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 Rajab421 on Mon, 18/09/2023 - 21:44


You must study everyday at least 3 hours , because study everyday can remember and practice the language .

Submitted by Infinity468 on Mon, 18/09/2023 - 03:49


I practice the talking with my family and make many paintings about the lessons

Submitted by Tebainasranita on Tue, 29/08/2023 - 17:39


If you're begginer you have to do a lot of things to but for the first thing is you can start from by doing something fun to learn example watch some movie or anything else that can make you familiar with the languange.

Submitted by Safe_Mode on Thu, 22/06/2023 - 17:26


I think you should have the close contact with language. First of all, you should listen a lot. You could even re-listen some familiar records twicw or more it can improve listening and understanding aurally. You could change interfaces of all programms and applications to language you're leaning and you should read the books, I hope it helps to top up your vocabullary. I think it's not needed to learn grammar at the start of your journey, it's too tiresome and even native speakers make grammar mistakes it's not so horrible

Submitted by Yu Wadi on Fri, 12/05/2023 - 09:34


Read lots of books written in English. Do extensive reading. Currently, I'm reading "Never Let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro", which I borrowed it from British Council Library (Yangon, Burma).

Submitted by dave124 on Fri, 05/05/2023 - 10:37


Like tips , i suggest to watch the films in English and listen the musics in English

Submitted by MarlenBorubaev on Mon, 17/04/2023 - 01:29


I changed my telephone`s language in English. It is really helped to me. Also it is kind of practise, because we mostly use our telephone during the day. I suggest this method to everyone!

Submitted by Miss zahra on Mon, 03/04/2023 - 13:10


I think learning new language is not a big deal but how to learn it is a very important issue. So from my experience I think more vocabulary cause more understanding so It can helps the motivation. First of all try to learn new and on topic vocabulary and usage of them. make sentences with them and use them while you are talking about the topic. then record your voice and listen to it to correct it as possible as you can.

Submitted by Msy4252 on Tue, 31/01/2023 - 05:19



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Submitted by Ruslan Novikov on Sun, 29/01/2023 - 21:38


Write down new words and keep them in plain sight, for example on stickers until they are remembered.