Be clear about why you want to learn english. Do you want it for your job? To help you get a job. To talk to English speakers. To help you study.
Be clear about how good you want your English to be. How good do you want to be at speaking English? Listening… Reading… Writing…
Have a clear image of yourself when you have achieved the proficiency that you want. What will you see? What will you hear? How will you feel?
If possible enroll in a language course. This will help you with memorizing, practice and staying motivated.
Look for opportunities to learn and use English. Speak English whenever you can, listen to the radio and CDs in English, read and write in English. If you look for opportunities you will find them.
Write down new words and phrases in a notebook, keep the notebook with you. So you can look at it when you have a spare moment
Create “flash cards”. They’re useful when you want to memorize new words. On one side you’ll have the word, on the other, you can have a synonym or a drawing. Take a shoe box, or a spare space in a drawer and keep them organized. Once every two or three days, go through them. Throw away cards that have been in the box longer than 3 months to make room for new cards. You won’t believe the amount of new words you can learn if you use this simple strategy.
Find a learning buddy or colleague. Find someone you can learn English with. Speak with each other, send each other messages in English.
Learn little and often. Make it a habit to learn English for 10 minutes each day, this is much better than learning for longer once a week.
Practice, practice, practice… There is an expression in English “If you don’t want to lose it use it”. This is very true when it comes to learning foreign languages.
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