Nowadays, English is important for us, we can partake in all things global, for example from internet culture that knows no borders to international business. Speaking English fluently can open new doors and expand our horizons, it’s important to remember that fluency is not about perfection. It’s about feeling at ease with the language and being able to express our truth with it.
Here are some tips to start speaking English more fluently.
Practice makes perfect. Constantly look for opportunities to practice your spoken English.
2. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes
The goal is to deliver a message, not speak perfect English, with the right grammar and vocabulary. Even native English speakers make mistakes.
3. Make the most of technology
How many apps to learn English do you have on your phone right now? Probably at least one. The digital age has revolutionized language learning, and it’s easy to forget how lucky that makes us.
There’s a wealth of study technology available, so choose carefully. Make sure that you’re using the most effective resources for your own study habits, and that you’re not falling into the trap of relying too heavily on game-like apps.
It’s also easy to forget what a great resource YouTube videos are for learners. Even better, almost every video can be watched with subtitles, played at slower speeds, paused, and replayed until you understand every word.
4. Listen and repeat
We all have a favorite movie, television show or even YouTube channel. But instead of just watching them silently, listen carefully to what the characters or hosts are saying and repeat the dialogue that interests you. Go ahead and pause, rewind and listen to the lines several times if you must. Or better yet, turn on the English subtitles setting to help you identify each word. This is a fun way of practicing both your listening and speaking skills.
5. Find a friend
It’s always difficult to practice by yourself, especially when it comes to improving your speaking skills. Find a likeminded group of friends or classmates who shares your goal of becoming more confident in using English. With such a support system, you’ll feel more secured to open up and speak English without being hampered by insecurities.
6. Read aloud
You probably read a lot of English to help improve your language skills. Make habit of reading aloud whenever possible. That way, you’ll not only become familiar with the written words, but you’ll get valuable practice of speaking them.
So, becoming fluent in English is something you can easily do if you decide to make it your goal. Take the first steps to speak English fluently!
Dalam rangka memperingati Hari Guru Nasional (HGN), tanggal 25 November 2023, Pondok Pesantren Modern Al