I think of relationships between what I already know and new things I learn in English.
I use new English words in a sentence so I can remember them.
I connect the sound of a new English word and an image or picture of the word to help me remember the word.
I remember a new English word by making a mental picture of a situation in which the word might be used.
I use rhymes to remember new English words.
I use flashcards to remember new English words.
I physically act out new English words.
I review English lessons often.
I remember new English words or phrases by remembering their location on the page, on the board, or on a street sign.
I say or write new English words several times.
I try to talk like native English speakers.
I practice the sounds of English.
I use the English words I know in different ways.
I start conversations in English.
I watch English language TV shows spoken in English or go to movies spoken in English.
I read for pleasure in English.
I write notes, messages, letters, or reports in English.
I first skim an English passage (read over the passage quickly), then go back and read carefully.
I look for words in my own language that are similar to new words in English.
I try to find patterns in English.
I find the meaning of an English word by dividing it into parts that I understand.
I try not to translate word-for-word.
I make summaries of information that I hear or read in English.
To understand unfamiliar English words, I make guesses.
When I can’t think of a word during a conversation in English, I use gestures.
I make up new words if I do not know the right ones in English.
I read English without looking up every new word.
I try to guess what the other person will say next in English.
If I can't think of an English word, I use a word or phrase that means the same thing.
I try to find as many ways as I can to use my English.
I notice my English mistakes and use that information to help me do better.
I pay attention when someone is speaking English.
I try to find out how to be a better learner of English.
I plan my schedule so I will have enough time to study English.
I look for people I can talk to in English.
I look for opportunities to read as much as possible in English.
I have clear goals for improving my English skills.
I think about my progress in learning English.
I try to relax whenever I feel afraid of using English.
I encourage myself to speak English even when I am afraid of making a mistake.
I give myself a reward or treat when I do well in English.
I notice if I am tense or nervous when I am studying or using English.
I write down my feelings in a language learning diary.
I talk to someone else about how I feel when I am learning English.
If I do not understand something in English, I ask the other person to slow down or say it again.
I ask English speakers to correct me when I talk.
I practice English with other students.
I ask for help from English speakers.
I ask questions in English.
I try to learn about the culture of English speakers.