New E-Book: How to Speak English Fluently

Our new book is FREE today (March 19) and tomorrow (March 20). After that it will be $2.99. You can download the book directly from Amazon. 

In this book you will learn how to make goals to improve your English learning. You will also learn tips to improve your English speaking, listening, writing and reading skills. 

You can download the book in these different Amazon Stores: 

United States
India
Brazil
United Kingdom
Italy
Germany
Spain
Mexico
Japan
Canada
Australia
France
Don’t have a Kindle? No problem!
You don’t need a Kindle to read and download this book. It is easy to read Amazon Kindle books- no matter what device you own.

Read it on your PC or Mac (Kindle Cloud Reader)
Read it on your iPhone or iPad (iTunes Reader
Read it on your Android (Android App
Read it on your Blackberry (Blackberry App

It’s FREE, but I need YOUR Help!

It is free, until March 20th at GMT-7. If you read this book and find it helpful. PLEASE leave a review on Amazon. 

Go download it now and let me know your thoughts! 

How to Learn English Fast

So, you want to know how to learn to speak English…. really fast? 

Language learning is something that takes time. You can’t learn to speak English in a day or a week but you can improve your English speaking skills quickly if you really try.

5 Tips on How to Learn English Fast

1. Do Your Daily Routines in English 
If you are already in the habit of doing things every day, why not try doing the same things but in English.

  • Watch/Read the news
  • Listen to music
  • Write in a journal
  • Read a book
  • Chat online
  • Use social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.)
  • Watch TV or movies
  • Listen to the radio

Try to immerse yourself in English. Do as many things in English as you can each day. If you get in the habit of doing somethings in English every day (even for 10 or 15 minutes) you definitely will learn more than attending a boring English class once a week.

2. Make an English Speaking Friend
Spend time with people who are native English speakers or who love English. This could be in your own city or you could learn to speak English online. By connecting and forming relationships with English speakers you will be motivated to speak in English. Also, you will find that the more you practice the easier it will become to talk to someone or have a conversation.

Look for language exchange partners, exchange teachers, students, tourists, expatriates or anyone that you think would like to practice English with you. Remember it doesn’t need to be formal. Just spending 10 or 20 mins. a day speaking in English will likely help you improve quickly.

3. Be Positive. 
If you have a negative mindset… or surround yourself with negative people then you will struggle to improve your English quickly. If you are positive and really think you can learn English; then you will.

By believing that you can learn good English and having a positive attitude you will retain (remember) more English. If you have a negative attitude and keep telling yourself that “It’s too hard.” or “You will never learn.” or “I speak bad English.”… then you will have a very difficult time figuring out how to learn English fast.

Stay positive and think about every thing that you have learned and how much progress you are making.

4. Focus on Your Actions…Not on the End Results. 
If you are need to know how to learn spoken English, guess what? YOU NEED TO SPEAK ENGLISH!
Stop wasting time thinking about speaking English.
Stop wasting your time thinking about being fluent in English.
Stop thinking about embarrassment, fear and mistakes.
Stop reading boring textbooks about English grammar exercises.

Start Speaking English… NOW.

Dreaming about speaking English fluently isn’t going to help you. The only way you can help yourself is to start speaking and listening to more English. You could listen to music, the radio or podcasts. You could watch TV or movies. You could find a English conversation partner or travel to an English speaking country. The most important thing is that you are taking action towards your goal. Focus on the small things that you can do to improve your English.

5. Invest in Yourself. 
You are important. Your future. Your goals. Your education. Try investing in your education… you will see quicker results than endlessly surfing the net looking for free English classes. Why not try online English conversation lessons? If you want to quickly learn to speak English online than you need to invest time, effort and money in yourself and your English learning. If your English really a priority in your life, invest in your education. If you don’t want to learn online, try traveling to an English speaking country. Learning to speak English fluently will change your life…. for the better.

You should have a few ideas on how to learn English fast… or at least faster than you are learning it right now. Good luck! Stay positive! 

Interested in improving your English really fast?

 

15 Things You Can Do To Improve Your English Today!

Stop making excuses about not having enough time to learn English. By making small changes on a daily basis; learning English will become a habit instead of a chore (or headache). 

You don’t need to spend an hour or two each day to get better at speaking English. Try dedicating 5, 15, or 30 minutes a day to improving your English. If you really commit to practicing English every day you will get better at it. I promise! 

15 Things You Can Do Today To Improve Your English!
1. Listen to a podcast every day
Podcasts are great. You can download them for free to your ipod, phone or computer. You can listen to podcasts while you are going to work, exercising or around your house. There are many podcasts to choose from in iTunes. You don’t have to just listen to English language learning podcasts (Like the English Tonight Podcast), but can find podcasts that are of interest to you. If you are interested in Soccer, Business or Marketing there are many podcasts to listen to. Also, listening to podcasts to varying subjects will ensure that you  stay engaged while listening and learning at the same time. 

2. Change the language on your phone to English
Change the operating language on your phone to English. You can usually change the language under ‘settings’. Though it may be difficult to understand the first few days, you will learn new words in English without even realizing. 

3. Change the language on your computer operation system, Facebook, Twitter, etc. to English
You could also change the operating system language from your native language to English on your computer, tablet or on any social media site that you use; such as Facebook or Twitter. Again you will learn new vocabulary in English instantly. 

4. Read or watch the news in English articles
You may already watch or read the news on a daily basis; now try doing it in English. BBC, CNN or Google News. You will continue your “good’ habit of staying informed on what’s happening in the world and improve your English reading and/or listening at the same time. 

5. Turn on English subtitles on your TV or DVD
Check to see if you can turn on English subtitles on your TV. If you have cable or satellite TV, watch programs in English with subtitles would be helpful. Also, before watching a DVD, check to see if is has English subtitles. You can find this function on the Main Menu of the DVD or sometimes the remote has a ‘subtitles’ button. Being able to hear and see the words at the same time will help to improve your English listening comprehension and understanding.

6. Listen to Music in English and learn the lyrics
Listening to music in English is great but do you struggle to understand all of the words that they are singing? Struggle no longer! You can finds the lyrics of many songs on these two websites: A to Z Lyrics UniverseLyrics.com or you could search for the lyrics on google or your preferred search browser.

 

7. Read more in English- the news, blogs, books, magazines
There are tons of printed information in English- be it on the internet or actual physical books and magazines. Read something in English that challenges you and is interesting. There are a lot of free materials, you can often download books from Amazon Kindle store for free. Don’t have a Kindle or iReader? Don’t worry. There is an app you can download and you can read it from your computer. 

8. Write in a journal every day in English
Practice writing every day. Practicing English for five or ten minutes a day will help. Write about what you did each day in English or write a story. Don’t have any ideas? Check here –> English writing prompts

9. Learn a new word in English every day
  Want to expand your English vocabulary? Great! Check out these word of the day websites: Here, here or here. Some of the words are rather complex but you are guaranteed to expand your vocabulary if you visit them every day. 

10. Speak in English with someone
Try to find someone to speak English with; whether it be a friend, family member or colleague from your work. The more you practice talking in English the better you will get at it. It will become more natural for you and you will start to feel less nervous when you have to speak English. Don’t have anyone to speak English with? You could try visiting these sites iTalkiverbling,  MyLanguageExchange or if you really want to improve your English you could sign up for an online English group conversation class

11. Write down new words and phrases in English that you learn
Keep a small notebook or a computer document (if you prefer) of new phrases in English or words that you have learned. Keep it in a place where you can refer back to it easily. When I was learning my second language, I kept a small notebook in my purse or pocket. I would write down anything new I learned or phrases I didn’t understand and needed to look up later. 

12. Watch children’s cartoons
Watching cartoons is a great activity for learning English. You will hear simple English and be able to see illustrations or animation of what they are talking about at the same time. Cartoons are often repetitive so you may hear some things more than once to help you improve you listening comprehension. 

13. Read children’s books
Children’s books are great for English language learners. You will be able to see words and illustrations and the context is usually simple because the materials were created for children. Don’t feel bad about reading children’s books there are tons of wonderful Children’s books in English that will interest you and teach you new English. You can access some Children’s books at MagicKeys, FreeKidsBooks, or as I mentioned above in Number 7, you can download free children’s books in English on Amazon as well. 

14. Dictate (Write down) what you hear
You should ideally dictate something you can listen to over and over again. You can find listening activities on English Tonight or ton of stories in English to listen to at ESL Fast or Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab. Remember, try to listen first a couple of times and write down what you hear. Then you can check when you wrote down compared to the exact transcript that is displayed on the website. 

15. Set measurable goals about learning to speak English
 You want to improve your English, right? Then you need to set a measurable goals. If you want to improve your English speaking skills you need to set a specific goal and put a plan in motion to help you succeed. Think: who, what, where, when, how?
Example of a measurable goal: I will improve my English speaking skills by enrolling in a speaking course online, finding someone from my work to speak with me two hours a week and by watching the news in English every day for 10 minutes. 

So, are you ready to stop making excuses and do something? Good!
What action will you take today to learn English?
Leave a message in the comments and let us know. 

Don’t let another day do by without improving your English. Register for our 30-Day English Challenge Course, where you will get 1 lesson a day for 30 days on interesting topics. 

Watching Cartoons Can Improve Your English

Cartoons aren’t just for kids. Watching cartoons can improve your English language skills.

What are cartoons?
Cartoons are animated drawings, usually popular with kids but there are some popular cartoons for adults such as the Simpsons and Family Guy.

How Can Cartoons Improve My English?

1. Cartoons are Simple
Most cartoons are simple. They have simple storylines with a problem and solution, so they are not hard to follow. Even if you do not understand every single word you will be able to visually see the storyline play out and that will increase your comprehension because you will be able to use more than one sense at the same time. When watching cartoons you use your sight (eyes) and hearing (ears) to increase your comprehension.

2. Very Common Language is Used
Since the target audience for most cartoons is children the language used is purposefully simple. The English verbs that are used are common and words that you could most likely use in your every day when speaking English. You will not hear complex academic language used in cartoons. They use common words that most English speakers and learners can understand. 

3. Repetition
Some cartoons are repetitive and ask the people viewing questions and to repeat back what the character has to do. This is helpful because you can practice listening to and answering questions.

4. Improve Your Vocabulary
You will learn some new words. Some words might be useful to you and others you might never need to use. Adding new words to your vocabulary as an English language learner is always helpful.

5. Improve Your Listening Comprehension
Being able to see and hear what is going on at the same time will likely improve your listening comprehension. You will be able to relate words and phrases said to the actions or things you see the characters doing on the screen.

Where to Find Cartoons in English:
1. Your TV if you have cable or satellite TV in your home
2. Nick Jr. 
3. PBS Kids 
4. YouTube
Tom and Jerry 
Franklin 
Woody Woodpecker 
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Bugs Bunny 
Olivia
Peppa the Pig (British Accent)
5. Disney and other animated Movies/DVD’s
On many DVD’s you can change the language that is spoken to English or you can add English subtitles.

Give it a try… next time you have an extra 5 or 10 mins. or want to try learning English differently tune into some cartoons.

Why do People Learn English? 9 Most Common Reasons

 

People around the world are learning English for different reasons. Here are the top 9 reasons why people learn English.

1. Internet and Social Media
As our access to technology increases worldwide, there is an increase in a need to know English. Approximately, 55% of all written content on the internet is in English. That means that if you can read in English, you will have more access to information than your non-English speaking peers.
Also, with the increase in popularity of Facebook, Twitter and Youtube; as well as other social media sites, the possibility of Native English speakers and non-Native speakers interacting has greatly increased.
Where before to find out the best restaurant in Sao Paulo you might use a book, phone directory or even ‘Google it’. Now more and more people are taking to social media sites to do their research and answer their pertinent questions.

2. To Meet and Communicate with More People
If you are able to speak English proficiently, you will people able to communicate with more people. Be it where you live, at work, online or wherever you go. Being able to speak multiple languages often gives you more opportunities in life and work than just speaking one language.

3. Travel
When travel to different countries, English is often the most common “bridge” language. Meaning that you could meet with people from five different countries at the same time and it is likely the only common language between all five people is English. English is able to connect people from many different countries and cultures more so than other languages.
English is also a common language in tourism worldwide. If you want to take a tour of different historical places or go to a hotel in the Caribbean; English is usually what the majority of the staff or workers know how to speak besides their local or native language.

4. For Current Job or to Get Better Work
If you increase your English proficiency, you often will be able to get a new job, a better job or a promotion where you are working. Having English speaking clients is very attractive and often a necessity for millions of businesses worldwide. You may even get a higher salary or paid more hourly for speaking English fluently.
Often if an employer (a business), is having trouble deciding between two potential job candidates; they often choose (or hire) the candidate that speaks proficient English rather than the one that does not.

5. For School or University Studies
Many schools and universities around the world require that their students have a basic or even intermediate understanding of the English language. Many have required courses that are taught in English.

6. Social Status
In some countries, speaking English fluently is highly regarded and sought after. This means that there are not many people that do speak English well and when they do; they stand out.
When you learn to speak English fluently, you may find that other people think highly of you and your English speaking skills. People may think to come to you with questions about English, travel or may even want to know your secret of how you learned English so well.

7. Music
There is a lot of great music in English. Rather it is from the present day or something from 20 or 40 years ago, there are a lot of famous American and British singers. Music in English often becomes popular all around the world and often people look to English to understand what the song they are hearing so often means. Music often unites people from many cultures and many people enjoy learning songs from the present and past in English.
Some people use songs and music to help them learn and better understand English. Song lyrics are usually catchy (interesting), easy to remember, repetitive and they activate your emotions (happy, sad, depressed, etc.).

8. Movies and TV
Many of the best movies are in English. Many of the most famous actors and actresses are English speaking. There are also thousands of movies that are produced in English each year. With the vast popularity of Hollywood movies and movie stars; it is no wonder that many people want to learn English so they can better understand movies and TV shows in English.

9. Science, Medicine, Economics, Law, Engineering and Politics
Often education, research and common industry vocabulary is in English for these important careers. If is often required that people who study or work in these industries do research and learn about new and cutting edge ideas within in their industry in English. Many of the top industry publications and research is in English.

Why are you learning English? Knowing why you and others are learning English is important.

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