New Year’s Resolution: Three Tips for Expanding Your English Vocabulary in 2019

Do you want to make 2019 the year you really learn English? If so, try out these three tips for improving your English vocabulary. You might just be amazed at the results by the time 2020 arrives!

Read Actively

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Reading is a major part of how we learn vocabulary in our native tongue. It’s also a great way to pick up new words in English. Challenge yourself with books that are maybe slightly above your comprehension level, and when you see a word you don’t recognize, take the time to look it up in the dictionary and write out the word and its meaning.

Try to Memorize a Word a Day

While reading, take the new words you come across and commit at least one to memory each day. Keep a journal with each day’s entry and make an effort to use your newly-acquired words in conversation, in a letter, or on social media.

Make a Game of It!

Have fun with learning. Playing a game like Scrabble or Words With Friends is good because it lets you practice using words in English. It’s also beneficial because it lets you view time spent learning as enjoyable rather than as a chore. If you look forward to learning, you are more likely to keep it up.

Enroll in English Courses

If you are serious about wanting to learn English, ALCC American Language is the place for you. Our immersive courses give students the opportunity to live and study in New York City. We offer a number of courses that students can select based on their current proficiency and language goals. With flexible class schedules, you can learn English and take advantage of living in New York to maximize your proficiency in a short time. Call us today at (212) 736-2373 to learn more.

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