It takes a long time to learn a language if you only study once a week. With regular practice, even in small amounts, your skills will remain sharp and you will h ave frequent opportunities to improve.
I’ve been saying that for years! … just in different words 😉 I found this quote when I was reading about Voxy (http://voxy.com/proven-approach/)
People often ask me, “How long will it take to improve my English?” I respond with the same answer every time, “That depends on YOU and how much time you are willing to put into it.” I have spent thousands of hours speaking with people on Skype and I have worked with all levels of learners. I have had students who use websites for grammar, listen to podcasts, watch youtube, and even practice with facebook and twitter. And others who think that speaking to a native speaker once a week is going to be the key to their English success, but don’t have time for those other things. Who do you think excels faster?
excel: Be exceptionally good at or proficient in an activity or subject
YOU NEED TO PRACTICE EVERYDAY -even just a little tiny bit! Get your brain thinking in English at least once a day.
- read the English version of your local news
- make your homepage a site that you like to use to practice your English, so everyday it is IN YOUR FACE
- need to know something? Google it in English
- follow blogs (in English) that interest you
- facebook – twitter – pinterest – reddit
- find a site that you like that has daily grammar activities and exercises… give your brain a work-out (just reading isn’t enough)
- find a radio station (in an English speaking country) you like and stream it online
- watch TV series and movies
- write a ‘phrase a day’ on a post-it and stick it where you will see it
HELP ME ADD TO THIS LIST! What do you do to improve your English everyday?
You’ve missed youtube channels (engvid, for instance), itunes subscriptions (ted.com is good one).
I also strongly recommend watch movies without subs (they hamper your progress) and listen audiobooks. Writing essays or short notes in English is contribution to your learning, too.
Try to speak with native speakers. It’s impossible to learn English without speaking 🙂
voxy.com is not my cup of tea. It claimed that I’ve got personalize courses but it didn’t happen. In voxy only 1 free day is available (then you have to play to continue learning). Anyway it also could be good resource for practice English.
Thanks miss Jessica