“Learning is not a spectator sport. – D. Blocher”
If you want to master English, get involved and practice as much as possible.
So you’ve been learning English as your second language, maybe you’ve taken a few courses at an English Language School, maybe you’re learning English all by yourself or you took English as a second language many years ago and you’re worried that your spoken English has gotten rusty. Wherever you are on your learning journey, speaking confidently and clearly is very important in showing off what you know!
Here are 5 Proven Ways to Improve English Speaking Skills:
Practice what you know
There are two way to do this. First, you can practice what you know already. You may have picked up some useful phrases already through English courses you’ve attended, or possibly phrases you’ve found in books or on social media. Next, try and match some of your favorite English phrases against the situations you might find yourself in.
Listen and note things down to look up later
If you are a little on the quiet side and prefer to wait and watch a bit, the best thing you can be doing is to listen to the world around you. Observe new words and phrases while watching TV , YouTube or Music ( English, of course). Jot down the words and phrases you hear in your phone or notebook to learn them. This practice will teach you pronunciation, new words and the ability to recognize different accents.
Use the Internet as part of your strategy
The Internet is a great help for everything these days! As a third piece of advice we’d say “Use it, but use it in a proper way to connect with people who are good at English and could also be interested in learning your mother tongue from you. This way both of you would benefit.” Of course, this works especially well if you’re not in an English-speaking place.
Find a buddy
Don’t be a loner now. Making new friends is a fantastic way to improve your speaking. The best thing to do is team up with other people who are also trying to learn English.
Learn phrases, not words
The better idea is to learn word phrases, not just words. You might be using correct grammar and vocabulary, but it’s still not how a native speaker would say it. For example, you can say “how do you feel today?” but a native speaker might say “how’re you doing?” or “what’s up?” instead. Phrases and expressions can be helpful for sounding more natural when you speak.