Many of us have stumbled with spoken English, and have felt embarrassed in interviews and while socializing, or in an office environment. Not being able to speak English properly becomes a problem when you are trying to land that promotion or communicate with others. There are ways to improve the fluency of your spoken English, and here are some tried and tested methods.
Talk more in English: They say that practice makes everything perfect, and they are right. When you talk more, you learn more and you start feeling more comfortable using the language. Even if it sounds wrong, keep talking and if possible ask someone fluent in the language to edit your speech, and tell you where you are going wrong.
Read more English: Reading proper, correct English actually helps in understanding the language better. Read more books in English, or get yourself a newspaper subscription and read the news everyday in English. This is a tried and tested method recommended because when you read more, you understand the language better. Try incorporating statements which you have read in the books or newspaper into your speech.
Do not attempt to translate in native language: One of the biggest mistakes we make is by thinking in a different language, then translate it in English, and then say it out loud. This makes the entire procedure cumbersome and it takes up time. Don’t make that mistake. Try and think in English and say it out loud. It will not be easy, but it will work.
Learn better Grammar: This might sound really boring, but the truth is, the better your grammar, the better your choices of nailing spoken English. Make sure your grammar is good, because ultimately, it matters if your grammar is incorrect or correct.
Read a thesaurus: Thesaurus helps in learning new terms, and learning new words will improve your language considerably. This is a simple and easy way of finding better terms and using them while speaking. Reading a thesaurus also helps you know more English.
Look up a dictionary when you can: Dictionaries are useful when you don’t know the meaning of a word, or how you can use it properly. Using a dictionary to learn a new word is always a good idea. You can easily read up a couple of words using it and apply it when you speak.
These are simple ways of learning better English and speaking it correctly. They are small tips, but they go a long way in improving your language.