As with any other studies, the keys to successful learning of English are hard work, dedication and consistency, which means you absolutely must attend your classes, actively participate in discussions and do your homework. But even when you don’t have classes, you still can – and should – continue learning the language. Here’s what you can do
Use Additional Resources
There are hundreds of websites with free vocabulary and grammar exercises, quizzes and games, ranging in difficulty from the most basic to very advanced, so regardless of your level of English, you can definitely find something to work with. Not only is it a fun way to learn, but also it’s a great supplement to your school studies.
Watch Movies and TV
To those who just embarked on learning English, this may seem a very difficult and definitely not enjoyable task. However, while indeed difficult, it is a very effective way to learn. The more you are exposed to English, the quicker your progress will be. You will learn grammatical rules and word usage, pick up the intonation and rhythm of the language, and get used to fast speech styles. At the very beginning you can start with watching TV and movies with subtitles, but over time you’ll need them less and less.
Speak English As Much As You Can
You can memorize grammar rules, words and idioms, but keep in mind that it’s just a part of the learning process. You have to constantly practice everything you learn by communicating in English with your friends, coworkers and classmates. You may feel a little self-conscious at the very beginning because you might not be sure how to pronounce a word or what verb tense to use. Remember that mistakes are natural since you are just starting to learn the language and the only way to move on to the next level is to work through the difficulties.