Learning strategies checklist for improving one’s English (or other language) - see below for original format. Source: https://www.polis.arizona.edu/files/spring04/ITAL_101-001/Strategies%20for%20successful%20language%20learning.htm
50 Language Learning (LL) Strategies
1. Make flash cards (picture or translation on one side, English on other)
2. Repeat aloud words on TV, DVD, CD.... Repeat quietly in head (echo) others' words.
3. Don't be afraid to make mistakes. We learn from mistakes and trying!
4. Speak to others in English even when not sure. Learn how to say clearly by interaction.
5. Watch TV in English (get scripts of dramas or DVDs online – watch short scene & repeat. Speak words actors speak with their pronunciation, rhythm…)
6. Praise myself when I try hard and do something well.
7. Listen to music and get lyrics online or on CD to sing along for pronunciation.
8. Don't wait for teacher to evaluate my progress. Evaluate progress myself.
9. Do daily things in English like buying food. Also try talking to Americans.
10. Don't make excuses. Go for it – try hard and see mistakes as ways to learn!
11. Regularly consult this checklist of strategies to see what I can do next.
12. Name objects or actions in English. (Talk to myself in English about what I'm doing.)
13. Relax or exercise before going to class or before studying to clear my mind.
14. Don't worry about my age or aptitude (ability). Go at my pace & learn from others.
15. Read a short article in a newspaper or magazine that is interesting.
16. Try not to translate in my head. Instead go from picture or idea to English.
17. Practice speaking English with my friends – agree to periods of all English.
18. Review class notes every day. Try to say out loud what I learned (teach it).
19. Reward my success (e.g., eat a healthy snack). Take short 5 minute breaks every hour.
20. Guess when in doubt.
21. Form a study group or study with a partner. (Ask people who're more advanced too.)
22. Use Cornell Method of class notes & write main ideas, questions & key points in margins.
23. Record new vocabulary, phrases, grammar, strategies in a notebook. (LAND Journal)
24. Make review cards grouping verbs, nouns, etc. or by meaning / topic.
25. Don't pretend to understand I don't. Ask the teacher in class or office hours….
26. Paraphrase (use different, easier words) when necessary
27. Examine my language learning strategies. See which help & try new ones too.
28. Listen to the radio, TV or DVDs trying to catch words & ideas (use subtitles or scripts)
29. Stay alert, don't “zone out” in class. Chew gum, bring water, exercise quietly!
30. "Hang in there", Be persistent. Don't worry about mistakes, learn & keep trying!
31. Sit in the front of the class or where I can pay attention, see and hear well!
32. Read ahead. Think of what I can say about what I read & write questions too.
33. Use mime, gesture and other body language or visuals to help communicate.
34. Write down words I don’t know & look up in Learners' Dictionary like nhd.heinle.com
35. Keep a language diary (LAND) with strategies, new words/phrases, thoughts & ideas.
36. Keep my expectations reasonable – think specific things to do each day for my goals.
37. Rent a movie or DVD. Find 3-6 minute scene. Watch with Subtitles in your language – then English. When you understand, then no subtitles listening. Also use movie or TV drama Script from Internet, repeat after actors with their rhythm & pronunciation.
38. Highlight my text – what's important in one color, ? (question mark), etc.
39. Practice daily – 1 hour every day is better than 7 hours once a week.
40. Memorize using image, sound, rhyme, smell, actions etc. (mind remembers better)
41. Don't miss class, and if I do – get notes & assignment & talk to classmate.
42. Be assertive – tell teacher if I want pronunciation corrected or more of X or less of Y
43. Use cognates for association with English (In Japanese, kompyuta is computer & in Spanish hierba is our "herb" & Korean mach-da is like our "match")
44. Read English you see around you & note any words you don't know
45. Tell my instructor what errors I want corrected or if I don't understand.
46. Use what I learn right away. Use new words as much as you can – even if it seems a little strange or repititive – to make them stick in your mind.
47. Make study sheets – write questions you think the teacher might ask & ask each other.
48. Develop a positive attitude towards native speakers & try speaking with them.
49. Do homework immediately after class or as soon as you can while it's fresh.
50. Don’t overuse dictionary if you can guess, but use for words you're not sure.