TOEFL®: 5 Tips for Learning English Quickly

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Everyone learns English at their own speed, but as you navigate toward your future goals, the TOEFL® program has resources to help guide you to success as quickly as possible. Here are five secrets that can help you learn English a little bit faster:

1. Listen as much as you can

Listening to conversations in English is one of the most effective ways to build your vocabulary and speaking skills. For quick tips to work listening into your preparation time, check out this video from the TOEFL® TV Channel.

2. Practice English with a partner

Study partners can help each other understand different topics, talk through questions and practice English skills. Find others in your area who are learning English.

3. Read children’s books and comic books in English

Reading illustrated children’s books and comic books in English helps to put words into context and makes learning fun—especially when you’re just starting out. For a quick tip about reading, watch this video.

4. Take advantage of free online media

There is a wide range of free podcasts and available applications online that can help you learn English quickly. To get started, check out these learn English podcasts or this free application to help you learn American English.

5. Believe in yourself

Confidence in yourself is one of your greatest assets toward achieving your goals. Take risks and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Mistakes are simply opportunities to learn! Before you know it, you will be speaking English with total confidence.

Find everything you need to prepare for the TOEFL® test with these official preparation materials >

This blog post content is authored by ETS, the maker of the TOEFL® Test.

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