Knowing how to communicate like a native English speaker is a huge plus for pretty much any career path. Companies will be more than demanding for anyone who’s fluent enough to speak English as if they grew up speaking it, and promotions might be easier to come by as well.
After all, it’s no secret that English is an incredibly important language – it’s arguably the most important language in the world.
Of course, learning how to speak and write English like a real champion isn’t easy. It takes a lot of time and effort.
1. Enrol Yourself in an English Class
Enrolling yourself in an English course in Singapore is a good start. Of course, it also depends on your personality and budget. Some people learn better on their own, and if you’re the type for that, then a class might not be good for you. But, for most people, enrolling in a class is a great way to learn how to speak English and practice it at the same time.
Between the amount of time you spend in the class speaking and writing in English, as well as all of the homework you’re expected to do, you’re likely going to pick up the English language much faster than if you choose to learn it on your own.
2. Read Lots and Lots of Books
In addition to the coursework you’re given, try going through as many non-fiction English books as you can. Fiction is good too, although the problem is that fiction writers take a lot of liberty when it comes to structure and grammar so fiction books might not be the best way to learn English properly.
If you’re learning English for business purposes, look for books that specialise in your particular niche (business, marketing, etc).
3. Watch videos and listen to podcasts
There are many free podcasts online that can help you learn English very quickly. The more you listen, the faster you’ll learn and the more you’ll be able to apply English in a conversation.
It’s extremely easy to find podcasts that match your interests. So, if you’re into gaming, gaming-related podcasts are a good start. Watch videos if you can. Although podcasts are still probably better since you can tune in and listen to them while going to-and-from work.
4. Alternate between CNN and BBC news
What better way would there be to improve your English vocabulary than by listening to two of the best broadcasting channels in the world?
If you have access to both, that would be awesome. Even access to just one will help a lot.
News channels are great because their content is curated and their English is formal, so your frame of reference is significantly better in quality. Make it a point to make either CNN or BBC apart of your daily routine.
As mentioned earlier, enrolling in English courses in Singapore helps a lot. However, what’s more, important in making sure that your progress is fast and permanent is to regularly put in the effort to practice the English language.
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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