1. Watch movies or TV shows.
I’m sure you’ve heard this advice before, but are you actually doing it? I know it’s much easier to relax and watch movies in your native language, but this is truly a helpful exercise. Here are some tips to make the most of your movie-watching experience.
2. Practice with friends.
As a student of French, I am most motivated by the desire to actually, truly communicate with people in French (side note: that feeling you get when you actually, truly do NOT understand a single word the other person is saying? — yeah, that’s pretty motivating, too). The only way to practice with friends is, well, to find friends who are also studying English. Meetup.com is a great place to find people with similar interests in your city.
3. Use language-learning apps (like Memrise).
4. Listen to the news in English.
5. Watch YouTube clips.
6. Read novels, blogs, and magazines in English.
7. Get a pocket dictionary (or an app).
8. Sign up for word of the day emails.
9. Use Facebook wisely.
10. Become an Anglophile.