SHADOW METHOD. I use ‘shadow method’. I feel as a parrot. I listen an audio with the transcription again and again and try to imitate actors. Repeat everything that is being said in the audio.
WATCH PEOPLE TALK English. When I realised this I couldn’t imagine how this word sounded and changed. Different languages make different demands on your tongue, lips and throat.
READ. Reading is one of the most fun and effective ways to help improve your English language skills. It can help to expand your vocabulary and expose you to different sentence structures, all while you enjoy some wonderful stories.
CULTURE .First of all, learn about the culture, because one word can be polite in your mother tongue and so impolite in others. Besides the use of thanks, sorry, please to ask something.
POST-IT-NOTE. Put post-it note to learn vocabulary in all part of your home.
LISTEN. Every day different podcast or radio. Pay attention to what you’re hearing and the situations around you and then you’ll be able to SPEAK.
Can you tell yours?
Don't forget to smile :)
What helped me the most was reading a monthly language magazine targeted at learners. The publishers claim that, if you read their magazine diligently for 1 year, then you will notice a marked improvement in your language abilities. I thought: nice marketing technique, but probably not true.
But, I read their French magazine for 1 year.....and I saw vast improvement in my understanding of written French and in vocab. Then I read their Spanish magazine for 1 year....same results!
I'm convinced now that reading a language magazine targeted at learners is highly effective. It's just a shame so few of them exist for languages other than the "Big 5" (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian)