Learning a new language is tough, anybody who has attempted to learn a new language will be able to tell you this. But what about when you already have the fundamentals in place and are looking to develop full English fluency? How can one improve on their English Speaking or Fluency themselves? Well our below tips will ensure you are on the right path to full English fluency in no time, enabling you to develop the skills required to effortlessly communicate in English.
Fluency is something that all language learners strive for, but it’s important that you have the fundamentals down to a tee before trying to develop full fluency! Make sure that you are a master of English Vocabulary and try to expand by learning new terms and phrases. Ensure you understand how English sentences are formed and use reading material such as newspapers and books to confirm you are structuring sentences correctly. Use music and TV shows to verify your pronunciations.
Once you have the basics in place, you’ll find it considerably easier to develop new skills and explore the English Language in more detail.
A vital element when it comes to developing English Fluency would be to Listen, Listen, and Listen some more. Whether it be an English film, music, or simply listening in to a conversation on the bus, there is no better way to develop English fluency than listening to a native speaker.
How can listening help you to learn a language, I may hear you ask? Well, listening to native English speakers will enable you to identify the rhythm of their speech, notice cues for when one speaker is finished talking and the other begins, and establish how questions and answers are posed.
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Constant and consistent practise is the key when it comes to developing full English Fluency. You can practise your new skills on local speakers, whether that be a shop keeper, a host family, or even on the voice chat of an online video game. Practise makes perfect, so try to put your skills into practise as much as possible.
How exactly can you practise your English Fluency? Well, tongue twisters, singing, and listening & repeating are all great techniques to practise your English Fluency. Practicing your English Speaking will inevitably help you to become more confident, more experienced, and most importantly, more fluent!
Developing Fluency through Immersion
Nothing quite compares to full English language immersion. It’s a more natural way of learning and very often it can make things easier, as you probably won’t have any other option then to communicate in English. Head to an English-Speaking country and get practicing – learn from the native speakers and interact with them in English.
While in an English-speaking environment you should try to only speak English. Even if you don’t know exactly what to say all the time, you will be forced into thinking about how you can communicate.
Not only will Immersion help you to learn the English Language, you will also get the chance to learn about another culture.
If you would like to make to most out of your English Immersion experience, then why not consider an English language Course or Class with LTC? Our courses are designed to make the most out of your time in England and ultimately maximise your English potential.
Think in English
Think about it in English, not your native language! When it comes to developing fluency, and speaking like a natural, an incredibly useful tip would be to try and start thinking in English. If you’re “speaking” English to yourself in your head, then you’ll find it considerably easier to speak it out aloud. By thinking in English, you will internalize the language, enabling you to answer questions more instinctively, have a discussion on the spot, and most importantly, hold a more natural and fluid conversation. Before long you’ll even find yourself dreaming in English.
In fact, a study shows that thinking about things in a foreign language, as opposed to your native language, will enable you to make better and more rational decisions.
Prepare for specific situations.
Even if you don’t feel confident enough to communicate fully, you can always prepare yourself for specific situations. Perhaps you are learning English with a particular end goal in mind, for example to communicate effectively in business or to make new friends while abroad. By preparing in advance you will feel more comfortable when it comes to putting your skills into practise.
In situations where you know you are going to have to use English, you can practise what you might have to say in advance. For example, if you know you will be visiting a restaurant then you may want to prepare for the questions a waiter could ask, e.g. “How many are in your party?”, or “Do you have a reservation?” – by preparing for specific situations in advance you will be able to more confidently communicate.
The above tips will help you to develop the skills required to speak fluently in English in no time at all, ensuring you have the necessary skills to communicate effortlessly. To find out some more information about developing English Fluency, or to find out how an English Course with LTC will help you to maximise your English potential, then please get in touch today. You can get in touch by using our Contact Form, by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling us on 01323 727755. Learn more about how to develop your English Fluency today…