ESL students can improve their English by trying to learn a new word or phrase every day, communicating with others using the language on a regular basis and adopting a study schedule to review grammar and pronunciations. ESL students should also identify why they want to learn the language.
Defining the purpose of learning the English language can provide motivation for ESL students. With a clear goal in mind, students can set objectives and commit to studying and practicing the language for at least 10 minutes each day.
The materials used can also help ESL students improve their English language learning skills. Students should acquire grammar, writing, reading, speaking and listening materials and vary the learning routine so they can tackle a different task each day to break up the learning schedule. Choosing reading and listening materials on topics that are of interest may also enhance the learning experience.
ESL students who join study groups with other ESL students learning the language may find encouragement to improve. Study groups should involve sessions where students speak to one another in English and engage in interesting conversations to practice pronunciations.
Mobile applications and language learning websites can also provide extra practice for ESL students. Students can access daily words and phrases with technology and even practice grammar and diction on smartphones and tablets.