1. Choose a good dictionary
A dictionary you have to choose is an English-English dictionary. The English-English dictionary helps you understand the meaning of a word specifically, it also helps you remember longer with a clear explanation. The whole explanation is written in English, so you will learn other words including a word you want to check. Some good dictionaries: Oxford dictionary, Cambridge dictionary.
2. Set schedules specifically
You should study English for 30 minutes to 1 hour every day. This way will help you be comfortable between study time and rest time. Study English in an available schedule if you want to be proficient at English.
3. Find the inspiration
People who succeed in studying English all like English. It wastes time and effort when you try to study without feeling interested in English. How to find inspiration? Easy. If you are a crazy football fan, you should access the websites of Mu, Barc… If you like romantic or action films of America, download the films with English subtitles. In this way you can practice listening to English every day, that sounds interesting. There are many resources of inspiration. Accessing VOA or BBC website is an interesting thing because you both update knowledge and study English.
4. Have mistakes and correct mistakes
No one succeeds in studying English without having mistakes. The more mistakes you have, the more opportunity you correct mistakes and find out correct words and correct sentences and improve every day.
5. Practice thinking in English
Normally when we write or speak, we all think in our native language and translate into English but this way doesn’t bring back a response in communication. Practice thinking in English from today.
6. Practice, practice, and practice
Take advantage of situations to practice your English skills. Greeting in English chat when meeting foreigners outside, take part in English clubs, join in a discussion of favorite topics at foreign websites… Take advantage of situations to practice English.
7. Find a friend to study English
You may be really good at self-study but English can not be studied by one person. You should find a friend to practice English together. You should find an internet friend who has hobbies with you. Avoid studying English with your close friend because you and your close friend already know each other, so the topic is not discussed very much and easily be distracted… Both study English and find a new friend. Let’s start from today.
8. Don’t forget to improve more English grammar
Maybe the most boring thing is study English grammar. But you have to know that one person who uses English grammar wrongly is considered a mad person by a native English speaker. Therefore, studying English grammar is very important in studying English.
9. Find the most suitable method
There are many effective methods of studying English but we have to check out and decide to choose for us the most suitable method. Change method of studying English suitably but don’t quickly change the method of studying English because maybe you don’t apply correctly or don’t have enough time to see the result.
10. Find a good teacher, especially an English native teacher
This may be the most important factor because when we are directed correctly, we will save many things and get better in process of studying English. The native teacher always is the first choice for studying English effectively. You should go to a training center or qualitative teachers, avoid studying by western backpackers or people coming from the Philippines, Indonesia…
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