Some Tips to Learn the English Language at Home
If you are stuck at home and aspire to learn a new language or culture all by yourself, you may wonder if it’s practically possible to learn English or any other language on your own.
Besides gaining knowledge, the benefits of learning another language are profound, more so when it is about English, because it is such a widely spoken language. Learning English or any other language can improve brain function, concentration and memory.
There are several free language learning apps, audios, and videos that can let you learn English quite easily, that too, on your own in the comfortable environment of your home.
In this blog, Ms. Sonu Goel, Founder of Café Converse, Delhi’s top English Speaking course shares some tips to learn the English Language at home.
Set an Assigned Study Area
This is the first and most important step to start with. The best learning is possible where there is no or less distraction. So, assigning yourself a dedicated study area is the thing you need to do first. For this, you need to decide upon the best possible area of your home where you can learn and study without any interruptions.
Jump Straight In
Don’t burden yourself with overthinking. If you’re only experimenting, download an app. You can always upgrade if you’re continuing with it. It’s simpler to feel overwhelmed when you begin learning something new, specifically a language. Always keep in mind you will not understand each and everything straight away. But our brain is made for learning, so keep giving it the chance. At some time, you will crack the code.
Go with the Basics
Even though it sounds obvious, the ideal way to start is by building a foundation with the basics. Focus on the ways to say hello, learn the most common verbs, the most essential adjectives, and how to count. Though the availability of multiple apps will make you skip around and cherry-pick lessons, you are most likely to meet success if you follow the curriculum as it is supposed to be.
Say the Words
One of the toughest but most useful aspects of attempting to learn a language on your own is speaking. Reading aloud the words of a language is undeniably essential, but then you do not learn how people actually sound. Assist your learning by listening to native speakers and practising those sounds yourself. Some apps allow this with repetition tasks. Listening to podcasts, TV, and Dramas can also be great tools for learning.
Be Regular and Consistent
Learning anything needs discipline. And being at home is no exception to this. For English language learning it’s important to practice daily, more so when it has a reputation of being a non-scientific language. Allow no more than a gap of 2 days in between sessions. For better results practice and learn at least 30 minutes each day, 4 to 5 days a week. If it works, set yourself a reminder for the same duration each day.
Check the Previous Chapters
Reviewing is an integral part ,while learning new things, but if you actually want to master the language, rather than just memorizing some fancy words or phrases, you need to review what you have learned earlier. Doing this makes sure you don’t forget what you have learned and that you’re developing on your progress.
Practice with Real Humans
Practicing consistently is the key and the best way is to do with actual humans. It will not only help you to identify your mistakes but will also help you to build rapport. Conversing with others what you have learned will let you know where you stand and that lets you decide where and How you can improve.
Mistakes are bound to happen even when you are practicing daily. So do not worry. Because your mistakes will eventually help you to learn better and in a consistent manner. So having patience is the key here.
Mistakes, anyways, are the building blocks and reflect that we are actually trying .
Good luck !!
Ms Sonu Goel is a professionally acclaimed certified ESL trainer from British Council having 15 years of strong background for teaching English language in both online and physical classes. She is dedicated to the teaching of English in an interactive and practical way, whereby learners feel enriched with knowledge and experience the language hands-on. She uses creative ideas and aids to let the learning happen as organically and efficiently as possible. Ms Goel has travelled various European countries and experienced an array of cultures and linguistic skills for the English language.