10 Activities For Students To Improve Their English Over Summer
10 Activities For Students To IMPROVE Their English Over Summer
By Daniel Owen of STEM English
The school year is almost over and so my students have been asking for some advice to help them continue practicing their english over the summer holidays. These are a few tips I’ve been recommending them, so I thought I’d write these into a helpful list to share with you too.
1. Keep a journal
Essays are boring and often lack real word application. They’re great for academic development but it’s summer time, so wait for the new school year to focus on your school work again. Over summer, why not keep a diary? Every day write half a page in your native language and use the other half of the page to write it out again, this time in English. This will build up your natural understanding of sentence structures and importantly, you’ll be enjoying what you write.
Technology is your new best friend! We’re lucky enough to live in a world where technology can advance our education far more than a chalk board ever did. There are lots of options when it comes to learning languages online, some paid and some free. I’m a big fan of Duolingo because of it’s ease of use and the number of different activities they provide. (What’s more, it’s free).
3. Listen to music
Not sure how music can help you learn a language, read my previous blog for the TEFL Exchange regarding rap music. Music is a great way to perfect pronunciation and understand another culture.
4. Use a mirror