English is one of the most popular languages in the world, ranking 3rdin the most used languages (after Chinese and Spanish, as per a 2018 survey by Statista). While the usefulness of English is commonly known, people also say that it is a difficult language to master, especially if you do not live in a country where English is the primary language. However, the following are some ways you can easily learn English while residing in Singapore:
Watch Movies in English
While not the most traditional way to learn English, Hollywood and other English movies are a great way to get to know some of the most common English words and phrases.
Not only do movies provide entertainment while teaching you the language, but it also provides context to how native English speakers use certain grammar, style and phrases in various situations. It is almost like living with native English speakers from another country.
Apart from the core language, movies also teach the culture of English-speaking people and provide a deeper understanding of why a certain sentence is spoken in a certain way. Moreover, since movies have audio, it is easier to speak and hear English words. In many cases, subtitles would help connect English text with speech or act as a tool to translate from your native language to English speech.
Learn English through Online Videos and Vlogs
If watching English movies is the way to go for you then you can always access them through a subscription to a streaming service. But if you require additional assistance, you can watch online videos and vlogs as an alternative to learn how they use the language in their daily and professional lives. If not you can also choose to sign up for English courses online.
There are multiple professionally designed tutorials that teach self-taught learners how to understand, speak, read and write English as well. Most of these videos are easy to find online, and if you search hard enough you will also find that many of them are free of cost.
Sign up for an English Class
If self-learning or watching videos to learn English is not your preferred method, you can hire a professional tutor to give you one-on-one sessions or if you prefer to learn with others like how it is in a typical class environment, then you can always choose to learn in one.
For some, a classroom is better, as it provides more opportunity to talk to other students in English. However, you may need a personal tutor if you are starting from the very beginning as you will require more help to really pick up English.
Either way, Singapore has a lot of very well-versed English tutors, who may teach online, visit your home or call you at their tuition centre.
Practice with your peers or friends
If you have friends who are interested in learning English as well, you can always learn alongside them as it will definitely make the learning experience much more fun.
Practising speech and writing with friends is a much more exciting way of learning the language because it brings the whole friends’ network together and helps you remain comfortable while trying to piece together a complex, English sentence.
Pick up an English book
Finally, another way to familiarize yourself with English is by reading and learning about various styles of the language through English books. You don’t really have to choose any particular topic as it doesn’t really matter.
Reading books will already teach you various styles of English usage and how the language has evolved over time. Not only is it informative, but it also makes for a fascinating experience to read some of the classics in English literature.
Our teachers are committed to giving 100% to help every student who is enrolled in our English classes. Our classes are also fun and exciting to spur learning and retention for our students. In turn, they will love the language and excel in it too. Learn English in Singapore with us today!
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