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Date: 18 Apr 2016    Group: Opinion About    Category: Miscellaneous   

I am working in a private college as a computer science faculty. I want to improve my English speaking skills. I am practicing daily but I am slow and I don't know how many months it will take. I am practicing since a month (reading English news papers, stories, spirituality books. I am not able to allocate time for my subjects. I am also preparing for NET. I have a free time from 9am to 4pm up to the end of May.
How to organize my time and do well?
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Author: Bipin Peter    20 Apr 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

From my experience I would like to say that by reading news papers and stories, you cant improve the English speaking skills. The improvement will come by your frequent usage of oral communication. Also another way is ready loudly the English news papers or magazines.In all possible ways try to speak in English with others and dont be shy that our communication skill is bad. Watching English movies/famous speeches are good options.You can understand and follow the different style of usage of words and sentences.

All the best, you can achieve you aim


Author: Timmappa Kamat    20 Apr 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

If you are good at English and you major problem is with the spoken English, reading newspapers or magazines may not solve your problem. Oral communication can only be improved by practising it orally.

Try to speak as much as you can with your colleagues and friends in English. Do not ever be under the impression that they will make fun of you if you make mistakes. Speaking more will make you mare confident.
Try reading out loud. Be it newspaper or a book, try reading it aloud. This will make you listen to what you are speaking and grow your confidence. Watching films and shows in English lets you know different accents and styles of speaking. Try imitating the scenes. That would be a fun way to learn the better spoken English.
Listen- yes, that would be the best way to learn a new language. Listen to news bulletins or songs in English. You can record or download a few plays or shows on your smartphone and listen to them while on the move. That will let you learn new ways pronounce the words in addition to improving your grasp of the language.

Author: Kailash Kumar    20 Apr 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

You may join an English speaking course in case the same is available in the city where you reside. Alternatively you may make a group of like minded people and practice speaking English among yourself under guidance of some one who is proficient in English speaking.

It may be noted that English speaking can be learnt only by speaking the language. Reading news paper and books may help in enriching English language vocabulary. As suggested by other authors also in the above responses, listening to English news broadcasted by English news channels and other documentaries in English language is likely to help.

However the hesitation and shyness about conversing in English can be shed only by practicing the same.

A serious student never has any free time. You must focus on preparing for NET examination also simultaneously.

Author: Mahesh    20 Apr 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

You may want to make use of the English learning apps. This way you can make sure that you can progress and watch how much that is going in which direction.

Here are some of the apps that you can use on Android.

1. DuoLingo : This app is very good for learning foreign language.

2. Oxford learning english: This book and the course is good to learn english on regular basis.

It's hard to organize time for learning new things. However if you have some future requirements then you have to work on that.

Do it slowly. Start small. Learn few things per day. And this way increasing your speed will eventually help you out. So organizing more time is not required. You starting small eventually adds up in your life. I suggest you to try that method.

Author: sathish chandrasekaran    20 Apr 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

There are some suggestions for you.
1. Start writing articles and post it in sites like ISC as it will nurture the language in the long run. Post one good quality article a day and you will start to see the progress in a fortnight.
2. Watch classic movies with subtitles. You can check for quality movie list from and get the rating, genre and everything about the movie. Get it downloaded and start watching with subtitle, you will be able to pick the accent, usage and feel more oriented and comfortable with the language.
3. Read Novel for couple of hours. There are beautiful works in every genre. You can read the reviews on sites like to be sure. Explore what is your taste and preferences for books, get them and start reading.
These three has to be combined, tried everyday and you will certainly see the progress.
Planning of time: 9-11 a.m. you can read some books, understand new words and sentence formation and articulation techniques. Then give yourself some break for 30 mins and begin writing an article. The newly learnt words from the book can be used in your article and will help in retention for long term. Write for about an hour and post it.
Then allow yourself an hour break and have lunch. You can start watching a movie in the afternoon as its the vague hour of the day. You can enjoy a movie and at the same time learn some words.
I think this will be a good way to improve. In 2009, this was my schedule. You may tweak it as per your convenience. All the very best for your skill building efforts.

Author: Sheo Shankar Jha    21 Apr 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

The most important aspect to restore fluency in English would be to recognise your strength and weak points relating to the subject. Your honest appraisal would be the starting point of your further learning. It happens sometimes that you may be fluent in English - conversation with your known public and the scenario becomes unfavourable when the faces are unknown to you. This is the indication of your low level of self confidence. The remedy to this is to acknowledge your potential. The best way to overcome this situation would be you should start your conversation in English before a mirror and see how you are performing there. Never be afraid of committing mistakes and such recurrence in the initial stage are very common and with the passage of time, you would have command of this language.
You may start reading a few English News - papers daily and see how the opinions are being expressed by the eminent authors including the Editors of these papers. Always try to add new words in your spoken and written languages after having the full familiarity of the intent meaning of words. Your consistent effort in this direction would certainly pave the way to your success.

Author: Purna Prasad Sharma    21 Apr 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

I am not gonna give a magic trick or veriety in option.just need to do is start stocking of words daily.Speak as much as possible though you speak wrong.Get admission yourself in some spoken english class but remember should be reputed where company's personal often visited.Apart from your main target just you attend company's interview like for international call centre job, management job,Airways job other than technical job etc because either you crack the interview or not but you learn lots of things specially regarding spoken language.

Author: Monika Kushwaha    22 Apr 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

English has become the most important interacting language and has spread it's wings so far that each and every job stands with a fact-"fluency in English is necessary. "

The first and foremost thing which could help you out in improving your fluency is -"Practice. " I don't deny the fact that reading English newspapers and journals can improve your English, but I would certainly say this could not enhance your fluency. For that practice is essential. However in the starting days of speaking English you will find it almost impossible to face the audience in front of whom you are speaking. To avoid this hesitation and to make your practice of speaking English worth I would like you to suggest the following ways :-

  1. Start with a mirror practice:- You will be getting enough time to stand in front of the mirror whenever you get ready to go out anywhere. Don't miss this chance and start to speak im English from this very time. Once you'll start facing yourself the confidence level will automatically increase and you could then easily face other people while practicing the same in front of them.

  2. Tell your near-dears to correct you:- Once you start practicing tell your near ones and dear ones to correct you wherever you are mistaken.Don't feel bad if someone younger to you corrects you. Instead accept it happily for that is going to add to your fluency.

  3. Gain knowledge about tenses:- Correct knowledge of tenses is required to frame a correct sentence in English. So you need to have this knowledge before you start practicing. Specially the tenses which we often use like present continuous tense and future tenses.

  4. Start listening to the English news:- This will boost up in you the knowledge regarding the correct pronunciation of different words which is as necessary as the correct framing of the sentences.

If you start practicing all these above mentioned points your English will improve to a greater extent within 15 days of the practice.

Author: Archana Kapoor    22 Apr 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

If you are teaching in a college then try to communicate with your students in English only. Then it will be very beneficial for you. Because you will learn to speak only when you speak. Reading stuff from books only will not help. You need to practice what you have learnt from books and also try to increase vocabulary that will increase your scope of speaking also, as you won't feel short of words while speaking.

Author: SANGEETHA RAJENDRAN    27 Apr 2016      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

In my opinion English is one of the language. That's all. It's not a symbol of knowledge. Have you ever seen that any English people feel about not knowing other language? We only having the inferiority complex and shyness. So our first step is to overcome shyness and inferiority complex. By reading newspaper, magazines or any other books will help to develop our vocabulary and grammar only. But for spoken English there is no need for grammar and limited vocabulary is enough. Have you ever wonder that how the English babies are speaking without knowing the letter and before the stage of reading? So it clearly shows that spoken English is noway connected to any books, it is just by practice only.

Simple way to develop spoken English is at the end of everyday you just recall what are all you have spoken in your mother tongue and try to speak it in English in a room before mirror or write it in a note and try to translate in English and speak loudly alone in your room. After few days you will get confidence then you try to speak with your close friends and well wishers because they never put your confidence level low. After you got some more confidence you can try it outside society.

So spending separate timings to develop spoken English is not necessary. you concentrate on your other studies and practice spoken English in your day to day life.

All the best

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