How to speak English fluently?
There are many ways that you can teach yourself English and practise English. Listen to and speak English every day, and read and write English every day. Using English every day will help you to learn English faster.
Set all the devices you have – iPhone, laptop, and others – to English. And set the websites and social media you’re using to English – like Google, Facebook, and any other website that you can change the language on. If you want to study British English, make sure it’s set to English (UK).
Grammarly. Put Grammarly on your devices. You can get the Grammarly app free. It will check your grammar and help you to learn English. There is also a premium version of Grammarly that you can pay for and it has a few extra features, but I only have the free version and I like it.
Dictionary. You need a good English dictionary. There are, of course, many English dictionaries both online and in hard-copy. Many people like the Cambride online dictionary. I like the Oxford Learner's Dictionary.
• Learn to pronounce ANY English word!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umkqPSeJUrs
• Oxford Learner’s Dictionarieshttp://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/us/
The Oxford Learner’s Dictionary was made for English learners, but I use it all the time because I like it. I can listen to the pronunciation of any word and I like the clear, simple meanings. And it has other features that I use all the time. It gives verb tenses, idioms, and other information. And I keep the “Concise Oxford English Dictionary” on my desk.
Grammar in Use. Get the books "Essential Grammar in Use" and "English Grammar in Use" by Raymond Murphy. These books will help you learn English grammar.
The Joy of English. For intermediate and more advanced English learners, I strongly recommend Jesse Karjalainen’s book “The Joy of English”.
Karjalainen is not a native English speaker, but he speaks English as well as any native speaker I’ve ever heard.
His book has 100 chapters. Each chapter is about a mistake that English users commonly make. It’s easy to read and it has examples on every page.
Mignon Fogarty, “Grammar Girl”. If you’re interested in American English, look at www.quickanddirtytips.com
for grammar tips, podcast and free e-mail.
Vocabulary. When you’re learning new words, it’s helpful to say each word out loud. Try to use the word in a sentence. Imagine that you’re talking to someone and using that word.
Post-it notes. You can write the English words and stick them on the things in your house. It can be anything – door, wall, table, chair, bed, kitchen. You should do this for anything that is hard for you to remember, and anything that you've just learnt. This will help you to remember the English words for things that you see every day.https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=post-it%20...
Flashcards. Flashcards are useful for learning new words. You can buy flashcards or make your own.https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=flash+card...
Note. YouTube is a great tool for learning languages. But if you can’t use YouTube, there are many other great resources that you can use.
YouTube. YouTube is a great tool for learning languages. There are many English teachers on YouTube, and there are news videos and fun videos that you can watch. And there are videos that give tips about how you can improve your English.
• AM I BILINGUAL? | Unexpected Signs You’re Fluent in a Foreign Language (Andrea Heckler)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFKWiVq4j54
• 10 Most Common Grammar Mistakes English Learners Make (Emma, mmmEnglish)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soN1qPcSDVo
• Nine fun ways to practise languages (Kevin Abroad)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUj_6yWY5yc
• Language Learning Tips and Tricks | Get Fluent Faster (Tyler Minear)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dONlrCFsHX4
• Great Tips for Learning British English | Lucy from “English with Lucy” Interview [Korean Billy] (Korean Billy and Lucy)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG2JAXhFBRs
ITalki, Audible, Lingoda and other apps are recommended by the best English teachers. I haven’t used these apps, but they seem very effective.
• Review of Speakyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9J6dH3BwqQ&...
• Duolingo. Duolingo is great if your English level is beginner. But if your English level is intermediate or advanced, you need to stop translating in your head and start thinking in English.https://en.duolingo.com/
• Oxford Learner’s Dictionaryhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umkqPSeJUrs
• For Traditional Chinese speakers, perhaps RD Englishhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeo3JwE3HezUWF...
• And for Korean people who are learning English, I recommend Korean Billy. His English is excellent.https://www.youtube.com/user/aoao35044/featured
ITalki is recommended by Astrid, an English learner in Indonesia.
“I have been in iTalki for several years.”
“I think it's a really great platform to connect learners and teachers.”
“So far I am satisfied with the web so I like to recommend this to others.”
These web pages and app are recommended by @Cagaifuig.
• English Clubhttps://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/phrasal-...
• Cambridge Dictionary (It is one of the most useful for me)https://dictionary.cambridge.org/
• WordReference.com (A lot of languages. You must check this one.)http://www.wordreference.com/
• Wikipedia (I'm reading some posts in English)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
• Wikipedia: English-language idiomshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English-language_...
• InglesSincillo.com (For Spanish Speakers)https://www.inglessencillo.com/
• EnglischEinfach.com (For German Speakers)https://www.englischeinfach.com/
• And don't forget Duolingo!https://en.duolingo.com/
HiNative. And, of course, you can ask questions here on HiNative.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Eft0cwCWfo
Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
I can’t say it strongly enough – reading, writing, speaking and listening to English every day are so important!
Reading is a great way to increase your English vocabulary. Read any book in English that you’ve already read in your native language. You already know what is happening, so you will understand more of the English because of the context.
Here are nine great novels that are recommended to help improve your English.https://www.english.com/blog/9-great-novels-hel...
Reading a book while you're listening to the audiobook is great because you can hear how the word is pronounced while you’re looking at it.
If you want to learn more about English grammar, you can read “The Joy of English” by Jesse Karjalainen.
And if you want to learn many of the differences between British English and American English, plus many idioms and slangs, you can read “Anglotopia’s Dictionary of British English: British Slang from A to Zed” by Jonathan Thomas.
You can keep a diary or a notebook in English. Writing in English will give you good practice. And writing what you have learned about English will help you to remember it.
Speaking to someone who’s fluent in English every day is the best way to learn to speak and understand English. They can be a native English speaker or another English learner. Speak English whenever you can. Are you taking an English class? Always speak to your classmates in English when you're in class and when you're not in class. Do you have a dog? Talk to your dog in English. Do you have a friend? Teach your friend how to speak English.
If you don't have any of these, or if your friend doesn't want to learn English, talk to yourself in English. Now, I know that talking to yourself sounds mental (crazy, insane), but it really will help you. Talk to yourself while you're going to work. Talk to yourself while you’re shopping. Talk to yourself while you're doing housework. Talk to yourself while you’re having a shower. Talk to yourself in English all the time. It will help you remember what you've learned.
You can also listen to YouTube videos in English and repeat what you hear.
• Tim’s Pronunciation Workshophttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_ohrkQmzdQ&...
• The British accent! You know you want it!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEcbQrps0dQ&...
There are many English teachers on YouTube. Find one you like and listen to them. I will give you a few of my favourites, but there are many others and you should find one who you like. Here are some of the best English teachers on YouTube.
• Aly (Papa English, Learn English with Papa Teach Me)https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwk6ifONlkvqno...
• Emma (mmmEnglish)https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrRiVfHqBIIvSg...
• Harry and Charlie (Real English with Real Teachers)https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCddhCpo99TYiSi...
• Jack (To Fluency)https://www.youtube.com/user/tofluency
• Lucy (English with Lucy)https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz4tgANd4yy8Oe...
• Vicki & Jay (Simple English Videos)https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCskz5P7AEEVieG...
You can listen to any English video on YouTube. Find a channel in English that you like and subscribe to it. Listening to an English channel that you like will help you learn how to talk in English about the things you like.
Listening to the news in English is great because they speak a slightly more formal English.
• BBC Newshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC16niRr50-MSBw...
• Sky Newshttps://www.youtube.com/user/skynews
Listening to comedians in English is a great way to learn vocabulary and hear the natural pronunciation because they make jokes about many different subjects and they speak the way people speak every day. And if you think the joke is funny then you know you’ve understood the English. (I know I should list only three or four examples, but there are so many of them that I find hilarious!)
• Adam Hills Live at the Apollohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8XBtqkzNcM
• Greg Proops: America is England’s faulthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJYY1CFKzTg
• Dara O’Briain: Science doesn’t know everythinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDYba0m6ztE
• Ed Byrne – Different Class – Traditionshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj3_dSP30bU
• Frankie Boyle Live at the Apollohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n7rb2Sk3Vw
• Henning When Live at the Apollohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRIhHH4TQvU
• Holly Walsh Live at the Apollohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVzIzkjjfhY
• Jimmy Carr – Live at the Apollo (part 1)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cktacsSB64Y
• Jimmy Carr – Live at the Apollo (part 2)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-_8hVgS9dk
• Micky Flanagan – Live at the Apollohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-bqJbC2fW4
• Rich Hall – Live at the Apollo 10/10/2005 (Part 1 of 2)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi1E7QLWy-w
• Rich Hall – Live at the Apollo 10/10/2005 (Part 2 of 2)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt2qt0sATz8
• Romesh Ranganathan Live at the Apollohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6APT_sv5XQ
• Sarah Millican Live at the Apollohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTZCcgdfN_s
And here are some other channels in English that will help you and you might enjoy.
• Jen Dre (German Girl in London)https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAnNVQjUlkoz7I...
• Joel & Lia (Being British)https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwsdHkL8rByIJV...
• Korean Billyhttps://www.youtube.com/user/aoao35044
• Laurence (Lost in the Pond)https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqabPJa-N6ORAl...
• Mosco Moon (Wee Scottish Lass)https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZj7EtGg0F5LKK...
And if you’re interested in the UK, you can listen to videos like these ones.
• Stephen Fry welcomes you to Heathrow #UKGuidehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prfCXLfAnCk
• 6 Great English Places Outside of Londonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T7v8wHzf40
• A Journey with Charlotte Churchhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-dzYVL1rG0
If you want to lean about America, you can listen to Laurence (Lost in the Pond) – especially his series on discovering America. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqabPJa-N6ORAl...
You can listen to audiobooks read by Stephen Fry.https://www.quora.com/What-audiobooks-have-been...
You can get audiobooks from Audible. And Audible is recommended by both Lucy and Emma.https://www.audible.com/lp/freetrial?source_cod...
And again, you can read a book while you’re listening to it. Reading a book while you're listening to the audiobook is great because you can hear how the word is pronounced while you’re looking at it.
You can watch TV series in English on YouTube and on Netflix.https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-10-best-Engl...
• Mind Your Language Season 1 Episode 1https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhd1IqNM3M8
And you can watch movies in English.https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-best-movies-...
You can learn English with songs. Music is a powerful memory aid. You can learn the English words to a song and sing it with the recording or sing it when you’re alone. You can learn any song that you like. Here is a video that might help you.
• 11 Songs for English Fluency [Learn English With Music]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ebSUtMoYPw
Best of British to you!