Enjoy while learning English

Enjoy While Learning English

If your goal is to improve your English and don’t give up while trying to, the best advice I can give you is to find a way to enjoy while learning English.

Easy to say, but not that easy to do, right?
What can you do?

 
Enjoy while learning English

 

How To Enjoy While Learning English?

The first thing you have to do is to forget about grammar books and English methods that are useless to you.

Right after that, you have to find a topic, an interest or anything you are interested about. Something that you really really like!

And then, it’s time to look for a Mooc. There are lots of free Moocs about almost any topic you can think about!
By the way, do you know what a Mooc is?

 

What A Mooc Is In 5 Short Sentences

If you don’t have a clue about what a MOOC is, let me explain it shortly:

The word “MOOC” stands for Massive Open Online Course.
It’s a course offered by prestigious universities and organizations.
You can take it online.
It’s free.
There’re thousands of students from around the world enrolled.

 

Looking for your Mooc

Think about…
What would you like to learn about?
What topics are you really interested in?

I bet that you are going to find a Mooc that matches your expectations.
There are Moocs about pretty much any topic you can think about:

History
Public speaking
Programming apps
Philosophy
Music
Finances
Writing
And so on…

 

Where To Find Your Mooc?

I want to share with you 3 of the best platforms where you can find a course that matches your expectations:

Coursera
Edx
Futurelearn

 

Why A Mooc Can Help To Improve Your English

Keep in mind that if you enroll in a MOOC you are going to:

Learn more about a specific topic/interest/hobby…
Practice your Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing skills through videos, articles, MP3s and many other materials you’ll find on the Mooc.
Interact in English with thousands of other students from around the world.

Remember that you can choose any topic you like. As you go through your Mooc you are going to enjoy while learning English.

 
Take action right now and choose the Mooc you are interested in.
Tell us about the Mooc you finally picked out.
Share with us your experience.
All your comments are very welcome!!!

 

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How to learn English vocabulary easily

If you are reading this post, chances are that you are really serious about improving your English.
Before starting to read this post I want you to promise that you are going to take action like I’m going to suggest you.

By only reading the post you are not going to improve your English that much.
But if you follow my advice, I can assure you that you are going to boost your English for good!

As you’re going to see, it isn’t that difficult to learn English vocabulary
 
How to learn English vocabulary drastically

 

How I’m Going To Learn English Vocabulary?

From the next 365 days…yes…I said for a WHOLE YEAR… I’m going to write a daily sentence using a new word or expression in order to learn English vocabulary.

Once a day I’m going to publish a sentence using brand new vocabulary at random including…

  • Expressions
  • Single words
  • Phrasal verbs
  • Idioms

I’m going to publish my work once a day, and you are going to be able to check it in…

My goal is not to memorize and endless list of new vocabulary. What I want is to use on a daily basis new words and expressions in order to add them to my English knowledge and use them whenever I speak or write.

Because of using new vocabulary on a regular basis, my “very basic” English is going to start sounding more “natural”, “genuine”, “authentic”, let’s say more “native”.

 

How You’re Going To Learn English Vocabulary?

If you also want to improve your English, it’s not enough if you read this post. It’s even not enough if you just check every now and then the sentences I’m going to publish.

You also have to write a sentence once a day!!!

From today, you are going to…

  1. Choose a new word or expression every day.
  2. Write down a sentence using it.
  3. Publish your sentence in any “Learn English Like Me” page (Twitter, Facebook or G+).
  4. I’m going to give you my feedback 😉

 

Making The Whole Thing A Little More Challenging

Apart from using a new word or expression every day, I‘ll alternate the use of different English tenses in order to improve them too.

When writing my daily sentence, I’m going to use the next tenses at random…

• Present simple
• Present continuous
• Past simple
• Past Continuous
• Present Perfect
• Present Perfect Continuous
• Future

A part from leaning new words and expressions I’m also going to work the English tenses.

If you want to learn more about how to master the English tenses I recommend you my post…The English tenses summary to make English easier

 

What Happens If We Make Mistakes?

Fell totally free to correct me if I make any mistake. I’m always very grateful when someone helps me to improve. Making mistakes and afterwards being aware of them is the sign that you are improving your English.

If you make any mistake while writing your own sentences, chances are that myself or someone else is going to help you to correct it.

Go ahead, it’s time to learn English vocabulary!

 

And Remember…

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– Are you going to use this strategy?
– How do you usually learn new vocabulary?
…All your comments are very welcome!!!

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The funniest way to learn English

What do you do whenever you have some waiting time ahead of you?
Like when waiting for the bus, for a client, at the doctor’s waiting room…

These moments are maybe not enough to start reading a book. A book that is going to last FOREVER…
But then, how can you still improve your English reading skill?

Let’s look for a king of VERY short English materials in order to improve your reading skills…

 
The funniest way to learn English

 

Why Jokes are the funniest way to learn English?

Jokes, apart from being funny, have some special features that make them a very useful material to learn English because:

  • Jokes are micro stories that don’t require a lot of time to be read.
  • You learn a lot about the culture of a language or country through their jokes.
  • Jokes are easy sentences that help you to understand the English grammar (Sentence structures, Tenses…).
  • You are going to learn new vocabulary.
  • You can look for jokes on a specific topic in order to learn vocabulary of a specific field (Medicine, Marketing…).
  • You are going to learn informal English and slang that it’s difficult to find in other kind of English materials.

I’m pretty sure that you agree that jokes are a very useful tool to improve your English

Now, let’s see how to use jokes in order to improve your Listening, Reading, Speaking  and Writing Skills while at the same time LOL (Laughing Out Loud).

 

Improve Your Reading Skill Through Jokes

Look for books, comics, magazines, websites or any other material about jokes and enjoy them while improving your English reading skill.
As said before jokes are a perfect reading material when you are short of time.

Useful tip…
Take advantage of the fact that jokes are usually short and easy sentences to analyse and understand English grammar.
Look for sentences structures, the use of tenses, new vocabulary, slang…

 

Improve Your Listening Skill Through Jokes

Apart from having a good time you are going to improve your listening skill.
Be aware that when listening to English jokes it’s not easy to catch everything because of the use of slang, informal English or cultural things that you are not used to.
Always listen twice to a joke that you don’t understand the first time.

Useful tip…
Take advantage of the fact that jokes are small dialogues or even sometimes a single sentence!
It can be  easier to listen to jokes than long audio books or podcasts.

 

Improve Your Writing Skill Through Jokes

After listening to a joke, try to write down it as if you were doing a dictation.
When writing down a joke, you are going to deal with word spelling, sentence structures, tenses and a lot of other grammatical issues.

Useful tip:
When writing down a joke you can figure out words that you didn’t catch while listening.

 

Improve Your Speaking Skill Through Jokes

The last stage is telling jokes in order to improve your English speaking skill.

If you are a good actor, you can try to tell English jokes in public. Your friends are going to have a good time while you improve your English speaking skill.

If you are not good at telling jokes and even worst in English, you can still improve your English speaking skill. Just read aloud jokes when you are alone.

Useful tip…
Try to imitate how other people tell jokes. Be aware of pronunciation, accent, intonation…

 

And Remember…

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I really recommend working your 4 English basic skills through jokes. But never forget to enjoy them first!!!

– Do you use jokes as a material to improve your English?
– Do you know a good joke that you want to share with us?
All your comments are very welcome!!!

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