Learning grammar for years but still not fluent in English? These 3 innovative Oral English Fluency tips will help you learn English in a fresh way! Our goal is to make you speak Real Spoken English used by Native English speakers, not textbook English. If that is your goal too, read on.
How much time have you spent in past English classes learning different aspects of grammar? – Subject/verb agreements, Prepositions, Irregular verbs, Singular plural nouns etc etc. How much of that grammar do you remember now? No much, correct? Memorizing grammar rules is an unproductive way of learning any language.
Many English leaners are prone to memorizing grammar rather than focusing on Conversational English. This is what leads them being shy and not confident in English conversations. They may understand every word you are saying, but they just don’t have the every day conversation experience one would in a native English spoken country.
The best manner to overcome this problem and gain true Oral English fluency would be to have the students speak more and more English. Practicing English with Native English speakers will allow students to master native pronunciations, idioms, slang etc.
So stop wasting valuable time by trying to memorize grammar rules. You will never be able to memorize all the grammar rules of the English language anyway!
If you want to gain Oral English fluency you must be ready to improve continuously.
For example, take improving Vocabulary. Most English teachers give students vocabulary lists to memorize. However, this method is limiting as it is important that students learn context of a word as well as the cultural connection, not just the meaning. At Spoken English Practice, our recommendation is for students to immerse in new vocabulary in a natural way. For example, watch a movie and write down 2-3 new words. (Not 100). Remember the context of how the word was used. Slowly start using those words in conversations.
Immersing in English naturally will help you gain long lasting Oral English fluency.
When you speak a non native language, there is a natural tendency for you to translate in your head to your native language. This is true for any English language learner too.
If you want to attain Oral English fluency, you need to break this mechanism. You have to start composing sentences in English directly, without mental translations.
How can you do this as an adult? You need continuous English speaking practice with Native English teachers. Typically, our recommendation is to practice with the teacher at least 10 days a month for 6 months continuously to ensure Oral English fluency in the long run.