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How to be Fluent in English ?

  • # September 26, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Hi Everybody ,

    I want become Fluent in English especially Conversation and Listening ,
    I have been studied Pharmacy for 5 yrs in English and I can understand any article or post very good except little words , but the problem of me can’t understand any movie or speaking to anyone like native people

    I hope anyone help me as I hope also creating videos about webdesign but ….

    # September 26, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Speak English. As often as you can. You’ll be more and more comfortable with it.

    # September 26, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Thx HugoGiraudel ,
    The problem is I am living in country nobody speak English in Conversation

    # September 27, 2012 at 2:31 am

    Hi @amis. As somebody who has learned a second language as an adult, and speaks it fluently (I speak English and Spanish), what @HugoGiraudel said is spot on.

    Now, the hard part is putting yourself in a situation where you can do it –I know that not everybody is. It can be really hard to surround yourself with your new language, depending on your location and situation.

    I would seek out online communities where there are others that want to learn languages as well. You might be able to hook up with somebody that wants to learn your language, and help each other out. That can be tremendously helpful.

    # September 27, 2012 at 5:30 am

    You can practice listening by watching English shows or movies with subtitles, or listening to audio books while following along with the printed version. As for practicing speech, I’m not sure, except for maybe just talking to yourself! Good luck!

    # September 27, 2012 at 11:14 am

    It might be easier to learn and understand proper English first before watching movies and picking up English slang.

    # September 27, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Hi amis,

    I lived in 4 different countries now and speak 5 languages. The key is to speak and interact with native speakers on a daily basis. If you can find somebody online who you could speak with often it will help you a lot. Also, forums is not a bad idea. Choose something you like and are interested in and find a forum and talk to people there. And definitely watch movies. I would watch them without subtitles though. Look, you might not understand first couple times but that will change quickly. I moved to Spain with 0 language skills and got pretty far within couple months. All I am saying is that you have throw yourself into it.
    Good luck! ;)

    # September 28, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Hi amis,

    If finding native English speakers in your country is a problem then perhaps you could talk to some English-speaking friends who have Skype and have a conversation that way.

    Good luck.

    # October 2, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Thanks very much for all these advices
    I will write it in a paper and begin to do .

    # October 2, 2012 at 5:22 am

    amis,

    Find a group of English speakers online to hang out with on a voice chat program. There are numerous free voice chat programs:
    Mumble
    Skype
    Ventrilo
    TeamSpeak
    … to name a few

    Get yourself a microphone or headset if you don’t have one. Install one of those programs and search for people who use them.

    # October 4, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    thx pha3z

    # October 5, 2012 at 2:39 am

    @amis, i know you are in a non english speaking place but what worked for me the best to speak Arabic was to surround myself around local nationals whom spoke the language naturally.

    # October 5, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    john , I can’t understand what do u mean ? My native Language is Arabic ..

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