It can take a long time to improve your English speaking skills and they’re not going to increase overnight. However, there are things that you can do to help improve your English speaking skills as quickly as possible.
The biggest thing that you’re going to have to do to improve quickly is to speak much more. There’s no quick fix answer, if you want to improve in a short amount of time you have to speak more English. You need to speak English for several hours every single day.
Here are some ways to speak more.
If You’re In An English Speaking Country
If you’re lucky enough to be in an English speaking country then you need to try and have as many interactions in English in a day as possible. When you buy something from a shop try and extend the length of the conversation you have, ask the cashier about their day.
If you’re in a restaurant ask the waiter to recommend a wine for you so you get more opportunity to have a conversation. If you push these interactions during the day, you’ll realise you’re speaking a lot more English.
If You’re Learning From Your Own Country
- Organise a language exchange online for a minimum of an hour a day. If you talk to a native English speaker for one hour a day then your English speaking skills will improve very quickly. You’ll see a big difference over a series of months.
- Improve your writing and your speaking will follow. If you start to keep a diary in English where you write every single day then your command over the English language will improve and this will reflect in your speaking.
Other Tips To Improve Your Spoken English Quickly
Here are some tips you can use while you’re actually speaking.
- Try to vary what you speak about. If you talk about the same thing every single day then your ability to talk about that will increase but your general English speaking skills will probably stay the same. Try to make the effort to talk about art one week and politics the next. This will improve your general ability to use English rather than just your competency in speaking about one topic.
- Work on your accent. One of the things that can make the difference between someone sounding like they have a great level of English and someone sounding like they don’t is the strength of their accent. If you want to see noticeable changes quickly then you might want to consider working on your accent. If you can tone it down to sound more neutral or adopt ways of saying English words like a native would then your English will sound better more quickly without you actually having to do that much work.
Hopefully these tips have helped you. Although you won’t be able to improve your English overnight, these are some things you can do to improve your speaking skills as quickly as possible but our advice remains the same. The best thing you can do is to increase the amount of time you spend speaking English and this will improve your confidence with speaking English as well.