Everyone wants to learn to speak a second language—most especially, English, it being the universal language and all. But, many find it difficult and daunting. What if I told you it’s not that hard at all? Here, I’ll list some tips on how you’d be able to fluently and confidently speak in English.
That’s it. There is no other way to clear your mind than letting go of all that stress. Being trapped in a conversation in English is really stressful for non-native English speakers. But, if you relax a bit, all these words and sentences—no matter how complicated they are—will be easily analysed by your brain.
Immerse yourself with English media
Listen to English music, audiobooks, and lectures. Watch English movies, videos, and television shows (no subtitles). Read English books, articles, and essays aloud. This way you’ll easily improve your pronunciation and widen your vocabulary. This is also the best way to learn how idiomatic expressions in English are used. Sooner or later, you’ll be able to comprehend English conversations a lot more easily and you’ll know how to respond.
Try speaking to a native English speaker
When you’re walking down the street and then a foreign tourist asks you for directions, don’t run away scared. Smile and help the person out by giving directions with your best English. They’re foreigners in your country. They won’t laugh at you because they know English really isn’t your language. Besides, native English-speakers make a lot of grammar errors, too.
I never said go to an English-speaking country. But, if you do go to another country, chances are that you’ll have to speak in English. Or else, you’d be lost and trapped in a huge language barrier. Traveling just makes your confidence go up two notches. That is good!
Study English online
Last but not least, try studying English online instead of taking actual classroom lectures. Many companies, like CAKAP, provide online English courses via mobile apps. So, you don’t have to worry about time. All you need is your gadget, internet connection, and free time. Just choose your preferred schedule and wait for your class with your own qualified CAKAP mentor. No worries and no hassle.
Not so hard, is it? Told you so.