2020 - 08:59

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I think it is very important to be life-long learning to be a good language learner.In fact,we should always touch and study language which we really want to be skillful.We must be patient and hard-working.

Soumis par Augusto Hidalgo le lun 07/12/2020 - 14:18

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What other tips do you have for learning a new language? 1.- Talking the new language every time 2.- Listen music in the language that you like learn and try to traduce it 3.- Practice Duolingo =D

Soumis par Wevellyn le jeu 03/12/2020 - 19:44

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I think that we need to live the language in everyday life, read a news, do shopping list, listen music.

Soumis par farid007 le sam 28/11/2020 - 17:55

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Moving in English speaking country can help a lot to learn English. It is good choice for people enjoying English. But it is costly just like language learning.

Soumis par Ehsan le dim 22/11/2020 - 15:19

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There are many methods and tools to learn foreign languages in particular English. Some of them include: Reading books, listening to music, watching videos, talking to another person, going to class, using mobile apps, using computer software, using websites, using social media groups and channels and so on. It just needs some motivation and effort.

Soumis par Asni le dim 08/11/2020 - 22:25

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-Try to guess the names of the things you come across in everyday life, vegetables, furniture, anything you see. Maybe, you won't be able to remember them for the first few times you look them up, but by doing it frequently the names will end up sticking in your memory. -Speaking websites or applications where you can speak to people you don't know and once the conversation is over it is so unlikely that you talk to them again. This tip is perfect for shy people, because even if you make all the mistakes of the world, you won't care it is like talking to a machine speaker. -Optimize your time and speed up your learning process by surrounding yourself by English, set your phone, computer browser, TV in English. - If you're interested in other things, other courses, try to learn or study them in English, often they have text transcripts that might help you a lot.

Soumis par Moon Wathan le mer 21/10/2020 - 13:30

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Try to make sentence with new words and use in public. It's easy to remember this new word easily. Try to speak in English in front of mirror and use English to English dictionary is the most important to learn English. And listen the native speaker and try to say later. I suggest to read English story or novel to improve reading and note down new word and if you don't know this new word, you should find this new word in dictionary immediately and try to make sentence with this.

Soumis par habibao.medo le jeu 15/10/2020 - 08:28

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try talking to yourself in english in the front of the mirror or something i think it helps

Soumis par Lilly098 le jeu 15/10/2020 - 01:09

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When I started studying English, noting my thoughts in English helped me a lot. Once I got used to writing what I felt, I have started thinking everything in English. So, I will add noting your thoughts daily as an other tip.

Soumis par Aneta Jablecka le lun 28/09/2020 - 14:09

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I can't understand English when someone is talking to me whereas I can understand it when it is written down.

Soumis par elsiaraujo le dim 13/09/2020 - 00:58

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When I see a movie for first time I see with the subtitles, then, two o three days later, I see the same movie again but without subtitles and i repeat this process (with the same movie) five or six times

Soumis par Gabrielaalfonzo le sam 12/09/2020 - 15:49

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Change the language of the phone or the computer , listen to songs, watch series without subtitles and talk with friends abroad.

Soumis par Olieth28 le ven 11/09/2020 - 13:05

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I always try to speak in english to myself everyday, at least the new words I've learnt. Also when I listen to music I search for the song with English lyrics, so like that I'm singing and listening the pronunciation.

Soumis par Gabrielaks15 le jeu 10/09/2020 - 18:55

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I always learn other languages by watching, speaking and listening international programs, magazines music, series, movies and people from all around the world. I write down each new or colloquial phrase that they say, I observe how they express themselves with each thing or situation and thus I learn what they say in those specific moments.

Soumis par Nguyen Anh Tu le mer 09/09/2020 - 01:47

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I think when we learn a new language, the most important thing is correct pronunciation.

Soumis par Roblox le dim 06/09/2020 - 17:44

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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.

Soumis par Faheem Khan le sam 29/08/2020 - 10:39

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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

Soumis par danisep le mar 25/08/2020 - 21:24

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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.

Soumis par Waleed jan223 le jeu 20/08/2020 - 16:07

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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

Soumis par Rinaa le sam 15/08/2020 - 21:59

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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.

Soumis par DrakonBZ le sam 08/08/2020 - 05:36

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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

Soumis par Risa le jeu 06/08/2020 - 14:43

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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. 

Soumis par AMANI148 le sam 01/08/2020 - 20:19

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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.

Soumis par Seina Tsuchiya le lun 27/07/2020 - 06:26

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I think it's important to watch dramas and movies and listen to music in that country. I started studying Korean and Malay at university. I usually listen to K-POP and watch Korean dramas. This is very useful for class. It also improves my listening ability.

Soumis par Re le lun 27/07/2020 - 05:44

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Hello. When I was high school student, I sang an English song in an English class. The song was "papurika". Do you know? I enjoyed singing in English. Now, I studies English watching many times my favorite movie. I think Japanese people should speak English more. Therefore, English conversation is one way to improve your speaking English skill. I want to talk with foreign people. I want to go to university and I do talk with international students.

Soumis par Suzuha le lun 20/07/2020 - 06:40

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I think listening to music and watching dramas from foreign countries are good for learning foreign languages. If I am interested in foreign culture, I will make progress in my studies of foreign languages.