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How Can I Improve My English For Free?

English is the most widely spoken language in the world, and it is becoming increasingly important in many different fields, including business, education, and technology. If you are looking to improve your English skills, there are many resources available to you.

At Skills & Learning, we offer a range of courses specifically designed for non-native speakers who are looking to start learning English (ESOL) or to improve their skills in various locations across Dorset. Our courses include:

  • Everyday ESOL: This course is perfect for beginners. This course is designed to help you improve your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in a friendly and supportive environment. You will also improve your understanding of basic English conversation.
  • Entry Level 1-3: These are full qualification courses covering reading, writing, speaking, and listening and perfect for those looking to progress onto Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications.
  • ESOL Level 1 & 2: Full qualification courses covering reading, writing, speaking and listening. With this course, you could progress onto GCSE or Functional Skills English.

Here are some additional tips to help you improve your English for free:

  • Read in English: One of the best ways to improve your English vocabulary and grammar is to read in English. This could include books, articles, blogs, or even social media posts. Try to choose content that is interesting to you and that is at a level that you can understand.
  • Watch English movies and TV shows: Watching movies and TV shows is another great way to improve your listening comprehension and pronunciation. You can also learn new vocabulary and phrases by watching content in English with subtitles.
  • Listen to music in English: Listening to music is another fun and engaging way to improve your listening comprehension and pronunciation.
  • Use language learning apps: There are many free language learning apps available for both smartphones and tablets. These apps can help you to learn new vocabulary, improve your grammar, and practice your speaking and listening skills.
  • Find a language partner: One of the best ways to improve your English speaking skills is to practice speaking with a native English speaker. You can find a language partner online or in classes or at your local community centre.
  • Don’t be afraid to make mistakes: Everyone makes mistakes when they are learning a new language. The important thing is to learn from your mistakes and keep practising.

Remember, the most important thing is to be consistent with your studies. Even if you can only spare 15 minutes a day to practice English, it will make a difference in the long run. Book an admissions session for our ESOL courses and start your learning journey today!