How to speak English more easily: 10 Quick Tips to Improve Your Fluency…
How to speak English more easily: 10 Quick Tips to Improve Your Fluency
What is fluency?
How I down fluency
Fluency is NOT perfection.
Tip #1: Focus on themes/topics that interest you or that are important to you
The topics you like or that you need to talk about for work/travel etc. will form the vast majority of your conversations.
There are topics you couldn't speak about even in your own language.
Learn all of the vocabulary and relevant phrase you need for these common conversations. Then put them into practice. Seek out opportunities to practice these kinds of conversations as much as possible.
Tip #2: Don't be afraid to make mistakes
Making mistakes is part of the process.
Every mistake is an opportunity to learn. If you don't make the mistake, you miss out on that opportunity.
Tip #3: Practice with real language
Reading Game of Thrones or watching period dramas is all good and well, but this is not the kind of language you hear in real life.
Focus on the kind of conversations you're likely to have and use the kind of words that native speakers use in these situations.
Resources like youtube are very useful for this because you can watch short videos made by native speakers using everyday language and slang.
Tip #7: Listen with attentiveness
Listening is important for fluency because it helps you internalise the sounds and structures of the language.
Don't just listen randomly. When you listen, pay carefully attention to what you're hearing and concentrate on taking it in. The brain remembers things when we bring attention to them. Without some form of attention, learning can't happen.
You pick things up be hearing others saying them and then copying them. If you live or work in an English-speaking country, for example, you'll soon pick up and start to use the same phrases you hear your friends colleagues and neighbours saying.
Tip #5: Immerse yourself in the language
Surround yourself with the language. This helps create repetition. It also helps you do adapt to the sounds and flow of English. Fluency isn't just about what you say, but how you say it.
Tip #6: Connect with other learners
Makes learning more fun
Could be an English learner or could be somebody who wants to learn your native language
Support each other through the ups and downs
Tip #4: Know
you want to learn English
What is your motivation?
Write it down
Come back to this list regularly. Print it out and keep it on your desk or somewhere you'll see it all the time.
Tip #11: Take action consistently every day
There can be no learning without doing.
Becoming fluent in English requires practice and hard work.
Set aside a time to practice every day. Do a least a little practie every day.
Tip #9: Find the right teacher or tutor for you
Tip #10: Stay Positive
Tip #11: Make a plan and set goals
Don't leave it to chance. Take the time to set specific goals for what you'd like to achieve and then create a detailed plan for how to succeed.
Tip #8: Learn the language in chunks
Learn phrases rather than single words.
These can be great 'conversational connectors' for linking your ideas and thoughts.