Many of us, foreign English speakers, learnt the English language as a written language due to the specific nature of academic English curriculum which emphasizes a student’s ability to read and write well.
Spoken fluency is being neglected, and as a result our minds adopt what I like to call a ‘writing mode’.
It’s when you’re so used to writing and working with English grammar textbooks, that it’s become your second nature to plan grammatically correct sentences in your head before actually speaking them out loud
As a result, your English fluency suffers because you find it hard to:
- Speak spontaneously and fluently (your speech preparation prevents that!)
- Use new English words and expressions (fear of making mistakes works against it!)
- Simply enjoy having a conversation with someone in English (you’re too anxious to say it all correctly!)
Watch the video above to see how to make a smooth transition from the ‘writing mode’ of you mind into a ‘speaking mode’ so that you can speak fluently and confidently!
As always, I would love to read your comments below!