Writing and Speaking: Helpful Hints

Do you want to improve your English but don’t know where to begin?
We have tips and ideas on how to enhance your speaking and writing in your target language here at HKCC.

You can only go so far with hard effort and repetition. You must adapt and attempt a few various things in order to truly progress and appreciate your efforts. Some of these tasks are doable on your own, while others will necessitate assistance. In any case, these pointers will assist you in comprehending your target language and will help you distinguish between being good and being good enough.



1. Read in the language you want to learn.

Reading in it is a more pleasurable approach to learn about sentence construction. Quite a bit. Look for books, magazines, and newspaper articles that you enjoy. Everything is in place for you to “accidentally” pick up some grammar reflexes.

2. Study idioms, phrasal verbs, and synonyms.

Don’t waste time waffling on the subject. Put your shoulder to the wheel and get right to the point! One of the best things about idioms and idiomatic expressions is that they rarely change. So, if you want to make a short point, all you have to do is memorise them and know when to use them.

3. Hire a qualified instructor.

While grammar rules are important, your writing style must also be appropriate. Your writing must have structure, continuity, and consistency, as well as a logical vocabulary. An expert teacher can assist you in making your message as clearly as possible.

4. Write again and again.

Then go back and write some more. The majority of us dislike writing, yet the more you practise, the easier it becomes. You will become more exact and concise as you practise. To put it another way, you won’t have to write long, convoluted sentences to make your point.

Finally, read as much as you can in your target language and write as much as you can. Improve your style by expanding your vocabulary. Make a move!



1. Watch and listen to media in the target language.

Listen to podcasts in your target language or watch movies with a lot of dialogue. Your ears and brain will just connect the dots, and before you realise it, you’ll be grasping the language’s more sophisticated rules.

2. Interact with locals whenever possible.

Give it a go! Don’t be afraid to speak up. It feels amazing to impress a native speaker in their own language. However, don’t expect to learn much from them; most people aren’t interested in learning the rules of their language.

3. Hire a qualified instructor.

Speaking with a native speaker is beneficial, but speaking with one who can explain the reasons for the regulations so that you understand and remember them is much better. Conversation courses with a native speaker are an excellent way to improve your speaking and conversational skills.

4. Search for synonyms.

Improve your vocabulary by learning the terms you’ll need at the moment. You’ll become more exact and succinct once you know which words to employ. To put it another way, you won’t have to use long, convoluted sentences to make your point.