new year's resolution to learn English

Keeping your new year’s resolution to improve your English

If you are like me, then you start every year with a plan to achieve something amazing!

For a lot of my students, that ‘something amazing’ is to improve their English. They want to be able to use real English and communicate with confidence. But it can be difficult to hold on to that new year’s resolution. Life gets busy, jobs get in the way, the months start to fly past and then another year is over. Does that happen to you?!

What you need is a 2018 Learn English Calendar!

Some of it might seem a bit scary but no harm can come from trying! You can do it to whatever level you are. In other words, if you are a beginner, just keep it simple but if you are advanced, then really push yourself. Stick this calendar on your wall or on your computer desktop and try the English tasks each month………

JANUARY Find the lyrics for your favourite English song and sing along until you know it!
FEBRUARY Write a paragraph about yourself – likes, dislikes, job, future plans, etc
MARCH Email a travel agency requesting a brochure on your favourite areas to visit
APRIL Find a podcast on a topic you like and listen as often as you can this month
MAY Phone National Rail and ask for train times between 2 popular destinations
JUNE Find a news article online and join in the discussion at the bottom of the article
JULY Email an English university asking for details about a course you like the look of
AUGUST Keep an English journal for the month. Describe what you did each day.
SEPTEMBER Choose an English book to read – I often recommend ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar
OCTOBER Phone a bank and ask about interest rates on savings accounts
NOVEMBER Write a letter telling ‘an English friend’ what is happening in your life
DECEMBER Send a Christmas card to somebody 

It’s that simple! If you follow the calendar each month, you WILL improve your English. Give it a try – No excuses this year 🙂

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Nicki is a Cambridge qualified, experienced English teacher for foreign learners. She loves helping English learners to learn real English and communicate with confidence!

4 thoughts on “Keeping your new year’s resolution to improve your English

  1. This is cool. Some of these will be scary to do, but I’ll try. The first one is easy!

  2. I really like the idea of having monthly tasks! I’m determined to stick to my resolution this year!

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