Intermediate and upper intermediate students have a stronger understanding of more specific or concrete topics than beginners, but there is lots of work to do before you'll be able to express feelings and understand more complex thoughts. At the intermediate and upper intermediate levels, you have made great progress with your English, and you may be considering working in an English-speaking setting. But as with any learning process, practice is very important for upper intermediate students who want to be more advanced.

Your goal as an intermediate learner is to surround yourself with English, especially focusing on topics you are interested in or areas that you are planning to work in. Here are some strategies for continuing your English practice even as you reach the upper intermediate level: