How to remove MTI problem in English?
Today, speaking English has become a global trend. Who does not know the importance of speaking English? Good communication skills without MTI are essential for wonderful career opportunities. But even today also there are a lot of people who find speaking in English does not prove to be that impressive for them. Wondering why?
For that, we first need to understand what does it mean by MTI?
Etymologically, MTI is known as Mother tongue Influence while speaking in English. But it is a very wide concept.
Have you ever encountered someone who speaks English as if they are speaking Punjabi, Hindi, Bhojpuri or any other language? So, readers this is what we call Mother tongue influence where your first language dominates the way you speak English.
Now, as we have understood what is MTI? Let’s learn what are its consequences that one might have to face and how can we fix this?
· Pronunciation errors
· Kills your confidence
· Unpleasant personality
· Stage Fear
· A Hurdle in Public speaking
· People will fail to understand you
Now as we have understood the consequences that one might have to face due to MTI issues, Let us discuss how we can improve that.
As it is said:
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, it goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language that goes to his heart.”
Believe me readers; Digital world can come to your rescue in order to reduce the effect of your mother tongue on your second language. Specifically, if we talk about English, start watching English news, web series or movies with subtitles and observe the way they speak dialogues. This trick will help you a lot to improve.
It is easy; you just give it a try. Believe me, it is not a rocket science. All you need is to have confidence in you. While speaking in English you utter sound like m…ah…Unn…
You know why?
Because we think in our native language — àtranslate it in English-à then we speak English. But, we always have to remember that we cannot literally translate everything word to word from Hindi to English.
Let’s practice, pick some English tongue twisters:
· How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?
· If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?
· I thought I thought of thinking of thanking you
Now as you have a list of few tongue twisters. Start practicing by saying the tongue twister slowly, and then try to speed up. Once you can say a tongue twister perfectly, try to say it twice or thrice in a row.
This will help you a lot to gain fluency, focus pronunciation and reduce MTI.
MTI and pronunciation go hand In hand as they are inseparable elements in speaking English. To rectify this problem one has to pay special attention to the pronunciation of certain words. In order to achieve correct pronunciation, one needs to take proper guidance regarding syllable stress, word stress, and intonation.
“Kiss your W and Bite you V”
“Understand the alphabets”
· Open your Mouth:
Wait! I am not going to practice the nursery rhyme.
While speaking open your mouth as wide as possible. This will help you to speak properly without pronunciation errors. And, if you know you are speaking correctly, your confidence will automatically boost up.
So, my dear readers try to understand the complexity of MTI issue and start working towards it. But always remember one thing MTI can be reduced but cannot be eliminated completely if you will not practice religiously towards it.
Seek academy, being the Best English Speaking Institute in Delhi provides you proper guidance not only regarding learning English language but also to gain fluency over this language with the help of Expert Guidance and a huge number of practical sessions followed by Theoretical knowledge.
Now, what are you doing? Go and switch on your Television. Not to watch your favorite show in your native language, but in English.