TODAY! - 5 simple things to start learning English now!

English is a widely spoken language! It's a global lingua franca... the largest language by number of speakers, and the most widely learnt 2nd language.


There are more people in the world who have learnt English than Native speakers!

😲 🤝🎓And it sounds like you want participate in this International discourse?


But, maybe there is just one thing holding you back ... STARTING.


Not to fear! Because you... need to start ... somewhere.


In this article, we are going to look at 5 easy steps that you can do, to begin learning NOW. So let's go!



Step 1: Understand your motivation behind your desire to learn. Why English?


Before starting anything, grab a pen and paper and answer the following questions:

  1. How is learning English going to make me feel about myself?
  2. Will the target language help me progress in my Career or Studies?
  3. Is there a personal a personal connection with the language? Do I want to maintain English relationships? Or visit an English speaking country?
  4. How long have I been thinking about learning English?
  5. How much time can I dedicate to learning English?

The answers are going to help you understand your language learning goals and keep you motivated along the way... So let's start to make some memories!



Step 2: Get a really good book and teach yourself how to read!

  • One reason I don't really teach my students reading in English (Aside from pronunciation practice) Is because it is something they can easily do on their own.

There are many free resources ( such as, breaking news English, Fluent U: 18 Easy English short stories and British Council short stories ) All adapted by different levels.


  • Apps for free reading such as, WATTPAD, enable you to discover new favourites, socially connect and share thoughts with others. As well as OODLES EBOOK READER, where you can discover 50,000+ reads in more than 10 languages.


Any of these textbooks can help you learn how to read in English quickly.



Step 3: Find a good teacher who also understands your Native language well.

The teacher doesn't have to be fluent in your mother tongue. But, if they can speak the basics and understand your explanations, it will make you feel more at ease, starting from level 0.



Step 4: Music!

  • Music is your number one, go to, partner in crime. Not only does it make words more memorable, but it gives you an insight into a wider culture and it's subcultures of the language you are learning.


  • Make a playlist! Save new and old Jams you like, then download or view the lyrics on Spotify for example. You can look up the difficult words in a dictionary and translate them.


  • This method will help you to develop and extend your vocabulary, and become familiar with structures easily.



Step 5 : Watch cartoons or series your already know in English:

  • Although as a beginner, you might not understand much of what will be said but a great deal of language acquisition happens unconsciously. Watching something that you already know will also help you focus more on the pronunciation and the rhythm of the language rather than the story-line.
  • Cartoons usually use easy English which will not be very difficult to understand. Or choose a light series, that you regularly watch or enjoy.

Ok, so these were my five tips on getting started with English right now! Stay tuned for more articles!


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Hello! At times do you feel blocked or uncomfortable when speaking in English? Do you need to improve your conversational skills in English? Do you need to speak better business English? Do you want to get a better job? Hi My name's Olivia and I am a Verbling tutor and I specialise in conversational classes and business English to take your English to the next level! I am originally from Auckland, New Zealand but I'm half British and I live in sunny Barcelona, but Spain for the last 6 years, so I have a neutral English accent. In my lessons we will discuss a variety of everyday topics and I will give you the tools to do this! In our lessons we will focus on the vocabulary that YOU need, with an emphasis on SPEAKING. Our main goal is to improve your confidence so that you will communicate better in every situation. 1. Booking a trial lesson with me: You will receive a comprehensive level evaluation. . Then, during the trial I will determine your oral ability and we will talk about the areas you need to improve. (Even If you don't decide to take lessons with me the trial will give you an excellent idea of what you need to work on!) 2. Your English action plan: we will make your plan. We are going to discuss how you can use English in a way that you will enjoy, every single day. The central part of my plan for your English is to make sure that you are using it or exposed to it each day - that's the fastest way to improve. Lastly, I have an international TEFL Certification, and I have taught over 1000 students from over 100 countries. From companies here in Spain such as Vogue, Booking.com and Apple. 4. If you are interested in Business English classes you will receive a text from the Business Results Oxford edition. This way you are guaranteed to practice the four skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. I look forward to meeting you so we can sit down and have a chat and create your English Action plan together! Best, Olivia
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Hello! At times do you feel blocked or uncomfortable when speaking in English? Do you need to improve your conversational skills in English? Do you need to speak better business English? Do you want to get a better job? Hi My name's Olivia and I am a Verbling tutor and I specialise in conversational classes and business English to take your English to the next level! I am originally from Auckland, New Zealand but I'm half British and I live in sunny Barcelona, but Spain for the last 6 years, so I have a neutral English accent. In my lessons we will discuss a variety of everyday topics and I will give you the tools to do this! In our lessons we will focus on the vocabulary that YOU need, with an emphasis on SPEAKING. Our main goal is to improve your confidence so that you will communicate better in every situation. 1. Booking a trial lesson with me: You will receive a comprehensive level evaluation. . Then, during the trial I will determine your oral ability and we will talk about the areas you need to improve. (Even If you don't decide to take lessons with me the trial will give you an excellent idea of what you need to work on!) 2. Your English action plan: we will make your plan. We are going to discuss how you can use English in a way that you will enjoy, every single day. The central part of my plan for your English is to make sure that you are using it or exposed to it each day - that's the fastest way to improve. Lastly, I have an international TEFL Certification, and I have taught over 1000 students from over 100 countries. From companies here in Spain such as Vogue, Booking.com and Apple. 4. If you are interested in Business English classes you will receive a text from the Business Results Oxford edition. This way you are guaranteed to practice the four skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. I look forward to meeting you so we can sit down and have a chat and create your English Action plan together! Best, Olivia
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