Writing & Speaking: Tips and Tricks!

Are you looking to improve your English and not sure where to start?


Here at Me Education© we have tips and tricks on how to improve your speaking and your writing in your target language.

Hard work and repetition will only get you so far. To really improve and also enjoy your efforts, you need to adapt and try a few different things. Some of these things you can do on your own and some you’ll need help with. Either way, these tips and tricks will help you understand your target language and will make the difference between being good and just being good enough.

Writing

1. Read in your target language

The more enjoyable way to learn about sentence structure is to read in it. A lot. Find the type of material you like, novels, magazines, newspaper articles. It all works for you to “accidentally” learn some grammar reflexes.


2. Read up on idioms, turns of phrase and synonyms

Don’t dilly-dally and beat around the bush. Go straight to the point and put your shoulder to the wheel! The great things about idioms and turns of phrase is that they rarely change. So, if you want to get your point across quickly, you just have to remember those and know when to use them.


3. Get an experienced teacher

Grammar rules are a part of writing, but your style needs to be adequate too. Your writing needs to have structure, continuity, consistency, and your vocabulary needs to make sense. An experienced teacher can guide you so you can get your point across clearly.

4. Write, write again

And then write some more. Most of us don’t like writing but the more practice you get, the easier it gets. With practice you will become more precise and concise. Meaning you won’t have to write long, complicated sentences to get your point across.

In conclusion, read more of your target language and write as often as you can. Enrich your vocabulary so you can improve your style. Break a leg!


Speaking


1. Listen to media in the language you’re learning

Watch movies with a lot of dialogue, interviews or listen to podcasts in your target language. Your ears and brain will just join the dots and before you know it, you’ll grasp the more complex rules of the language.


2. Speak to natives whenever you can

Try it! Don’t be shy. Impressing a native speaker in their own language feels great. But don’t expect to learn too much from them, people rarely wonder about the rules of their language.


3. Get an experienced teacher

Speaking to a native speaker is good but getting one that can explain the reason behind the rules so it makes sense to you and remember them is even better. Conversation classes with a native speaking teacher are a great asset to get better at speaking and conversational context.

4. Look up synonyms

Enrich your vocabulary and learn the words you need at that time. Once you know which words to use you will become more precise and concise. Meaning you won’t have to say long, complicated sentences to get your point across.

In conclusion, add more of your target language in your life and speak it as often as you can. If native speakers around you are not available, then take conversational classes.

Author: Kevin Cabrera

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