Communication plays a key role in all phases of life – whether it is communicating at workplaces or in societies, one can beat any hurdle down with smooth communication skills.
Although, communication is not language bound, one can be a good speaker in their mother tongue, but English has its own significance in a global scenario and needless to say many still struggle in getting their hands on with the language.
Learning English is not as difficult as it is perceived. How long does a child take after birth to learn his/her mother tongue? At the most 4 or 5 years? Indeed we all learn our first language without any dose of grammar or any self-imposed pressure. So when as a young child if one can grasp any language, We as grownups with so much of wisdom and exposure can also do it swiftly. We can’t change our environment or surroundings but certainly, we can change ourselves.
Here are a few tips to make your command stronger on the English language:
1) Vocabulary: Vocabulary is very important. Learn minimum ten words daily and write in a notebook.
2) Revision: Revise your previously learned words.
3) Make sentences: Speak small sentences daily using the words that you have learned.
4) Read: Read newspaper daily. The more you read, the more you know. Try to inculcate reading habit. Take a book or open any online article and try to comprehend its meaning.
5) Weekly recall: On a weekly basis recall and try to write, say the newly learned words in five minutes, keeping a timer on.
6) Translate your thoughts: Good communication is possible when you are able to translate your thoughts into English, and translation needs to be faster than your verbal speed.
7) Focus on Tenses: Most people commit mistakes in using correct Tenses. Focus on Tenses. It will help you form a stronger ground for your language hold.
8) Pronunciation: Pronunciation is very important, so one must be very precise because the moment we open our mouth and spell incorrectly we form our bad impression.
9) Listen: Listening is one of the most important aspect in learning. Develop a habit of being a good listener.
10) Write: Inculcate a habit of writing either a text, story or news using some of the words that you have learned.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Mark Twain