How to learn to speak English

Janet's English

“Is there an easy way to learn to speak English? I want to learn quickly.” I hear this often and tell people “No”. This isn’t the answer they want, but it is true. Learning a language takes a lot of effort. Also, effort is more important than time.

The most important things you need to do to learn to speak another language or improve your skills are:

1. Practise speaking everyday. No excuses. Even just 10min each day will help greatly.

2. Immerse yourself in the language. Each day, find a way to be in contact with the language. It could be watching children’s TV shows, watching youtube videos, listening to the news, or whatever keeps you interested.

3. Practise speaking with native speakers (like me), or if that’s not possible, with near-native speakers. Take an online class, or if you have time, find a language exchange friend.

4. If…

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