Ideas to study English at home
You can study English at home to develop your English skills. Our ideas and advice will help you to set targets and learn English independently and in your own free time.
Study English at home tips
❶ Take our online English test to check your English level.
❷ Get study targets from our English level descriptions (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2).
❸ Take our free English lessons: Grammar, Vocabulary, Communication.
❹ Try the study ideas on our blog and get updates on Twitter and Facebook.
❺ Learn by doing and practise using English.
Advantages of studying English at home
Studying English in your own time has many benefits and here are some of the key advantages:
1. Flexibility of time
You can decide when and how often and you would like to study. We recommend that you set your own timetable as regular practice is more beneficial - just like learning to play a musical instrument!
Independent students can set their own targets, and you can decide what is important, e.g. to develop your English grammar or your listening skills.
Studying English in your own time can reduce the cost of learning a language. With good quality self-study resources there is a lot you can learn by yourself. This means that you don't need to purely rely on classroom learning.
4. Freedom to choose
Self-study gives you the freedom to choose study materials that will appeal to you, e.g. the visual layout, topics, audio resources. This can benefit your learning style and complement your English language learning.
How can you learn English faster?
You can always learn English at home, but the fastest ways to develop your English skills include:
- English courses with a qualified English teacher who help you to practise speaking English, give motivation and feedback.
- Language immersion by staying in an English-speaking country to work or study English abroad.