English is an easy language to learn.
English grammar is similar to French. You already know a lot of English vocabulary without even knowing it. The English language surrounds us everywhere and is much more widespread than we think. In this very long guide, I show you step by step how to put all of these benefits into practice to easily learn English.
Work even if it is “simple”. Learning English will take less effort than learning Chinese, Hindi, or Arabic. Already. English grammar is easier than French grammar, that’s right. There is a lot of vocabulary that you know. And now it’s not at all difficult to learn from new apps, it’s true. But you still have to work. Going down to the bottom.
I would like to say to everyone who thinks this is purely wrong, work is very important especially when you want to learn a new language! You always have to work, work and work, even when you are studying clear and pure things.
If you don’t work now, you’ll maintain the habit of putting in no effort, and then when it’s really hard to learn something, you’ll give up because you’ll quickly get bored of not being able to comprehend without working.
On the other hand, if you exercise today you will see much faster results, then you will be extremely proud of yourself. So you’ll always want to know more and more which is great when we’re learning a language.
Remember when I said you could learn English or another language while having fun?
I have good news for you, it really is! Every day, when you study English for 30 to 60 minutes, you can really have fun; Watch some TV shows, watch series, learn vocabulary and practice grammar, watch one or two videos, etc.
By diversifying the activities, the English language will seem less boring for you, and you will really have more fun because you will learn faster and with more effort.
Of course, you have to be 100% in the activities. Nothing should be distracting! This means that when you watch TV shows, TV, and videos … you will not be able to be on your phone to text your best friend on Whats. No, you will need to focus 100%. If you are not interested in what you are doing, you will lose a lot of important information.
For example: Watch the early days of series and videos with subtitles. When there is a word (verb, expression …) that you do not understand and seems important to you, add it to Anki or Mosalingua.
Besides, you’ll know how to pronounce it because you’ll hear it, right !?
As I told you, again and again, English is not difficult at all, however, it is much easier than French! In my opinion, you will be hard-pressed to:
Learning vocabulary is completely normal, English is not your first language, there are some similar words from one language to another, but not all of them.
Having a good pronunciation is also natural, there are English-speaking sounds that cannot be found in Molière’s language.
You will have to make both small and big efforts to improve yourself in this area. One of the best pieces of advice I can give you is to never start with reading or grammar and learning phonics.
For the first two or three months, I suggest you focus more on vocabulary, oral comprehension, and pronunciation. Then you can focus more on writing, grammar, and reading.
I’ll give you more details throughout this article, and you’ll also find resources and techniques to improve the way you speak English.
Understanding what other people are saying can be one of the most difficult things because people talk very quickly and make a lot of connections. Below you will find all the techniques and tips for improving yourself in this area.
Contrary to what you might think, English grammar is very simple, and you will see it with your own eyes.
Adjectives are not identical, verbs in the present tense change only with the pronouns he/she (except for the verb to be), in the past tense form the verbs do not change at all (except for the verb to be).
There are irregular verbs but once you know them, you just need to review them now and then and the other rules aren’t complicated either.
In conclusion, Shakespeare’s language is not really difficult, one of the biggest problems you will face if you do not use Mosalingua is you will learn as many words as possible.
Below is a section on learning English vocabulary, where you will find some great ways to learn it.
You will also need to have the best possible pronunciation so that people will not notice that you speak French.
There are a lot of advantages to having a good accent if you have to work in an English-speaking country and your boss notes that you speak very well, he will be like: “Wow, he worked hard to speak English this way. I think he’s a serious person! >>
To get the best accent possible, you can do this:
Watch videos, movies, series, and TV as much as possible and listen to the radio or podcast (in English of course 😉).
Talk to people of English descent who live near you, it can help you a lot, when you make more or less serious mistakes, these people will be able to correct you.
Speak a Language
After 3-6 months of learning vocabulary and pronunciation, you can process grammar. No need to wait 3-6 months because it is complicated …!
On the contrary, the rules as I already told you are very very very simple!
You just need a good basic vocabulary and pronunciation before you start studying it.
When you do your grammar, also keep watching series, movies, or TV. Also, keep learning vocabulary, don’t just focus on grammar, it will get boring and you will appreciate your English less and less.
I would like to warn you that it is not a good idea to do the grammar or read before knowing enough vocabulary and mastering the pronunciation well or less well, otherwise, when you read the grammar you will automatically incorrectly pronounce the words. In your mind and that could backfire on you. I’ll repeat myself a little, but at least I’m sure you’ll get it right.
Sometimes people think that the English language is very simple and that there is a thing or two a little complicated, at the moment I agree with these people because this is very true.
The problem, however, is that these people think this way: easy = no need to act. This is completely wrong! Let me explain to you when you think it’s too easy to put in less effort, you are saying to yourself, “Oh it’s okay, you don’t need to study much any way I get it!” >> And then one day we end up breaking our noses.
This is exactly what happened to me in math this year, in the first semester I was achieving good grades all the time, the average was 5.4 *.
Now, in the second half of the year, I have an average of 4.6 which leads to a decrease of 0.8 pips! I can tell you it’s huge and it hurts.
* I live in Switzerland, so the ratings are not the same as in France.
Here, we can make 6 as a maximum and if we have less than 4 we are below average.
It’s the same in English, if you directly believe you will succeed, you will study every little, and time gaps will be created over time.
Finally, after a while, you will have two options:
Either you fix all of these flaws because you really love this language and you are brave. It will definitely take a long time if you’ve really missed it.
Either you give in because there’s a lot to review and it bothers you just thinking about it. So you might have spent 5 months of your life learning English for nothing.
Don’t be silly, it makes sense that you want to spend less time studying, I totally understand you, but this is life. If you want to succeed, you have to know how to sacrifice yourself.
Remember, no effort is wasted, by doing your best you will succeed and after doing so I can promise you that you are truly happy!
How long does it take to learn English?
This is the question you ask yourself, and the hardest answer you can give yourself!
It depends on a lot of factors:
From the time you spend on it daily, the
regularity of your work, your
motivation: the more motivated you are, the better you learn
from your more or less ambitious goal.
How you choose Your
efficiency: We do not all have the same speed!
Example: I learned English during 4 years of college: either 2 hours or more per week for 35 weeks, in 4 years …
At least 280 hours of English have passed …
What was the result? She didn’t even know how to make a Joomla!
So you can see that the time spent is all relative!
If you work effectively for two hours a day very seriously (inclusive: vocabulary, grammar, videos, …), you will need two months and follow the method that I describe for you here.
If you go less intense, count 6 months! This is a good average for learning a language already familiar to you (not Chinese either, is it?).
What is your motive?
Some of you may want to learn English to learn … but this is rare!
There are two main reasons why you should start or return to English:
You need it for your business
or you need it in your personal life to travel and exchange with English-speaking acquaintances …
the main thing is that you have a project to motivate you even when you are in despair and that you have a deadline.
Set yourself a deadline when you will need to get the right level. If you don’t have a deadline, you always run the risk of procrastinating what you don’t like, avoiding what is too difficult, and you won’t really progress.
If you think: “I want to learn English for fun, but I don’t know when I will use it, maybe one day,” then you might find yourself frustrated in the face of difficulties, because you don’t. You have no project, goal, or deadline … and this is a shame! Build your own project in your head and try to stick to it🙂
The goals are different, and the pace of work and requirements will be too.
Don’t be hard on yourself though! Don’t plan something impractical that might disappoint you …
Do not work alone, bring someone with you
Nothing is more difficult than working alone … When you are frustrated and tired, you need someone who will rejoice in you, encourage you …
Live this adventure for two or more people!
Yes, starting or returning to English is an adventure, with ups and downs, hard work, and fun 🙂
When you really want to get started, talk about it around you: family and friends, someone wants to start with you, no matter their level!
Another solution: find a learning partner! Someone with the same motivations as you, with whom you can discuss your progress regularly, and what you are working on … someone who will make you repeat your vocabulary lists, irregular verbs, …
You don’t know how? There is a partner search article on the blog, you just need to leave a comment below the article to find someone :). Here is the link: Find a Learning Partner
Set goals for the week The
best way to start is by setting goals. Of course, it must be achievable!
For example, set goals for each major:
Oral / written comprehension
350 – 400 words
Verbs with <> and <> + some irregular verbs
Understand an idea generally in the text, and distinguish words when people speak
The ability to traverse a basic conversation
Then start with what you think is most important. For example, to understand a text, you need vocabulary knowledge and the ability to conjugate main verbs, so you’ll start with that.
You really have to go gradually, and there is no point in wanting to go very fast and skip stages. … which may be very important!
I also advise you to do a lot of research on the internet, as you can find really interesting sites, videos, and any other content!
You can start watching these videos right away by clicking on the link above or wait until you get a little advanced in English.
I recommend that you have 1000 words, know the most irregular verbs, and know-how to conjugate past, present, and future verbs before you start watching these videos.
Remember, nothing will be in French, everything will be in English!
Don’t worry, learning irregular verbs in English isn’t very complicated if you follow the advice given here.
Learning tenses in English is not difficult either. Within three days, you can master the past, present, and future if you do not go into too much detail.
So take it to step by step, and work hard to achieve the best possible results. I remind you that it is much easier to do everything right or correct these mistakes directly than to always wait to get back on the right track and these mistakes become bad habits.
After a while you will have made tremendous progress, you will definitely notice by the fourth/fifth month.
As long as you know enough word pronunciation and can comprehend a string, I think you can start reading.
Don’t think straight about huge, hard-to-read novels.
Alternatively, head to the blog posts on topics that interest you, and read the newspapers too, if you like sports then buy the English magazines that talk about them, etc.
Above all, don’t forget that fun has to come first (or almost any way), there’s no point in indulging in a detective novel if you don’t like it, don’t watch How I Met Your Mother if you prefer a series like Lost or Breaking Bad.
It is really important to study Shakespeare or any other language in an organized but enjoyable way, and diversify activities; Not content with grammar or vocabulary! Think about all of those other things that you enjoy, too.
Get organized, but not too much either!
English Vocabulary: How do you start learning and memorizing it?
Vocabulary is probably the most complicated thing to understand due to the lack of any logic.
It is not like grammar or conjugation which is designed to give order and logical structure to a sentence.
And yes, in reality, these are just words and their translations, sometimes there are small or big similarities with French or another language you actually speak, and sometimes they are completely separate words that need to be studied and memorized.
I told you some time ago about Mosalingua, in my opinion, it is the best app for Apple / Android devices. Sure it has a price (not too high), but I’ve personally seen this software work at 100%!
The application is constantly evolving, and its developers do everything to improve the performance of the program and satisfy us as customers.
There is also Duolingo which can help you a lot while learning, I used it quite a bit, the only problem is it gets a little bit repetitive.
Or if not, you can make good your own vocabulary study method.