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Learning English is what people do when they want to learn how to speak and understand the English language. People learning English often learn to read and write English at the same time.

A lot of people learn English at school, where English is a common subject. Many people also want to spend their own personal time to learn English. Some of these people may not know any English, where others will have learned some English in school, and will want to advance their knowledge of it.

There are two ways to learn English outside of school:

  • Institutional learning
  • Individual learning

Institutional learning

Many people join spoken English institutes.

Individual learning

Other people try to learn English on their own, or in a less formal setting than in a group of people with a teacher.

People might meet with others who are trying to learn English, in order to practice their standard of English when speaking.

People can also listen to radio broadcasts in English, or watch television programmes in English to help them improve their listening ability. A popular channel to listen to the radio on is broadcast by the BBC, called the BBC World Service.

People can also study English by reading books, or listening to English courses on recorded CDs or cassettes.

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