We know that learning a new language may seem daunting at first but here at Cambly, we aim to make that experience fun, easy and effective. Whatever your level of English may be, having a strong vocabulary Whether you are already a Cambly student or are considering signing up as one with Cambly (get started here), the biggest goal is most likely to improve your English fluency to a level where you sound and speak like a native English speaker. Here are some of the best and most enjoyable ways to improve your English vocabulary.
Immerse yourself in the English language!
Let’s start with the fun and easy way to improve your English vocabulary – through movies, TV shows, podcasts, YouTube, social media and other digital sources. Many, many people have learned to speak different languages simply from watching, listening, reading and enjoying content in that language. Do you enjoy watching movies? Next time, pick out a foreign movie, make some popcorn and immerse yourself with the language. As with anything, consistent practice will give results. Practice daily by listening and reading to get acquainted with the vocabulary, grammar and syntax. Having equal improvement in all areas of learning will make it easier to improve your English vocabulary.
Commit to learning the language
Improving your English requires a commitment to take your studies seriously, especially if your goal is to become proficient and speak like a native English speaker. Figure out what the best methods or styles are ideal for you to learn and begin creating a plan. A schedule to keep your learning growth on track is a great way to measure your improvement, as well as areas that require extra studies for example, dedicate additional time to practice reading and listening to English. We have an extensive list of courses and material included for free with a Cambly subscription.
A good suggestion is to start with a goal of learning 5-10 new words per week to improve your English vocabulary. Practice using the words in sentences whenever you can, like when you are writing, reading, listening and speaking. Becoming familiar with the words and knowing when to use the correct vocabulary will become natural.
Learning to improve your English skills is easy thanks to Cambly’s educational platform. When you become a student on Cambly, you can navigate the services on the website, decide how often you want to practice speaking with our amazing roster of native English speaking tutors. Have fun and connect with the Cambly tutors until you find a tutor you can speak with on a routine basis, whether that’s based on the level of proficiency, style, interests, experience, and schedule. Having a routine schedule and routine tutor will allow you to improve your English vocabulary as you’re able to practice your growing diction and discuss various topics.
You can book regular classes with tutors that fit your schedule. Or, whenever you have some spare time Cambly and its tutors are available on-demand, so lessons do not have to be booked in advance. Simply log on from any device or computer, select from the available on-line tutors and get started. It’s that easy!
Get clear about your goals
Set goals. You’ve made a decision to improve your English and whether it’s improving conversation skills, learning idioms, practice grammar, or are preparing for a language exam, be sure to share your goals with people who will support you like your family, friends and Cambly tutor. Communicating your goals and expectations with your Cambly tutor is especially important as they can assist you in the best way possible by suggesting material suitable for your English level and goal. All Cambly lessons are one-on-one, ensuring you get optimal attention and feedback.
Improving your English vocabulary can be easy and fun if you are able to find methods of learning that are easy and fun for you, at any age! So whether you like to read books, watch movies, listen to podcasts, watch YouTube videos, join an English speaking activity or class, start a conversation with someone in English, there are many ways to benefit from improving your English and enjoy the process at the same time.
Author: Grace Armani, Cambly Tutor
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