5 Secrets to Improve Your Listening

When you’re learning a foreign language, it’s no secret that listening is hard. But there are good strategies that can help you improve your listening skills. Watch the video below for 5 of them (and get some reading practice with the subtitles too!) Recommended for intermediate learners (Levels 300-400).

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Beginner English Resources

ACE - level 100, studying 2Beginner learners! Our Level 100 students! Remember, we have a page with Level 100 Extra Study Material. The page has 10 topics for beginners. Some topics you learn in class and is good for review. Some topics are new information. Read them, watch the videos, and do the activities. This extra practice will help you get better at English. Good luck in your studies!

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Simple English News

You can stay current on news and learn English with Simple English News. This website has news stories and many support features like videos, audio, vocabulary and definitions, and English learning activities. All together, you can learn many different skills and interesting topics! Recommended for beginner and intermediate learners (Levels 100-300).

 

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The Ts

Classes are full of activities, assignments, and homework–and the most stressful, TESTS! You’ve got quizzes, midterms, and final exams…but you can handle this too! Besides studying and practicing the content, you can try these Tips for Test Taking. The link goes to a video (with transcript) on useful tips to help you do well on tests.

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News with English Club

With news, you can learn English and a lot of other current topics. English Club has great news podcasts that teaches current events and gives English learning support like vocabulary and exercises related to the podcast. Follow their news regularly and you can try out their monthly quiz. Practice all the different English skills at once–listening, reading, vocabulary, and more! Recommended for intermediate to advanced learners (Levels 400+).

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Be a More Confident Public Speaker

Glossophobia (n) – fear of public speaking

Does this word apply to you? If so, you’ve probably often avoided speaking in front of people. But as English learners, that’s one of the best ways to learn. I’m sure you’ve done something like group or individual presentations in your English classes. You were probably anxious and nervous and had a more difficult time speaking. So how can you improve and reduce glossophobia? Check out WatchWellCast’s video below for tips on how to be a more confident public speaker. Recommended for intermediate to advanced students (Levels 400+).

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Comics English

Reading doesn’t have to be just for practice. You can also enjoy reading for fun. Try Comics English for short comic strips. The pictures and characters are creative, and you can learn casual English, jokes, and puns. The comics have support features like scripts, vocabulary with definitions, and context (explanation of the humor or situation). Share the comics or ask your friends or teachers about them; that’s a good way to start an enjoyable conversation! Recommended for intermediate to advanced learners (Levels 300+).

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