A few years ago, there was a girl who was rejected in her first job due to not being able to communicate fluently in English. Rejection made her feel like a complete failure.
After a few months, she became so good at English that she was given the role of a ‘Communication Trainer’ by the same organization in which she was rejected earlier.
This is my story. If I could do it, you can do it too. If you want to improve your spoken English, you need to be determined.
The first thing to do is to stop feeling inferior just because you don’t know the language. Then, figure out the areas in which you are lacking. For example, in my case, it was lack of effort and practice of speaking in English.
Different people face a variety of challenges such as not being exposed to the language at all, not having many people around to understand the language, or not being good at Grammar, Pronunciation, or Fluency. Some people also get bored because there are so many rules in the English language and then, there are so many exceptions to the rules. I faced this challenge too.
I did not know where to begin from. There were many thick books that looked scary and made me think that it would probably take a lifetime to complete those lengthy exercises.
I divided the concepts into: Grammar, Pronunciation, Fluency and Comprehension and balanced them by learning minimal definitions and focusing on the correct usage. I also completed exercises verbally rather than writing everything down. Then, I started applying what I learnt by talking to people in English as much as I could.
To review my notes and the basic concepts which I focused on, to learn English as quickly as I could, read my book: How I Learnt to Speak in English?
Not just this, I created a YouTube channel ‘Happy Tua’ in which I share my thoughts on life on a day-to-day basis. I encourage my readers to watch the videos so that they can listen to a ‘non-native’ speaking in English fluently.
A recent launch — my second YouTube channel ‘Legends of Twibeing’ in which I read aloud chapters from my second book called Twibeing: The 100th Failure. This could be a great way of improving listening comprehension and enjoying the story.
Happy Tua: https://www.youtube.com/dashboard?o=U
Legends of Twibeing: https://www.youtube.com/dashboard?o=U
The journey of learning how to speak in English fluently wasn’t easy. However, it was worth an investment as I feel empowered to do things that I enjoy — speaking, writing, motivating.
Just like me, I wish to have many more people create their own journey of learning English without feeling inferior.