What’s the best way for you to improve your English??
There are many ways that you can get your English level to where you want it to be. The best way for you will be unique to your individual learning style.
To get the results you need, and to enjoy being able to speak and understand without frustration, your learning must include these things:
– You must be clear on your purpose. Why do you need to speak English well? What difference will it make to your career? How will it affect your ability to interact and grow your network?
Can you see yourself fulfilling your goals using English? What would it mean to you to be able to understand other English speakers whatever their accent and to be able to speak with refined pronunciation.
When you have a clear image in your mind of how speaking better English can affect your life, it increases your motivation and you become unstoppable in your progress.
– You must immerse yourself. You don’t need to travel to an English speaking country in order to immerse yourself in English. Our world is full of English… songs, movies, news and documentaries, books, magazines and websites. You’ve already been exposed to so much English through global media that you probably know more than you think.
When you make the commitment to immerse yourself everyday in a variety of English language media, you will quickly find yourself becoming familiar with the sounds and expressions of English. This familiarity is critical if you want to be able to express yourself naturally in English.
Choose from your favourite subjects, activities and heros, and spend at least 15 minutes a day, reading and watching videos in English. After a month of doing only this your fluency will have increased. Test it out for yourself and see the results!
– Focus on the communication. When you’ve got to use your English, for delivering presentations or writing reports, focus on what your audience needs to hear, instead of what you’re going to say.
If you’re busy thinking about being correct, using the right words and not making mistakes with your English, then you won’t be present-minded enough to make a sincere connection with your audience.
Holding your purpose in mind, take a deep breath, trust the immense capacity of your brain and allow your language to flow. The empathy that you will create with your audience is much more valuable than their recognition of your language skills.
Whatever method you choose to improve your English, make sure that it serves your big purpose; make sure that you get immersed in material that is directly relevant to your purpose; and make sure that it actually enhances your communication skills, not just your knowledge of correct English.
If you follow these steps, whatever methods you choose, you will notice a dramatic increase in your fluency, your vocabulary knowledge and your enjoyment of using your new English language skills.
Khalil S. Patwa