Somehow I doubt you’ve been studying all summer. Losing track of your studies can happen to all of us. Just make sure that you don’t lose any progress that you made before you went on break. Here are some ways to brush up before the next semester:
- Organize last semester’s paperwork. In doing so, review all your most recent class notes.
- When reviewing your notes, highlight and research what you may have forgotten.
- Visit some ESL websites and practice with online activities.
- Download English songs, and listen to them actively. Sing along if you have to!
- Call your English speaking friends and ask them out to lunch or coffee. I really mean call them – don’t just text.
- Rent all those movies you wanted to see this summer, but never did. Practice listening independently – without subtitles.
- Try to obtain a copy of the new syllabus for the upcoming semester. Even if the teacher hasn’t written a new one, a syllabus from a previous semester will give you some insight into what you will be working on.
In order to maximize your effectiveness in English communication, find a balance between verbal communicative English (speaking and listening) and the written word (reading, writing, texting, or clicking), and you’ll be up to speed in no time.