One of the most common things that English learners of any level want to improve is their spoken English. Maybe you are doing an online course but feel you need some extra speaking practice.
Here are five ways that you can improve your speaking:
1. Listen to English as much as possible
One of the best ways to improve your spoken English is by listening to English whenever you can. Listen to the news, songs and watch TV series in English and pay attention to the pronunciation. You can try to copy what you hear to practise your pronunciation. At the same time you will also learn new words and expressions!
2. Read out loud
Choose a book, magazine or newspaper article and read it out loud. This is a great way to focus on your pronunciation without having to think about vocabulary and grammar at the same time. Check the pronunciation of any words you don't know using an online dictionary.
3. Make friends
Join a group for people learning to speaking English or make friends with English speakers. Meet with them regularly to practise your English so that it becomes a part of your normal life. Not only will you improve your English but you will gain more friends! If you make friends with native speakers they can help to correct you if you make mistakes.
4. Think in English
Speak to yourself in English during your normal day. Talk to yourself about the things you are doing from brushing your teeth to writing a shopping list. Let your thoughts be in English. You don't have to say the words out loud but imagine them in your mind.
5. Have fun!
Don't worry about speaking perfectly. It's actually easier to listen to someone speaking English fluently but with mistakes, than someone speaking English perfectly, but slowly and with long pauses to think. Just have fun and enjoy speaking English and your accuracy will improve in due course.