5 tips for improving your English on vacation

Summer vacation is the perfect time to work on your English while resting, which is why we have prepared an inspiring summer post. Read on and find out how to improve your English on vacation 🙂

1. Listen to a podcast

Podcasts are a great way to improve your English skills – you can listen to them while doing something else, such as driving, walking or cooking, and become informed about a topic you like, improving your English at the same time. With the vast array of podcasts available on virtually any topic, choosing where to start can feel overwhelming. Don’t let this discourage you from diving in! We suggest googling best podcasts in 2024 and starting with the one that seems most interesting.

2. Read in English

Reading in English can seem intimidating if you are not used to it, but once you find the right book, comic or an article, it will prove to be less scary. Our tip is to start with the Guardian’s articles and choose whether to read about news, sport, culture or lifestyle. You can also find TV show, podcast and book recommendations, helping you find the next opportunity to work on your English.

3. Speak English as much as you can

If you want to improve your English speaking skills, you have to take every chance you get. Summer is the perfect time to practice your speaking skills – wherever you go, you can find a person to chitchat with. Ordering food and drinks also counts, so next time you are about to ask someone else to order, remember that it can be your time to shine!

4. Watch tv shows with English subtitles

While watching TV shows with English subtitles can be less relaxing, watching even one episode a week can do wonders for your English. You will learn some new vocabulary, remember a tense you might have forgotten, and finish the episode knowing that you have made an effort.

5. Keep a journal

Keeping a journal is something most of us haven’t done since we were children, which makes the pleasurable aspects of journaling very easy to forget. It has proven to be very beneficial both for improving language skills and for mental health, helping reduce stress and process information. When it comes to language learning, focusing on writing offers a great opportunity to think about grammar and improve spelling and vocabulary. You don’t even need a piece of paper – grab your phone and start typing!

We hope these tips will help you incorporate honing your English skills wherever you are. We can guarantee that choosing just one of them will have a positive impact on your confidence 🙂