How to Learn Spoken English

How to Learn Spoken English

Learners of the English language are always looking for ideas on how to learn spoken English. Here are 10 top tips on how to do just that:

  1. Listen! Before you can speak, you need to listen. Listening to how natives speak, tuning in to British radio and playing music with English lyrics will all help to absorb the language.
  2. Read! Reading in English will also improve grammar, vocabulary and so on. You can read books, online articles, newspapers, in fact anything that takes your interest and makes reading in English fun and worthwhile.
  3. Watch! Give watching in English a go, whether it be films, television or motivational talks found online. This is a great way to learn the language and you may learn something more too.
  4. Travel! Travel as much as possible, visit the UK or other English speaking countries and get to know the language as you go. Great for broadening your horizons and your vocabulary.
  5. Learn! Enroll yourself on a course in the UK. You can do this whilst travelling and English language schools such as Mackenzie School of English will also provide you with accommodation options and the chance to meet many others who are also learning English.
  6. Work! If you’ve done the traveling bit, and tried a course, and you would like to stay in one place for a while, why not consider working in the UK? There are various jobs where you could be employed even with limited English initially, such as hospitality, and your English is sure to improve working in a hotel or kitchen alongside other English speakers.
  7. Live! Come and live in the UK and you will be immersed in the language all the time.
  8. Involve! Whilst you are travelling, learning or working, try to be as involved as possible. Make English-speaking friends, embrace the culture and enjoy the social aspects of learning a second language.
  9. Write! You may find it very useful to rewrite your CV in English, and also using English to enrol in courses, make travel enquiries and arrange work. You could also try commenting on English written posts on social media, and after you have made English speaking friends, messaging in English to keep in touch.
  10. Practice! This is the most important tip of all. Practice using English all the time, even if you don’t feel confident to begin with, you will quickly feel your confidence growing if you keep working at it and don’t give up.

Mackenzie School of English offers a range of course options and cultural visits, excursions & social events for both young learners and adults.

By choosing one of our programmes, you will not only improve your English, but we will make sure you make the most of your time in Edinburgh.

Contact us for more information or to book now: [email protected]

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