This article shows how to transform from being a terrible speaker to becoming fluent within the space of a few months.
STEP 1: Find Out What Your Goals Are
Before you start learning English, you need to know what you want.
What do you want to say? What do you want to achieve? What do you want to accomplish?
You need to find out what you want to get out of your English lessons. The reason why this is so important is because you need to focus on your goals. If you have no idea what you want out of your language lessons, it’ll be difficult to get anywhere.
STEP 2: Learn the Language Basics
If you’re trying to speak like a native, the first thing you need to learn is the language basics.
You should know the vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation of the language. This is where you’ll start to see results. It’s not enough to know the language – you need to know how to use it.
STEP 3: Master Your Writing Style
If you want to speak like a native, you must master your writing style. You need to know how to write in the way that natives do.
As you read my posts, you’ll see that I tend to use a lot of colloquialisms and idioms. This is because I was taught this way. I’m sure you’ve heard someone say “What’s up, bro?” before, right? That’s what I learned growing up.
Learning to write this way is key to becoming a native speaker.
STEP 4: Master Your Listening Skills
Listening is equally as important as writing. If you want to speak like a native, you must learn how to listen.
If you don’t understand something, ask yourself, “why is he saying that?”
This will help you learn how to speak like a native and will improve your listening skills.
STEP 5: Learn How to Use the Right Words
Finally, the most important thing you can do is learn how to use the right words.
There’s so much you can say with the right word choices.
I recommend learning a list of words from a dictionary. You can use the words you find there to show that you’re using the language correctly.
STEP 6: Practice as Much as You Can
The best way to become a native speaker is to practice as much as you can.
Don’t worry about sounding like a robot or reading too fast. The more you speak, the more you’ll be able to understand.
The best way to learn is to keep doing it. You can practice speaking in front of the mirror, in public, and in front of friends and family.
STEP 7: Enjoy Your Language Lessons
Finally, remember why you’re learning English. Learn it for the sake of learning.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of feeling like you need to learn the language just to get by. If you do this, you won’t make any progress.
You need to learn the language because you enjoy it.
You should learn how to speak like a native because it makes you feel good and you want to do it.
If you do these things, you’ll start to see results and you’ll enjoy your language lessons.