Unexpected ways to practice English for ESL


There are indeed many ways to learn English, and their effectiveness can be challenging to understand. Unfortunately, for everyone, there is no "magic bullet" because everyone is different. However, here are tips for you to find the best way to learn English.

Just as you need to warm up before playing a game, you also need to warm up before learning the language. So here are some simple exercises:

1. Refresh your vocabulary


Refresh your vocabulary by considering or summarizing the subject you are going to study. For example, if it is a holiday, think about your previous holiday - what you did, what do you remember? This simple exercise will help you revive words that can come before you while working with this subject.

2. Refresh your grammar knowledge

Refresh your grammar by remembering the general grammatical area you want to use. For example, if you are studying the past, try to describe in English what you did last weekend and where did you go. With vocabulary, such a warm-up is necessary to prepare yourself for English grammar and learning.

3. Sing

Sing an English song before your English text. It should be a song you know and understand well (you will find English songs with translations in our "original" section).

This short, easy exercise will help you tune in to English and relax at the same time. Singing also activates the creative activity of the brain, which words, when communicating to you or composing a quick story on a given subject, will help in choosing more inventively.

4. Type a short paragraph in English

If you are on the computer, type a paragraph of plain English text as a self-tuning. You can describe your day, your activities, your friends, whatever. It helps activate the kinetic activity of the brain, which is responsible for remembering through physical activities. It is also helpful to type rules while learning grammar. The movement will help you strengthen your knowledge.

5. One Thousand Words

There is a saying in English: "A picture is worth a thousand words." When describing a picture or drawing, you include areas of the brain that are responsible for creativity. You can improve your vocabulary by choosing a concept relevant to the subject you are studying.

6. Practice English every day

It is crucial to practice English daily. However, please do not overdo it. It is better to do 30 minutes every day than two hours once a week. Smaller, regular classes are far more effective than long hours of study with long intervals. In addition, the habit of daily practicing will help keep your language skills active.

7. Study English with your friends

There is nothing better than learning English with good company. You can practice together, communicate (in English!) And help each other with what is difficult. If you do not find like-minded people among your friends, sign up for an English course.

8. Learn English in unusual ways

Do not restrict yourself to a way of learning a language. Instead, use various techniques targeting different areas of the brain. For example, when you remember new words, you can create a mental map, describe a picture, and that word you can type what you are learning many times. Overall, all these methods will help in strengthening your knowledge.

Choose topics you are interested in. One of the most important things to do is learn English using cases interested in you. This will increase your motivation because you will learn something new about your choice as you learn English.