There is a very commonly held misunderstanding about learning a language: It takes an incredible amount of time and effort to get yourself from complete beginner to reasonable fluency or to go on an intensive English learning program. Not to mention for those who have a full schedule, it is not workable at all.
Fortunately, those are not true at all, with a little improvisation, learning can not only be fun but also takes only 10 minutes of your day. So here it is, ways to improve English in 10 minutes a day.
Prepare your day in English
During your morning routine, while having breakfast or taking shower, plan ahead your day in English – what would you like to have for lunch, priorities of your workload, plans after work. By doing this, you can improve the way you form your sentence in your head and in time, you’ll get quicker on them that it’ll come naturally with enough practice.
The next step is to apply this skill by talking with people in English. It’s the unavoidable truth that if you don’t practice speaking in English, you won’t be able to speak fluently. With the help of the previous training, you can at least form your sentence in your head first. Next, is to deliver it out through speech.
Read articles and watch videos
Thinking in your head and speaking to others in English is a good exercise, but you get good examples from reading articles and watching videos. Do those when you are taking your short breaks from work, or during your lunch hour. We recommend you in choosing subjects you’re interested in, for example, electronics or politics. This is so you would keep reading even if you found difficult words along with your read.
Take notes throughout the day
As you’re reading articles and watching videos, it’s best to take notes on words or grammars you’re struggling to understand on your smartphones or notebook. Writing down these words or grammars makes it easier to remember and improve English. At the same time, you can add side notes to those words and flip through them again when you need it, i.e. where, when and how to use it.
Use Dictionary Apps
Last but not least, there are some English dictionary applications on smartphones that send you a word a day along with its definition through notification. This takes no more than 1 minute to read through their short notification and a refreshing way to start your day with a new word in your head.
There you go, quick and efficient ways to improve English in 10 minutes a day. Each English learning tips only take you no more than 2 minutes, and the combined effort with constant practice will provide you astonishing results. As the saying goes, ‘don’t dream it, do it’.