Owing to the fact that English for long has become the most common communication language in the world, the demands for learning to use it has increased considerably. Going abroad to study English is considered the best way to master it, but in my opinion, there are many other means which offer you great chances of becoming an expert.
Studying in a foreign country is the most wonderful opportunity to better the language. At first, because of being with the natives for all the time, you have nothing but to use English whenever you want to talk with the others and as a result, your speaking and listening skills will improve dramatically. Moreover, you are able to study the foreigners' accents, pronunciation, the way they express their thoughts which are extremely significant for your language.
However, other ways to study are varied. Firstly, to improve your reading, read magazines, newspapers, books written in English as much as possible. They are enormous sources of new words and grammar structures from which we can learn a lot. Having these words practiced consequently by using them in conversations makes it easier to understand and remember them dimly. Speaking is another equally important skill which is needed to be taken into account. We can initially listen to sample conversations, repeat regularly and practice speaking with our classmates, colleagues, etc to achieve remarkable improvement. Thirdly, listening is also very crucial and difficult to seize. Advice is listening as much as possible, especially to foreign channels. CNN, VOA, BBC are good cases in point. At the beginning, you may find it hard to understand, but the more you practice, the more progress you will make.
In conclusion, English fluency cannot only be achieved by studying overseas, but also by lots of methods. Laborious practice is the essence of gaining every new thing, and English is not an exception.