English is the most popular language and you can communicate in every part of the world if you know English. But this is easier said than done, because of lot people are not well- versed with Language. Reasons being their educational background, English not being their mother tongue, not too many people to converse in English, etc..
Understanding English Language is one thing and being able to speak it clearly and confidently is another.
A lot of people ask me how to improve my Spoken English and will be able to Neutralize my accent.
Here's are some ways you can Improve your Spoken English but remember:
"Do something (anything), If you don't do anything, you won't get anywhere. Make it your hobby, not a chore, but above all have fun!!!"
1. Get into the Habit of Writing
Even for people who don't have to write in English, writing cab be a great way of properly learning the kind of vocabulary you need to describe your own life and interests, and of thinking about how to stop making grammar mistakes.
Diary Entry- Writing down your day to day activities, people who you meet, or something special in your life etc.
Blog- Writing about things that matter to you, your interests like politics, economics, photography, etc.
2. Speak to Friends, Colleagues, Family, etc in English
If one or more of your friends know English, then speak with them in English. Practice of speaking in English will improve your fluency. This is the best way to improve your spoken English.
3. Read more
Try to read more and more books, magazines, newspapers, poems, blogs, or anything that interests you. This will help you understand the use of words in specific contexts. You will get to know about more words and hence will add to your vocabulary.
4. Start Text-ing/SMS & Chatting in English
Young Generation spend a lot of time Text-ing and Chatting, you should start doing so in English only. Like this, your purpose of Chatting is also fulfilled and you are also talking in English
5. Listen to English Songs
Even listening to music while doing something else can help a little for things like getting used to the natural rhythm and tone of English speech, although the more time and attention you give to a song the more you will learn from listening to it again in the future.
6. Watch News programs, talk shows, and movies in English
The more you immerse yourself in them, the more you will familiarize yourself with the Language and expression used. It makes it easier for you to learn better and polish your English Speaking Skills.
7. Observe & listen to those who Speak Fluently in English
Listen to the words they use, the intonation, how they express their thoughts through the Language, and the common expressions they make.
Also try to observe their lips. This will help you neutralize your native accent.
8. Record you Voice and Listen to the flaws and rectify those mistakes.
9. Read aloud in English for 15-20 minutes every day.
Research has shown it takes about three months of daily practice to develop strong mouth muscles for speaking a new language
10. Be patient & Have Fun
You can change the way you speak but it won't happen overnight. People often expect instant results and give up too soon. You can change the way you sound if you are willing to put some effort into it.
The most important thing to think about is Can People Understand You? Language are meant to communicate in a better, simpler and faster way.
"Practice will make you perfect".