To reinforce the English language skills you’re developing from courses that you take, try journaling on a regular basis. It will help you to read, write, and think in English.
What Is Journaling?
At its core, journaling is informal daily writing. A person who keeps a journal writes down thoughts, feelings, and ideas into a notebook on a regular basis. There are no rules; simply write what comes to your mind. It could be reflections of what you experienced throughout the day, thoughts about a particular topic, or memories from your past.
Improve Your Writing Skills
Writing is an effective way to learn English. It reinforces the language skills you’re learning in the classroom. Journaling in English forces you to think in this language. As you write in your journal, you search for the right words and focus on correct language usage. What’s more, journaling in English improves your writing skills, which you’ll need at school, at work, and in daily life.
Use Writing Prompts
One way to learn English via journaling is to use writing prompts. These are topics to write about. You can create your own prompts or find them online. The following are sample prompts to start with:
– Write about a treasured childhood memory.
– Describe your ideal vacation.
– What is your favorite season, and why?
– Write about a song that you like.
– What is the best thing that happened today?
– Describe the contents of your closet.
As you can see, there are endless possibilities to write about. Each day, pick another topic to discuss in your journal. Stick to this routine, and you’ll see how quickly your English knowledge and writing skills improve.
Write Poetry and Fiction
Another alternative is to write poems and short stories. Get as creative as you like. Making up stories in English and writing them in your journal stretches your mind. Both challenge and fun are necessary elements to learning a new language.
Begin journaling today to learn English faster. You can also contact ALCC American Language to find a class that fits with your language goals and skill level.