Updated: May 10
THE COMMON MISTAKES
Learning a new language is fun and exciting, but it can also be frustrating at the same time. When learning a new language as our second or third language, it is usually not as easy comparing to when we were learning our own language as a child. From a young age, we trained our facial muscles and tongue movements in order to produce the correct sound when speaking in our native language, therefore if we are not trained to articulate differently, we will never be able to make the correct sound when speaking in another language. Let's use music as an example, while the music theory is the same but the techniques to play various instruments are different. An experienced guitarist will not be able to play the violin, although both instruments are string instruments.
Traditional English classes
Majority of the traditional English classes mainly follow a script in order to help their students to pass the exams in order to obtain a certificate at the end of the course. It does not offer the necessary training for non-native English speakers to improve their speaking skill. Unfortunately this is how the system works, even for native-English speakers. Students are mostly taught how to read and write but not how to speak in both public and state schools. Quite often you will find the well-spoken native-English people were taught at home by their family from the day they started to learn to speak.
Reading books is great! It will improve your English vocabulary and grammar, but not your pronunciation.
Watching TV dramas and movies are fun! You can pick up words here and there, usually the easy words. Try saying "Worcestershire sauce"!
Free YouTube videos mainly care about ads sales! You might learn a few things or two but don't expect genuine progress. How do you measure if they are good or not when you don't even know the English language.
Speaking with native-speakers to practice your English - great idea, after all practise makes perfect, right? But what exactly are you practising? You will not drive around to practise your driving skill without adequate driving lessons, would you?
Learn to walk before you run!
SPEECH ETIQUETTE'S SOLUTION
Speech Etiquette has crafted an unique creative formula for you to build a solid foundation when learning English as a foreign language with us. We aim to get you to speak and sound like a native, as well as increase your communication skill so you will mumble no more! This formula has been proven to work, our founder is a walking example! While it requires hard work and dedication, we will make sure that it's fun, enjoyable and effective.
Wouldn't it be great to be able to speak, read and write properly? Appropriate Verbal communication skills can open doors.