Want to be Fluent in English? 5 Logical things you can do

September 21, 2016
21 September 2016,
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Want to be Fluent in English? 5 Logical things you can do

Want to be fluent in English but tired of taking Spoken English classes that teach the same old grammar rules? Here are 7 logical things you can help you be fluent in English.

Practice speaking with Native speakers

If you want to be fluent in English, there is no better way than to surround yourself with the native speakers. Practicing English with Native speakers is the ONLY way you can become really fluent in English.

At Spoken English Practice, our goal is to help non native English speakers improve English speaking naturally. We do not teach boring grammar theory lessons. Instead, we find you a Native English teacher who will work with you as a Conversation partner. Most of our students see a significant improvement in English speaking within 3 weeks.

Improve English Speaking Naturally

Watch TED Videos

Most people are visual learners so watching Native speakers talk is usually more impactful than just reading books or articles. TED Videos is a great resource you can use to watch and listen to Native English speakers. Don’t restrict yourself to subjects you know. Explore a wide variety of topics and listen to both male and female presenters.

If you want to be fluent in English, immersion is a must and TED talks are a great resource.

Listen to Audiobooks

Listening to English speakers on audio-books is a great way to further practice pronunciation. Improving pronunciation requires a lot of repettive listening and audio-books are great for this purpose. Listening to audio-books allows the student to rewind the book to specific places so as to better absorb difficult pronunciations. Attempting to mimic the sounds made by the Native English Speakers will give the student a more natural-sounding mode of speech.

We have published a few science-backed articles on improving pronunciation and accent. These are great if you want to be fluent in English.

Expand your Active Vocabulary

Memorizing words is an old, outdated method of learning English. If you want to be fluent in English, you need to expand your active vocabulary, not memorize word lists.

Did you hear a new word, idiom or slang expression? Write it down in your note book and add it to the notes on your phone Then look it up in the dictionary. Use it in a sentence when you are practicing speaking. This is where the activation happens. Keep lists of these words and review them once a week. Try to use these words in conversation.

If you keep repeating this process, you will find a significant increase in your active vocabulary.

 

Don’t memorize grammar

If you want to be fluent in English, you must STOP Memorizing Grammar rules. Grammar rules will complicate

Most intermediate level English learners know basic grammar rules. They have a theoretical understanding of the English language with respect to conjugation,grammar and syntax rules. So memorizing more and more grammar will not do them any good. At worse, it will make them scared and less confident to speak English.

So if you want to be fluent in English stop worrying about grammar rules and start speaking English more.

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There’s no special trick to becoming fluent in English that will make it quick and easy. Learning is about repetition. Whichever method that you choose and enjoy, just do it frequently on a routine basis and you certainly will improve your skill without even realizing it. It’s going to take time and work. But if you’re willing to practice with Native English speakers while immersing as much as possible in English, the learning process will be richer, and you may soon find yourself surprised by how much you improved.