There are no shortcuts to learning english. This is the reality of learning a new language. I don’t meen to frustrate you with this comment, but rather to motivate you to do everything within your power to advance your english.
The title of this post seems obvious. In order to learn a language, you need to immerse yourself. All to often though, we forget about the variety of ways that we can immerse ourselves. Even for those that don’t live in a country of the target language you want to learn, there are so many tools available to you.
If you have a smart phone, an ipod or other music device, you need to be loading it with audio in your target language. This could be a podcast, music, a Ted talk that interests you and so on. You can listen to it in your car on the way to and from work. You can listen to it while biking or walking to school. You can listen on your lunch breaks. You can listen while excersising, going for a jog, a bike ride and so on.
Another way is to carry a small book and write new english words and phrases in it daily. I suggest a book here because by using your hand to write you are helping yourself to memorize the information better. Once you have filled your book, which should take a short period of time, then take the more dificult phrases and words that you just can’t seem to remember and turn them into flashcards.
Once you have your set of flashcards, then pull them out every hour or two and flip through them. Once you’ve completed your next small book of english phrases, then turn those into flashcards and take those and flip through them every hour.
There are more ways to immerse yourself. All you have to do is keep your mind open to these opportunities.
I’ll post more ways you can immerse yourself in the english language in some of my posts coming up.
I know that each person has the ability to learn a language in a short period of time and I know you can too! Keep calm and learn on….