“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”
English is a global language. It is spoken in many countries of the world. Since it is the most spoken language worldwide, no wonder it is considered by many as a universal language. Hence, whether it’s for personal or professional purpose, it is important to improve English language. If you ever think how you can improve your English, you might find this article helpful, as it provides simple ways for improving your English language. Here are seven simple ways which can help you improve your English.
1-It is assumed that you have a reasonable degree of understanding about the basic phonology and orthography of the English language. Here, it is important to mention what orthography and phonology mean. The former is the study of how sounds are organized and used in a language and rules which specify how sounds interact with each other, whereas the latter is used in writing the English language, including English spelling, hyphenation, capitalization, word breaks, emphasis, and punctuation. Orthography may be simply defined as the way in which the words of a language are spelled. However, if you have a basic understanding about phonological and orthographic system, then, it may be easier to learn and improve your English successfully. All that you need is to learn and improve you basic grammar skills. It should be noted that good grammar skills are essential for effective and meaningful communication.
2-Remember that in order to learn about or improve any subject area, there are four core skills you need to work on. They are: Listening, speaking, reading and writing. And in order that these skills be developed to a desirable level, it is advisable to implement strategies which could help you do so. This way will definitely be helpful for you to improve your English successfully.
3-Out of the four aforementioned core skills, writing is the most important one, as it can enable you to improve your English to a considerable level within a short span of time. Even if it is a small paragraph, you should spend time to write every day, so that the learning process may be enhanced in a way as wanted.
4-Surrounding yourself with people who are good at English and who may assist you in your objective, that is, improving your English language is another great way. This can not only speed up the process involving you in passive learning, but it also provides the ways in which you can develop your intended skills. It must be noted that those who are experienced may offer advice and make suggestions that in turn can lead you to reap better results.
5-Referring English dictionary whenever needed is of great importance and value to help you enrich your vocabulary. Not only a strong vocabulary can help you say what you mean but it can instill confidence to communicate better. Whenever you encounter the words whose meanings you don’t know, jot them down and refer the dictionary for their meanings as well their forms. At this stage, it is appropriate to mention that there is a need for taking notes of those words that are difficult and the most commonly confused. This would involve you in understanding the root of words which in turn can enable you to figure out new words. You can refer Longman dictionary of contemporary English or Oxford English dictionary to increase your vocabulary.
6-Television is an amazing resource for English language learners or those who want to improve English. If you have English Channels on your TV, watch them regularly, as it can aid you greatly to train your ears to differentiate and understand various words including the correct way of pronouncing words.
7-Maximize the pleasure of learning, because we can never forget what we learn with pleasure. Maintain the timetable and practice constantly as has been suggested above – never stop learning. Remember that you are neither too young nor too old to start learning and so you are not too late to fulfill your another goal. as it goes in the words of C.S. Lewis, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
It must be noted that learning or improving English language is the need of the hour. It can provide several benefits both personally and professionally, while keeping you abreast of changes as well as the latest developments around the world.
K. A. Fareed (Fareed Siddiqui)
Writer, Trainer, Author, Blogger, Software Developer
BBA, MBA-Finance, MPhil-Financial Management, (MSc-Software Engineering)
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications and Programming
Certificate course in English language proficiency
Level 1 – Leadership and Management ILM – UK
Individual Member of Institute of Management Consultants of India