Monday, 19 October 2015

Fluency in another's language

I've copied this from David Deubelbeiss's discussion post in ELT Professionals Around the World at Linkedin:
Tips for language learners
Jason Levine did a great job listing many tips for noted professionals in ELT.http://fluencymc.com/speak-fluent-english/ 

This is about fluency in using a language other than one's own. The best way to learn another's language is to live in the environment it's listened to and spoken. For most of the non-native learners this is next to impossible.

Here are a few tips from experts about acquiring fluency.

This is how I look at fluency:
You must WANT to learn to speak and/ or write. The next step is to speak and/ or write which goes hand in hand with listening and reading. The next step is to speak and/ or write which goes hand in hand with listening and reading. Look for opportunities or create them, don’t hesitate, don’t fear, make mistakes, listen, speak, read, speak, listen, read, speak…. With time, confidence builds, and fluency occurs without fail.  

Enjoy the article and use those tips. And enjoy speaking another's language.