7 Ways To Use English Daily

Use it or lose it! Learning a language means you have to be an active user to do well. It has to be every day. The more you are around English and you put English in your environment (e.g. the more you use and see it), the faster you will improve.

The good news is that there are truly many ways to use English on a daily basis. Once they become habits then you won’t even think about them anymore but they will make a big difference.

1. Download some podcasts in English for your downtime.

Podcasts make for an awesome way to keep up your listening skills. There are some made for English learners that are useful, or if you are more advanced you can listen to ones made for native speakers while doing chores or driving somewhere.

2. Change your phone settings to English.

This goes for all of your electronic devices as well. Though it won’t help you learn all that much, it’s the mindset of English that matters.

3. Label things around your room/house…

This is one for beginners. Take some time to label everything in your room or house in English. Though it may look silly, you will start to think of objects only in English, which is great!

4. …Or put up quotes, sayings, goals, etc.

If you already know by heart all of the names of the things in your home, you can still “decorate” your living space in English by putting up some nice quotes or sayings. Consider writing down your to-do list or some daily goals (about anything) in English and put it up to see.

5. Start thinking in English

At first, you will have to do it on purpose. After a while, it will come naturally!

6. Play background music

Many people like to listen to music while around the house. Make sure it’s in English! As we said, the more you are around it, the more it will become a habit.

7. Post and follow on social media

You probably have a social media account. Why not use it to help you with English? Write one post in English daily. Follow some English pages about anything in your interest so that your feed is in English too.

Good luck!

Want more learning tips? Visit our Language Learning Tips blog. Are you an educator? Check out our teaching tips.

About the Author

Yvette Smith has been an educator for the past six years. Her speciality is ESL and has taught students of all ages in China, Mexico, and Vietnam.


Related Posts

English Conversation Starters

English Conversation StartersDo you want to speak in English but you don’t know how to get started? You’ve made the connections, but it can be difficult to actually start the conversation. Making what is called “small talk” is an excellent way to improve your English because it gets you used to everyday conservations in an informal way. […]

READ MORE →

English Learning Tips for Advanced Students

English Learning Tips for Advanced StudentsOnce you get to an advanced level it can be tempting to just skate along. After all, at this level, your English is probably very good and you understand grammar in a way that most native speakers can’t match. But even at this stage, there is still a lot to learn. 1. Focus on the […]

READ MORE →

ESL Learning Tips for Intermediate Learners

ESL Learning Tips for Intermediate LearnersOnce you’ve moved up to an Intermediate English level, this is where the complexity of the language becomes clear. At this stage of your learning, you need more advanced strategies to help you overcome your more complicated learning issues. Talk to native speakers. Chances are that you will start learning English from someone who speaks […]

READ MORE →

The Beginner’s Guide to Learning English

The Beginner’s Guide to Learning EnglishWhen you’re just starting out learning English, there’s a lot to learn and the idea of it can be daunting. To make it easier, there are several strategies and tips that can take you from beginner to talking in no time. Set goals for your learning. The purpose of your learning can determine what part […]

READ MORE →