At Crossing Borders Language Center, we offer English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for adults. We know that when you are learning a new language, you want to become fluent as quickly as possible. However, English is a complicated language that may take years to master. Fortunately, there are ways you can speak English more fluently in less time. Read our tips below for improving your English fluency.
Accept that English is strange
There are certain patterns in English grammar, but more often than not, it just doesn’t make sense. To understand this, all you have to think about is how the plural of the word “mouse” is “mice,” but the plural of the word “house” is “houses.” There are many strange exceptions to grammar rules in English, so it is best to just memorize these weird exceptions and not let it distract you from your learning.
Change your perspective on yourself
It’s a small change that can make a big difference. Instead of thinking of yourself as someone who is learning English, consider yourself someone who speaks English. This slight change in attitude can make all the difference in your approach and confidence. With this attitude, instead of thinking of a word in your native language and then English, think of the word in English first.
Learn from as many sources as possible
When you take English classes at Crossing Borders Languages, you have a great way to learn English, but it doesn’t stop there. Whether it is your taxi driver, your neighbor, or a stranger on the street, keep your ears open to the English that is spoken around you. Listen to English in as many different contexts as possible.
In our next blog, we will continue to go over tips for mastering the English language. If you are looking for English classes in Houston, Crossing Borders Language Center can help. Contact us today!