Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today, learn 3 ways to do it with italki teacher Arianne!


Arianne believes that reading is critical to learning English.  It’s a great way to expand your vocabulary and learn the grammar.  It’s also visual learning, and something you can do by yourself.


Here are Arianne’s 3 tips for improving your English with reading:

  • Choose something that interests you. Follow your interests and passions.  There are endless possibilities on the internet, whether blogs or news websites.  Make sure you’re connecting with the material you’re reading.
  • Read with a dictionary.  Reading is a great activity for building your vocabulary.  You may not want to look up every new word, but be active about learning words you see over and over.
  • Make reading a routine in your daily life.  Reading doesn’t have to be work.  In fact, it is one of the least stressful activities you can do.  Try to give it 15 or 30 minutes a day if possible.


Do you make reading a part of your English learning?

How do you do it?

Let us know in the comments section below!


Arianne is a CELTA certified professional teacher with seven years experience teaching ESL and other subjects.  She has worked with both adults and teenagers from around the world, and has taught in several different countries outside the US, including New Zealand and Spain. Arianne uses a very relaxed teaching style which she believes helps students learn English in a way that is both natural and enjoyable, while still being informative and useful.  She speaks Spanish and French, and so understands firsthand the difficulties of learning a second language.


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