“I´m very bad at English”, “I never liked it”, “Ever since I can remember I´ve tried to learn English but I hated it!”
It´s insane, how on earth is someone going to learn something having such a negative attitude! Even so, 1.5 million people are meant to be learning English… among them my students. From the extensive use in the 70s and 80s of Grammar translation and Audio-lingual methodologies, nowadays regarded as old-fashioned, to the worldwide praised Communicative Approach; anyone should be able to learn and have fun at the same time.
Currently, in the internet era everything seems to be so simple that you don’t even need to travel or to move from the comfort of your chair to learn a language, though you can if you want to. Meta-verse will allow us to immerse ourselves in a new universe… whatever it might be!
In the meanwhile, Learning English as a foreign language is still very challenging. Fear of embarrassment and lack of educational resources, just to name a few, continue to impede learners. Yet, English fluency and accuracy have never been more important as learning English remains a powerful driver of career mobility for many.
Needless to say that potential for technology to transform English learning is remarkable. To find out more about the most effective and cutting edge approaches check these out:
ASU GSV Summit Website
Other ways to improve your language level:
1. Develop a reading habit. Vocabulary building is easiest when you encounter words in context
2. Use the dictionary and thesaurus
3. Play word games such as scrabble or crosswords
4. Use flashcards
5. Subscribe to “word of the day” feeds
6. Use mnemonics
7. Practice using new words in conversation.
8. Chat online
9. Watch TV shows and movies
10. Lyrics: listen to music
11. Write about whatever you are into or use your imagination
12. Keep a diary or write to do lists
Learning English Vocabulary C1 Advanced Level using video chat and interactive role-play, you will practise speaking English while focusing on specific grammar and vocabulary to develop fluency
Cambridge English Language Activities A compilation of free, downloadable materials and activities that can help you improve your English online
Now you know a bit more about how to learn English and acquire vocabulary I hope that this article has helped you in your efforts to learn English!