Speaking English

We learn from our mistakes.

ESL with Michelle

Mistake2Many students have great writing, wonderful grammar and are able to understand quite a lot of written text but when it comes to speaking there is often a stumbling block.

The block can exists for several reasons and one of the biggest is fear of making a mistake. It’s very important to understand that mistakes are a part of the learning process and we all make them.

There is only one way that anyone can ever improve their speaking skills  and that’s by practice. Practice can be difficult and especially when you are in a country where the population speaks another language.

Ways to gain practice include repeating aloud and trying to copy what you hear on TV, radio, podcasts, videos. Try and copy the intonation of what you hear. If you are not sure what something means or whether you are using it in the correct context you should…

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