- Google is your English friend
Go to Google and click on Search settings, Languages and select English as your language of choice in “Which language should Google products use?” and “Currently showing search results in:” English.
Make sure you also save the settings by smashing the blue SAVE button below the page!
- Monolingual dictionaries
Try as much as possible not to translate your thoughts and sentences into English, but think directly in English.
To do so, you should avoid using online translators, such as Google Translator and WordReference, but take advantage of monolingual dictionaries like The FreeDictionary, Dictionary.com, and Snappy Words
- Visual dictionaries
Visual dictionaries are dictionaries that use pictures to illustrate the meaning of words. They are also very useful because they help you to think in English, too.
You may want to try: Visuwords, Visual Dictionary Online, and The Visual dictionary.
- Operating system and applications
Install or change the default display language of your operating system from your native language to English. If you use Windows 10, open the settings windows, Time & Language, Region & Language, Add a language.
If you use GNU/Linux, you can change the language of both the operating system and all the applications. It depends on your distro how to set it. If you are using Ubuntu, go to System Settings, Language & Region, Language and select English (United States).
There are also many applications that let you choose the language during the installation process. Mozilla Firefox allows you to install many extensions that are very useful for learning English. Once you have launched Mozilla Firefox, select Tools, and then, Add-ons.
Firefox offer personalized recommendations. Click Tools, Add-ons, Recommendations, and install a recommended add-on by clicking the + Add to Firefox button. There’s also a Find more add-ons button you can click and search for other extensions.
- Language Exchange
It is very difficult or impossible to achieve a good level of English or any other language without talking to native speakers. You may enrol in an academy, have private lessons, learn it at your school or travel abroad.
Another option is a language exchange. You meet someone for a few hours per week. You both speak your native language for part of the time and English for the rest of the time.
Why is it a good idea? You will learn the language of everyday life in a relaxed atmosphere. I mean, the informal expressions (I gotta leave now; Hi guys, what’s up?), idioms (I can’t make up my mind, someone has to help me; I’m glad the cat didn’t get your tongue), and slang (Who blew off? Oh, you cheeky monkey!) that native speakers use all the time. You can get to know people and expand your social circle. The limit is always your time, not your money. There are several options: face to face conversation; correspondence, a pen-pal is someone you write letters to and receive letters from and come to know by friendly correspondence; and chat with Skype, Messenger, etc.
Online Language Exchange sites: MyLanguageExchange.com, ConversationExchange.com, Polyglot Club, Penpal World and Interpals.
- How to become bilingual
The conjugation of verbs is to language what the periodic table is to chemistry, or the atom is to physics, or numbers are to Maths.
Once you have learnt how to conjugate the verbs, everything else will fall into place through practice.
Practice and perseverance are the keys to learn a new language.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed,Michael Jordan.