Fun Ways for ESL Students to Improve English

Fun Ways for ESL Students to Improve English

When learning English, you need to develop four essential skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. All of them are equally important. The best way to become fluent in English is to practice as much as possible by writing, reading, speaking, and listening. The more you use English, the better. There are several fun, easy ways for ESL students to improve their English. The best part? It won’t even feel like learning!

Watch Movies

Watching movies, TV shows, and news can help you improve your English, especially your listening skills and pronunciation.Movies can give you the opportunity to hear an authentic speech, different accents, idioms, and colloquial expressions. Talking about movies with your friends is another opportunity to practice your speaking skills. Watching news can be useful as well. Even if you are not particularly interested, you should at least watch them from time to time to practice more formal conversations. YouTube is also a great source that can help you improve your language skills. Besides watching funny videos, you can find some excellent resources for learning English.

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In addition to watching movies, listening to music is another fun way of learning English. When you are singing your favorite songs, you are actually practicing pronunciation. Music can help you improve your listening skills as well. Some catchy lyrics are hard to forget, they just stay with you. You can learn new phrases and how to put words in context just by listening to your favorite tracks.

Social Media

Being active on social media platforms is great for building your English skills. You can read posts, comment on them, and watch fun videos. Chat with your friends as often as you can. You can join various Facebook groups and connect with people who share your passions too. You can find groups that have been set up specifically for learning English or start your own group with your colleagues from college. Reading other people’s posts is an excellent opportunity to pick up phrases and expand your vocabulary.

Read Books

There is no better way for boosting your language skills than reading. You should make a habit of reading books in English regularly. Read anything that interests you – novels, newspapers, blogs. By reading, you can learn how to properly use words and build a sizable vocabulary much faster. Also, you will be able to remember grammatical structures more easily and guess the meaning of words and expressions that you don’t know by using the context of a sentence.

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Play Games

Depending on your interests, you can try solving crosswords, puzzles or any other word game. This is a super fun way to enhance your vocabulary and improve your spelling. You can play various word games online or board games with friends. Scrabble is a classic board game that challenges you to think in English as you try to come up with different words with your set of letters. Playing games online encourages interaction between players, which is yet another opportunity to strengthen your English.

Learning English with LA ORT

Learning a language is an ongoing process that never really stops. Learning English in the classroom can help you prepare for your future, but you also have to take your lessons outside the school and have some fun with language.

At LA ORT, our ESL program will help you take your English to the next level by using the best teaching strategies along with fun techniques to prepare you for your future job. To find out more about our program or get answers to some of your questions, please contact us today at 1-(800) 998-2678 or visit We are happy to help!

LA ORT is a group of nonprofit junior colleges in Los Angeles and Van Nuys provide career training in short term courses.