Anyone interested in improving their English skills has likely been told that the key to becoming fluent is practise, practise, practise.
But what is even more helpful than practising on your own is practising with others! That is why social activities are an important part of language learning. Through in-person conversations, you can learn how to use English in your everyday life.
If you choose to study at CES, there are many opportunities for you to develop your English skills by talking with friends, locals, and even your homestay family. Read on to learn how you can make the most of these great activities!
Take Part in Social Outings
If you want to make the most of your English training, you should make an effort to attend social events offered by your school. After all, the more you practise, the faster you will learn!
CES regularly offers trips to tourist attractions. Not only do these outings allow you to experience the city, but they also help you get to know your classmates and practise English with them. There are also plenty of other events on campus, such as talent shows and Christmas parties, which provide great opportunities to develop your speaking skills.
Social outings allow you to practise your English outside the classroom
Try Out A New Activity
In addition to social outings, there are many other activities you can take part in during your studies in order to practise your English while doing something you enjoy or learning a new hobby.
Playing sports, for example, is a great way to practise using specific vocabulary with your teammates. Activities involving arts and crafts also provide plenty of time to chat with your peers.
Talk With Your Homestay Family
The ability to live with native English speakers during your English lessons is a major advantage for English language learners. Even short conversations or sharing a meal with your host family allows you to practise what you have learned in class. Since these conversations take place in a relaxed environment, it is an ideal setting for shy students to develop their speaking skills.
If you want to take advantage of the opportunity to live with native English speakers, make an effort to start conversations with your host family. It will be a fun way to get to know them better and improve your English!
Explore the City During Your Intensive English Course
Practising English with your classmates is a great way to build confidence in your speaking skills. However, if you want to take your skills to the next level, consider exploring the city on your own or with friends and practicing your English with the people you meet.
Even simple activities like using public transport and shopping can help improve your English skills. This allows you to practise your English with locals, which will help you become more comfortable with different accents as well as learn commonly used words and phrases.
Exploring the city on your own allows you to practise your speaking, listening, and reading skills
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