Resources for Learning English

Resources for Learning English

Learning English is an exciting experience, but it can be overwhelming as well. It takes a lot of practice and dedication. At American English Language School, many students who join our ESL program have already studied English. However, many students tell us that they do not get a lot of opportunities to speak. We always encourage our students to use English outside of the classroom to get as much practice as possible while studying in America, but a common problem is students don't have someone to talk to in English. 

If you would like to get extra English practice, here are few options: 

Social media:

Social media is a great way to connect with others. You can chat with friends, old and new. You can try to use some of the slang words we went over in a previous blog. If you don't have someone with who you can practice English, join a group! Facebook has countless groups online where you can find other people learning English and wanting to practice more. There are also a lot of groups that have grammar lessons, quizzes, and vocabulary to help you learn English. 

If you don't have social media, there are plenty of apps to help you to improve your English. Here are a few popular apps: 

Duolingo:

Duolingo teaches you vocabulary based on the topic you choose. You will learn new vocabulary words by connecting them with the pictures and will have to translate simple sentences into English. This app is good if you are beginning to learn English since it starts with simple vocabulary and reviews exercises often. Plus, the setup of the app makes it feel like a fun game. 

Babble:

The app consists of 15-minute lessons and allows you to choose a topic you are interested in. The app can even listen to your voice and helps you with pronunciation. 

Rosetta Stone:

This app teaches you English in English instead of explaining words in your native language. It has exercises created to help you learn basic English, and then it will get more complex as you master the basics. 

Another good resource for learning English is blogs. There are infinite blogs for students who are traveling abroad. You can read about other students who are going through the same experiences as you and might have some useful information to help you. Numerous blogs also cover difficult material for students, such as grammar or pronunciation. 

Lastly, if you are looking to improve your writing, we recommend Grammarly. You can use Grammarly online or download it on your phone's keyboard. It instantly corrects your grammar mistakes and will give you an explanation of your error. You can use to it check your spelling and learn common grammar mistakes to help you to improve your writing. 

For more resources to help you learn English, email us at info@aels.edu

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Published on March 9, 2021

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