Improving your English is always a good idea, no matter how good you know it. Regular practice is the only way to grow, and it doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced learner. Learning English is a continuous process, so it can last forever. But if you want your English to be as good as possible — work hard, and you will soon see results.
Any language is alive and evolves all the time: grammar adapts to the users, slang words appear and disappear, and a lot of popular things change every year. Social media offer you a large number of people from all around the world to connect and share some experience with each other.
How does it work when you learn English?
You will definitely find something interesting personally for you: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat and an endless list of others. Each platform or app has its features, content and audience. Just choose what affects you personally. Don’t have much time? Not a problem! Social media produce an endless flow of fun and interesting content. You can keep on practicing while relaxing and chilling. “Social” media are called so for a reason: millions of people are online to socialize, many of them are native English speakers. It can be a great idea to make new friends abroad while improving your language. Almost every social media is free to join, so the only thing you have to do is register. And have an internet connection for sure.
We were speaking about the reason for it being so useful; let’s now talk about how social media can help you. Let’s take Facebook as an example. You can easily switch languages in your Facebook to English. This will allow you to see English every day even if your friends make their posts in other languages.
Meeting new people and businesses
A lot of brands, bloggers, companies, and regular users that run Facebook are starting their groups eager to attract you. Explore these pages, and like what interests you, that will allow your news feed to be full of English content that you personally are interested in. But be careful, it can be quite addictive. Joining a group on Facebook is also a great idea. You can find lots of them in English: dedicated to hobbies, celebrities, fun-clubs, computer games, professions, whatever you like. Or you can always join a group of English-learners and ask questions or help other English-learners. Starting an event can also become a good idea. It is much easier to do anything with friends, especially learning English. Start an event, invite your friends, ask them to invite their friends, and in the end, you will get a real English-learning party! Use different types of promotions to get bigger coverage like Facebook ads or just other services that you can review on LikesFinder. This will help you to bring a bigger audience to your blog or event and get better and more complex experience with interacting with other people in English. Don’t be afraid of someone missing it: Facebook will remind everyone about the event with its in-built calendar that many people use as their social calendar.
Not only Facebook
There are other social media, anyway. Twitter, for example, is a microblogging platform that allows users to share posts up to 140 characters only. This platform is ideal for learning “trendy” English, slang, and following English news. Make your Twitter “English.” Switch its language to English and subscribe to English-speaking users. Due to the number of tweets, the stream of content will never end. Twitter also gives you an opportunity to like and reply to tweets of other users. Tweeting in English is like keeping your own journal, which is really short and public. Such activity is a great writing exercise. You can write about whatever you like: hobbies, vacations, share your opinion. It would be best if you also encouraged your followers to respond in English, too. Soon you will see how your ability to formulate thoughts in English has improved. News on Twitter can help you to know what’s going on around the world while practicing. You can do it by following trends on using a “moments” tab. “Moments” is a place where dedicated Tweeter employees put themed tweets and comments together.
So that’s how your everyday news feed scrolling can help you improve or keep your English level. Social media also offer a great amount of live English, where native-speakers use it the same way as in their everyday life. And you can always get fresh news, make new friends all around the world and try something new.
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