Improving fluency in English or any language is not something you can achieve through reading newsletters or clicking though software. Newsletters and software (like Rosetta Stone) are great to teach you the basics of the English language. They can share role play ideas and teach basic grammar patterns. But they are poor tools to make you more fluent in English, especially if you are at an upper beginner or higher level in your skill level. So what is the best way to English fluency? The answer is real Conversational practice through Skype English classes. To take your English Speaking skills from an beginner level to an advanced level you must practice speaking with Native speakers. Skype English practice is a great way to do this. Let’s dig deeper to understand why Skype English classes are so powerful.
Let me explain the value of Skype English classes. Think of your friends who lived in an English speaking country for a few years and started speaking English fluently. Do you think they studied English formally during their stay? Probably not. But as a result of continuous interactions with English speakers, their level of fluency increased exponentially within a short period of time.
So how do we create similar interactions between non-native English learners and native English speakers? Thanks to Skype this can be done very easily now. Skype is a zero cost, easy to install software that allows users to voice chat over the Internet. Downloading Skype will only take you a few minutes.
At Spoken English Practice, the Skype English classes we provide are designed with the sole objective of making you more fluent in English. Skype allows the student and the tutor (native English speaking conversation partner) to interact and have a real conversation. Conversations can be about anything varying from sports to culture from history to movies. They key is to engage in real conversations where you think and speak on the spot, and not rehearsed role plays.
Skype English classes are a great way to allow students to “think in English” rather than think in their native language and translate to English. This process allows English learners to re-create an experience similar to what they would experience in an English speaking country. The real challenge is to find reliable conversation partners on Skype who are willing to interact with you for an extended period of time. This is where our unique program can help.
What do you think of using Skype to improve your English speaking? We’d love to hear.