Listen to Simon talking about how he learned several languages in a variety of different ways.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.


Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


Hello, I find it easier to learn English by watching English TV programmes such as BBC news and dramas. In my view, the most effective language learning method for me are practise to talk, read and write more as practise makes perfect. Other than that, play some language games do helps me a lot. Good luck!

Greetings to everyone.
I consider the best method in learning a new language is, by no surprise, using it in a daily basis.
This is how I learnt French, by accepting the fact that I'm probably less talkative than a baby in terms of attempting a conversation with other people, by forgetting the obvious mistakes that I will commit at least ten times in each sentence and by not giving up in learning.
Children tend to learn things in a faster rate, and I more or less learnt to read Spanish and to comprehend it when I was of a younger age and yet, some considerable years later and I've learnt French in three months by employing the same mantra every day.
I also believe it to be important to embrace the language, in other words, not attempting to learn it because of need but by foremost because of interest and genuine curiosity.

I wish good luck to all the fellow language-learners out there.

I learnt english in a classroom setting and at the same time i practised by watching tv and listening to music.

Thanks alot Peter for your message, i really gratefull for the site and your help.

I liked the theme today, it was really fascinating, and it gave me helpful tips for learning English language.
For me because i dont have enough time to attend classes, it will be very useful to me to fix one hour per day to study English, listening and writing new words and learning them.
And everyday i build my language, i know it needs quite a lot time to be able to speak fluently and to hold a decent cinversation.
Using this site is actually too much helpful for building my language, for example from this three minutes audio i learnt sixteen new words. Really thanks alot for this site.

Hello Sherine hussein,

Thank you for the lovely comment. It's great to know that we're helping people!


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

i like this site, it is easy to use, and there are many themes to learn english.


I think that the best way to learn any language varies from person to person. For me, because I don't have much free time and anough money to pay for a course I have no other choice but to learn by myself, getting support from different means, like the british council website, which is, by the way, one of the most complete and incredibles sites for learning english that I've ever came across, there is also the BBC Learning English website, which is a relly good site for learning english as well. There is also a very good app, called Duolingo, which I use when I have some free time in my home, it helps me a lot specially with my pronuntiation, since I have no one which I could practise to. I know that the process of learning a new language could take too much time and that, in order to get all the required skills at a high level, it is necessary to read, listen, write and primarily, speak a lot of the language. I would like to go for the IELTS exam very soon, maybe in six months or so. The thing is that I don't have a real parameter to meassure actual english level. So maybe I could do it a little blindfolded. :)


Hello to everyone! I think, the best way to learn language is to expose yourself to as much reading and listening content as you can, and of course, motivation is the key, I would like you to give me an advice where to start. I took a test which put me in the upper intermediate level. I would like to speak more, and to speak more fluently. Thank you in advance...

thank you for this app, it teached me something. I want to learn English and someone can help me?