7 Ways To Improve Your English-speaking Skills
Introduction: English can be a difficult language to learn, but with practice and determination, you can improve your speaking skills. Here are 7 ways to improve your English-speaking skills.
1. Take online English courses or lessons.
There are many ways to improve your English-speaking skills. One way is to take online English courses or lessons. These courses can help you learn the language more effectively and give you the opportunity to practice your English with native speakers. You can try out my English learning site at My JSE Online.
2. Use Apps To Learn English
Apps have become a popular way to learn English. They are easy to use, and there are many apps available. Some apps are free, while others cost money. It is important to choose the right app for your needs. Some apps are designed for students who want to improve their English skills, while others are designed for people who want to work in the English language industry. It is essential to choose the right app for your needs, and to use it regularly. A few Apps that may help are Busuu (It has 12 languages, including English). Hello Talk, Duolingo, Lingodeer. Most of these Apps have a free trial or a freemium tier. I am currently using Busuu for Japanese. But, I have used all the other ones at one time or another for Japanese. So, I haven’t tried them for English because I am a native speaker. So you will have to try them out for yourselves and see which one works best for you.
3. Watch English movies and TV shows.
There are many benefits to watching English movies and TV shows. Watching English movies and TV shows can help improve your English-speaking skills. You can learn about American culture and how people speak in English. Additionally, you can learn about the English language itself. Watching English movies and TV shows can also make you more familiar with the way Americans think and behave. For me, since I am learning Japanese. I like to watch Terrace House. Not sure if it is on anymore but, I really enjoyed Boys and the Girls in the City a few years back.
4. Listen to English music.
Listening to English music can help improve your English-speaking skills. English music often has a different rhythm than American music, and this can help you improve your pronunciation. Additionally, listening to English music can help you learn new vocabulary and idiomatic expressions. The Beatles have catchy and easy to understand songs that a lot of non-native English speakers can understand fairly easily. If you are a non-native speaker, you can recommend other groups/singers that you have listened to and could understand easily.
5. Read books in English.
Reading books in English can be a great way to improve your English-speaking skills. By reading books in English, you will be able to improve your vocabulary, learn new grammar rules, and increase your comprehension. Reading books in English can also help you to improve your writing skills. If you are starting out. Reading children’s books can be helpful. Fairy Tales like Little Red Riding-hood, Hansel and Gretel, Goldilocks and The Three Bears are good books to start.
6. Practice speaking with a friend or family member
Speaking with a friend or family member (that can speak your target language you are studying) can help improve your English-speaking skills. By practicing with someone you know and trust, you will be more likely to feel comfortable and confident when speaking in English. Additionally, by speaking with someone regularly, you will be able to build up your vocabulary and improve your pronunciation.
7. Use English language websites
English language websites can be a great resource for improving your English speaking skills. They can provide you with a variety of resources, including videos, articles, and quizzes. Additionally, many websites offer forums where you can ask questions and exchange tips with other English learners. I have tried JapanesePod101, which does have English too, Rosetta Stone and Pimseleur are also other websites you can try, and they usually have an app that you can use too.
Conclusion: So there you have it, 7 ways to improve your English-speaking skills. Learning English takes time, effort and money, but by following these tips, you can improve your speaking skills and become more confident with the language. For more information on English Conversation with Jim, book a lesson on My JSE Online today.