Someone who does not speak in English feels totally stuck when he suddenly gets into a spot where speaking English becomes a necessity. It becomes a tricky situation for many. And we don’t know what to do. We feel so lost.
It is not that they cannot speak in English the way they write it. But fluency while speaking is a challenge to many.
Several people feel that they simply cannot speak English fluently, whatever could be the reason.
However, one needs to know that learning how to speak fluent, confident, and natural English is a goal that can be achieved comfortably albeit it may take some time.
Every English learner is different from another one, but there are numerous simple steps to improve in a reasonably short duration of time.
In this blog, Ms Sonu Goel, Founder of Café Converse which is Delhi’s leading online platform for learning the English language shares how one can speak English fluently.
Here are some of the ways that can help you achieve that.
Do Not Be Afraid to Make Errors
Your aim is to deliver a message, not speak exemplary English, with the correct grammar and vocabulary. Even native English speakers make errors! So be confident and keep your fears aside.
The more you listen, the simpler it would be for you to speak better English. You’ll begin speaking a lot fluently and confidently during conversations, be it one-on-one or a group conversation. Listening helps you learn how to share your opinions in English with new expressions and idioms.
Practice, Practice, and More Practice
No doubt that practice makes anyone perfect. The more the better. Constantly search for opportunities to test out your spoken English using various mediums.
Celebrate Your Success
Each time you talk to someone in English is like an achievement. Every single interaction you have, no matter how little, will assist you to improve your skills over a period of time. Feel good about your progress.
Think in English
This may seem a small thing, maybe of a little use. But this actually is a game-changer. When we start thinking in English, we don’t make translations from our native language to English. Rather We just think in English and then Speak in English. The brain has now less work to do. In this way, Fluency sets in and you are a better speaker of English in no time.
You will notice it to be hard initially, but after a certain time, you will learn how to switch between speaking English and your native language.
Start doing it today itself and notice how it changes all.
Tongue twisters support to improve your diction and teach you how to speak rapidly. Practice with tricky sayings such as: “she sells seashells on the seashore”.
Talk to Yourself
Practice this method by standing in front of the mirror. It might look weird, we know. But by talking to yourself in English while in front of the mirror for some minutes each day, you will learn when and how to use various expressions. You will also know where you make the maximum errors.
Afterall, you are your best buddy !!
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.