Friends, learning to speak English is a big business in our country. Especially in small towns it has a lot more craze. You will see the place-related ads related to English Speaking, “Learn to speak English in 90 hours,”, “Join XYZ School of Language” for English.
But is this school really so effective? Probably not! Because they already set the wrong expectation! It is very difficult to speak a language with ease after learning only 90 hours.
Yes, it may be that some days you will be a little more fluent than before, but there are very few people who can really attribute their English speaking ability to such a school. If you are well If you speak English and then go to such a place then it may be beneficial for you, otherwise it would be good for you to go with this mindset that by going to such a school you can start one but even after leaving here You have to be engaged with full dedication for a long time.
So let me first share with you some myths related to speaking English:
Grammar should be good for speaking English:
This is a very big myth, you only think that when you learned to speak Hindi, did you know about nouns, pronouns, etc.? Did not know, because he did not need it, you just learned it by looking at others. Similarly, to speak English, knowledge of Grammar is not necessary. Due to good education from English Medium school, I speak good English, but if you take my Tenses test, it will be difficult for me to pass. 🙂
In a few days it can be learned to speak English:
wrong ! It takes time to learn any language other than its mere language. How long it will take will vary from person to person. But I believe that if someone knows a little bit of English beforehand and if they try dedicatedly, then in 6 months, they can learn to speak good English. And if you are learning, then don’t learn improvisation, learn good English.
Only those who study English Medium can speak good English:
This is also incorrect. Talking about my home, my elder brother has studied Hindi medium, but today he works as a Senior Consultant and writes very good English. If you have not found such a schooling where you can learn to speak English, then do not regret it, what happened before is past, present is in your hands, what you could not learn earlier, you can learn now, in fact as an adult you They are responsible for their own achievement or failure.
To speak English it is necessary to have a good vocabulary:
No, the vocabulary is as good as it is, but you will already know all the words that are spoken in the common man-speech trick or you will know them with a little effort. Actually, the words we know are just a matter of putting them in the right place. Many times I have seen people rote from one to one hard words, but doing so puts your energy in a place where there is no need to apply it at the moment.
If you believe any of the above myths, then get rid of them, and follow the tips given below to learn spoken English.
12 tips to learn spoken english
1. Make your environment English:
The one thing that is most important in learning any language is our environment, our environment. After all, how do we start speaking our language at a young age: – Because 24X7 we live in an environment where the same language is spoken, read, and heard. That is why if we want to learn to speak English, we should make our environment as English as possible. For this you can do something like this:
- Start reading English Newspaper instead of Hindi newspaper.
- Listen to English songs instead of Hindi songs.
- Watch English programs / movies of your interest.
- Make your room as English as you can…. English posters, Hollywood actors, English books, Cds… whatever way you make it English.
2. Create a group with people who want to learn spoken English like you:
Find some friends who want to learn to speak English like you. If there is someone like this in your house, then it is even better. But if not, find such people, and the closer they are to your home, the better. Talk to such friends more and more and only in English. Yes, if you want, you can do the same thing on mobile.
3. Create a mentor:
Make someone your mentor who knows good English, a friend of yours, a relative of yours, a neighbor, an institute who teaches English…. Anyone who is ready to help you. You need to get as much help from your mentor as possible. Even if you do not get a mentor, you do not have to be disappointed, you continued in your efforts, your work would be easy to meet the mentor, but even if you do not get it, you can learn this language with your efforts.
4. Do not attempt to speak correct English from day one:
If you do this, then you will be confused whether you are right or wrong. First one – two months without any tension that comes in the mouth, do not think that you are grammatically correct or not. It is important that you gradually erase your hesitation.
5. Alert to learn English:
By the way, I give credit for my spoken English to my school St.Paul’s but I have learned a lot because of my alertness for English. When I used to watch an English program on TV, I used to pay attention to how words are being pronounced, and how a word is being used in a sentence. Apart from this, I had also made a diary to learn new words, in which I used to write the words which I could not understand while reading the newspaper, and using it to form a sentence, it made it easier to remember the meaning of the word.
6. Read by speaking:
Everyday you read an article or story in English, alone or in a loud voice in your group. By reading and speaking, your pronunciation will be correct, and confidence in speaking will also increase.
7. Use Mirror:
I knew to speak English, but I also lacked fluency, I often used to stand alone in front of a mirror and speak in English. And still, if I have to give a presentation or interview, then I prepare myself by practicing twice in front of the mirror. You can also use the mirror in your home to improve your spoken English. The biggest benefit of speaking in front of a glass is that you will not have any hesitation and you will be able to improve yourself.
8. Enjoy the process:
See learning to speak English as an enjoyment, do not make it a burden for yourself. Move beyond the speed that is comfortable for you comfortably. But this does not mean that you reduce your efforts completely, but when you enjoy it, your efforts in this direction themselves will increase even more. You should also think that when you start speaking fluently how much you will feel, your confidence will also increase and you will start moving towards success.
9. Start thinking in English:
When a person thinks something in the mind, naturally he thinks only in his own language. But since you are committed to learning English, then think about what you think in English. Know that your small efforts will reach your destination fast.
10. Read things that are easy to understand:
Children’s English comics can help you, the pictures given in it will help you to understand the story and even simple sentence formation will make you hold on to the spoken sentences in common speech.
11. Use Internet:
You should make full use of internet to learn spoken English. The videos available on You Tube can help you a lot. Quotes given on AchhiKhabar.Com can also help you, since the quotes I have collected are both in English and Hindi, then you can learn something from there and also get to know the precious thoughts of great men.
12. Don’t loose interest:
Most of the time it happens that people start learning English with great enthusiasm. They do most of the things that I mentioned above, but the problem is that everyone wants to go to their comfort zone. Your comfort zone is Hindi, so after a few days you will again pull it towards you and your atmosphere from above will also support the same.
So you have to show some courage here, you have to keep your interest your enthusiasm. For this, you put a little innovation in your activities related to English.
For example: If you are bored of having conversations on serious topics everyday, then talk about an abstract topic, or film spice, go to watch an English movie, or do something else that comes to your mind. You can also take a two-day break, and you can start your mission again with renewed vigor. But maintain your interest by doing something. Otherwise all your effort will go waste.
Bonus Tip : Use your Television
Just a few days ago I went to Faridabad with my brother, where my 3-year-old nephew was watching Chota Bheem cartoon with great fun , I notice that the channel’s language is set to English. I think this is a good way to learn English, the language of cartoons made for children is simple and the animation going on with it makes it easy to understand. You can also use this method. Apart from this, you can also watch such channels in which subtitles come. This will also help you in learning the language.