As teachers we know how important improving your English language skills are. We also know that as students you are on a tight budget. One of our colleagues has given some interesting FREE ways to learn more!
3 Ideas to Help You Learn English for Free
Learning a language can very quickly become expensive. Between classes, books, applications, and software, it all starts to add up. Many of paid resources are very good and will help you if you, but there’s another route if you haven’t much money: free language resources.
You can learn any language for free, or close to it, and lots of students don’t realize this. There are so many free or low-cost ways to practice on your own and with others. Here are three of those.
YouTube has a massive hidden world of videos that are all about learning English! Vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing tips; it’s all there. All you have to do is type in what you are looking for.
Start a club.
There are over 1 billion people learning English across the world. Chances are, many of them are in your same city or town. Pick where and when to meet, announce it on social media or put up flyers, and make a rule that during that time, only English is allowed. It’s a great way to practice speaking, fluency, and make some new friends. To be honest, there are probably some clubs already in existence near you!
Find a TV show or a book series.
Once your level becomes high enough (if you can read this with little problems then you’re good), then you can start reading books and watching TV without subtitles. With books, it’s a good idea to start with something that you have read in your native language so you know what to expect. With TV shows, find something that you enjoy and try your best. It can be hard to understand everything. One option is to watch an episode with subtitles, and then watch it again without and really focus on hearing what’s being said.
These are just three ideas, but there are so many more that you could probably think of too!
About the Author
Yvette Smith is a veteran EFL teacher, writer, and editor currently living in Vietnam.
We hope you try some of these ideas and that they are useful to you. Maybe you have some of your own, please feel free to share them with us.