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Daily Habits to Improve your English

March 10, 2018

You go to school, you study, but you still don’t feel like you are doing enough. This is a normal feeling when learning a new language! Are you incorporating the following daily habits into your life to improve your English? These small changes will help you to see great progress in your language skills!

Daily Habits to Improve your English

Watch movies in English with subtitles

When you watch a movie in your native language, always add English subtitles. This will help you improve your listening and your reading skills: no grammar book needed!

Daily Habits to Improve your English

Use technology in English

What language do you use for your phone, your computer, your video game console, and other devices like your tablet? Switch the language to English. This allows you to quickly learn the words and phrases that are repeated on devices.

Daily Habits to Improve your English

Think in English

Train your brain! When alone, narrate your actions in English. This will make it clear when you are missing vocabulary words.

Daily Habits to Improve your English

Attend English exercise classes

Do you go to an exercise class, like spin or yoga or weight lifting? Attend these classes in English. As a student, you do not have to speak: you only have to exercise and listen. This is a great, no-pressure way to improve your listening skills.

Daily Habits to Improve your English

Use English at home (find English roommates or live with a host family)

Surround yourself with English speakers: the more time you spend with native speakers, the more practice you will get! When looking for a roommate, try to find one who also speaks English.

Daily Habits to Improve your English

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