When we live in a non-English speaking country, we do not need to visit classes to be able to speak English and learn English Grammar. We do not need to leave our beloved country to be able to speak English, we just need to be smart in finding strategies to learn English especially at home. As long as we are thoroughly active and practice every day.
Guides to learn English easily at home
Learning English can help us to widen opportunities like jobs, experience new cultures, socializing with people around the world, etc. There are lots of ways to learn English. we can even learn English at home. These are some guides or tips to learn English easily at home,
- Use English Everyday
We do not need to live in English speaking countries to use English every day. We can simply think in English. We can try to make our daily basis like we are a native English. We can make our diary note in English, shopping list in English, everyday schedule or even when you have to name the dish you are just making. You can just surround yourself with English. When you think about the day, watching movies with or without subtitle, and ordering food or uber. When you don’t know the word you are thinking in English, you can just try to look up the word in the dictionary. Otherwise, you can just talk to yourself in English when you really have nothing to do.
- Make English friends
There are possibilities for an English speaker to live around our neighborhood even if we are living in a non-English speaking environment. We can try to meet native English speakers and give them a friendly introduction. We can offer them a guide to explore the tourist destination around you, or just simply ask them to hang out and have some language learning exchanges. By having English friends, you are going to understand what are they talking about and improve your English. We can even motivate each other while exchanging languages and helping each other to find the solutions for the problems while doing language exchanges.
- Use authentic materials
Instead of reading boring English textbooks, we can find other written sources like the books that are written for and by native speakers. This may seem difficult to understand the book at first, but the time we can do it this activity will become a lot more interesting. We can start to read novels, short stories, and magazines that are published in English. Then, continue to do quizzes and watch breaking news to improve English Grammar and vocabularies at home. You can also watch movies with subtitle at first to know the vocabularies, then try to remove the subtitles to test yourself.
- Get online
You can be connected to the whole world, contact people abroad, and get free information from everywhere at any time by getting online. Try to get connected to English speaking people by joining chat rooms or forums, for whatever topics of discussion. We can also look for an online English course. We can even share our difficulties while learning English in our social media, hopefully, your friends will help you to solve your problems. Getting online while learning English can also help you to find new words or slangs that may enrich your vocabularies and grammar. Online dictionaries are also usually very helpful in online English learning.
- Set Goals
When we learn English, we have to know the reason for studying it. Are you studying English for a better job, to be able to talk to your friends who speak in English, to continue your study abroad, or to travel to a country where English is the native language? Setting goals can help you narrow your focus down and avoid you from worries of learning too many things. You can also keep track of your learning progress by setting your short-term and long-term goals.
- Learn the cultures
Learning English can be fun when we try to learn about the people and the culture of the English Countries. By learning the culture, we can learn not only about English Grammar and Vocabulary, but we can also learn to respect other people’s perspectives.