Top 10 Tips To Learn English Faster
- 1. Read outloud.
After reviewing our videos, we strongly suggest that you read the provided script out loud, with the video and event after the video. Reciting material is essential to your learning. Studies show that students learn through hearing, seeing and speaking. To ensure that our students are supported, we have included a “read to me button” that is designed to help with pronunciation once clicked upon.
- 2. Practice makes perfect.
We have all heard the old saying, : “If you don’t use it you lose it.” We encourage our students to immediately practice the material they have just learned. If students watch the LEF grocery store video, then the next viable step would be to go and practice their learning at the grocery store if they are in an English speaking country.
- 3. Review past material
LEF recommends that students review past material to improve their fluency. We have schedule templates so that students can plan ahead and schedule time to revisit past material.
- 4. Be consistent.
We are creatures of habit – and this being said, we thrive in learning environments when we can integrate a new skill set as part of our daily routine. In order to achieve fluency, LEF encourages students to set realistic goals for themselves. If you can practice one video each day, and consistently implement that into your day to day, you will start to see results in a timely fashion.
- 5. Repeat, repeat, repeat
Repetition is key to mastering any new language. It is proven that when new words are repeated, there is an increase in retention. Studies have shown that words start to come naturally to language students when they master the art of repetition.
- 6. Slow down
As a beginner we get excited and want to learn fast. While the motto of LEF is essential to expedite the language learning process, we also have designed a core curriculum that is inclusive of fundamental vocabulary that are key to mastering the language. Once these bases are covered, students can move forward and ultimately thrive with their learning at extremely rapid rates. In an effort to optimize efficiencies, the LEF courses are designed to be visually stimulating, interactive and entertaining.
- 7. Do not translate from your mother tongue.
Sometimes we say things differently than you would expect from your mother tongue. As an example, in some of the Latin languages, including French and Spanish we say that
we have hunger”. In English, we say that `we are hungry”. This is a variance of scope and composition of Latin and Germanic language systems, so the best thing to do is understand these differences with not spend time trying to make sense of it. When such differences are notes, we advise you to accept it, remember it and move on!
- 8. Focus on communication less on pronunciation.
Communication is key in the space of global citizenship. While we may be naturally cognisant of how we sound, the bearings of optimal communication in a new language are key to mastering such. Accept that certain sounds may be an initial challenge for you to pronounce, depending on your native tongue. A new language learned will have your personal stamp of authenticity – and that may be an accept. These things set us apart and make us unique. It is better to communicate in a new language with an accent rather than to not communicate at all.
- 9. Watch movies with subtitles.
Studies have shown that this is one of the best ways to master a new language. LEF recommends that students actually pause a movie and in a notebook, write down words that are new to you, and then look them up later. LEF also suggests that students watch movies that they already seen in their native tongue, hence familiarity with such storylines will optimize their ability to focus on the language.
- 10. Learn as a child learns language.
We’ve all heard the analogy that children are sponges when it comes to new language. They achieve this by doing and by expressing themselves through consistent participation and practice of simple conversations. LEF suggests that the learning process for adults should draw parallels from that of children. Children start learning language through small activities and exercises and build from there. Our expectations of fluency differ from a child to adult. Children are not expected to know a high level of vocabulary and we excuse grammar errors with children. LEF holds the belief that our program will enable any adult to learn faster than a child because as adults we understand the meaning of more complex words and sentences. By starting just as any child would and through the LEF tools and resources provided, we are confident that our adult students will master our lesson plans one at a time, thus getting closer to their goal of fluency.