How can I speak English at home easily?
Speaking English at home will be more effective because you will feel more comfortable in a quiet environment that inspires safety and tranquillity.
Most of the time people who cannot learn languages properly do not spend enough time trying, sometimes the courses are insufficient and not very effective because several factors come into play such as the people around us, shyness etc...
It is proven that learning English at home gives you more effective results in becoming bilingual.
Firstly you need to find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed and put on comfortable clothes to be in the best conditions to enjoy your lessons.
With technology and screens
Take a notebook or make an online library to write down all the new words and also the grammatical rules that you find hardest to remember.
Again if you are a movie buff or technology addict there are different ways to learn at home by doing something you love.
You can watch movies in English with English subtitles or videos on YouTube, read English blogs, learn about culture, watch English news, follow foreign Instagram accounts.
By listening carefully
Listen to English music or listen to the radio, on some sites you can even choose the year you want to hear the radio and for example choose to listen to rock music from the 1930's.
You can also find audio guides on the internet or some video lessons from major universities such as Cambridge.
Reading English literature can help you become familiar with sentence constructions, create a shelf especially for English books.
Whether it's novels, poetry or philosophy, choosing what you like most in life and discovering it in a language other than your own can also open your mind to English culture and the way of thinking that will inevitably be different from your own.
If you are struggling with the basics you can start with children's holiday books for example and at the same time write down in your notebook what you are learning, your difficulties and your progress. This will help you to see more clearly your level and your progress in the language.
With post-it notes
You can paste post-it notes on elements in your house with sentences, related vocabulary words to always keep an eye on them.
This can be on the furniture for example, a grammatical sentence written on a post-it stuck on the refrigerator.
Or in your bedroom, vocabulary words arranged in several places and once you have learned these you can remove the post-it.
By repeating out loud
Some people learn best by reading, listening, watching and some by talking. If you prefer to speak you can recite your vocabulary words aloud or formulate sentences to create a kind of nursery rhyme that you can recite to yourself.
By doing tests
Don't forget to test your abilities by organising tests for yourself, you can find some of them in educational books for children or on the internet.
On the Cambridge site for example, where you can take a test in adult or teenage version if you are less comfortable.
With your family
If there are people in your family who speak English more fluently than you do, you can organize days when everyone in your family has to speak English at home.
You can also do this in the form of fun games with board games that you know well but in English like monopoly for example.
You also can do it with some friends instead of your family that's up to you.
By writing your own blog
It may sound silly, but writing what you think, your progress and your results in the form of blog posts can help motivate you and help you see your goals more clearly. And if it doesn't help, it will make you feel supported during the long process of learning English.
And if it doesn't help you as much as it might help others and you can share your experiences together, help each other and have a more effective language exchange.
Don't forget that with our website you can search for people you want to exchange with by selecting country, age, gender and many other criteria such as hobbies for example.
Go to the language exchange section to get some ideas from other users.
Written by: Lisa Lambert, Staff Writer
- Learning languages
- 3 Feb, 2020
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