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Do you want to practise your English but you’ve
got no money to pay for a teacher?
Or maybe you need to save money?
Then this video is for you.
We’ve got twenty six ways for you to learn
English for free
Look around your home.
Do you know the English words for everything
you can see?
Stick labels on them and leave them there
till you can remember the words.
Download an app that delivers an inspiring
English quotation every day.
You’ll learn new words, get motivation,
and become very wise.
A person who never made a mistake never tried
Read an English book.
Research shows reading really helps.
It's one of the best ways to pick up grammar
What are you doing?
No, you’re not.
If normal English books are too hard, read
They’re books with simplified English designed
for English learners.
Most readers aren’t free, but they don’t
cost a lot and I’ll put a link to a free
Follow the news in English.
You want to stay up to date and this way you
can learn new words at the same time.
You can read all the latest stories on the
BBC website and they often have videos too.
Listen to English songs!
It’s a great way to learn new words.
And why not sing along so you can practise
The shower’s generally a good place.
And if you can't sing, what about rapping?
It's a great way to practice the rhythms of
Our friend, Fluency MC, has lots of great
raps on his channel that are specially designed
for English learners.
Meet some friends who are also learning English
for coffee and English conversation.
I haven't got any friends.
Well, why not put up a card up in your local
store or library?
This is a library.
You’re going to need to learn vocabulary
so get a notebook and write down English words
and phrases you want to remember.
Then check them whenever you have a free moment.
You’ll be surprised how much this helps.
You can also store the words you want to learn
with a app.
There are some great spaced learning apps
where you can put in words and then receive
reminders so you can quiz yourself on them
Anki and Memrise and two popular ones.
Change the language of your GPS so it speaks
to you in English.
You’ll learn how we give directions in English.
Turn left in 200 feet.
Turn left in 100 feet.
Practice your listening with an audio book.
Don’t they cost money?
Well, yes, most do but not all of them.
I’ll put a link to a list with lots of free
ones in the details below.
Speak to Siri, Cortana or Google and see if
they can understand your English pronunciation.
What’s the weather like today?
It’s raining Jay.
Don’t forget your umbrella.
Type these letters into Google and they’ll
take you to Oxford University Press’ great
online dictionary where you can look up words
It’s specially designed for English learners.
You can click on words and listen to how we
In British and American English.
These letters will take you to a Longman dictionary
which is terrific too.
Download Fix it.
It’s a checklist I’ve written to help
you fix common mistakes in English and
Just go to our website, join our mailing list
and it’s our gift to you.
There are lots of groups for English learners
on Facebook where people share tips and exercises.
Join some today.
And make sure you check out the British Council’s
Learn English Page.
Laugh in English.
You’ll learn more when you’re relaxed
and having fun.
So, go to an English jokes website.
Find a joke you like and then learn to tell
it in English.
Why can’t we have tea out of doors.
I don’t know.
Why can’t we have tea out of doors?
Well, we could but most people use cups.
Have a language exchange.
Find an English speaker who wants to speak
your language and swap languages.
Have half an hour speaking your language and
half an hour speaking English.
There are lots of great apps designed for
English learners that you can download to
your phone and some of them have videos.
Be sure to download the English All Stars
You’ll love it.
Who do you know who's an English speaker?
Is there someone you can have an English conversation
Perhaps you have a friend with an English
speaking au pair that you can talk to.
Or perhaps you have a friend with an English
Tea please, James.
Watch an English movie.
Put the subtitles on if it’s hard.
Subtitles in your language or in English - they
can both help.
Oh I can't watch.
It's too scary.
Download a text to speech app.
They can read text aloud.
They use machine voices, so they're not perfect,
but many are free and they can do different
For example, Google’s Text-to-Speech app
can take your Google Play Books and read them
With Google Translate you can put in text
in your own language and hear a spoken translation
Watch YouTube videos.
There are some great English teachers on YouTube,
We have hundreds of free videos for English
learners on our channel, and most have captions
so make sure you subscribe today.
You’ve got to eat so why not cook in English?
Look for an English recipe, follow it and
then eat it!
It's a great way to learn food and cooking
Join an online community of English learners.
English Club is a great one that’s full
of friendly people who are all practising
their English together, just like you.
This next one might sound crazy, but it works.
Talk to yourself.
Create an imaginary friend and have English
conversations with them.
So where did you go to school?
So did I!
Make up conversations and practice them out
loud or silently in your head.
Check out this video we’ve made about how
to think in English.
Listen to English podcasts.
They’re like internet radio.
Go to Google, type a subject you’re interested
in and the word 'podcast' and you’ll find
lots to choose from.
If they’re too fast, try slowing the speed
down to say 75%.
There are also some great podcasts for English
Our friend Craig has a great one.
I'll put details below.
OK, last one.
Share your English discoveries.
If you find a good English app or website
or video, send it to a friend who’s also
Well, they’ll probably return the favour
and send some good links back to you.
In fact why not share this video with someone
Go on, go on.