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  • Testimonials

    [:en]I learned a lot, I only stayed for a week .. too short! The next time I will stay for 2 weeks. Friendly and inspiring teachers, interesting students. I loved/ enjoyed my short holiday in Malta and will definitely come back again to inlingua Malta.[:]

    - Elfi Geiger – Germany – November 2016

    [:en]I have really enjoyed my inlingua learning experience. My teacher is well prepared, the book is useful and my class mates are really nice. Now I hope I will pass the Cambridge Exam![:]

    - Beatrice – Italy – November 2016

    My holidays in Malta were very good and Inlingua School was the best part of it. I had a great class with sea view and air condition. So it was really comfortable to study. Special thanks to my teacher Fausto, because he is one of the best English teachers I've ever seen.

    - Oleg Volkov – Russia – October 2016

    It was really interesting. I want to go back and continue. Very good teacher and not a big school but enough rooms for everyone. Everything was good and well planned! Thank you very much!

    - Vladimir Acopov – Moldova – October 2016

    It was a fantastic experience, the school is great and Malta was beautiful. My teacher was very, very nice!

    - Aurelie Rechsteiner – Switzerland – October 2016

    I think it was a great experience for me. The teacher was nice and the people of the school too. I have learnt a lot so it was very good.

    - Corentin Vullioud – Switzerlad – October 2016

    My experience with Inlingua were very good! Also the teacher and the balance between grammar, reading and speaking and the balance between studying and free time in Malta is perfect!

    - Jean-Francois Vuilloud – Switzerland – October 2016

    Great School ! Our german teacher was super... And everybody was so helpful.

    - Christine Rechsteiner Vullioud – France – October 2016

    My experience with Inlingua was really satisfactorily. I attended the English course for personell advantage. I'm really happy here!

    - Nino Bregvadze – Germany – October 2016

    I had a great experience! Lessons with Vanessa were very good to learn grammar, she is very patient and afternoon lessons with Yvonne were a challange for me. I enjoyed to stay in Malta and I hope to come back soon.

    - Peter Mlynarcík – Slovak Republic – October 2016

    My experience in Malta was beautiful from day one as we felt as though we are at home immediately. My friends and I have made a lot of fun and exciting memories, which we will treasure for the rest of our lives. The English course was very helpful and I'm sure it will be of great help for my future job. The part I liked best of my holiday, was our visit to Golden Bay.

    - Elisa Antonino – Italy – Sept 2016

    My teacher was very friendly and interesting, she helped me improve my English considerably as we did a lot of conversation exercises in class.

    - Cecilia Carotenuto – Italy – Sept 2016

    inlingua Malta has helped me focus on some skills and improvements with my English. Found the lessons very interesting and engaging. I wish to be back soon.

    - Letizia Lastrucci – Italy – Sept 2016

    I loved this English language course, with inlingua Malta, because I believe that my English has improved a lot thanks to the speaking opportunities we had in class. I fell in love with Malta because of its beautiful places i visited and the people i met. I will definitely recommend inlingua Malta to my friends, and would like to thank my teacher Yvonne for such a great job.

    - Chiara Cirivello – Italy – Sept 2016

    My inlingua learning experience was interesting and helpful. I improved my English, I met many people from other countries and I made a lot of conversation.

    - Giada A. – Italy – Sept 2016

    I don't regret at all to have chosen Malta and inlingua indeed, as my learning English process. In the last 3 months i felt the inlingua team as a family, always happy and keen in helping me. One of the best experiences I have ever had.

    - Brenda T. – 28 yrs- Ecuador – 23 September 2016

    It was the best experience for me.  I really enjoyed my lessons a lot and i had lovely teachers. I got everything i wished for. Thank you very much indeed and wish inlingua the prosperity for your future.

    - Ekaterina V. – 26 yrs old – Russia – September 2016

    My experience made me understand that I still have a lot to learn. I learned a good number of new words, phrases and expressions. Learning in a mini group, with a maximum of 6 students, was ideal for me. Will have to come again.

    - Helga N.- Italy – September 2016

    I have been in Inlingua for about 24 weeks and I can say that it s an amazing experience. I'll never forget it because instead of improve my English I met a lot of beautiful people from different countries. Thank you Inlingua for everything

    - Ionela Bruiser – Romania – August 2016

    I am once again here at inlingua Malta to better my Business English. It has been, and always turns out to be a very fruitful and successful experience. This time I was accompanied by my 2 young daughters, they too had a lot of fun during their lessons and learnt a lot. In summary, it can be said that inlingua - both for professional as well as for private needs, is very good and i can highly recommend it.

    - Markus Bluemle – Germany – June 2016

    Very good experience. Employees are nice, teachers very professional. I recommend to come to inlingua Malta. If it's possible i will come again the next year.

    - Nicolas Delaporte – France – June 2016

    I have spent a great week and class was very interesting. Great atmosphere in class and school. Will surely come back.

    - Bryon Agnes – France – June 2016

      It has been a good experience because we have studied the basic things that we forgot, teachers were very nice and with the activities at school we have discovered this amazing country.

    - Emie & Baptistine – France – March 2016

    Very short experience but it was very amazing, really enjoyed the course and i will return next year.

    - Beatriz A. – Spain – March 2016

    Everything was fine. I had two weeks class and I appreciated my stay in Malta. The staff at inlingua are very professional, friendly and helped me for everything. I hope to come back for attending another class.

    - Luisi P.- France – March 2016

      It was amazing. I had a great time and the classes are awesome!  

    - David – Spain – Mar 2016

    I am so happy to have this experience, to learn English with a super teacher and great classmates. I will remember inlingua Malta forever. Thanks to all the staff.

    - Lily Carla – France – Feb 2016

    The school offers a great service and a great welcome. The staff is pretty helpful and friendly.

    - Benito & Giovanna – Italy – December 2015

    We like the school because the teachers are competent, the class sizes are small and we were put into the right classes. The school also offers a lot of after school activities. All staffs are very friendly and support us to organize our trips. I would definitely come again and also recommend this school to our friends.

    - Datong Xu – China – October 2015

    The best teachers ever!!! It's my 7th time here with inlingua Malta.        

    - Kate Solomeina – Russia – June 2015

    Very good teachers and atmosphere in class.

    - Emilija Lauraitytė – Lithuania – May 2015

    Had a great experience at inlingua Malta due to its teaching method and lovely teachers i met.

    - Rita M. – Italy – May 2015

    I really liked the staff at school and the hospitality they had from the first day. Thank you inlingua Malta.

    - Katia M. – Italy – May 2015

    It was a very interesting and interactive course of English, because I got to speak with  a lot of different people and my level of the language has improved.

    - Nunzia – Italy – March 2015

    It was a great experience for me to be at this school. I learend much about grammar. In the afternoon I did communication in a class with less students. The great benefit was that the students came from several different countries. So I could improved my English very well!

    - Ute – Germany – March 2015

    Everybody are friendly and so kind!! My teacher is excellent , and her pronunciation is very British! Malta is so beautiful place, the buildings are awesome

    - Kishou – Japan – March 2015

    At Inlingua school I have improved my English thanks to my good teacher. I really love it this experience. All the staff is very kindly and friendly.

    - Giuseppe – Italy – March 2015

    The English course was really useful and I really enjoyed all the free activities that the school organized for all the student. The staff is very good and polite. I suggest this school to everyone who really needs to improve their English.

    - Luca – Italy – March 2015

    My English teacher is really nice. The course is very interesting and I'm improving my English day by day. The staff is very professional and friendly.

    - Allison – France – February 2015

    I am attending the general English course and I'm feeling very good here. The school and all the staff is amazing. My teacher May is a really good teacher and she is teaching me a lot.

    - Melanie – France – February 2015

    It has been great experience to improve my English, I like Malta a lot because there is the beautiful sea.

    - Athilie – France- February 2015

    I think that the school is really good. The teacher take time to explain better all the arguments. The school is amazing and all the staff is very professional and always ready to help you. I will suggest this school to everybody.

    - Claudia – France- February 2015

    I think this is one of the schools I have most attended. I love coming back over and over. They teach you grammar and in the same time they let you speak in order to improve your English both in working environments and in ordinary life. The staff is very kind and friendly. They are always ready to help you.

    - Stefano – Italy- February 2015

    I am feeling good in learning and improving my English, I needed a lot. Maybe I come next year again.

    - Marcin – Poland – February 2015

    I like Inlingua school and Malta is beautiful.

    - Adrianna – Poland – February 2015

    It has been a very interesting experience and a great opportunity for me to improve and practice my English. Thank you for everything

    - Liliana – Italy – January 2015

    This is the best experience of my life. It was amazing and interesting. The lessons and the teacher were very very good. I don't want to go away....

    - Cristina – Italy – January 2015

    I think this school is good, I really love it, I really enjoyed the lessons, I had a great time here. Great teachers. It was a fantastic experience. Thanks

    - Claudia – Italy – January 2015

    I had a great experience and met a lot of people of different nationalities. I enjoyed it and will definitely return this summer.

    - Serena – Italy – January 2015

    It was a beautiful experience. The lessons were fine and funny and they helped me improve my level of English.

    - Simona – Italy – January 2015

    I have been in Malta since November and my experience here is really good. inlingua help me to improve my English and thanks of this I met a lot of people of around the world. I'm very happy with the school and also with the teachers.

    - Laura – Spain – January 2015

    I've spent time at this amazing school. During the course I met many teachers and all of them are very qualified. Nice cheerful atmosphere, a lot of activities. I recommend.

    - Yuri – Russia – January 2015

    Was a unexpected surprise and a great discovery.. The inlingua vacation. I got more than I expected. The staff were extremely friendly and professional. Malta too was a lovely discovery and I do recommend it to anyone wanting a fantastic vacation.

    - Patrycja – Poland – January 2015

    It was a beautiful time at inlingua school and i will come back in the summer. I have improved my English here. Thank you.

    - Gerd – Germany – January 2015

    I think this school so good and I want to thank my teacher, June, and my private lesson teacher Donovan.

    - Evgeny – Russia

    My holiday in Malta was very nice and the inlingua staff were very friendly and helpful. I am extremely happy because I have improved my English a lot.

    - Cedric – France

      Really liked the inlingua method of teaching, was very interactive and teacher was exceptionally friendly.

    - Gianluca – Italy

    Enjoyed my English course, but not much time to visit Malta and its beautiful history and architecture.

    - Antoinette – Italy

    This is a really cool school and I recommend it for students who wish to learn English effectively and have fun at the same time. inlingua Malta has the best staff and will surely help you achieve your goals.

    - Ana – France

    I really loved it! My classmates were fantastic and the lessons gave me the opportunity to improve my English skills, especially thanks to the possibility to practice my spoken English during class.

    - Valeria – Russia

    I really enjoyed the lessons. The topics were chosen very well by our teacher and the atmosphere in the school and also in our class was great. Learning how to converse in English was made easier thanks to this.  I wish to also thank the amazing classmates and helpful staff at inlingua.

    - Andrei – Russia

    The learning method at inlingua Malta is superb and the teachers and all the staff are amazing. It was truly an unforgettable experience studying here.

    - Alberto – Spain

    I had a great time at inlingua Malta. Both teachers Maria and Simona were amazing ! :)

    - Marina – Russia

    Lovely staff and great atmosphere at school. The conversation club teacher Simone is amazing and knows a lot about History

    - Thomas – Czech Republic

    Great teachers and fantastic staff. I made a lot of new friends! I really like the activities aswell. They were lovely and I exciting :)

    - Barush – Czech Republic

    I made a lot of new fantastic friends in this school. The weather is fantastic and the teachers are great!

    - Gioele – Italy

    I was a bit afraid in the beginning because I thought it would take some time for me to get used to the school and the students. However the staff and teachers were very welcoming and the inlingua learning method has surely helped me improve my English faster!

    - Esther – Spain

    It was a fantastic learning experience. I really enjoyed myself because I could combine learning with fun thanks to the various activities the school has to offer

    - Batracio – Spain

    The best English learning school in Malta. You will surely leave with a smile and more knowedge of the English language from this school.

    - Carmen – Spain

    I love this school because it gave me a great opportunity to practice and improve my English. The staff was amazing and always with a positive attitude

    - Ana – Russia

    inlingua Malta is the best school of languages in Malta! Chris and Daniel are the best mentors :)))). It may not be the biggest, but I think its the best ! I arrived in Malta at the beginning of July. I forgot the exact date, but it really doesn't matter because the days go by really fast here. Especially with all the activities there are around Malta and Gozo !

    - Ivana – Russia

    inlingua Malta makes me go to the lessons with a smile even on a Monday morning. This school is great !

    - Evgenija – Russia

    Excellent school, great teachers and awesome staff :)

    - Gabi – Switzerland

    I had a good time. Fausto was a great teacher in the morning and Pat in the afternoon. Many thanks to the Inlingua team!

    - Philip – Switzerland

    It was very interesting and useful course for me. I learned a lot of important vocabulary and had opportunity to practise my speaking with very nice teachers!

    - Polina – Russia

    Friendly, knowledgeable, excellent explain study material.Next summer I am going to come to Malta to learn English. inlingua is the Best!!!

    - Tatiana – Russia

    It was really usefull to improve my English. There are small groups and high interaction between teacher and students

    - David – Spain

    Atmosphere in class = EXCELLENT!!!

    - Tibor – Slovakia

    Good that the class has been kept as small as possible. The amiability from the teachers and the employers is fantastic. Great Location.

    - Carmen – Switzerland

    I like my teacher very much, It's interesting to speak with her, she teaches excellent

    - Irina – Russia

    The teacher is very good and lesson interesting, I like that in the classroom we can talk with the teachers and other students

    - Gloria – Italy

    It was an excellent course of languages for my English. It's a perfect school for the study of the English Language, with good teachers and good personel in the school. It has a perfect location in the centre of Malta

    - Lorenzo – Italy

    I think I am lucky to have the best teacher of IELTS. Thank you!! I will be miss you!!

    - Rufina – Russia

    A very good teacher and I think I can speak for the whole class if I say she gives very good lessons with the perfect mix!! Also I learned a lot of things in her lessons. Thank you!!

    - Elisabeth – Germany

    Small classes, a very kind teacher who was always willing helping us with a lot of patience. Thank you!!!

    - Madeleine – Switzerland

    The language course are good and the teachers are very nice people. The most thing I like about inlingua Malta is the people in inlingua are friendly and nice

    - Ali – Libya

    I'm really enjoy studied English, with my teacher. Everything and everyone was excellent!!! Thank you very much

    - Volodymyr – Ukraine

    I like because I talk aout my experienceand emotion without problems and with another people that came from other places

    - Valentina – Italy

    My language course and my teacher were perfect, lessons are great!!!

    - Francesca – Italy

    This four weeks in Inlingua Malta are nice, I improve my English and know friendly people. Here the teachers are very nice and teaching very well, they worry for your education.

    - Laura – Spain

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  • Success secrets of learning English

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    If you wish you could speak English better, or even if you know nothing at all and just want a head start, this blog is what you have been waiting for, the key to making English something that you can speak beyond your wildest dreams

    1. Realise that you can be good at English

    Anyone can become good at English. You can become good at English. Race does not matter. Millions of people around the world speak fluent English, yet thousands of them are biologically exactly the same as you. Where you were born does not matter. Most of the English speakers in the World today learnt English as a second, or even third language. Even in your country there are many, many highly proficient English speakers..

    2. Realise that learning English is easy

    Do you think English is difficult? If you do you will never learn to speak well. But what are you comparing this to? If you think that English is more difficult than your own language, then how can you know if you don’t speak English yet? The key to being good is to realise that English is easy. Is English brain surgery or quantum mechanics? No. It’s simply a foreign language, something spoken effortlessly by millions of people everyday without a second thought. Truly great speakers of English treat English as a secondary thing, not something to think about, and certainly not to worry about, it’s simply another skill, like riding a bicycle or driving a car. It is something you can achieve. All it takes is a little effort and the right way of thinking. English is easy.

    3. Do something you enjoy

    You must love to learn English. You don’t see it as work, but as play. At inlingua Malta, this is what we do. Thanks to the inlingua learning method we make our students enjoy learning whilst enjoying the various activities on the island. To achieve this, the key is to do what excites you, but do it in English. Do you have a passion for boat parties, cultural excursions or perhaps the hottest music? What about your family, friends or children? What gets you going? What’s the one thing that if taken away from your life would have the biggest influence on you? Now imagine reading, listening and talking passionately about that subject, but in English.

    4. Set a goal

    How good do you want to be? You need a specific, written goal. Maybe you have one already? How  motivated are you? Maybe you need a certain level of English for a promotion or pay rise? Maybe there is a special girl or boy you want to speak to in English? Maybe you have a big business trip coming up? Set that as your goal. See yourself with that promotion, with that pay rise, with that boy or girl or talking effortlessly during that business meeting. Set the goal, work everyday towards it and you will achieve it.

    What if you don’t have a goal already? Remember the previous point, talk about something you love in English. Imagine how long you could talk about your hobby or passion in your own language. Imagine you are in a room with like-minded people, all eager to hear everything you know about your passion. Now imagine the exact same scene, but this time you are talking just as much about your passion in English. This is your new goal.

    5. See yourself in the future

    Or if you don’t have a hobby or passion, try this idea. Close your eyes. See yourself in the future. You are fluent in English. You are talking to someone. Can you see? Who is this person? The American president? The president of your company? David Beckham? You are laughing and joking. You understand everything they say. They understand everything you say. You are having a thoroughly enjoyable time. You are speaking fluent English. Look in the mirror. This is you. Keep this image in mind; this is your new goal. Work everyday to make it come true.

    6. Don’t mind what other people think 

    Even the harshest critic really respects you for speaking English and wishes to be like you. So don’t hide your lantern under a bushel, if you have the chance, use your English. This is your life and you alone decide how and when you speak and in what language. Don’t let what other people think stop you achieving your potential. Speak up and be proud to speak English!

    And don’t think that “being shy” is OK. It’s not. In every country we love winners and people who have special skills. Look at the Olympics when athletes win medals, everyone appreciates their special skills applauds their success and wishes them well. Or when scientists win Nobel prizes, again everyone is proud of what they achieved, looks up to them and feels inspired to become great themselves. It’s the same with you and English. If you can speak English and the people around you see this, then they will look up to you, admire and respect you. They’ll be proud to know you and the people around you will be inspired by your abilities and want to become great speakers themselves. Be a role model, be an inspiration for others.

    7. Take responsibility

    We all start from different points in life. Some of us are born rich, some are born poor. Some have influential parents, some have no parents at all. Some seem to achieve with grinding toil what others achieve with relative ease. If you are not Midas-touched, just let it be. This is life. And there’s nothing to do but accept it. If we constantly say “yes, but he was born in America so of course he can speak English”, or “Yes, but he went to the best university and had the best teachers” then we are blaming other people. Blaming other people is to make excuses, and making excuses is to open the path to failure. First we must take responsibility ourselves. How good you are at English is all up to you. There are millions of people in underdeveloped countries who have no food, no education and no resources, but they simply decided to learn English and did it. They took responsibility and took action. You are exactly the same, if you take responsibility and take action you will succeed. Maybe you feel you have no time? That you are too busy? But who decides how you spend your time? Don’t blame other people. How you choose to spend your time is entirely decided by you. So take responsibility and take control, acknowledge that you control what, when and how you do things, and make the best use of your time to achieve your goals. Take time where you can, five minutes after taking the kids to school? A 20 minute commute to work? An extra 10 minutes while eating lunch? Your time is yours. Five minutes before breakfast? Your time is yours. Everything starts with you. You are the master of your destiny, only you can determine how good you wish to become. Decide today you wish to be brilliant. Take responsibility. Make it happen. Become a brilliant speaker.

    8. Only think positive thoughts

    Successful language learners always look on the positive side of things. They see a language as something that can be mastered, one step at a time. If along the way we make mistakes, or lose faith, it does not matter as long as we continually look forward. See the goal in your mind and head towards it. However, sadly many people don’t do this. Instead of focussing on the good things, they focus on the bad. They continually think of mistakes they have made, they worry that they may embarrass themselves, they believe that English cannot be learnt, they believe they won’t be understood. And true enough, if this is what they think of everyday then this is what happens. But you are different. You think positive thoughts everyday and you head in the positive direction. When you make mistakes, you learn from them and move on. When you see a new challenge, new people to speak to, new words you don’t know, you look forward to tackling them, you know that people will respect you for trying, even if you do make mistakes. You know that English is something you can do. You know that even if people don’t understand what you say the first time, if you try often enough they will indeed understand. New things to learn are a challenge to be relished. You look forward to situations you cannot handle, so that you may learn how to make them your own. Thinking only positive thoughts, brings about only positive results.

    9. A little a day

    Research in other countries shows that instead of a big study session once a week, a little everyday is much more effective. Get in to a routine and don’t allow your mind to forget what you have learnt. See everyday as a chance to add something extra to your English potential. Make it a routine. Like learning to play baseball or to ride a bike, or a little exercise, whatever you do everyday, you get good at it. Do a little English everyday and you will get good at it.

    10. Listen to CDs in your car

    Get as many English Language CDs as you can. Listen to them all the time. “But I’m too busy!” you say, and I quite understand! That’s why it is recommended to listening to them on your way to work or school, either in the car or on a portable music player. It’s your time, use it. Do it everyday and you’ll soon see how much you can learn.

    Remember, if you listen to lots of CDs everyday, you’ll get very good at listening. To get very good at speaking, make sure you speak out loud with the CDs. Which do you want to be? Someone who is good at listening to English? Or someone who is really good at both listening and speaking?

    11. Be careful of “weird English”

    When you buy your books or CDs, buy lots of different CDs from lots of different companies. The reason is that many CDs that are written by people who don’t speak English and hence they contain lots of mistakes. But if you buy lots of different CDs and books, you’ll soon figure out which bits of English are real, and which are not! Learn English that is cool, so that other people are so impressed they say “wow!” when they hear you speak.

    12. Every step counts

    Realise that learning English everyday is like putting pennies in the bank. Every time you save a few pennies, the amount in your account increases and increases. English is the same, every time you do even just a little bit it adds and adds to how good you are. What if instead of 5 minutes everyday you did 10? What about 20 instead of 10? Every minute is a minute invested. Think how those minutes of study are building up, penny by penny, minute by minute to make you a wonderful speaker of English.

    13. Work smart, not hard – part 1

    One of the biggest shocks that people have about high school English is that although everyone has studied English at school, hardly anyone speaks it. I’m sure you had English classes for many years in high school, yes? And can you speak fluent English? … So why can’t you speak English? Well, the reason is that you were working hard, but not smart. You had the wrong goals and targets in mind. Up until now the High School English system was built on ideas from the Victorian period. In that time the target wasn’t communication English, because there was no-one to communicate with! The aim then was to learn foreign knowledge. People would read books in German or English or Dutch about arms, or medicine or engineering. If you think about your high school English, it was probably something just like that. And in that respect the world has succeeded. But it’s not the Victorian period anymore, it’s now about communication. Unfortunately the school system hasn’t caught up yet, but it will! So realise that what you learnt in high school won’t really help you. But don’t feel bad about the time you spent, you were just working towards an unsuitable goal. And now things are different, now you have a new goal, a new motivation, and a new determination to achieve that goal!

    14. Work smart, not hard – part 2 

    So what if you decide to work 20 hours a day on English. Will you get good? Well, what if you spent 20 hours a day practising baseball? In the beginning you might see some improvement, but after a while you’ll simply get tired. Although every minute adds up, every minute has to count. Instead of simply focusing on the time, or seeing how many CDs you’ve listened to, work smart instead of hard. 5 minutes of good concentrated practice is worth more than a hundred hours of tediously studying grammar. You time is important, you’ll never get it back, so work smart, not hard.

    15. Take every chance you have

    Every chance is a gift; you’d be a fool not to take it. If you are asked to speak to some people in English, if you see someone lost on the street, if you are on holiday and want to order some food. Take the chance and do it. Speak English. Don’t give into the easy path of being embarrassed or afraid. This is the new you and you take every chance you get. Who cares if you make mistakes, you will have learnt something from the experience. Taking every chance you get increases your confidence. And increased confidence leads to more chances and opportunities.

    16. Get an Electronic Dictionary

    Buy an electronic dictionary. The key is to take it with you everywhere you go. Whenever you hear or see a new word, put it in the memory. Then when you have some free time, on the train or waiting to pick the kids up from school, test yourself with the “memory function”. The dictionary will flash up an English word at random, and you have to guess the meaning. The best thing is that because you carry the electronic dictionary with you everywhere you go, you make emotional connections with the words. For example when you see a word you think “Oh yes, that’s the word that I heard at work last week” or “Oh yeah, I first heard that word at the end of year drinking party!”. This way the words become your own.

    17. When you wake up in the morning

    This is another trick that is used to learn languages and you can use it too. You know in a morning and you wake up, you think to yourself “What time is it? Quick, I’ve got to get a shower, then some breakfast, then that meeting at 9 o’clock!”. Take a bit of time to figure out the things you want to say, learn them and then use them everyday. The best thing about this idea is that even if you make mistakes no-one will ever hear them! If you find one day that you want to say something and you don’t know how to say it in English, just look it up. Either use your electronic dictionary or ask a teacher or friend.

    18. Don’t read at first

    CDs or mp3s are always better than books to study from as you can hear the right pronunciation. If you see new words in a book, it can be difficult to know how to say them. Usually this means your pronunciation will be really bad.

    Some people  say it’s a “starting point”, something to help you. It usually doesn’t work as you usually never get the sound correct just by looking at the symbols. Some people say “but it’s close to correct English”. But that’s still no good. For example, in math you wouldn’t say “1+6=8″, would you? Why not? Because it’s wrong. But it is close! It’s close to English, but it’s wrong. So at first don’t read, use CDs! Practice everyday and you’ll have no problems!

    19. Going to bed at night

    This is another great trick that people have always used to practice writing. But here we’ll use it to get your speaking to a fantastic level. All you do is grab yourself a tape player or audio recorder and speak into it all the things you did today. If you can’t say something, look it up. It’s great practice and is a great source of materials if you have English lessons, simply bring a copy along with you and get the teacher to go through it. Remember, a little everyday is your key to great English skills.

    20. Be honest, don’t lie

    If someone says to you “Wow, you speak great English!”. Don’t turn round and say “Oh no, I don’t speak English well!”. That’s a lie! You do speak English well! Say “Thank you”. It always surprises me that most people say they speak very bad English, but if you simply say “hello” in their language they start saying how well I speak it! I’m sure you can say much, much more than “hello” in English, so you must be good!

    21. Get everyone involved

    Of course learning English by yourself is fun, but why not share that fun with other people? Make it a house rule that from 7 till 8 PM people can only speak English. If anyone speaks another language by mistake they have to put some money in a special savings box. You can use that money for a special treat. Or if you have kids, if they keep asking for things like burgers or candy, only give it to them if they can ask in English. Or at work, make one of your daily meetings in English. If everyone is working smart at getting good at English, it’s even easier to learn.

    22. Speak as much as you can, but don’t become a groupie!

    Now that you’re listening to CDs and speaking English everyday, you are getting really good. Now to get to the next level you also need to practice real English with lots and lots of people. Don’t worry, it’s easy! One way is to use the internet. Look online for “language exchanges”.

    Or see if you can help people in your town or city. When you start to live in other countries, you usually can’t speak the language in the beginning and it is hard to do even simple things like shopping or paying a gas bill.

    23. Take your holidays abroad. It can be cheaper!

    Always say this to people and they always say “It’s too expensive!”. Not always, check online and you might find some amazing deals.

    If you can, try and avoid package tours. With a package tour, you are inside a kind of “bubble” where you don’t have to speak English. What you should do is to just book a flight and hotel. “That’s too scary!”, you may say. But don’t worry, that’s what makes it fun! Don’t believe all you hear about foreign countries being dangerous, they’re not. For example, in England all we hear about other countries is of earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons and volcanoes. If you only read the English news you’d think the World was a very, very dangerous place. But it’s not like that really, is it? And it’s the same with other countries. Just like being at home, as long as you don’t do anything too stupid, you’ll be fine. Enjoy the World, because it’s a fantastic place. Plus now you have the confidence and English skills to enjoy it even more.

    24. Don’t focus too much on writing

    You don’t need to learn to write. How much of your daily communication is speaking / listening? How much is reading / writing? That’s the same balance you should use when learning English. For most people this means over ninety percent of the time should be speaking and listening. This is great news, because it means you can learn a whole lot more in a much shorter space of time. Just concentrate on the important points of speaking and listening.

    25. Watch one TV programme a week in English

    Thanks to satellite and bilingual TVs, as well as the internet & DVDs, it’s now really easy to watch programmes in English. But don’t start off by saying “right, I’m only going to watch TV in English from now on!”. Just like swimming, you don’t start by jumping in the deep end of the pool. Start off in the shallow water, just watch one programme a week in English, then gradually move on, and eventually you’ll be swimming on your own, and be able to watch anything in the original English.

    26. Set goals and do things one at a time

    Earlier on we talked about goals. Can you still see the image in your mind of you speaking to that famous person in English? Can you still see yourself  laughing and joking in English? Good. The thing is that you can only aim for one goal at a time. Some people say things like “Oh, this month I’ll do English everyday, I’ll exercise and lose 10 kilograms and I’ll learn how to cook Thai food”. But you can only do one thing at a time. Make English your number one priority. Then when you have achieved that goal, make all your other dreams come true.

    27. Do it today!

    So you’re all geared up ready to be able to speak English today? Well, do it! Don’t wait until tomorrow. Book a course with us. Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today! Don’t think; do it! There’s never been a better time for you to start. Whatever you are doing after reading this blog, do it in English. If you are going to the shops, call in at a bookstore and buy some CDs. If you are in the house, put the TV on in English. If you are planning what to make for dinner, think about what you would like – in English.  You are the new you, the new you speaks great English and the new you starts now!

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