Sometimes time just isn’t on our side and we’re in a hurry to see noticeable changes in our English level. If you want to improve your level in a hurry, try switching activities so as to not always be doing the same thing. Here are 5 things that you can do every day to improve your English.
Morning 8:00 and a cup of coffee
Watch the news with your morning cup of Joe
“Joe” is another word for coffee in American English. If you are in the habit of watching the news in the morning and you’re tired of hearing about corruption cases in Spain, why not try watching the Evening News of another country in English? I recommend NBC Nightly News. You can download the app for free.
Brain Break 11:00 and another cup of coffee or tea 🙂
Play an interactive app game to reinforce your grammar skills
Instead of spending your breaks looking at Facebook, I recommend Duolingo for B1 students. It’s a good review for B2 students. For higher achievers, there are lots of apps but memrise is interesting as it offers different courses in different languages. Here is a course for B2 students.
15:00 Lunch Time and a Lunch Date
Invite a friend to lunch and speak in English.
The friend doesn’t have to be a native speaker, but if you have native speakers at your work, help them with their Spanish. I’m sure they’ll help you with your English in return.
19:00 Come to Class!
Having an English class in the evening keeps you from settling down on the couch after a long day and helps you meet new people too! Also, it’s a great way to learn new expressions and speak in a group setting. Check out our class schedule here.
21:00 Dinner and a Comedy
Home from a long day? Too tired to think? Go ahead, indulge in a TV show, but change the language to Original Version, and follow along with subtitles. You’ve just done your daily 5 and you’re on track to improve in no time!