9 Fun Ways to Learn English for Beginners

9 Fun Ways to Learn English for Beginners

English has been the most common language in the world for hundreds of years. This is because Great Britain had vast colonization in the past. Because of that, English language has been a common subject in schools all over the world.

The ability to understand and speak English will make your life a lot easier. It can boost your education, career, and personal life. Learning English from scratch could be challenging, but don't worry, here are 9 fun ways to learn English for beginners.

Listen to Music

Yes, doing something as simple as listening to music with English lyrics can help you in learning English. Pick a song that you like so you will enjoy listening to it multiple times, and while you're listening to the song, read the lyrics. By doing this, you will be able to understand exactly what is being said, and you will understand how to pronounce the words correctly.

In the streaming era, music streaming apps even have the lyrics feature in it, so you don't have to go to google while listening to the song. After understanding the lyrics and how to pronounce them, try to sing the song either in your bathroom, or a karaoke room.

Movies and TV Shows

Another fun way to learn English is through your TV or computer screen, by watching movies and TV shows. First, pick one movie or TV show you can watch repeatedly, once you pick one, watch it a couple of times with Indonesian subtitles.

After you understand the movie or TV show completely, watch it again but this time instead of Indonesian subtitles, use the English subtitles. This way, you can fully understand how to pronounce the words, including grammar and even contexts.

Play Scrabble

Scrabble is a board game where two players use random letters to form English words, the more difficult the word is, the higher the point. Using scrabble is a great and fun way to learn English because you will apply your knowledge while also learning about new words from the opponent.

Don't have the scrabble board or don't have anyone to play it with? Don't worry, in this modern era, you can play scrabble on your laptop, tablet, or phone. You can play against the computer, and since you are a beginner, don't forget to set the difficulty level to the easiest.

Read Books

The most important thing in learning a new language is expose yourself with the language as much as you can. One of the ways to do this is to read English books. You can buy some used books online or offline, and since you are a beginner, pick a simple book without so many difficult and advanced words like a romance or comedy novel.

The trick to this one is, while you are reading your book, make sure you have a dictionary ready. Since you are a beginner, while reading, you will stumble upon some words that you don't understand. With a dictionary ready, you can see the meaning of the words, and continue reading your book.

Play Games

This is probably the most fun ways to learn English for beginners. By playing a game with a story and conversation in it, you can also learn English. Before you play the game, make sure you turn on the subtitles so you can completely understand what is being said.

If you are playing games online, you can even learn English by conversing with other players whether via texts, or microphone.

Find a Partner to Converse

Another important aspect in learning English is to try to speak and make conversations. Try to find a partner to do this to make your learning process more effective. If you don't have one, try to find them online and make conversations with them.

You can also do this by signing yourself up to an English course. A lot of English courses offer you the opportunity to talk and have a conversation with native speakers. You can greatly improve your English skills by doing this.

Use a Mobile App

You can do a lot of things on your smartphone in this modern era, and one of those things is to learn English. There are a lot of English learning apps you can download to help you to learn. These apps will slowly teach you English from scratch, from the easiest and slowly getting more advanced.

Another advantage of using a mobile app to help you learn English is that these apps usually have a tracking feature. You can track your learning progress so you know exactly what aspect you are getting better at, and what aspect you need to work on.

Study in New Locations

Studying English in the same location over and over again can make you bored and discouraging. Try to find new places to study English like going to a cafe, library, or parks. A change of scenery can increase your enthusiasm, and help your learning process.

When you are studying, your brain will make connections between what you are studying and where you are. When you are studying in a different place, your brain will make more connections to what you are studying. And with more connections made by your brain, the more likely you will remember the things that you studied.

YouTube Channels

One of the fun ways to learn English for beginners is through YouTube channels. There are a lot of YouTube channels that will help you learn English with different methods. Try to find a YouTube channel you like, and watch the videos they make.

If the videos are about grammar or studying new words, make sure you have a notebook ready to write down what you're learning.

So, there you go, those are the 9 fun ways to learn English for beginners. Remember, learning anything, including English needs determination. Make sure you have a strong willpower and dedication to be able to master English and good luck!

Faisal "The successful warrior is the average man, with laserlike focus." - Bruce Lee

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