• Home

  • About SAO

  • Career and
    Internship

  • Scholarships and
    Financial Assistance

  • Student Support
    and Activities

  • Sports and
    Wellness

  • Student Counselling
    Services

  • Student Stories

  • The Open University of Hong Kong

    5 easy everyday tips to improve your English

    5 easy everyday tips to improve your English

    How anyone can improve their English

    An insider’s guide

     
     
    5 easy everyday tips to improve your English
     
    • Take small steps regularly – set aside at least one session of 15-20 minutes per day for learning English. 
     
    • Choose learning materials according to your English level – Start with materials that are within your reach, i.e. you can understand the content and the vocabulary is not too difficult.
     
    • Look for something practical – Every day, learn 1-2 new words/expressions that you can use afterwards, no need to aim for big words.
     
    • Aim to use as much English as possible in your daily life
      • Set English as your phone language
      • Listen to more English songs
      • Watch English news/movies/TV series with English subtitles
      • Find a language partner to practise talking in English
      • Download a Dictionary App for explanation in simpler English instead of using google translate
     
    • Read more academic English – Start with your basic text books and then gradually to more advanced academic articles.
     
    Some free resources on-line:  
    (The list is not supposed to be exhaustive but will be a very handy starting point.)
     
                                           Category                                       Resources

    English Courses

    Courses that you can complete online free of charge

    Courses from OUHK (Level: Introductory)

    Courses from edX (Level: Introductory)

    Courses from BBC (Level: Lower intermediate)

    Grammar

    Materials that dive into specific topics such as verb tenses and workplace English

    Net Languages from OUHK

    Vocabulary and Language Tools

    Tools and apps to learn new words and the right pronunciations

    Topic-related tools (Level: Lower Intermediate)

    5 useful email expressions
    OUHK Online Language Courses

     

    Pronunciation tools

    OUHK Pronunciation Tool
    FORVO - The pronunciation dictionary
    Mobile English pronunciation aid

     

    Dictionaries and Thesauruses

    Oxford Dicionaries
    WordReference.com

    Everyday Habits and Social Activities

    More ways to introduce English into your everyday life

    Radio stations and podcasts

    Apps

    Mini e-books

    E-books and short stories (Level: Advanced)

    English Forums (Level: Intermediate)

    English Gatherings (Level: Intermediate)

    Test Yourself

    Activities to increase your overall skills

    Multiple skills development activities
    Online Voice Recorders

    Listening and comprehension practices (Level: Intermediate)

     
     
     
     
     

    Maintained by: Student Affairs Office( sao@ouhk.edu.hk )
    Modified Date: Aug 30, 2018



    Site Map
    About OUHK
    President's Message
    Vision & Mission
    History
    Strategic Plan
    Governance & Organization
    Principal Officers
    Honorary Graduates & University Fellows
    Facts & Figures
    Publications
    Academics
    School of Arts and Social Sciences
    Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration
    School of Education and Languages
    School of Nursing and Health Studies
    School of Science and Technology
    Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE)
    Administration
    Educational Technology and Development Unit
    Facilities Management Unit
    Finance Unit
    Human Resources Unit
    Information Technology Unit
    Library
    Mainland and International Affairs Office
    OUHK Shenzhen Office
    Public Affairs Unit
    Quality Assurance Office
    Registry
    Research Office
    Student Affairs Office
    Admissions
    Research Postgraduate Programmes
    Postgraduate Programmes
    Postgraduate Programmes (Part-time)
    Undergraduate Programmes
    Undergraduate Programmes (Part-time)
    Sub-degree Programmes
    Sub-degree Programmes (Part-time)
    Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes
    Programmes from LiPACE
    Annual Review 2017-2018
    Choose your study programme
    Events Calendar
    Giving to OUHK
    Information for
    Prospective Students
    Current Students
    Alumni
    Tutors
    Staff
    Media
    Jockey Club Home Health Watch Programme
    Library
    Media coverage
    Motto: Disce, Progredere, Crea
    Open Learning Resources
    iTunes U
    Knowledge for All
    OpenLink
    OUHK Great Speakers Series
    Policies
    Accessibility
    Privacy policies
    Terms and policies
    Research
    Research Office (RO)
    IRITS  IROPINE  IIBG   PSPRC  RIBILT  RIDCH
    RGC Funded Projects
    Institutional Repository
    Other Funded Research Projects
    Staff Publications
    Research Degree Programmes
    External Research Funding
    Internal Research Funding
    External Funding for Development Project
    Site Search
    Social Media
    Facebook
    YouTube Channel
    Instagram
    Student Life & Support
    Students' Achievements
    Switch on to e-materials
    Useful Information
    Adverse weather arrangements
    Campus location
    Job Openings
    Contact us
    Telephone: (852-2711-2100)
    Facsimile: (852-2715-0760)
    Email: info@ouhk.edu.hk
    View the videos of Full-time Face-to-face Undergraduate Programme selected seminars
    Web for All
    Webmaster
    Back To Top