Language proficiency is difficult to measure, as everyone has different strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles. You may be able to tell the difference between a person who only speaks a few words in English and a native English speaker, but what about everyone in between? How can you determine your English level? And how many English proficiency levels are there?
Everyone learns at their own pace. Some people need years of schooling to achieve English fluency, while others can attain similar results in less time by practicing conversation with a native speaker. If you’re feeling frustrated and unsure of how to improve your English as an adult, know that you’re not alone.
Here at the Magoosh Speaking blog, our goal is to help you in any situation. We have ESL resources for adults looking to improve their English grammar, vocabulary, speaking skills, and business English. Though we would like to include as much information as possible in our own blog posts, there are still a lot of other great ESL resources out there.
Have you ever found yourself in an English conversation where you weren’t sure what to say? For those who speak English as a second language, this can be a common issue. Maybe you have a native English speaker friend, coworker, or even a family member who you’d like to get to know better. Or perhaps you simply want to improve your English speaking for your own self-confidence.
If you’re reading this blog, you probably know some basics of conversation. You may know the standard formal and informal greetings and how to introduce yourself. But it’s time to expand your conversation skills even more!
Everybody procrastinates from time to time, but if you have an important project due or need to study for a test, procrastination can be a huge barrier. Essentially, you know what you should be doing, but your brain decides that it would rather do something else and leave the less desirable work for later. This bad habit can lead to missed deadlines, poor academic scores, and other generally unfavorable outcomes. So, what can you do about it? What steps can you take to learn how to stop procrastinating?
You’ve been speaking English for a while now and can blend in well with the locals, but you know there are still some missing skills, words, and phrases, and you’re falling just a little short of truly advanced English.
You took all the classes and passed the tests, so your English is pretty good. That’s awesome! But how to learn English more, when you’ve already learned so much? Let’s look at a few tips and suggestions that will elevate your speaking, reading, and writing abilities even more.
Learning English doesn't have to be limited to books and classroom lessons. And for the advanced English learners, there is a whole world of resources, from TV shows to podcasts, that can help you sharpen your English language skills. Read on to find out our top native level resources for advanced English learning!
Learning to speak English fluently can help you meet new people, qualify for higher-level universities, or even secure better jobs in the future. With that in mind, let’s try to answer a few important questions about the learning process: What steps should you take to learn how to speak English as a second language? What are the best practices for learning to speak English? And which English speaking resources can help you improve the most?