If you don’t know how to speak fluent English without hesitation or fear, you will fail to communicate your ideas in English despite completing a speaking course.
Speaking English without hesitation is the biggest challenge of English learners. You need to understand the root cause of hesitation to overcome it.
Why You Hesitate to Express Your Thoughts
You always hesitate to speak English since you are afraid of making mistakes.
You always compare yourself with learned speakers.
You feel that people will make fun of you if you commit a mistake.
Does it mean that you need to thorough understand of English grammar?
Many institutes focus primarily on grammar to make you speak English.
You have already learned grammar for years during your school and college days.
You happen to join a coaching institute for two to six months only.
If you could not master English grammar in a couple of years, how you can improve it within a few months.
Let me remind you something.
A child can speak his or mother tongue without going to school.
An illiterate person can speak his or her mother tongue without reading books.
How do they learn their mother tongue?
What should we learn from children and illiterate people to gain confidence at speaking?
Before I tell you about the solution let me take you through one expectation you might have:
Can Your Teacher Help You?
Many participants think that their teacher will point out each mistake and help them fix the mistakes.
This is one of the best solutions.
But, a teacher cannot accommodate more than seven students because it is impossible for a teacher to give individual attention to many students.
Moreover, the teacher will feel exhausted or tired after every session.
Additionally, it takes time to discuss mistakes.
However, you can learn about most common English grammar mistakes.
Let me tell how I overcome hesitation.
My Personal Experience
When I was struggling to improve my English speaking skills, I also hesitated a lot.
I could not figure out how to speak fluent English without hesitation.
I did not dare to speak English despite revising tenses, modal verbs, and other concepts of grammar.
I thought I would never speak English confidently.
No matter what I did I couldn’t overcome my hesitation.
However, every beginning has an end.
I finally got the solution.
I started listening to people who are good at speaking English.
I could immediately validate everything I knew.
I was able to recognize my mistakes.
When you listen to anyone, you automatically validate or disapprove what you know.
Taking example of your mother tongue, you can immediately recognize your mistakes since you have been listening to so many people who speak your mother tongue or first language.
If you want to speak English confidently, you need to become a mad listener.
Tips for English Listening Practice
I have been observing students for years.
Most of the students don’t get the right guidance for listening practice. Let me take you through a couple of mistake students make:
Watching English Movies
You might start watching English movies to improve their listening skills.
English movies cannot help you much unless you have the right guidance because you are more focused on watching movies instead of developing your listening skills.
You can also read my blog ‘English Movies to Learn English’
Watching Different YouTube Videos
You may watch different YouTube videos to improve your listening skills.
You may keep watching different speakers, celebrities, teacher, or business tycoons and find no improvement in the end.
Moreover, many students watch eight to ten different speaker everyday to improve their listening skills.
What is Your Mistake?
When you start English listening practice, you cannot understand everyone easily.
When you try to improve listening skills by watching different speakers, you struggle to understand each of them.
You don’t even get enough time to develop listening skills when you listen to many people.
Everyone uses different vocabulary, and their pronunciations also vary.
Here are the Top 11 Reasons You Fail to Learn English
What is the Right Approach for English Listening Practice?
- Listen to ONE celebrity, business tycoon, actor, or politician for ten to fifteen days for thirty to sixty minutes every day, and your level of understand and confidence will improve quickly.
- You can start listening to the next speaker after ten to fifteen days and follow him or her for next fifteen days.
- Likewise, you should listen to every speaker for fifteen days for half hour to an hour.
This approach will help you understand their pronunciation easily, and you will become familiar with their vocabulary.
Everyone has different set of vocabulary. When you listen to a person for fifteen days, you get the hang of new English words easily.
You will also become familiar with his sentence structure and other attributes of English communication skills.
You may follow the above process for a couple of months.
Once you are good at understanding English language, you can watch as many as people every day as you want. You may also read ‘English Listening Practice: Listen to Everyday Real English and Get the Practice You Need‘
How to Speak English Fluently without Hesitation
If you want to know how to speak fluent English without hesitation , you need to learn something from an athlete.
An athlete doesn’t perform before public unless he is able to convince himself.
He works hard round the clock to polish his talent.
He outdoes his opponents when it comes to practice.
When he performs before public, people say:
He has God-gifted talent or he is lucky.
No one is lucky or God-gifted.
People who are good at their job or craft, they create it through relentless hard work.
Many of us want to speak English to impress others quickly.
I encourage you to start speaking English before a mirror or camera before you start speaking with your friends, colleagues, and other people around you.
Keep speaking before a mirror or camera unless you are able to say, ‘This is kind of English communication I always wanted to possess.’
If you want something, you should be willing to pay the price.
If you are good at writing English but always struggle to speak English fluently, you can opt for our ‘Online English Speaking Course’ where I provide you step-by-step guidance and many speaking practice assignments to improve your English speaking Skills quickly.
Nothing happens when you understand something. If you want to experience change, improvement, or transformation, you need to take action.
Hence start listening to one person every day and be a mad listener. Speak English before a mirror or camera whenever you have an opportunity to speak.
Last but not least, if you need personal guidance, you can contact us.
What is your favorite tip to overcome hesitation that can help other readers? Don’t forget to mention it in the comment box.