6 English Language Learning Tips

Learning English can be fun and even easy! You don’t have to study English only from a textbook. There are many ways to study a language, and the following language learning tips provide ideas for mastering the English language.

1. Study the English alphabet.

If you don’t already know the English alphabet, start by learning to read and write it. In a composition book or notebook, write each letter in its capital form and small letter form. You can find the alphabet online or in a children’s school book, or you can get an audio recording that comes with a print copy of the English letters. To begin writing the letters, an example would be A and a for the first letter of the alphabet. In practicing the letters you will soon begin to recognize each sound in the English language and see how they can be put together to form new words.


2. Read English newspapers or magazines.

Do it for fun. Glance at the newsstand headlines in English to try and understand what is stated. The photographs related to the stories may help. Try to look at a variety of periodicals to understand different vocabulary words and tones.


3. Find a conversation partner.

You may be able to locate an English speaker, native or non-native, at the local college or university where foreign students are enrolled. Some campuses have a conversational partners program to encourage cross-cultural communication. If you cannot find a local person to practice speaking English with you, join an online community related to one of your interests, for example, video games or film reviews.


4. Watch English-speaking movies and TV programs.

On the television or computer, watch film clips or TV programs where English is spoken. Some of these may be reruns so you can listen to them more than once. Try to repeat the words aloud to check your pronunciation. The actors’ movements and words will help to convey the message for easier understanding.


5. Take an English class.

There may be local free or low-cost English classes in your area for credit or non-credit at the high school, technical college, or university. Otherwise, there are English classes online using a computer that can be taken at the learner’s convenience. Skype or face time on a mobile phone with other students in the class can be helpful ways to practice the language, too.


6. Get a job.

Try to get hired at a company where English is spoken. For example, if you want to learn English in Malaysia – Enroll HERE!, look for a company that is either British or that has British employees, and pay attention when they speak. If no jobs are available, volunteering may work instead. If possible, try to visit an English-speaking country for a short-term job or training experience.

Learning English doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. It can be done at the learner’s discretion in various ways. With a little effort and innovation, anyone can learn to speak English without studying a dry, boring textbook.