Maybe you’re a sports fan, love topics about fitness or gardening, or you’re into politics. No matter what the topic is, learning English is easier when you use the news sources available to you – and you’ll enjoy reading about topics you’re interested in. As an English language school in Hawaii, we have a few tips to help you further your progress in a way that’s enjoyable, and that you won’t think of as “studying,” or work.
Love football, basketball, soccer, and sports in general? Watch the various ESPN channels on television or online, or read Sports Illustrated magazine. There are endless resources available to you, and you’ll progress in your English efforts by reading and listening.
If you’re a female English language learner who’s all about the latest in fashion, makeup, and fitness, you would probably enjoy reading articles in InStyle Magazine.
USA Today, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal are great news sources for more advanced learners, and are well-written; important when you’re trying to learn English. You may also want to consider videos on CBS News; great even for beginners, since you can read articles or watch videos on a level that’s best for you.
Read local newspapers. It’s always interesting to know what’s going on in your city or community, and reading the local newspaper is a way to stay up-to-date while furthering your English skills. Watching and listening to the local news is also a good idea.
No matter what your interests and hobbies, there are plenty of news resources online, on television, and in print that can help you continue improving your English while learning something new or simply being entertained. Reading quality magazines and newspapers also helps in terms of grammar and spelling, as these publications are written by professionals in a way that is clear and concise.
At ICC, we are an English language school in Hawaii dedicated to helping students succeed both in and out of the classroom. There are thousands of ways to make learning a very difficult language easier – and fun!