How to learn English words effectively

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How can Busuu help you master English words?


  • Vocabulary Trainer
    Strengthen your weak words and learn new ones with our special feature. It has personalised quizzes that will build words into your long-term memory.

  • Courses designed by experts
    Busuu's English course is created by experts. This means that you'll only learn useful English vocabulary that you can use in real-life situations.

  • Learn from English speakers
    With Busuu's social features, you can learn English from other English speakers around the world.

3 steps to learn vocabulary faster

Step 1

Step 1

Create associations with the words in your language or with other words you've already learnt.

Step 2

Step 2

Constantly use new words or expressions. Say or write them in 5 or 6 different sentences.

Step 3

Step 3

Check how to apply the words you're learning in different situations. Look for collocations or idioms.

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How to learn new words and build them into your long-term memory

Step Action
1. Read, read, read ... and select the words you want to learn
2. Keep a dictionary close and check the meaning of new words
3. Use a journal to write down a word, definition and translation
4. Discover where the word comes from and create associations with similar words
5. Test your memory by adding new words to each sentence you write or say
6. Engage in conversations with real native speakers on Busuu

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