Building your vocabulary can be one of the easiest, most fun parts of learning English. Each new word brings you new worlds and freedom in expression. Maybe you learned English a long time ago by studying and memorizing vocabulary lists for tests and exams and have bad memories from it. The best way to learn English vocabulary is much easier, and a lot more fun:

  1. Do what you like
    • Look for materials that are based on your interests and passions.
    • If you like yoga, look for yoga Youtube videos, yoga blogs & magazines. Why not take yoga classes in English if possible?
    • The point is to study the English that interests and excites you. You will be much more likely to be motivated to learn, and you will have a higher chance of remembering it.
  1. Do it often
    • Habits are good. Repetition is important.
    • Find a way to make English part of your daily routine. Even if it is only 10 minutes per day that you spend reading a news story without studying the vocabulary. Even if you just watch a 10 minute video from your favourite English language Youtuber.
    • Every little bit is helpful and gives you regular contact with English.
  1. Build an English environment
    • Put English labels on everything all over your home
    • Find at least 1 English TV show that you like and make it your new addiction.
    • Listen to English language music
    • Read English novels
    • Read the news in English
    • Find an English language blogger that you like and follow them
    • Cook using English recipes
    • If you need info, use Google in English first
  1. Use it
    • Take English classes
    • Talk to yourself
    • Get a conversation partner
    • Talk to your cat, dog, fish, cactus plant
    • Join a language exchange group
    • Talk to your TV
    • Take an online course that is taught in English