As long as you open this article, you have already realised that having knowledge of English is a privilege.  Sometimes it is difficult to attend English classes, the reasons can be countless: you do not have time, resources or you just realised that you want to learn a new language during a pandemic. Here are some tips to learn English, or if you have English skills but you want to practice your English.

  1. Read books

If you are a bibliophile, you can do what you love and at the same time learn a new language. It has been proved by scientists and every second person who managed to learn English that reading a book is a helpful way to enrich your English skills. There are two important factors that you need to bear in mind while choosing a book. Choose a genre wisely, to get the positive impact of the reading you have to enjoy doing it. Secondly, you need to choose a book according to your level of English. It is always a good idea to challenge yourself and choose a book at a higher level of yours, but bear in mind the fact that you might get annoyed and stop reading it because you do not understand the plot. When you do not know some words, check it in the dictionary and remember it.

  1. Watch TV programmes or Netflix

The audio-visual method is one of the most common in learning because the perception is higher when you watch and listen at the same time. The factors that matter when choosing a programme or a movie are the same as those for choosing a book. Most importantly, you have to enjoy the activity that you are doing while learning English. If you are a beginner, you can start with the language education TV programme ‘Extr@’ (it is a franchise that was scripted in the format of the ‘Friends’ sitcom.

  1. Study grammar

If you think that you will NOT need grammar you are wrong. The confidence in speaking English comes after your grammar skills are on a good level. To do that, there are a lot of sources online, and do not forget to practice it as doing exercises. Here are some of the Useful Complicated English Words

  1. Learn vocabulary

Not only you need to know the grammar, but you need to have a good dictionary. Learning new words can be a daunting task, but you need to learn a few new words every day in order to enhance your vocabulary. You can do this in many ways and choose the one who is the most suitable for your learning perception.

  1. Communicate with people online

Yeah, that is right, you can improve your communication skills and break the language barrier when speaking and chatting with people who speak English. Nowadays, it is easy to connect with people and practice your language skills. Also, you can make new friendships which are beneficial for your well being. There are different ways to communicate with people online.