Friends though English is not our native language yet we can always master it. First and foremost have faith in yourself. This way half the trouble leaves you rest your determination works.
The fast fluency SECRET of the world’s best English learners is to use the power of 80/20 to squeeze the greatest amount of value and progress out of the least amount of time and effort. So if you spend much of your time learning new words, studying grammar rules, listening to podcasts and reading textbooks… but still feel lost… like you’re not getting any closer to fluency…
Let’s get into the delineate of the topic
1. An emotion is a key
Make your emotion stronger! Become obsessed with English!
Yes that is what I’m trying to say.
2. Massive Input
You should spend all of your time either listening or reading. This is the fastest and most efficient method for speaking English fluently.
Carry your iPod everywhere. Always have a book with you. Specifically, you should listen mostly to the Mini-Story Lessons, the Point of View Lessons, and the Main Audio Articles. These are the most powerful lessons and will help you learn the fastest.
3. Enjoy Reading
You should read easy English novels– starting with novels for children. It really works and shows positive results.
4. Know Why You’re Doing It
This might sound obvious, but if you don’t have a good reason to learn a language, you are less likely to stay motivated over the long-run.
5. Talk To Yourself
When you have no one else to speak to, there’s nothing wrong about talking to yourself: “It might sound really weird, but actually speaking to yourself is a great way to practice, if you’re unable to use it all the time.”
6. Keep It Relevant
You don’t necessarily have to go abroad; you can go to the Greek restaurant down the road and order in Greek. Yes this is another plain sailing method.
7. Have Fun While Learning
Using your new language in any way is a creative act. The Super Polyglot Bros. practiced their Greek by writing and recording songs. Think of some fun ways to practice your new language; make a radio play with a friend, draw a comic strip, write a poem, or simply talk to whomever you can.
But make sure listener is able to discern.
8. Act Like A Child
The key to learn as quickly as a child, may be simply take on certain childlike attitudes: for instance, lack of self-consciousness, a desire to play in the language and willingness to make mistakes.
We learn by making mistakes. As kids, we are expected to make mistakes, but as adults mistakes become taboo.
9. Leave Your Comfort Zone
Willingness to make mistakes means being ready to put yourself in potentially embarrassing situations. This can be scary, but it’s the only way to develop and improve.
No matter how much you learn, you won’t ever speak a language without putting yourself out there: talk to strangers, ask for directions, order food, and try to tell a joke. The more often you do this, the bigger your comfort zone becomes and the more at ease you can be in new situations.
You must learn to listen before you can speak. Every language sounds strange the first time you hear it, but the more you expose yourself to it the more familiar it becomes, and the easier it is to speak it properly.
11. Watch How People Speak
Different languages make different demands on your tongue, lips and throat. Pronunciation is just as much physical as it is mental. Believe me, it might be difficult at the beginning, but you will. It’s something that is actually quite easily done; you just need to practice it.” If you can’t watch and imitate a native-speaker in person, watching foreign-language films and TV is a good substitute.
12. Use your devices
Think of the technology you use on a daily basis. How about changing the display language? Your computer, your smart phone, your browser, your apps, Facebook, your GPS, and of course any games you play.
13. Less is more – when you do it regularly
You’ve got a lot on your plate. Make it a habit to learn as much as you can every day – and can is the operative word here. You’ve got half an hour? Great! Only 15 minutes today? No problem. It’s still better than cramming for a weekend and then doing nothing for a couple of weeks.
14. Pursue your hobby in your new language
Hobbies may not necessarily lend themselves to language learning at first glance, but if you dig a little deeper you will find opportunities. If you like yoga and live in a big city, there’s a good chance that there’s a class in your language.
15. Time to get lazy, productively…
Speaking about YouTube: It’s a fabulous way to lose hours of your life. So next time when you’re bored at work and need a distraction, at least waste time in the language you want to learn. Cat videos are highly advisable, and available in every language.
So friends tie up your laces and set your mind towards your grail.
- by Vandana Kakaria