How to Speak English Fluently: 10 Easy Ways to Fluency

English is the most spoken language around the world by 1,132 million people according to Ethnologue. This makes the question “How to speak English fluently?” one of the most asked questions by English language learners. 

So, What is Fluency? 

By definition; fluency means the ability to use (speak and write) a language easily and accurately. It is when things just start to make sense or “click” when you are using that language. Just like when someone is using their native language. 

When learning a new language, reaching fluency takes a lot of time and effort. This article aims to help you reach fluency easier and answer your question on “How to speak English Fluently?”

How to Speak English Fluently? 

1. Speak, speak, and speak! (Practice)

  • Be confident

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    • Use resources made for your level
    • Learn intonation, body language, and gestures
  • Speak as often as possible to as many people as you possibly can!

    • Plan your conversations when you can
      • You can learn conversation starters to make it easier for you to initiate the conversation!
        • You can even ask someone “How to speak English fluently?”
  • Do not be shy to make mistakes!

    • Even for those whose first language is English, it can be confusing and even native speakers make mistakes!
  • Find an online speaking partner

    • Use the time you spend surfing the net to find an online language tutor or partner instead, and use your time online to practice your spoken English. Making time for speaking English with a partner is the best use of your time. 
  • Have a debate

    • Debate all the topics that interest you with friends in English. Try to use as much vocabulary as you can to get your point across and listen to the other arguments carefully. Giving and hearing opinions using English will help you to grow your vocabulary.

The more you practice the better and more confident you will become in your pronunciation and vocabulary. Remember, speaking is a skill in which the only way you can get good is to actually do it. Try improving your English speaking by taking online English-speaking courses!


2. Set aside time each day and immerse yourself in English

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How to speak English fluently? First and foremost, you have to spend time every week studying English, even if it is only a few minutes a day. Improving vocabulary is very easy if we make time on learning every day. 

  • Learn 4 English words every morning

    • Think of four words in your language that you don’t know in English and write them down in a notebook or record them on your phone. You can even use apps that help you record and repeat the vocabulary! 
  • Review the learning you acquire every day

    • At the end of the day, don’t forget to review what you learned throughout the day. When you are reading, watching, or listening to something in English; if there are words you don’t know, write them down and review them later. 
  • Watch movies or series and listen to music in English

    • Find as many opportunities as possible to listen to the language you are improving. If you live in a country where English-language channels are on TV, tune in. Even if you don’t realize it, your brain is absorbing the language. Listening to music in English, audiobooks or podcasts is also a great option. You can do this in your spare time while cleaning at home or on your way to work.
  • Do interesting activities in English

    • Take a cooking course in English or join a book club! Anything you enjoy doing, make sure you do it and communicate it in English. Using English to talk about things you enjoy will make practicing a positive experience.  Using your hobbies and the things you like to learn will help you to enjoy learning English.

3. Try to think in English

The best English improving tip is to think in English. No matter how busy you are, before you do something you have to think, right? Why not think in English? Force yourself to do it. It’s going to be hard at first because your brain will naturally want to think in your native language but this will definitely help.

4. Use technology

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A smartphone can be a powerful tool for learning languages. Use it to record yourself speaking then listen back to see how your English sounds to other people. Make the most of all your favorite productivity apps to organize your practice time and make a note of all the new words you learn.

  • Use your time on social media to improve your English

    • Do you spend a lot of time on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, etc. when you’re online? Think about how you could use that time for learning English. There are interesting and useful Pinterest boards with lots of resources to help you learn, Facebook pages where teachers share lessons, and other sites where you can ask questions and share resources.
  • Use English Teaching and Practice Apps

    • Mobile technology provides us with the opportunity to overcome this time deficit by turning “idle time” into “useful time”. With cellphones and tablets, you can now do something useful while waiting for the bus, traveling or finishing your after-lunch coffee. Language learning apps that can be installed on our phones are a big help to practice reading and listening to English.

5. Work on your pronunciation

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  • Listen to what others say

    • If you are attending English classes listen to what others say. They may make mistakes that you make as well and you can both improve when the teacher corrects them.
    • Pay attention to the sounds native speakers use so you can imitate them. 
  • Read out loud

    • Read the newspaper or a magazine out to yourself. You could even find a script for your favorite TV show and act it out! This is a great way to practice pronunciation and at the same, it can help you to discover new vocabulary. Reading out loud will help you to exercise your reading, listening, and speaking skills.
  • Talk yourself through everyday activities

    • Imagine it as narrating your personal life. While you are shopping or cleaning or cooking; try to talk to yourself and not just have a conversation with yourself but also go through the tasks as you are doing them and describe what you are doing. 
  • Use speech-to-text for (English) text messaging

    • Even though it will be a robotic voice, it will still have the correct pronunciation and it will help you with yours.
  • Tongue twisters

Try some of these tongue twisters (from easy to hard)

  1. Truly rural (x3)
  2. She sells seashells by the seashore
  3. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
    A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked
    If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
    Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

6. Get a personal tutor 

Nowadays getting a personal tutor is one of the easiest ways to improve your English. In fact, you can even have an online English tutor where you can practice and improve your English to the next level from the comfort of your house. 

7. Learn whole phrases, not words 

Being “fluent” means that you need to construct sentences in a fast manner while still making sense. If you keep improving your vocabulary but do not actually practice forming sentences, it will be harder for you to form one when the need rises. Think of these phrases as building blocks. The more you have, the easier will be to form a sentence and sound fluent!

8. Don’t worry too much about grammar

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This does not mean that you should not study grammar. Grammar rules are definitely essential for learning a language but they can be placed lower on your priority list. Think of it this way; if you do not use a completely grammatically correct sentence, you will still be understood. Do not get overwhelmed by studying grammar but rather improve it in time because being able to speak will benefit you much more in the long run!

9. Learn some English slang

Since your goal is to sound as close to a native as possible. Try learning some of the slang. Native speakers use slang daily in their conversations. 

10. Don’t forget to have fun while you learn

  • Try some karaoke

If studying the English language only feels like a burden, it will seem tedious and you won’t perform as well. This is why it’s important to stay motivated and enjoy the experience of learning a new language. Find ways to add entertainment to your studies, such as playing word games with friends that will boost your critical thinking skills.

May your English Learning Journey be Fluent!

Reaching fluency in any language is not an easy task. There are no shortcuts, it is rather a continuous process so remember what you learned in this article and be patient on your language-learning journey. Also, it is not a one-and-done task either. After becoming fluent in any language, you need to keep practicing to keep your language skill sharp. Even native speakers are learning an extra word in their language every day. If you like our content, make sure to check out our tutors at AmazingTalker.

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