Everyone knows that learning a language takes time so regular practice is key to making good progress.
If possible, try to incorporate some English into your daily routine. Just 10 minutes a day can make a big difference as long as you do it regularly.
Here are 21 ideas to try
Tune your radio to a British channel such as BBC Radio 4
Listen to the BBC's 6-minute English
Read English language novels
Watch the news in English
Check out the grammar blog posts on my website
Find English speakers in your neighbourhood and offer to do a language exchange with them
Join an English language Whatsapp group and share tips about books, films, interesting articles and more
Write a diary entry about your day
Buy a good course book and do 10 minutes a day
Play board games in English such as Articulate for Kids, Pictionary and Dobble
Follow English speakers on Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook or TikTok
Use language learning apps
Install a good dictionary app on your phone and use it
Daydream in English
Sign up to learn a skill, such as sewing or photography, in English
Watch YouTube videos about topics you are interested in
Make videos of yourself in English
Do English word games such as Wordle and Quordle
Pay attention to English song lyrics
Go on holiday to an English-speaking country
Get an English speaking partner!!
Admittedly the last two suggestions will take more than 10 minutes a day but most of the others can be done quite quickly.
How do I stay motivated?
Write down why you want to learn English and remind yourself of this.
Choose learning activities that are enjoyable and start with them. The more you practice, the more you'll learn and your motivation will increase.
Consider scheduling some time for English practice.
Do a variety of learning activities
Sign up for English lessons with me
Where do I start?
Click on the links for my recommendations of interesting articles and brilliant books or contact me for a free 10-minute consultation about your English skills and how you can improve them.