Most people think that learning a new language takes a lot of time and most probably a lot of money. Well, it doesn’t have to.
Let us see how you can self study for just 15 minutes a day or if you prefer one and a half hours a week.
1. Find a comfortable level of English book and read a paragraph every day for say just 5-10 minutes. Learn any new words you see by finding their meaning in a dictionary.
2. Then put these words on a card or piece of paper, one word for each card and it’s meaning. At the back of the card put all the various forms of the word, the noun, adjective, adverb etc. Go back to them every day till you have learned what it means and how to use each and every word. For example: the word "Information" means a message learned through study, experience or instruction. The other forms are informal, informant, informality, etc. This is a quick way to increase your vocabulary.
3. Learn phrases, you can google English phrases and find the most common ones used to start off with. Learn to speak them and use them. Again put them on a card and build a pile of good English phrases. Once you have learned them you can eliminate them from the pile.
4. Listen to the news and read the news. You can find news online or on TV. See if you can hear the words or phrases you have accumulated and learnt.
This daily ritual will take around 15 minutes a day. It is important to stay focused and don’t skip a day, if you start leaving out a day or two this will affect your progress.
Join Oxford Language Club and devote 15-30 minutes a day to study English. All you need to do is register online and then you have an enormous library of study tools like recorded videos, Grammar, Use of English and Listening exercises.
Learning a new language is not as hard as people think, it’s about patience and giving a little bit of your time to the task of learning a language. We have come across so many people that feel that learning a new language is a bind, but when they start to see progress the adrenaline takes over and you cannot stop.
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