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English Study Tips

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English Study Tips

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Students often ask us what they can do to improve their English quickly. Try these English Study Tips in this article. You will be surprised just how quickly your English improves. First some hints, tips and tricks on pronunciation, spelling and vocabulary.

 

Pronunciation

  • Learn the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) and the sounds of English by using the chart in your progress form. It will help you with pronunciation when you don’t have a teacher to ask.
  • Put your hand on your throat to feel the difference between a voiced sound, such as /b/, and an unvoiced sound, /p/.
  • Record yourself on your smartphone or tablet to hear what you sound like, so you know what areas of pronunciation and intonation you need to work on.

 

Spelling

  • Make a list of any words that your teacher has corrected on your written work or that you were not sure of and checked in a dictionary or spell checker. Remember to look at this list regularly.
  • Download a word game like Scrabble or Boggle to your mobile phone or tablet (or play an online game on your computer).

 

Vocabulary

  • Choose 5 words you want to memorise, and put them into a context by creating a story. This is particularly useful for words which are unconnected.
  • Label objects with stickers and write the name of the object. You can start by adding a label to all your stationary.
  • Play word games such as Scrabble and Boggle. Online crosswords and riddles can also help you learn new vocabulary.

 

English Study Tips

  • Study regularly – it’s better to spend 30 minutes every day than 2 hours once a week!
  • Listen to the radio and watch some English TV every day (ask your teacher to recommend useful English programmes).
  • Read newspapers and magazines – The result is that you will learn lots of new vocabulary and common expressions.
  • Speak English outside the classroom as much as possible. If you live with friends who speak the same language as you, try and make ‘an arrangement’ to speak English only (for example, every day between 5pm and 7pm). Every little bit of practicing speaking will help.
  • Buy a good dictionary (ask your teacher for advice).
  • Keep a diary so you can write a little English every day. This will help you practice all the tenses in writing – you can do this slowly and use your grammar books and dictionaries to help.
  • Start a vocabulary notebook and write down all the new words you learn each day. If you see an interesting word or expression, show it to your teacher who will be happy to explain and your classmates will enjoy learning something new too.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask if you don’t understand something or need help with English pronunciation.
  • Find English language exercises and games online. (Education Gateway)
  • Book a course at Education Gateway. Learn English in a structured way and practice speaking with other English language students.
  • Read our weekly blog, which includes study tips and interesting aspects of the English language. Plus a ‘fun with English’ section every week!
  • Read our weekly newsletter, which includes a useful English study tip from a teacher every month.

 

About Education Gateway

Education Gateway is located next to Chiang Mai University in Thailand’s north; our modern school specialises in corporate English training for the service-provider industry, preparation programs for students to study abroad.

At Education Gateway, we focus on helping you attain proficiency in any English-language environment. Our new, well-equipped classrooms are designed for up to eight students per room. The small size of the groups in spacious classrooms allows teachers and trainers to provide individualised instruction and ensure that students progress satisfactorily. We also offer in-house training in the meeting rooms at your hotel. Our teachers and trainers are flexible, so we can arrange a specific training for your staff outside the office hours.

We offer customised English training for various industries including hospitality, travel, airlines, medical, automotive and manufacturing. Our program is equally suitable for company employees working in general management, secretarial/clerical, customer service, human resources or sales capacities. Both in-house training at your own facilities as well as private training in our classrooms is available.

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Why Study English at Education Gateway

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Why Study English at Education Gateway

why study english at education gatewayWhy Study English at Education Gateway? “This is Your Class”

While we offer a number of classes at Education Gateway, there is a unifying thread that weaves into each and every course we host:

 

What do you want to Study?

If you want to study Speaking and Conversation in British English, then we have a class for you. If you want to learn to speak in an American dialect, with a focus on slang or everyday speech so that you can understand everyone in a foreign country, then we have a class for you. If you are interested in studying grammar, perhaps in preparing specifically for an exam (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, etc.), we have teachers just waiting to work with you. Even if you want a class like Language Differences in Hollywood Movies, Music, and Art – we can create your class together.

 

What we Believe

Here at Education Gateway, we believe in the power of you. If you have an idea of what you want… And you are able to relate this idea to us, then why shouldn’t you get what you want? We want you to excel in what you do and what you know you want, and we serve you as the leaders that help you get there. Our teachers are diverse and highly skilled, and are more than happy to teach what you truly want to learn.

 

You, please do Ask!

There is something I ask my students at the beginning of every single class – sometimes it is during the first class, sometimes afterwards. I ask them to explain to me why they are taking this course. What do they want to learn? Is the class for an exam, for travel, for business? At the end of the day, I can offer a range of material and information to my students. In a number of different fields. But until you as the student are able to tell me what you want to learn, I am only waiting to find out how to make the classroom your own.

You signed up for this class – the class is yours. This is the reason to why Study English at Education Gateway!

PS: If you are looking for more reasons to study English, please have a look here!

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Study with Education Gateway – Your Personal English Library

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Study with Education Gateway – Your Personal English Library

study with education gateway your personal english libraryAt Education Gateway, we have a massive library of resources at our disposal. And we have more to offer you than just another English class; our history and dedication to providing quality education has allowed us to accumulate a number of incredible teaching resources. Let’s consider some of the following resources:

  • Teachers Study with Education Gateway.
    • Perhaps our most valued learning resources are our teachers. Our teachers are a diverse group of professionals that share a passion and a dedication for spreading knowledge. We offer teachers from the United Kingdom and from the United States; our teachers come from enormous cities and from small, rural towns; and whether you want an older teacher or a younger teacher, we can accommodate. Our teachers are the most valuable resource we have to offer, and we are excited for you to learn why.  Study with Education Gateway.
  • Coursebooks Study with Education Gateway.
    • Even more extensive than our collection of teachers, Education Gateway boasts an enormous library of coursebooks and other learning material. Our textbooks address any learning concern or consideration you might have. Whether you want to learn grammar or conversation, study Business English or practice speaking, pass an exam or ace an interview – we have the raw materials that will help you get there. Study with Education Gateway.
  • Other Materials Study with Education Gateway.
    • Perhaps you know you would like to improve your Conversational English, but you have tried a number of different grammar textbooks and audio lessons. One of the things Education Gateway has for you is an abundance of additional resources beyond the typical learning materials you might have encountered. If you want to learn to understand more and speak better English, a lot of your listening practice should come directly from primary sources. At Education Gateway, we offer listening practice through sample conversations, speaking practice in sample dialogues, as well as auditory comprehension from music videos or songs in English. The lists are really endless, it all depends on what you want to learn …  Study with Education Gateway.

Education Gateway is not your average English classroom. We have a professional teaching staff ready to offer you English learning materials that cater to what you want to learn. Just step inside and let us show you. Study with Education Gateway.

Study with Education Gateway – Your Personal English Library