At EC, we believe the best way to learn English is by immersing yourself in the language while studying abroad, but we also know that this can be expensive and time consuming. Are you looking to improve your English at home without having to leave your couch? Try our tips but don’t forget about the free English lessons available on our Learn English website!
1. Watch TV or movies with subtitles
Learn new words without leaving the couch by watching English movies with subtitles, either in your native language or in English if you are looking for a challenge. It’s a great way to learn new vocabulary and test your comprehension!
2. Listen to your favourite English songs
It’s easier to learn new words and phrases when they are set to music, but even easier with a song you like!
3. Try some tongue twisters
These exercises help you to pronounce tricky sounds, try saying them quickly!
4. Read a book
Try to find an English book at your level, whether you need to start with a children’s book to get the basics or are trying longer novels. You can try reading out loud with a friend, both to practise your speaking and also your comprehension.
5. Write a story
You can write whatever comes to your mind to help you practise your grammar and search for new words. Plus, reading and then writing the words will help you remember them in the future! You can even read your story out loud later to practise your speaking skills.
6. EC Online
If you have just come back from your #ecexperience or are getting ready to study abroad for the first time, don’t forget to take advantage of EC Online! You start by taking a placement test to be provided with learning materials for your own level. Then, you can meet other students before your course, track your progress, and even speak to your teachers during your stay. You’ll be able to access EC Online for up to 3 months after you study with us.
If you feel like your English progress has slowed down and are looking for something more challenging, try our new Fusion programme, absolutely FREE! With Fusion, you will have access to 8 weeks of teacher-led online courses where you will be able to choose your teacher, subjects, and times for your lessons. Then you will fully immerse yourself in the English language for 2 weeks in an EC location, before returning to your own country for another 2 weeks of online study. Try it for free now!