My first post on tips for improving speaking skills in English is my most visited post so I thought I would do another one with some extra ideas for you! Click here to see the first post.
Do you want to improve your pronunciation? In this post, I'll give you some tips and suggestions. You can also find advice about some useful apps and websites.
How do you feel about speaking English? Do you worry about making mistakes? Do you feel uncomfortable or worry that you will look stupid? I completely understand but I hope I can show you that it's not necessary to feel like this.
Is watching TV a good way to learn English, or any other language? Is it even possible? For a long time, I thought that watching TV (or Netflix, films, YouTube and so on) was good for students who want to practise their listening skills but maybe not much more than that. However, I've been thinking about it a bit more recently and I'm beginning to change my opinions slightly.
When you start learning a language, translating in your head is a natural and necessary thing to do. It can even be useful. However, if you are at a higher level and you really want to progress further, it’s a habit you should try to break. Keep reading to find out why and how to do it.
I did a survey on my Facebook group to see what people found the most difficult aspect of learning English and a lot of people said listening. (You can join my Facebook group by going to www.facebook.com/groups/learnenglishwithkatie.) So, I've put together a list of websites, apps and YouTube channels which I think are good for listening practice.
I've said in another post that I think reading is one of the best things you can do to improve your English. As well as improving your reading skills, reading helps you to improve and review vocabulary. It can help you with your grammar as well because you see how grammar is used in real contexts. The more you read, the more you get a feel for the language.
Do you have English lessons? Have you ever wondered how you can get the most out of your classes? Keep reading for my top ten tips on how to maximise your learning.
I think one of the most important factors in how successful you will be when learning a language is motivation. Motivated students usually do better and learn faster. If you aren’t motivated, you won’t learn as much. However, even the best of us find it difficult to stay motivated all the time! Here are some suggestions to motivate yourself.
The Internet is a fantastic resource for learning English! In fact, I don't think it has ever been so easy for people to learn from home. This post will give you some suggestions for how to use the internet and some useful websites and apps to try.
Grammar is often students' least favourite part of learning English but it's important. Without knowing any grammar, you can't communicate as effectively. Read on to get some advice on how you can improve your grammar skills.
Did you know Instagram is a great source for learning English? You can read and listen, learn grammar and vocabulary, and practise your writing by leaving comments.
In this post, I'll give you some tips on how to improve your reading skills and I'll explain why reading is such a great thing to do when learning a language.
There are good ways and not so good ways to learn a language. Here are ten things that you should avoid and some advice about what you should do instead!
Do you want to improve your listening skills? The most important thing is to practise, practise, practise but if you would like more tips, keep reading. In this post, I'll give you some more ideas for how to get better at listening and where you can find some good materials.
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