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How to speak in a foreign language

Basing on its own data argumentyears of experience, I want to tell you exactly how to learn to speak a foreign language, not how to learn it. Indeed, between the two concepts is a huge gap.

Learn and talk.

Try to understand the difference.

It is huge.

For many years I was taught a foreign language, but did not say it.

I know grammar taught tons of words, writing something, solve tests, etc., etc. Years later, I ask myself: "Why am I still can not speak a foreign language ?!".

And then I became interested in, read, interact with people, determined to find the answer to your question.

And you know what?

I managed! I will not try to convince you that only this technique is perfect and correct.

Just want to share my positive experience.



The most-most effective way to talk toforeign language - is to plunge into the language environment. The situation itself forces you to adapt and speak. There is simply no other way. For example, you are in America to live there for a couple of months. At the same time you have very little money. Are you looking for a job, start dating, constantly hear foreign speech, so start talking themselves.

There is a more gentle way to dive into the language environment - to go abroad in a language school. There you will be taught by native speakers.

Of course, abroad and language schools are expensive. Not everyone has the opportunity. But that does not matter. Guided by the rules described below, you will be able to master a foreign speech is not worse.


Never teach individual words. Learn whole sentences!

Serrated words fly away quickly from the memory. «Bad ... Bad ... Bad ... bad." And just a month later: «Bad ... um ...." Teach: «He is a bad boy. He's a bad boy. " Ready-phrases will emerge in your memory when you need to say something, rather than individual words. The construction of such a phrase can be changed at their discretion, to use it in other words.

Problem: each of us, first of all, think in their native language. And if you translate their thoughts, using a set of memorized words, sometimes it turns out nonsense. Very often in foreign languages, a literal translation into your native language looks very absurd. Therefore, learn phrases!


Do not teach grammar!

This item is always causes a storm of negativeemotions. I'll try to explain why really do not need to learn grammar, but if you want to speak in a foreign language. Grammar rules prevent you from speaking freely and easily, because before you say something, you think long. Or are you afraid to say the wrong. Learn phrases!

For example, in one song: «I have never seen the sky before ...» - «I've never seen the sky like this before!". Knowing the translation of this phrase, you can create in his image completely any idea at this time and value. I have never done it before. I have never understood it before.

So tell me what you know, it's «Present Perfect Tense» ?!

When babies start to speak, no one teaches them grammar! But they say as they hear. Learn to speak first, and then you teach grammar.


Therefore, teach the ears!

Always listen eagerly. Read the translation of your favorite songs on the required foreign language, try to remember the value of all the phrases. And then just listen, listen, listen to them. And you will not notice you start to use these phrases in his speech. This is a very effective way.

If you do not want music, listen to the lyrics, audio books, foreign news on TV. Anything.



On this point, I use two ways:

1) Talk to yourself! Yes Yes. If you do not want to be mistaken for a schizophrenic talk only with yourself. Build monologues on various topics, using all the available phrases. If you do not know how to say this or that idea, say easier, but in any case, do not miss it.

2) Start a foreign friend to hang out with himSkype. You can, of course, and just write. But you will have a constant temptation to look into the translator, dictionary or somewhere else. And when talking in the living you have to get out himself.

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