How to speak English fluently? We bring you 15 effective steps to speak English fluently and confidently. Speaking English fluently is a kind of art. Go beyond the classroom walls and spend your resources effectively to develop a native-like fluency in English. The Covid-19 has given a huge boost to globalization and the English language is considered the de-facto global language in this modern internet world.
Remember, the ultimate goal of learning English is communication.
Days Required 180 days
1. Make the Language your priority
Create opportunities like speaking to small children, finding new words by investing your time daily, so that you can commit yourself by giving more importance to the language.
2. Interact with English
Listen to English songs and music, watch English TV shows or programs and movies with subtitles, so that, slowly you can grab the language without even reading the subtitles. This technique is a great way to grasp the sounds of a new language.
3. Pronounce new words
After watching movies from subtitles and listening to music, you repeat the words used in dialogues and recollect the same if you happen to hear it again. This will improve your listening skills simultaneously.
4. Learn vocabularies
Try to learn at least two to five new words and frame sentences of your own so that regular usage of new vocabs can help you to know when and where to make use of the words and your language can improve gradually.
5. Form phrases
After learning vocab take a general topic of your own like your travel experience, hobby etc. and try to put the words in sentences of about 50 to 100 words in the form of phrases like, “Tonight I am going to Ooty “and develop your own ideas to a passage.
6. Don’t focus more on Grammar
It seems weird but some hesitate and always speaks with consciousness by thinking more like, “Is my Grammar correct? Let me not speak, what if I’m wrong? So many questions like this arouse and one can lose interest and confidence. Understand Grammar but don’t focus more on it.
7. Put yourself in situations to speak English fluently
Allow yourself to make mistakes and try to speak further even when you are grammatically wrong because you can surely learn from your mistakes by putting yourself in situations which can master your language.
8. Get a personal training
It is advisable to train yourself with a trainer if you wish to seek proper guidance in clarifying the doubts to develop your interest towards the English language but don’t consider English as a “textbook subject”.
9. Practice frequently
Don’t panic if you’re wrong in speaking. We would have heard a saying, “Practice makes a man perfect.” So, practice daily by speaking loud to yourself first.
10. Travel more
If you get an opportunity to travel abroad, challenge yourself to make your trip interesting and experience yourself by travelling overseas to enhance your English-speaking skills. Don’t be shy, making mistakes is a part of the learning process, which gives a confidence to speak English fluently.
11. Read comics and newspapers
It seems a normal kiddo thing to read comics, and story books, but you should make your foundation strong. The small droplets of water form a big ocean. Likewise, this habit will enhance your vocabulary skills and creativity. Reading newspapers can also ease your fluency.
12. Avoid boring books
Some say, reading novels can enhance English. It is true, but it depends on each individuals’ perception. Don’t stick on other views, do what sounds happy and interesting to you. Keep in mind that the written English language is different from spoken language.
13. Solve word games and puzzles
Play word forming games, solve crossword puzzles, so that you can entertain yourself in investing your time in an appropriate way. It boosts your self-motivation to speak English fluently.
14. Make use of technology
Everyone is using mobile phones today and rather than just using it for playing games, it is advisable to install English learning apps, watch YouTube channels, or take online English courses for learning English. Follow just two apps and don’t complicate yourself because each method of teaching is different. So just view, understand and adapt to your own perfect style.
15. Think to study abroad
Finally, when all the steps are covered you can enhance yourself by planning to do your higher studies or look for job opportunities abroad which suits your budget and availability. By doing this, you get a chance to speak English fluently to the native speakers which can enrich your English language fluency making the language more comfortable and interesting.
Estimated Cost: 15000 INR
- Online Courses
- Personal Training
- Practise materials
- Headset with microphone
Materials: Dictionary, Notebook with pen, online docs