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Easy English: All you need to know to learn English

English is a very easy language to learn.

English grammar resembles that of French.

You already know a lot of English vocabulary without knowing it.

English surrounds us everywhere and is much more present than we think.

In this very long guide, I show you step by step how to put all these benefits in action to learn English easily.

Easy English: Work, even if it's easy!

Learning English does not require much effort, it's true.

English grammar is easy, it's true.

There is a lot of vocabulary you know. And it's no longer complicated at all to learn it thanks to the new applications, it's true.

But you still have to work. Get down to work

I would like to say to all those who think that this is purely FALSE, the work is very important especially when we want to learn a new language !

You always have to work, work and work, even when you're studying things that are clear and crisp.

If you do not work now, you'll always be in the habit of never making any effort, and then, when something is really hard to learn, you'll give up because you'll get tired of not understanding without working.

On the other hand, if you work today, you will see results much faster, you will be extremely proud of yourself. So, you will always want to learn more and more, which is great when we learn a language.

Do you remember when I said that we can learning English or another language having fun?

I have good news for you, it's really true! Every day, when you study English for 30 to 60 minutes, you can really enjoy yourself; watch a little TV, watch series, do some vocabulary and train your grammar, watch 1 or 2 videos etc.

By varying the activities, English will seem less boring, you will really enjoy it because you will learn faster and diversify your efforts.

Of course, you must be 100% in the activities. Nothing will distract you!

Which means that when you watch series, TV, videos ... you can not not be on your phone trying to send messages on Whats App to your best friend.

No, you will have to stay 100% focused . If you are not thoroughly into what you are doing, you will miss a lot of important information.

For example: watch the first time series and videos with subtitles. When there is a word (verb, expression ...) that you do not understand and that you think is important add it to Anki or Mosalingua.

In addition, you will know his pronunciation because you heard it, great no!

As I told you and repeated, English is not difficult at all, in any case it is much easier than French! In my opinion, you will especially find it difficult to:

Learn vocabulary, it's perfectly normal, English is not your mother tongue, there are some words that are similar from one language to another but not all.

Acquiring a good pronunciation is also normal, there are English sounds that can not be found in the language of Molière.

You will have to make small and big efforts to improve in this area. One of the best tips I can give you is to not start with reading or grammar and learn phonetics.

For the first 2-3 months, I suggest you move more towards vocabulary, listening and pronunciation. Then you can focus a little more on writing, grammar and reading.

I will give you more details throughout this article, you will also find resources and techniques to improve your way to speak English.

Understanding what others say, it will probably be one of the most difficult things because people speak really fast and make a lot of connections.

You will find below all the techniques and tips to improve in this area.

Contrary to what you think, English grammar is very simple , you will see it with your own eyes.

Adjectives do not agree, verbs in the present only change with the pronouns He / She / It (except for the verb to be), in the past the verbs do not change at all (except for the verb to be).

There are irregular verbs, but once you know them you just have to revise them from time to time and the other rules are not complicated either.

the language of Shakespeare is really not difficult, one of the biggest problems you will encounter if you do not use MosaLingua will be learning a maximum of words.

You will find below a section on learning English vocabulary, you will find some good way to learn it.

You will also need to acquire the best possible pronunciation so that people do not almost notice that you are French speaking.

There are many advantages to having a good accent, if you have to work in an English speaking country and your boss notices that you speak extremely well, he will say to himself: <9lt; Wow, he really worked hard to speak English like that, I think he's someone serious!>9gt;

To have the best accent possible, you can do this:

Watch as often as possible videos, movies, series, TV and listen to radio or podcasts (in English of course).

Speak with people of English origin who live near you, it could really help you a lot, when you make more or less serious mistakes these people can correct you.

As they live in France in Switzerland or Belgium, they know more or less the mistakes we make regularly in English. So, they will surely give you some tips to improve you in this or that subject.

After 3-6 months of learning vocabulary and pronunciation, you can tackle grammar. You do not have to wait 3-6 months because it's complicated ...!

On the contrary, grammar as I already told you is very, very, very simple !

It will just have a good vocabulary and pronunciation before starting to study.

When you do grammar, keep watching series, movies or TV. Also keep learning vocabulary, do not focus only on grammar, it will become boring and you will appreciate less and less English.

I would like to warn you that it is not very good to do grammar or reading before knowing enough vocabulary and mastering pronunciation more or less well, otherwise when you read the rules you will automatically pronounce the words wrong in your brain and it could turn against you.

Think about the last two titles you've read:

<9lt; Easy English >9gt; and <9lt; Work, Work, Work even if it's easy! >9gt ;.

I'm going to repeat myself a little, but at least I'm sure you'll understand.

Sometimes people think that English is very simple, that there are just a couple of things a little complicated, for now I agree with these people, because it's absolutely true.

But the problem is that these people think as follows: Easy = No need to work.

And it's totally wrong! I explain to you, when we think that it is too easy we provide less effort, we say <9lt; Oh it's good I do not need to study a lot anyway I understood! >9gt; and then one day or the other you end up breaking your face.

That's exactly what happened to me in Math this year, in the first semester I was doing all the time good grades, I was 5.4 * average.

Now, in the second semester, I have 4.6 average which makes a fall of 0.8 points! I can tell you it's huge and it hurts.

* I live in Switzerland so, the notes are not the same as in France.

Here, we can do at most 6 and if we have less than 4 we are below average.

It's the same thing in English, if you think directly that you will succeed, you will not study very much and over time gaps will be created.

Finally, after a while, you will have two choices:

Either fix all these shortcomings because you really love this language and you are brave. It will certainly take a lot of time if you really abuse.

Either give up because there are too many things to review and it annoys you just thinking about it. So you will have spent maybe 5 months of your life learning English for nothing.

Do not be stupid, it makes sense that you want to spend less time studying, I understand you completely, but that's life. If you want to succeed, you have to know how to sacrifice yourself.

Think that no effort is lost, it is by giving the maximum that we succeed and after doing so I can promise you that we are really happy! (Remember that English = easy, English = easy, English = easy!)

Easy English: Where to start?

This is THE question you ask yourself, and the hardest answer to give you!

It depends on many factors:

  • how much time you spend per day
  • the regularity of your work
  • of your motivation: the more motivated you are, the better you learn
  • of your more or less ambitious goal
  • of the method you choose
  • your efficiency: we do not all have the same speed!

An example: you did English during the 4 years of college: 2 hours or more per week for 35 weeks, 4 years ...

And the result? You did not even know how to build a sentence!

So you see that the time spent is all relative!

If you work effectively 2 hours a day hyper seriously (all inclusive: vocabulary, grammar, videos, ...), it will take you 2 months and follow the method I'm describing here.

If you go there less intensely, count 6 months! It's a good average to learn a language that is already familiar to you (it's not Chinese either, huh?).

Some of you may want to learn English for the sake of learning ... But it's rare!

There are 2 main reasons that push you to put or put you back to English:

  • you need it for your work
  • or you need it in your personal life to travel, exchange knowledge with English speakers ...

The bottom line is that you have a PROJECT to motivate you even when you are desperate, and you have a DWELL.

Set a deadline by which you must have a correct level. If you do not have a deadline, you may always postpone what you do not like, or avoid what is too hard, and you will not really progress.

If you say to yourself: "in 6 months, I'm going for a weekend in London and I want to be able to make myself understood in the shops and at the hotel"You have everything you need: a project, a concrete goal and a deadline.

It's not the same amount of work as if you say, "in 2 months I have to pass the TOEIC for my job and I must have at least 700 points " and it's not the same pressure on your shoulders!

If you think: "I want to learn English for fun, but I do not know when I'm going to use that language, maybe someday," you risk getting frustrated with the difficulties, because you Have no project, no objective, and no deadline ... And it's a shame! Build your own project in your head, and try to stick to it

The objectives are different, the pace of work and requirements will be too.

Do not be too hard on yourself! Do not plan an unfeasible thing that might disappoint you ...

Do not work alone, get yourself accompanied

Nothing is harder than working alone ... When you are demotivated, tired, you need someone to cheer you up, to encourage you ...

So live this adventure to 2 or more!

Yes, to put or to return to the English it is an adventure, with ups and downs, of work, of relentlessness, and pleasure

When you really want to get started, talk about yourself: family, friends, there is someone who will want to get started with you, no matter what level!

Another solution: find a learning partner! Someone who has the same motivations as you, with whom you can regularly discuss your progress, what you are working on ... Someone who will make you repeat your vocabulary lists, irregular verbs, ...

You do not know how ? There is an article dedicated to finding partners on the blog, and you just have to post a comment under the article to find someone :). Here is the link: Find a Learning Partner

Set goals per week

The best way to start is to set goals. Of course they must be achievable!

For example, set goals in each main subject:

Oral / written comprehension

Verbs in < > and < > + some irregular verbs

Understand an idea in general in a text, differentiate the words when people speak

Being able to get along in a basic conversation

After, start with what you think is most important. For example, to understand a text you need to know vocabulary and be able to conjugate the verbs main verbs then you will start with that.

It really needs to go gradually, it is useless to want to go too fast and skip steps. .. that could prove to be very important!

I also advise you to do a lot of research on the internet, you can find sites, videos and other really interesting content!

I would like to share with you a Youtube channel that I discovered on Mosalingua and that I watch regularly: EnglishLesson4U (this link leads to the videos of the teachers, but each teacher has his own channel).

There are superb videos of several English teachers, they give useful lessons and very well explained. Youtube can display subtitles they are not all the time right but it's not that bad.

Teachers try to explain things to you in a way that is easy for non-English speakers to understand. Ronnie is my favorite, she is funny, she speaks in a very understanding way and gives us useful and varied lessons.

You can start watching these videos right away by clicking on the link above or waiting for you to progress a little more in English.

I advise you to have a base of 1000 words, to know most of the irregular verbs and to be able to conjugate the verbs to past, present and future before starting to watch these videos.

Remember, there will be nothing in French, everything will be in English!

Do not worry, learning English irregular verbs is not very complicated if you follow the tips listed here.

Times in English are not hard to learn either, in three days you can master the past, present and future if you do not go into too much detail.

So, go step by step, working hard to achieve the best possible results. I remind you that it is much easier to do the right thing or directly correct these mistakes than to always wait to get back on the right path and that these mistakes become bad habits.

After a while, you will have made enormous progress, you will surely notice them in the 4th / 5th month.

From the moment you know the pronunciation of the words well enough and come to understand a series, I think you can start reading.

Do not think directly of the huge, hard-to-read novels.

Instead, head to blog posts about topics that interest you, read the newspapers, if you like sports, buy English magazines about them, and so on.

Do not forget that pleasure has to come before everything (or almost anyway), it is useless to immerse yourself in the reading of a crime novel if you do not like it, do not look at How i Met Your Mother if you prefer series like Lost or Breaking Bad.

(I will not let go;), do not forget that English is easy as everything, the more you put yourself in this state of mind the better it will be)

it is really important to study the language of Shakespeare or any other language in a structured but pleasant way, vary the activities; do not just grammar or vocabulary! Think of all those other things you like too.

Be organized and structured but without abusing either!

Vocabulary how to go about it!

The vocabulary will probably be one of the most complicated things to assimilate since there is not necessarily logic.

It's not like grammar or conjugation that are made to give an order and a logical structure to the sentence.

And yes, in fact they are only words and their translations, sometimes there are small or great similarities with French or another language that you already speak and sometimes they are words completely apart that will be studied and memorize.

I talked to you some time ago about MosaLingua, in my opinion it is the best app for Apple / Android devices. While it has a price (not very high), but I am the witness in person that this program works 100%!

The application is constantly evolving, its creators do everything to improve the performance of the software and to satisfy us as customers.

There is also Duolingo which can greatly help you during your learning, I used it a little, the only problem is that it becomes a bit repetitive.

Or else, you can very well do your own vocabulary study method.

The principle is stupid, you surely know it; we will work with cards.

I will explain step by step how to follow this technique so that it gives good results.

First of all, before you start making your own word cards, you have to find those words! (Logic, no)?

To do this, you have several possibilities:

Study the words I propose in the vocabulary sheets on this site.

Look on the Internet : Words in English, The most used words in English, useful vocabulary in English etc.

Buy one English glossary grouping words and phrases.

Choose one that preferably contains the phonetics of each word, if you know how to read it you will know how to pronounce all the sounds correctly.

Now that you have the words you want to learn, write them on the small cards that you made by cutting paper or that you bought already ready.

I advise you to write 10 a day, in my opinion it's a good rhythm. When you get used to study vocabulary go to 15 but never go over the limit of 20 a day.

Once they are written you can start memorizing them. Start by reading the words once in the order: English - French and after French - English.

Then form a bunch including the words noted previously and start learning the words.

For this phase I advise you to have the French side in front of you and that you try to find the word of the English face.

There will be words you will find, others with which you will have trouble and some that you will not know at all. So, it is necessary to organize you properly to learn more easily and quickly the vocabulary.

Imagine 4 batteries:

In this pile, you will put the words successful the first time you did not have a hard time learning

In this one, you will put the words that you also have the first blow but that you have more difficult to find, or of which you are not sure that you will remember it

In this one, you will ask earlier the words that you had to review, which are not very complicated but which are not all the same obvious

In this last stack, you will put words that seem really complicated, those that pose problems

In my opinion, after creating these piles, you should revise at this frequency:

Perfect: every 4 days

Good: every 3 days

Not good: every 2 days

Too bad: every day

When you review, you will need to make changes as some words will go from: Not good to good and good to perfect etc.

In my opinion, you should wait 2 days before putting a word in another column.

Take this example;

This Monday, I learn the verb: Climb = To climb. I find this word really complicated so I put it in the pile: Too bad.

The next day, I come to review it and I remember it perfectly, instead of putting it in the pile not well, I leave it still in the pile too null to revise it on Wednesday.

When it will be Wednesday, and if I still remember it I could put the verb: To climb in the column Not Well and 2 days later in the pile Well etc.

Here's an example of a map you can create, this time it's with an image, but you can just write the word:

Remember, there is no point in wanting to go too fast, you will burn some very important steps and then you will not remember this word and this rule anymore.

It is better to take time and do things correctly!

On the other hand, if there is a word that was in perfect but you have forgotten, you will have to get it down right or wrong.

When will you a good level of English and that you will practice it every day, you will forget less and less words because you will read and hear them much more often than now.

Logically if you hear them, read and use more, you will forget them much less.

(I know I may be off topic, but I just remind you that English is simple, it's easy, it can be learned quickly ... In short, good reading!)

This method is not bad at all, but the problem is that you're wasting your time to write each word / phrase, you spend paper, you do not always have the right accent and it is not practical at all; you can not take out 300 cards in a train, bus ... at the risk of losing them all.

Oral comprehension in English, how to do?

If we learn a new language and we do not understand the people we are talking to ... It's a bit of a hassle!

There is a small problem in English and almost in all languages ​​is that people speak very fast and there can be a lot of connections.

There are also many different accents depending on the country in which you are, I find that the American accent is one of the simplest to understand, it's just a personal opinion.

I give you an example for links. In French, when we want to ask for a black coffee we say:

<9lt; I would like a black coffee please.>9gt; which gives in English < ck c offee please.>9gt ;.

As you see I put the <9lt; ck >9gt; and the <9lt; c >9gt; forward, the purpose of this highlight is to make you understand that the sound [k] * repeats itself twice.

One thing you need to know is that the English will not say <9gt; by making a pose between the two sounds, but they will say rather <9gt ;.

* [k] = is the writing of the sound <9lt; c, k, q>9gt; in phonetics; c anard, k ilo, q uarantaine, c alories ...

These little links of nothing at all will sometimes actually complicate your task to understand what others say.

The series / films (I remind you: English is easy!)

I told you again and again, the series and the movies are formidable weapons to learn the fabulous language of our old friend Shakespeare. I have already heard testimonials from people who have learned a new language by watching only TV, movies and series!

And I believe them, because it is really possible in my opinion, at the beginning we start with subtitles in French, then in English and to finish without nothing just the stage and the sound!

Of course, there is always a gap here and there, but they are still impressive results when we say that we can do it by staying only in front of a screen!

So, for now, take a look at this section that includes most of the techniques to adopt to learn languages ​​through a screen.

Go slowly , especially if you do not understand anything yet in English. For example, if you look at a series that has a lot of seasons (5 and +), watch the first subtitles in French, the second and third subtitles in English and the others without subtitles.

If you look at a series with few seasons (3 for example), watch the first subtitles in French, the second with English subtitles and the third without subtitles.

The goal of this technique is to be able to evolve in other subjects at the same time, so you can better understand the episodes later.

For example, if you look at one season a month, you have time to evolve into vocabulary and therefore, you will understand better and better what you hear.

Differentiate words instead of understanding them, if you can distinguish the different words you are geniuses!

And yes ! This is probably the most complicated phase, frankly if you distinguish the words you have already crossed a huge milestone!

For you the most important for the moment is to learn vocabulary but also to understand it in a real-life situation and if you already understand it by watching series, movies or TV you have already made the half way!

Once you start to hear and clearly distinguish words, all you have to do is learn vocabulary!

I know, it's easier said than done, but do not worry, it'll probably be easier because you may have heard these words when you watched an episode or story.

Let's talk about movies, in my opinion watch movies or series returns to the same, it's just that one is much longer than the other.

And this length can cause boredom, already that sometimes in French it is a bit complicated to hold a movie while staying focused so imagine in English!

And then with a movie you do not have time to get used to accents, tics of characters' language. With a series, yes!

So, I think it's better to watch a movie with several volumes ; Harry Potter, Twilight, The Lord of the Rings ...

In my opinion, I think it's better because you can evaluate your progress.

Why are the French so void in English?

The French and the language of Shakespeare, it is definitely two (out of twenty). The new study released by the Education First group, which measures the English language knowledge of hundreds of thousands of adults worldwide each year - 910,000 people from 70 different countries (non-English speaking) took the tests that allowed to establish this ranking published last week -, shows again how much the French are struggling when asked something other than locate "Brian in the kitchen" we are only 37th in this ranking, just ahead of the Ecuadorians and Turks but behind the Chileans or Peruvians.

"We have been conducting this investigation for eight years and, from year to year, we see France stagnating, even regretting, "laments Nenad Djokic, General Manager of the French branch of Education First. This is all the more worrying because at the same time, other countries like Spain have passed: there, the government has made learning English a priority national level, placing it at the same level as mathematics and Spanish.9quot; It is this lack of priority given in English that explains, according to Nenad Djokic, the French delay: "Here, we do not want to give too much importance to a particular language, for fear that French will perish in favor of English. These intellectual brakes are absurd: I do not think that a Swede is less Swede because he is bilingual, nor that English has ever taken over the language su # xE; doise9quot ;.

Preparing for the 2018 Baccalaureate (written and oral)

Language School in England

ASL Linguistics offers language courses in England for high school students who are preparing the English exam for the 2018 baccalaureate or Sciences Po type competitions, business schools, CPGE ...

These language holidays can take place in different cities in England: London, Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton. They allow students to take part in particularly good English classes:

  • 25 hours of lessons per week in groups of homogeneous level
  • 12 participants maximum per class (9 on average over the year)
  • possibility to add 5 hours of private lessons each week
  • native and qualified teachers to teach English to foreigners
  • Francophone rate of 10 to 15% over the year
  • weekly appointment with a referent teacher to follow the progress of the participants and customize the training

During the course hours, participants can gain a real oral fluency because of the small numbers and teaching methods that encourage continuous speaking: teachers regularly organize games, debates, exchanges that allow everyone to express themselves. This is a central element for the oral exam in English at the Bac or for the oral exams of some competitions.

Optional private lessons are highly recommended for students who want to prepare a more specific test such as the written English test at Sciences Po / IEP entrance exams or business schools.

This language course in England can take place any time during the year, for a period of one week or several months.

Every year, many students have to speak about the theme The idea of ​​progress, one of the four official themes. For Bac 2018, an additional film is added to the long list of cinematographic works that can be used as an example during its presentation: What happened to Monday? (translated in France by 7 sisters).

Here is the trailer:

To read further:

A review of the film (The Verge, 19 August 2017), rich in vocabulary.

We hope for an excellent recovery to all students in the coming days who will be preparing all year long for the exams of the bac 2018.

In order to start the year with very concrete elements, we invite them to consult:

Finally, the 3rd edition of the book Pass the English exams at the Bac (Studyrama, 2017) will be available in September, with new topics corrected for all the tests:

  • listening comprehension
  • oral production in ES & S
  • oral production specific to the L sector
  • final written test
  • oral test of catching up

Last reminders on the oral comprehension test

The test of Oral comprehension (which does not concern pupils enrolled in L) English Bac 2017 will take place in a few weeks: it is organized by the teachers of your institution who choose the audio or video document that they will propose and who fix the date of the test. The official texts specify:

To maximize your chances, it is imperative to listen to English on a regular basis: songs, series, movies, news, TV games, radio, podcasts ... It is important to consult the official evaluation grids of the test of listening comprehension at the Baccalaureate of English 2017.

There are several sites on which you will find training topics:

Among frequent faults in the baccalaureate, whether in the written test or the oral production test, mismatches are undoubtedly the most frequent ... Past times are a recurring problem:

I have talked to her ...?

In which cases should / can we use the Simple Past and the Present Perfect ?

You can work from the following video that presents a clear course and gives specific examples.

Women in sports industry: idea of ​​progress?

Here are two videos that can be used as supports for both the oral comprehension test English bac 2016, but also as a starting point for the preparation of the oral test on the theme: the idea of ​​progress.

Video 1 : "Mother of two becomes first female official for the National Football League USA"

Video 2 : "MMA Holly Holm beats Ronda Russey"

Candidates preparing the written and oral exams for the 2016 English Baccalaureate will find course reminders, complete and guided training at all events and methodological advice in the manual. Successful English exams at Bac 2016, Studyrama.

The mistake of the day: who, whose, whom ...

For many candidates preparing for the examsEnglish the bac 2016, the distinction between these three pronouns is not always obvious. The confusion between who, whose and Whom is actually one of the many frequent mistakes.

To help you understand when and how to use each of them, here are:

English at the IEP / Sciences Po entrance exams

We are pleased to present the handbook published by two colleagues, devoted toEnglish the IEP / Sciences Po competition. Because the English exams at these competitions have nothing to do with the written exam of English at the Bac, an upstream preparation is essential: the manual presents the linguistic and methodological knowledge essential to the success of the test. :

  • grammar and conjugation,
  • vocabulary lists on the essential themes,
  • methodology of all the tests: comprehension questions, synonyms, translation, multiple choice questions and essay, based on annals of recent years,
  • annals topics 2014 and 2015 corrected and commented.

to cope with ... in the subject of the English bac 2015

Every year its controversy ... The protests expressed by some students following the test ofEnglish LV1 the bac 2015 are even mentioned in the British press as evidenced by this article extracted from The Guardian (22 June 2015): "French teens unable to cope with Baccalaureate English question".

We can read:

Arthur, a 17-year-old French student behind the petition, told BFMTV: "Many people did not understand the word 'coping'; it's not a very common word. "

No offense to Arthur ... we can legitimately say that in Terminale, the verb " to cope with Must be known. While it is certain that English baccalaureate programs are perfectible, just like the conditions of teaching, it is also necessary to know reason to keep ...

But others students have counter-attacked, who could not answer the question should stop moaning.

Yesterday, high school graduates discovered thethe subject of English baccalaureate 2015 which you can consult on this link. The students who, next year, will start preparing for English bac 2016 will of course start by printing this topic to know what to expect.

They will also be able to prepare their English bac 2016 from the topic Pondichery 2015 that we posted on the site several weeks ago.

These two topics will be added to the second edition of the manual Pass the English exams at the Bac (Studyrama), to appear at the beginning of the next school year. The manual will also be supplemented by additional oral exams. Unlike the corrected annals, this manual offers everything a working methodology and a complete approach for the written test, but also for the oral tests : Oral comprehension, Oral Production, Oral specific L (LVA and LELE), oral catch-up ... It also presents the linguistic tools and lexical essential to learn to pass the tests of the bac of English.

This site, which will be of particular interest to students enrolled in First and Terminology L, ES and S, is dedicated to the preparation of written and oral English 2018: reading and writing, oral and written . They will find reading tips, language reminders, and can use it in addition to the manual "Passing the English exams in Bac 2018" (Studyrama).

The site also provides information on the latest language travel and English exams post-bac competitions.

Tips and advice for preparing an interview in English

The keys to preparing a job interview in English

The job interview, in English, is the obligatory step if you want to work in an Anglo-Saxon country (for a job, an internship or internship) or work in an international company. It can be scary, that's right. But with a good preparation, it is not so difficult! MosaLingua helps you prepare an interview in English to increase your chances of success. Despite the obstacle of language, it is quite possible to succeed in your job interview.

In this article you will find the most common expressions in an interview, and some useful tips for success. As a bonus: you will also find a mobile application to help you prepare for an interview in English, as well as additional information on the training of Christina Rebuffet special Job Seekers, Get The Job.

Updated on 06/07/2017

How to prepare an interview in English?

Fortunately, during each interview and whatever the position, you will always be asked more or less the same questions. This is good news because it makes the preparation phase much easier. Important phase that should not be neglected. Here are some tips to follow to prepare an interview in English.

1. Study classic questions and write - on paper or on your computer - your own answers, detailed if possible.

For this point, we give you some of these classic questions in the second part of the article. Also, do not hesitate to search the web for other questions that you may be asked during your interview in English.

2. Visit the website of your potential employer to get to know him better.

It's a minimum. Its name (and its spelling), its values, its objectives ... You will find all this information on the websites of companies. Better to get to your job interview with all this information in your pocket ... you never know!

3. Learn by heart the vocabulary of your specialty.

Whether you are in marketing, accounting, human resources ... It is advisable to know the vocabulary associated with your domain to best explain your project. You can also share your knowledge with precision. To prepare an interview in English, it is advisable to learn by heart also the vocabulary of the business sector of the company (transport, travel, energy ...).

4. Simulate the interview in front of a mirror ...

Or better, you register to listen to you, improve your pronunciation and possibly correct your mistakes. You can also register and have this recording played by an English-speaking friend. Thus, he can guide you on the pronunciation, the turns of exact sentences, etc.

A good preparation is essential before going on a job interview. This, even more when it comes to an interview in English. Do not hesitate to spend time there (at least a day).

You will find some questions, in English, in the video that follows ... and what to relax a little

5 tips for successful maintenance on D-Day

For make a good impression and have chances to get the job, here are some tips to follow during the interview.

  • Tip # 1: Stay calm and focused. You have prepared your interview well - since you followed our advice of course - and you know what to expect. So, no need to stress. There will not be much surprise!
  • Tip # 2: Ask to repeat, if you do not understand a word or a sentence. It is better to ask to repeat rather than to respond to the side ... On the other hand, by rephrasing the question, it shows that you have listened well to what has been said. You demonstrate concentration and professionalism (a good point for a successful interview in English!)
  • Tip # 3: Speak slowly, structure the sentences well and help you with nonverbal communication. The nonverbal communication can help you when you have trouble finding your words. On the other hand, it allows you to be less focused on what you say but also on what you do. It helps you relax.
  • Tip # 4: Try to be synthetic. You followed our advice to prepare an interview in English. So, you have in your pocket both the questions and the answers. Remember to answer clearly the questions asked, without wandering, without seeming rough or disorganized.
  • Tip # 5: Use simple sentences and words, especially if your level of English is not exceptional. It is better to make yourself understood by using simple words rather than trying to construct complicated sentences, impossible to stand out as they were during your interview.

The classic questions of a job interview and some examples of answers

To help you prepare an interview in English, you will find in this section the most commonly asked questions. We also give you some examples of answers that you can use on D-Day. Of course, it's up to you to build the answers according to your background and your knowledge.

Why did you apply for this job? (Why did you apply for this job?)

It's about demonstrating here your interest and motivation for the position. Here are two possible answers:

  • The job description is very interesting and I believe I have all the necessary skills and experience that you are looking for.

This answer shows that you have read in detail the job title, qualifications and experience required. This shows that you worked your interview.

  • I'd like to work in an English-speaking country.

    Tell us about yourself (Tell us about you)

    This question is most important during a job interview, in English or not. It will therefore be necessary prepare the answer carefully to make a good impression. In general, you have two possibilities:

    • Anticipate the question "Why should we hire you?" and answer by indicating the reasons why the interviewer should hire you.
    • Summarize your career, indicating the companies in which you worked and the missions completed. Do not forget to use simple words, turns of phrases nice and direct. Rather than monotonous, complicated and boring phrases ...

    This is a very personal answer that will have to be studied carefully and built on the basis of your career, your skills and the job that interests you.

    Why do you want to find a new job? (Why do you want to find a new job?)

    This question aims to understand what motivates you to look for another job and in particular the reasons for your interest in the job. It will be necessary to adapt the answer according to the situation. Here are two answers that go very well if you want to work abroad or for a multinational:

    • I would like to work for an international company
    • I would like to move to London for personal reasons (do you expect to be asked for these personal reasons)

    Why should we hire you? (Why should we hire you?)

    There, it does not laugh ... your employer is waiting to be convinced that you are the right person for the job. Again, this is a very personal answer but you could use both of these examples to find your inspiration:

    • I think that I meet the requirements listed in your job advertisement I am also very motivated and eager to prove you
    • The job description is very interesting and I believe I have all the necessary skills and experience that you are looking for. List them and detail them, giving examples of course.

    What are your salary expectations? (What are your salary expectations ?)

    Very often the salary of the position is indicated in the advertisement but employers are required to ask you this question to be sure that it suits you. Depending on your experience, you could adapt these answers:

    • My annual salary is around 30,000 euros and I would like to earn more
    • In the job advertising you mentioned $ 2,000 a month ... this salary totally meets my expectations.

    Questions to ask at the end of the interview

    It is very important to prepare some questions to ask near the end of the interview. Indeed, very often the person who gives you the interview will ask you if you have questions. By asking 2-3 questions, you will make a better impression by testifying your interest in the position.

    Here are 3 examples of questions to ask during an interview:

    • How many other candidates will you be interviewing for this position?
    • How do you expect to make a decision?
    • Do you have a training and development program?

    It is better to avoid pay questions here. This would show that only the salary interests you in the job.

    Need a recap? Discover our advices in a video

    All our tips are available on our YouTube video ... But you can also discover them below.

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