3 simple tips on how to boost your English skills outside the classroom

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Matthew HendricksInglés
27 de enero de 2017
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One of the most important factors about improving your language skills when learning a new language, is to expose yourself to the language as much as possible.
There are many ways in which we can do this in our daily lives, without having to set aside hours and hours for learning.

Here are 3 top tips on how to boost your your English skills on a daily basis.

1. Watch English videos on Youtube that interest you.


By doing this, you will not only get a feel for the speaking speed of a native speaker, but you will also be exposing yourself to their pronunciation, intonation and word stress. Even if you do no understand all of what they are saying, just listening to at least one video a day will help you get better feel for the way English is spoken by natives.


2. Train yourself to complete everyday tasks while thinking in English.


Simple tasks like counting your money in English or writing down mental notes in English, will help you get used to thinking in English, which will boost your learning capabilities in the long run. By doing this, you begin to train your mind to be able to think in English, which is the first step to becoming fluent.

3. Read English material at least once a day.


Find yourself an interesting book, magazine, online articles or even blogs and read at least a few paragraphs of English a day. If there are words that you do not understand, write them down and discuss it in your next Verbling class or if you have the time, look for the definition online.

If you do all 3 of these tips everyday, your English is guaranteed to improve much faster, compared to only learning in your Verbling sessions. Get yourself into a habit of doing this everyday and it will make a huge difference in your progress. By exposing yourself to the language everyday, you will become increasingly more comfortable with the language, as your mind will begin to understand new concepts, grammar and vocabulary much easier than before. You'll begin to get a real "feel" for the language.

I hope you find these tips helpful, as these tips really worked for me with learning other languages as well.
Happy learning!
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As a native English speaker from Cape Town South Africa, I have been teaching English for four years and have built up a considerable amount of experience in teaching online and would like to help you achieve your language goals. My second language is German and I also speak Afrikaans so I have firsthand experience of acquiring another language. It can be tough but with hard work and consistency, you can reach proficiency. I specialise in teaching business English and conduct business English training courses for corporate individuals and various well-established companies such as IBM, Canon, Meso, Edding, Jungheinrich and Shell. I offer courses in one-on-one or group sessions for professionals in industries such as finance, IT, customer service, marketing, sales and human resources. By my practical method of teaching, many of my students have successfully conducted presentations and interviews, handled clients and closed sales deals. If you’re just looking to improve your conversational skills, my general English lessons would be a great option for you. These lessons are structured to assist you in any real-life situation. My lessons are designed around the needs of my students and each lesson is structured to build the student towards fluency. Each lesson is geared towards a speaking goal that is centred around a real-life situation. Through having a speaking goal, this allows my students to use new vocabulary and grammar structures naturally. Learning a language in context is what builds you towards fluency. You as the student have full control of your learning pace and my lesson topics are kept relevant to you, helping you achieve using English outside of the classroom, fluently and with confidence. In our first lessons, I will assess your level of English and see how we can develop your skills. I’d also like to learn more about you as a person and hear about your interests and hobbies. In Cape Town, the weather is generally fantastic so I’m big on hiking, landscape photography and fitness. I also enjoy playing music instruments. I look forward to having you in my class and achieving your language goals. Matthew
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Inglés
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Afrikáans
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As a native English speaker from Cape Town South Africa, I have been teaching English for four years and have built up a considerable amount of experience in teaching online and would like to help you achieve your language goals. My second language is German and I also speak Afrikaans so I have firsthand experience of acquiring another language. It can be tough but with hard work and consistency, you can reach proficiency. I specialise in teaching business English and conduct business English training courses for corporate individuals and various well-established companies such as IBM, Canon, Meso, Edding, Jungheinrich and Shell. I offer courses in one-on-one or group sessions for professionals in industries such as finance, IT, customer service, marketing, sales and human resources. By my practical method of teaching, many of my students have successfully conducted presentations and interviews, handled clients and closed sales deals. If you’re just looking to improve your conversational skills, my general English lessons would be a great option for you. These lessons are structured to assist you in any real-life situation. My lessons are designed around the needs of my students and each lesson is structured to build the student towards fluency. Each lesson is geared towards a speaking goal that is centred around a real-life situation. Through having a speaking goal, this allows my students to use new vocabulary and grammar structures naturally. Learning a language in context is what builds you towards fluency. You as the student have full control of your learning pace and my lesson topics are kept relevant to you, helping you achieve using English outside of the classroom, fluently and with confidence. In our first lessons, I will assess your level of English and see how we can develop your skills. I’d also like to learn more about you as a person and hear about your interests and hobbies. In Cape Town, the weather is generally fantastic so I’m big on hiking, landscape photography and fitness. I also enjoy playing music instruments. I look forward to having you in my class and achieving your language goals. Matthew

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