5 English Language Tips to Improve Your Speaking Skills

5 English Language Tips to Improve Your Speaking Skills

The easiest advice to give to improve your spoken English is to tell you to take English classes in kl. However, you can improve your level of spoken English faster by taking matters into your own hands. There is no overnight success tip to speaking more fluently. Don’t think that these tips are something you can do once and instantly increase your vocabulary or ability to use verb tenses correctly. These tips require you to apply them on a regular basis over an extended period of time. With practice, however, you will see that you are able to carry on conversations more easily.


Note taking is an under rated procedure in the classroom. Students would excel more in their education if they were motivated to take notes.

Listen to English Every Day

Turn on the radio to the BBC or Voice of America. Listen to these radio stations online at BBC Learning English or VOA Learning English. These last two websites offer lessons and short news articles with audio and transcripts. You can also watch television shows or movies online or on DVDs. Try to listen without the subtitles. If there is a word you didn’t understand, rewind it, and listen again. Turn on the subtitles if you need to see the word. Then turn them off again. Listening to the type of English accent you want to learn on a regular basis will help you to then apply what you hear to your own conversation.

Communicate With Others By English

 

Speak to Someone in English Every Day

If your spouse or roommate speaks some English, take at least 20 minutes each night to practice speaking in English instead of your native language. Join an online language exchange to give lessons in your native language to a native English speaker who wants to learn it in exchange for lessons in English. You can also find conversation partners online if you’re studying for the IELTS or TOEFL to get into university. Nonprofit organizations, English language schools, parent organizations for bilingual parents, religious organizations, and many other community groups and organizations offer conversation partners. Some even have volunteer conversation partners that come to your home for free. If you cannot find anyone to speak with, speak to yourself!

Practice New Word Daily

 

Practice One to Two New Words Every Day

Don’t overload your mind with too many new words to learn. Work one or two new words into your English conversation every day. Practice different forms of the word. For example, try the noun “repetition,” the adjective “repetitious,” the verb “repeat,” and the adverb “repeatedly.” Avoid becoming so intent on mastering lots of new vocabulary that you really don’t know the words well at all. It is better to practice one or two and learn them well than to misuse five new words and not know any of them well at all.

Try To Think In English

 

Try Thinking in English Every Day

In addition to trying to talk as much as possible in English, force yourself to think in English, too. One important step to fluency is to think in English without having to translate from your native language.

Be brave, take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

Speak without Fear of Making Mistakes Every Day

Some students of English try to memorize speeches about common conversation topics. This just makes them sound stilted and unnatural. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes in English. You will learn from them, and English speakers will help you along and correct your mistakes if you ask them to.

Reaching fluency is an achievable goal, but it takes daily practice. Taking classes is a good way to learn from other students and a native English speaker, but it is not enough. You must practice continually outside of class.