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English Immersion

For the past month, I’ve been living in Japan and trying my best to speak Japanese every day. I’ve been thinking so much about language immersion and I want to share some things on my mind regarding English language learning.

Immersion When Travelling

  • Planning a trip to the UK (or another English-speaking country) is a great way to motivate you to study harder!
  • Put yourself in situations where you have to use the language (such as joining clubs, yoga classes, meditation group, getting a haircut…)
  • Don’t be afraid to talk to strangers! Strangers = friends 
  • Confidence in English will change each day. Don’t worry about it.
  • Your first interaction of the day will often set the tone or mood for the rest of the day – so make the first interaction a positive one.

Immersion at Home

  • Change everything around you to English (phone settings, computer, websites, books, the way you do your work…)
  • Find English-speaking friends or language partners
  • Hello Talk app
  • My Language Exchange
  • Italki
  • Find shops or pubs or places with English people working

Do you have any advice that you think I missed? Let me know in the comments below.

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6 thoughts on “#35 How to Get English Immersion”

  1. perfect podcast and thank you. it was my first podcast with you .

    Teacher Michael .. i want to thank you for your podcasts & teaching the best way to improve listening skill and tell you that is my first podcast with you .

  2. Hi, Michael,
    thank you so much for your podcast!
    I am going to Australia for my winter holiday. So I will keep your tips about language immersion in this episode in my mind.

    Anyway, I am waiting for your getting back from your kind of pilgrimage to Asia, bringing back a treasure trove of ideas about language learning!

    1. Hey Kota! Great to hear from you. That’s fantastic! I’d love to go to Australia. Definitely don’t forget to let me know what kind of immersion you get in Australia. I’d love to hear your experiences there. Good luck!

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