How do I learn English from zero?

It can be scary to know where to start when learning English from zero! With my tips below, you will feel prepared for your first months of English language learning.

At the beginning of any language learning process you want to see some progress. Well the good news is if you are learning English from zero, there is only one way to go, UP!

Thankfully there are a lot of beginner english resources including my new Beginner English Short Stories book and various videos I produce on YouTube and Instagram!

Free English Resources to start with right now

I think Duolingo is a great free resource to get “easy wins.” It keeps you motivated through gamification and reminds you daily to keep going. It won’t get you to the advanced level but you will learn some basic words and phrases with their distinct language learning method. Memrise is also a free app that I have used for gamified vocabulary learning. I would recommend learning English vocabulary in context as much as possible.

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Listen and speak audio English Language learning methods

I have had great success with Pimsleur and “Earworms: Rapid {language}” especially if you have a commute or do a morning walk/jog. If you are in the USA, you can find these free on Hoopla App through your public library in some states.

There are a lot of AI tools as well that you pay monthly for that can help you start speaking right away like PingoLearn. You can even chat with ChatGPT just to get talking and hearing the sounds.

The 30 day English Language Learning Blitz

I also recommend doing a 30-day “blitz” to start any language journey. A 30-day English Learning Blitz will give you momentum to keep going because you will see a lot of progress after 30 days of consistent learning. Basically, you commit to 1–3 hours of learning each day for the next 30 days. The key is to immerse yourself in the language as much as possible. Change your phone language, watch everything in English (even with subtitles at the beginner stage is OK).

With a 30-day Blitz, you can:

  • Do 15–20 min of Duolingo/PingoLearn – bonus: write down sentences with the new words
  • Watch 30 minutes of content in English
  • Do 1 lesson of Pimsleur (15–20 minutes)
  • Do 1 story from a Short Stories book with comprehension quiz
  • Learn the sounds of 1 letter of the alphabet in a Pronunciation course

This will give you a good start to any language learning journey! I wrote about my own 30-day blitz with Italian on my blog if you are interested. I now speak Italian with confidence after a year of study and hours of conversations and Italian content exposure.

I also have a free resource called 7 days to language success that helps you prepare for success! Good luck!

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