Speaking and writing in English has become a global need. Both multinational companies and the business world require English speaking or multilingual employees to broaden their reach across boundaries. Accordingly, more and more people of almost all age groups all over the world are being attracted towards developing their skills in speaking and writing fluently in English. But what they lack is a better and convenient environment for practicing and developing their skills. They in most cases are found struggling hard to find or create a better environment for the same. This is what I am going to discuss and share with you today in detail.
In this post, a few scopes that are always freely available in our daily life for better English speaking are going to be proposed. But keep in mind that No one will be able to make you learn unless you want to. You will discover new and better ways of learning when you possess the desire for the same. Consider the difference between “you have to” and “you want to”. I think you will understand the difference by yourself.
The first, whenever you go out of your house, whether it is for work or running an errand, you come across banners, signboards, roadside displays, magazines and many more don’t you? Read everything you come across. Go thoroughly through them, follow the spellings and try to grab the meanings what they are trying to tell you. They are mostly in simple English so that even a layman can make them out.
Every day you get a lot of things in English in your day to day life. Such as contents in social media, emails, newspapers, websites or pieces of literary works. Try to read them as much as possible for they contain tons of new vocabulary for you. Do this every day for a month or two. You will definitely feel the difference. Such activities will enable you to express yourself way better in English. After all, practice makes a man perfect.
You can consider keeping a notebook always with you so you can keep notes on new words. In fact, reading habit has several benefits to your body and mind. You can follow another post on this topic named Top 10 Advantages of Reading Regularly. It might inspire you to read more.
The second, Consider on starting from your home. I guess you are a non-native speaker if you are reading this post. Have you ever considered speaking with your family members in English? Yes, you read it right. Sounds weird right? But believe me, it works.
Arrange a meeting with all your family members. Come up with a polite and humble proposal like dedicating a fixed time during which members will be allowed to speak to each other only in English. To be specific, speaking in a language other than English won’t be allowed among members. This would benefit you as well as all your family members. Rather enrich you all enabling elders to improve and young ones to keep practising outside their schools or colleges.
The third, the era is digital, devices like computers, laptops and mobiles have become a part of our daily life. Prefer not to your native language in the devices that you use frequently. Use English as your default language on all your devices, operating systems, programmes and applications. This will help you to be in touch with English on a regular basis. There might and will be difficulties in understanding all the features and functions but you will be forced to search for the information you want if you have the desire by heart. The more you search the more your knowledge in English will improve.
Next, Search for the contents or topics of your interest in newspapers, magazines, journals in English both on and offline. Subscribe to them at least once in a week. Subscribe to blogs, their newsletters, and download e-books. Read them as thoroughly as possible at your leisure. Read them slowly and try to grab the meaning.
Listen to online story lessons, news, radio news, audio articles (podcasts). You can also download radio programmes and online stories, news of your interests and listen to them while traveling or cooking.
While reading, you will come across unknown words and phrases. Now you will need a good dictionary. A good dictionary is a part of a good English learner’s life. Go for it or you can simply google them. In fact, there are dictionaries freely available online.
The fifth, have you heard of the “Audio Visual Effect”? It’s much more effective than simply just reading. You pay much more attention when you watch something happen. You concentrate on what you are listening to. Listening while watching something helps you to concentrate and remember the matter more effectively. Yes, memory is important for learning a different language.
Experts assert that watching a TV show, a movie or listening to a song in a foreign language can make learning that language easy for a person.
In fact, this gives you an opportunity to learn while entertaining. At the same time, regular practice will ease your pronunciation enabling you to feel free from your mother tongue influence on the same. Shows with subtitles can help you a lot to understand the meaning. After a certain period of regular practice, you may opt for shows all without subtitles for your better performance.
You can follow the link to know about the top 4 ways to learning English with the TV set at your home.
The sixth, different institutes and workplaces have focused on the importance of communication skills and business communication. Several colleges and schools have made it compulsory to communicate only in English within the premises though some are not. ELearning programmes and sessions are available to make you feel ease in developing your communication skills in English. Look for such a group or a group of colleagues or professionals having the same requirements as you do. Join or engage with those groups if they are willing to improve communicative English or skills in speaking English by helping each other.
The seventh, the last but not the least, conversing with real people can help you a lot. Language is such a tool with which we express our thoughts, communicate with each other. As you know communication is one of the basic needs, you can’t ignore its inevitability in your life. Consider doing it in English. Most of the learners are found saying they face difficulties while speaking in English but they can understand it well. Speaking a language can help you much more than reading or writing it, stats reveal.
Take a further step ahead. Approach some of your best friends with a humble request to communicate or speak only in English just like the second tip. I know you can communicate in your mother tongue more easily but you are to do it for yourself. In fact, it would be better to involve in a conversation with native speakers.
There is no shortcut to success. Difficulties will always be there for you. Those have succeeded in life had and have obstacles, difficulties and so on but they confronted those situations and overcame. You will too, provided you have the potentiality of doing so.
Bye for now. Have a good time.
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