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Hi guys! Hello boys and girls and hello my dear fellow foreign English speakers!
It’s Robby here from EnglishHarmony.com and welcome back to my video blog!
Now, I just wanted to let you know guys that today was my first day in college after a 2 month break. And I’ve just got to tell you guys that my fluency was out of this world. It was amazing!
So basically what’s important here is the fact that for two months straight I wasn’t actually having many conversations with native English speakers. I was mostly doing self-practice, right? That’s the kind of thing that I keep going on about in my video blog in pretty much every video, right?
So at this stage you will definitely know that I’m constantly advocating for you and for everyone who aspires to become a fluent English speaker to engage in daily English practice sessions, basically spoken English practice sessions whereby you speak with yourself just like I do when I’m recording these videos.
Some Say – You HAVE to Speak With Others. I Say – BS!
And the thing that I want to emphasize is that some people may think that it is necessary to speak with other English speakers, that you just can’t be speaking with yourself and improving, okay? And I’ve tried using different arguments over the course of the last few years to prove you guys that you can actually do just with the spoken English practice sessions and that your spoken English fluency will improve, that you don’t necessarily have to be speaking with others, right?
And today I’m going to bring you the best proof possible, right? Well, you’re not going to be able to witness it yourself. You’re just going to have to take my word for it. But believe me guys, there is no need for me to lie about it, right? Basically my whole blog, if you’ve been following me throughout the years, you’ll know that I say it the way it is.
I sometimes admit when I’ve been wrong. Sometimes I’ve done something and then I realize that my previous claims weren’t really true so I come clean on it. I post a video and I tell you guys I thought that it was that way but it turns out that it’s differently. And I always admit it when I’m wrong. I wouldn’t be that kind of a person who would be embarrassed to admit that they had been wrong. I don’t believe in that. You’ve got to be honest, right?
You Speak With Yourself to PREPARE for Conversations With Real People!
And the fact of the matter is that basically today when I was speaking with natives, with the native English speakers in the class after the 2 month break, I could speak as if I were a native English speaker.
I felt no different than speaking with someone in Latvian!
My fluency was just brilliant. I don’t want to sound like bragging and that’s not the purpose of recording this video. I don’t want to brag about it. But the fact of the matter is that over the course of the last two months I’ve been speaking with myself non-stop.
I’ve been recording these videos which is also a type of spoken English practice and I actually warmly suggest that you start doing that. Start recording your own videos because it focuses your speech so much better than just speaking with yourself!
And on top of that I’ve been constantly speaking with myself whenever an opportunity arose during my daily life, right? And thanks to that, over the course of the last two months my fluency has actually grown. And today was the moment when my fluency was put to test and when I was engaging in lengthy conversations with native English speakers, I was speaking so much better than I was two months ago when I finished the previous course. Okay?
It just goes to show you guys that this strategy works, it’s effective and on those few occasions when you get to speak with other English speakers, you will notice a huge difference provided that you’ve been speaking with yourself on a regular basis.
OK, I Did Speak With A Few People – But They Weren’t Natives So It Kind of Doesn’t Count…
And yes, I have to admit that I have been speaking with other people during these two months, it’s not as if I’ve been speaking with myself only. Okay? I’ve taken on a few students as part of the Fluency Star coaching program and I’m working with them and there were actually a few more students left from the previous round.
So I’ve been constantly speaking with people on Skype and teaching my students and all that. But the fact of the matter is that you can’t really give your fluency free rein unless you speak with a native English speaker.
I’m not saying that that would be somewhat a limiting factor that would determine your success as an English learner. It’s not like that. But all I’m saying is that when you speak with a native English speaker, you can say all you want, whatever you want, you can actually improvise to your heart’s content.
I was going to say at your heart’s content but then I realized that it was wrong. It’s actually to your heart’s content. Because the native English speaker will understand you from half word and you can speak as fast as you want and basically at this stage I’ve achieved the level of a near native-like fluency and I could speak completely freely and rest assured in the knowledge that the other person understands me the whole time, okay?
And yeah, that’s basically the reason I’m recording this video just to let you know that even if you don’t get to speak with someone for a long period of time, it’s fine.
There’s nothing for you to be worried about because you can rest assured provided that you speak with yourself on a regular basis that your fluency is going to be improving. And then on those rare occasions, even if it happens once a year, you will be able to enjoy conversations with other people because you’ve been – you would have been working with yourself anyway, okay? And that’s totally enough. It’s more than enough to maintain your fluency at a high level. All right?
So that was today’s message guys. And yeah, that’s about it. If you have any questions obviously, you are welcome to publish them in the comment section below. And don’t forget to like the video, don’t forget to subscribe to my channel if you haven’t.
And tell your friends and anyone else you may know that there is this English Harmony channel out there and this guy, Robby is giving people advice on how to improve their spoken English. All right?
Thanks for watching this video guys and chat to you soon. Bye-bye!
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