It is a common occurrence for many that they write in English pretty well, but things go awfully wrong when they try to speak the same. Often fluency is the problem and as a result of it, most people refrain from speaking English specifically when there is a considerable gathering of other people.
But the truth is that when you learn a language, your goal should be to speak in that language too and not just write it. Thus, when most beginners attempt to learn English or any other language, they are always conscious of the fact that how they can improve their English-speaking skills quickly.
Though there are many ways to improve your spoken English, this blog by Ms. Sonu Goel, who is the Founder of Café Converse, Delhi’s top English language institute stresses on simple tips that will help to improve your spoken English.
Speak, Speak, and Simply Speak
An age-old formula to success is Practice, Practice and Practice, if you are willing to master any craft. Let’s begin straight off by saying that there isn’t any magic pill for better speaking. That will be too easy, right? Ideally, the best method to speak better is to, well – simply speak! Commit to practicing daily and with as many different persons as possible. Are you already living or study abroad? Take advantage of the numerous native speakers in your immediate surroundings, such as your friends, their families, your colleagues, classmates, waiters at the coffee shops, and other places you visit. If you are learning in your own country, continue your practice time by meeting your classmates post-class, finding a language exchange partner, or joining an online forum of learners.
Listen and Read
You require words in order to talk, correct? Class time is best for learning vocabulary, but there are other methods you can increase your word bank. Watch movies, listen to music and other audio sources, read books, magazines, and articles. When listening and reading, look for new and interesting expressions, slang terms, and synonyms.Write down the new material and look up anything you are not familiar with. All this will lend more “meat” for you to use next time while you practice.
Analyze on Your Conversations
Once your conversation is over, have a moment to reflect. How did it go? How much you think you understood? How comfortable did you feel with that topic? Did you notice any unknown words? The mere act of reflecting about it in this way will boost your confidence for the next time you speak and give your targeted tasks to work on. For instance, a vocabulary you didn’t understand.
Strike Some Telephonic Conversations
Certain people find phone conversations quite challenging. Why? Because over the normal telephonic call, you cannot see the other person’s body language or watch their mouth movement. Both of them are tools that actually help in communication. To feel more confident over the phone, begin small like small phone conversations with friends, then move on to more challenging calls such as making appointments or inquiries. This is a great way to use the tip, and prepare a list of questions and frequently used vocabulary to help you during your conversation.
Happy Learning !!
Ms Sonu Goel is a professionally acclaimed certified ESL trainer from British Council having 15 years of strong background for teaching English language in both online and physical classes. She is dedicated to the teaching of English in an interactive and practical way, whereby learners feel enriched with knowledge and experience the language hands-on. She uses creative ideas and aids to let the learning happen as organically and efficiently as possible. Ms Goel has travelled various European countries and experienced an array of cultures and linguistic skills for the English language.