Hi! My name is Tymara and I’m a teacher here at Langports Brisbane. When I first started, about 4 years ago, I taught level 2. The best thing about my job is seeing students’ English improve. I’m trying to learn Spanish at the moment, (I’m level zero!!), so I know how hard it is to learn a foreign language. I’d love to be one of those students who goes from beginner to upper-intermediate! WOW!
Today, I wanted to write about how to improve your English. I have a lot of students who ask me the best way to improve their speaking. My answer is always the same: PRACTICE! If you live with a homestay family, it’s easy to speak English all the time. If you live in a share-house and your housemates speak the same language as you, it can be a lot harder. So what can you do? Well, when I was teaching FCE flexi a few weeks ago, we came up with a brilliant (yet simple) idea. Get together with a few people from your morning or afternoon class and go and have a coffee (or a beer) together. I think it’s really important to use the English that you learn at school and having a chat with your mates is a great way to do this! If you’re feeling really brave, try to talk to an Aussie! I know we’re hard to understand, but the more you try, the easier it gets! I reckon Australians are a pretty friendly bunch, so say ‘G’day’ to your bus driver, bartender or the cashiers at Coles.
Good luck 🙂