July 22nd, 2013 in Improve English
Millions of people learn English. English is perhaps the only international language that people all over the world seem to understand. And that is what makes learning English all the more important. If you know English, you can access all the information on the internet and you can travel all over the world. Even in countries where English is not the first language, you can find numerous people who understand and speak English. English newspapers and magazines are available in all parts of the world. In other words, English is your passport to the world.
Why people learn English?
People learn English for several different purposes. Some of them want to pursue higher education in an English speaking country. For some people learning English is essential to get a good job. Some learn English to improve their social status. Some others want to travel all over the world.
No matter what your reasons for learning English is, you will find the tips given in this lesson useful.
Know your objectives
Before you start learning English, you must be clear about your objectives. Why do you want to learn English? How good do you want your English to be? If you are trying to acquire proficiency in the language, you must be willing to devote time and energy. Learning a second language can take a lot of time, but it is well worth it.
Enroll on a language course
If you are living in a country where English is not taught in schools, you should consider enrolling on a language course. If you can’t, put yourself in situations where you have to use English.
Use English whenever you can
Look for opportunities to learn and use English. Speak English whenever you can. For example, you may have friends or colleagues who speak English. Make it a point to use English while conversing with them. Listen to English radio programs on BBC and CNN. Watch English films.
Learn at least ten new words every day. Write them down in a notebook and keep it with you all the time. Look up unfamiliar words.