Speaking English fluently is what every person learning the language wants to be able to do. But how do you do it and how do you learn how to do it?
There are two things that are really important and those things are practice and confidence. It’s really important to practise a lot and this helps to build your confidence. The best place to start practising is in a classroom in a language school. Here you can get the help of a teacher who will support you as you begin to practise and build your confidence. Also, you will be with other students who also want to speak English fluently and who you can practise with.
A teacher in a language school can introduce you to new vocabulary and phrases, can help you with pronunciation, can help you understand the grammar and can give you opportunities to practise and ideas on how to improve. They can help you to build your confidence. Sometimes people who want to speak fluently worry about making mistakes and this stops them speaking fluently. When you make mistakes in a language school with other students, it does not matter. The teacher might point out the mistakes to you, but this is just to help you.
Studying in the UK or other English-speaking country can also help you to speak fluently. This is because when the classes are finished there are lots of other chances to practise. You can practise with staff in the school and you can join activities in the afternoons and evenings. These activities are a fun way to practise English while doing something enjoyable with other students. Many students studying in language schools stay with Homestay providers. Here they have a chance to practise speaking with ordinary people about everyday topics. There are many trips organised in language schools so that you can visit places of interest with other students and you can discuss and chat about your experiences with them.
One of the keys to speaking English fluently is thinking in English. If you are living and studying in an English-speaking country, this is easier to do as you are hearing English all around you all day long and you need to use it to talk to lots of different people.
One tip that many teachers give to students who want to speak more fluently is this. When you are alone, you can speak to yourself in English. For example, if you are back at home after the school day, you can tell yourself what you did that day. If you are walking down the street, you can describe to yourself what you can see and what other people are doing. Another useful tip is to record yourself speaking on your phone and listen and practise and record again.
To sum up, the way to speak more fluently is to practise and build confidence. The best place to start doing this is in a language school with other students. If you can choose to study English in the UK, this also provides lots of other opportunities for practice.