December 13, 2009

Learn to Talk English From Native Speakers

When you want to learn how to talk English, it is important that you do so by listening and speaking to those for whom English is the native tongue. The best way to become a fluent English speaker is to immerse yourself in the language. This means living in a community where the people speak English. For example, if you go shopping all the sales staff speak English and in order for you to communicate with them you do need to be able to say some words. Many non-English speakers who want to learn the English language do move to an English speaking location and attend school, but in many cases this is not always possible. For these people, there are online courses that they can take and stay at home while they are learning

You have to be aware that when you first start learning English, you will make mistakes. Making mistakes is an important part of learning in all cases. You will learn from your mistakes, especially if you have good support from those around you. English speaking children make mistakes when they first start talking and the parents and those around them correct them when they say the words incorrectly or use them improperly. The same is true of adults who are learning the language so when someone does correct your speech, you need to accept it as constructive criticism and know that they are trying to help you.

One way of learning to talk in English is to watch English television. If you use subtitles in your own language then you can understand the story line of movies. However some aspects of the speech, such as the use of sarcasm, do not translate well when using close captioning because the language translates literally.

Language dictionaries that translate words and phrases from your native language to English are really helpful in teaching you the vocabulary you need to communicate when visiting an English speaking country. You do need to practice the speech in order to be able to say the words properly. The essential part of learning English is to learn the alphabet and the ways in which the letters are pronounced. When children first start school they learn the sounds of the letters and then learn how to combine them into words. If you start reading beginning books for children, these books have pictures for the words and in books that tell stories, the pictures correspond with the storyline. Most of these books are available as audio books so that you can read along on your own as you listen to the story being read.

In an online audio English course, you listen to native English speakers reading passages that start off relatively simple and gradually progress to more difficult topics. The topics are those that you need for conversational English and ones that read passages from the news and informational passages. These passages also have comprehension exercises you can complete to make sure that you understand the meaning of what you listened to and read on your own. With these passages, you can listen to the passage being read and then practice reading it on your own.

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