How to learn English fast

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(And…How can I study English by myself)

Whether you’re studying English online for work, travel, or personal growth, we’re going to give you some valuable tips on how to learn English fast … and by yourself!

How to learn English Fast

Set clear goals:

Perhaps obvious, but essential: Start by defining your goals. Why do you want to learn English? Is it for your career, travel, or personal development? Setting clear objectives will help you stay focused and motivated.

Immerse yourself:

Surround yourself with English as much as possible. Change your phone and social media settings to English, watch English TV shows and movies, and listen to English podcasts or radio. This constant exposure will accelerate your learning. And if you want some materials specially created for English language students, why not try Perfectly Spoken’s podcasts? Don’t forget to join our social media channels – LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube – for a varied bite-sized learning content.

Take online courses:

Enrol in online English courses or find language learning platforms tailored to your needs. The best courses include structured lessons, interactive exercises, and assessments to track your progress. Now that you’re here, let us tell you that Perfectly Spoken is known for value when you compare quality and price. But don’t take our word for it, check out  the  different plans at and then make your own comparison. (And if you agree, or not, please leave us your feedback at [email protected])

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Practise Speaking in English

Speaking is a crucial aspect of language learning. If you’re not living in an English speaking country, the best way is to find language exchange partners or conversation groups online to practise speaking English. There are a variety of websites and apps to connect you with language partners worldwide, but why not try Perfectly Spoken first (for less than you think)? We offer Speaking Practice groups (small groups guided by an expert teacher) and our Conversation Café (where students can practise speaking to other students from around the world moderated by a specially trained member of the Perfectly Spoken team). And it’s all included in the Pro Plan subscription which you can cancel at any time.

Use flashcards and vocabulary apps

If you want to learn fast, use flashcards or vocabulary to expand your English vocabulary in addition to our lessons. The repetition and spaced repetition techniques which we also use in our lessons, can help you remember more words more effectively.



Read English material daily:

Experts recommend that you make it a habit to read English newspapers, magazines, or books regularly. Start with materials appropriate for your language level and gradually work your way up to more complex texts.

At Perfectly Spoken we’ve made this easy for you.! In partnership with global news agency Reuters, Perfectly Spoken offers a unique and effective way to improve your English. Using authentic, topical news stories with short videos and transcripts read by professional English-speaking journalists, and specially adapted texts, each week, we create engaging learning activities at your level to help improve your listening, reading and comprehension skills, naturally. Discover News Flash

Write regularly

You need to practise all 4 skills:  speaking, listening, reading and writing if you want to learn English fast. Keep a journal in English or write short essays on topics that interest you. This practice will improve your writing skills and reinforce your grammar and vocabulary knowledge. And, to really help you improve your writing skills, want, try Perfectly Spoken’s Tutored Writing Practice’ (also included in the Pro Plan subscription.) This gives you the opportunity to send in a completed writing task each week. You will then get the best possible service for a English language student: individual feedback and correction from one of our expert teachers. Try it.

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How to study English by myself?

An often-asked question! And yes. It is certainly possible to learn English on your own. Here are a few useful tips:

Create a study schedule:

Establish a consistent study routine. Allocate specific times each day or week for your English studies and stick to your schedule. A quick hint here: when you decide your plan  Perfectly Spoken can do the rest with all the self-study courses and live practice you need!

Use online resources:

Take advantage of the abundance of online resources. We would advise you to use Perfectly Spoken as your main learning platform – guess why! – and then, for variety and further practice, we would also recommend using websites like Duolingo, BBC Learning English, and YouTube channels dedicated to English lessons, all of which can be an incredibly useful complement.


Evaluate your progress regularly. Take online quizzes, practice tests, or mock exams to identify areas where you need improvement. With Perfectly Spoken level courses (from A1 to C2) you get a lesson test after each lesson; every 5th lesson is a review lesson and you can take your course assessment at the end of each level course. And of course, the advantage of this way of self-study is that you can study the lessons and take the tests as many times as you like. All the self-study is unlimited.

Taking tests are a great way to improve. Tests are really useful not only to test your progress but to help you adjust your study plan accordingly.

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Join English forums and communities:

As a student at Perfectly Spoken you automatically become a member of Perfectly Spoken’s community. Our newsletters will keep you up to date with new events, courses and opportunities to practise and improve your English.. We also suggest you engage with online English forums and communities where learners discuss their experiences, ask questions, and share resources.

Keep a vocabulary notebook:

Maintain a vocabulary notebook to jot down new words and phrases you come across. Include their meanings and example sentences to help reinforce your memory.

Stay motivated:

Possibly the most important and most difficult. Learning a language is a journey, and motivation is key. Reward yourself when you achieve milestones At Perfectly Spoken we recognise the importance of rewards and give you, your own Certificate of Course Completion at each level you pass. As well as that, always remind yourself of the reasons why you started learning English in the first place.

In summary. Learning English as an adult through online resources, especially with Perfectly Spoken, can be a highly effective and flexible approach. Remember that consistency, practice, and motivation are your friends to help you on this language-learning journey. By following these tips and dedicating time to study, you’ll be well on your way to mastering the English language. Keep up the good work!

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