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How to become Fluent Faster

Updated: Aug 24, 2021

As English language students, the goal is ultimately to become fluent in English, and the sooner the better, right?

In this post I'm going to give you 5 questions you should ask yourself, to give you a better perspective of your journey, and re-evaluate if necessary.

What do you define as fluency?

First you'll have to figure out what fluency means to you.

Then, what do you see yourself doing with English?

Job adverts often specify “fluent in English” as a requirement. But what does being “fluent” in a language actually mean? Fluency means “able to speak a language very well”. In general, fluency is most often associated with spoken language – but is that the goal of all language learners? And what does being able to speak fluently show about the other language skills?

Research has shown that learners are more motivated when they have a clear idea of how they can use a language. This motivation can help you learn more quickly.

How often do you use English?

Ask yourself how often do you practice the things you want to be good at.

Athletes, Singers, Dancers etc. all practice daily to improve and to maintain their level of their specific talent. The same goes for language. The more you practice, the more progress you will make. If you want to be fluent in speaking English, you need to actually speak in English daily, or as often as you possibly can. Even if it means speaking to yourself!

How much do you like learning English?

Language learning should be fun, and the learning process is different for each person, so don't feel the need to study the same way as others. The more you enjoy learning English, the more motivated you will be to study, and the more likely you will be to succeed. Learning any language is a long term commitment, and if you don't enjoy it you will lose interest over time. So, if you don't enjoy the methods you are using to learn English, it's time to find a fun way to practice and learn.

Watch videos and read articles about topics you are interested in. Rather than just studying vocabulary in grammar books.

Take notes while doing this. eg. New words, new phrases, pronunciation etc

How much guidance do you have?

The best athletes, businessmen, parents, professors, artists etc. all have or had some form of guidance, through a coach, personal trainee, mentor or tutor. If even the best want guidance, then we should too!

Most people cannot become fluent in a language by relying on a free app, or reading a text book. These are great tools, but just not enough on their own. We need our own personal coach too.

So, ask yourself: Do I have someone to ask questions to?

Do I have someone to correct me or give me feedback?

Do I have someone to give me tips and useful learning strategies?

If you don't have anyone to get this kind of help from, you might want to join a class or find a tutor.

Send us a message if you would like assistance in finding a tutor suited to your learning needs!

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