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    Default Re: How to improve my communication in english

    thank you I also need the best chat programme to practice English .

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    Default Re: How to improve my communication in english

    Most chat programs do broadly the same things, so any should do.

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    Default Re: How to improve my communication in english

    exactly, you need to learn in context and it will help you to start thinking in the language

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    Default Re: How to improve my communication in english

    I do not understand one thing why should English Native speakers waste their time on helping foreigners to improve their language skills for free, when they need to strain so much to understand them.

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    Default Re: How to improve my communication in english

    The vast majority of the communication here is relatively strain-free.

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    Default Re: How to improve my communication in english

    Quote Originally Posted by spanishflame View Post
    I do not understand one thing why should English Native speakers waste their time on helping foreigners to improve their language skills for free, when they need to strain so much to understand them.
    I do not consider helping learners to improve their language skills to be a waste of time.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I do not consider helping learners to improve their language skills to be a waste of time.
    Couldn't have said it better myself. I'd much rather be helping someone in my spare time than doing something pointless in the long run (TV, video games, etc.)

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    Default Re: How to improve my communication in english

    Hey all, I am new here and I'm glad that I found this forum.

    I have problem to communicate in English, which is embarrassing especially during presentation in class.
    I could not talk fluently and usually I lost my words, ideas and everything when I speak in front of the class.
    I am now 22 years old and I really need to improve my English language as I'm going to graduate soon and search for job.

    It is really frustrating when I failed to express my ideas and thoughts in front of my classmates. :(
    Honestly, if now I am standing in front of people, I am sure enough that I can not speak my mind out.
    I am better at writing (even my grammar sucks and my vocab is not so good).

    How can I help myself in this matter?

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    Your writing certainly isn't bad, so you know enough language to speak. Therefore, the problem may be one of confidence. Many people worry about making mistakes when speaking and this can create a feedback loop. When speaking, mistakes are important if they impede communication, so focus on getting your message across, which is the most important thing. If your listener understands you, you have communicated successfully. Worry less, speak more.

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    Default Re: How to improve my communication in english

    Quote Originally Posted by rubyclaire123 View Post
    Making mistakes while speaking is common but how can we know that we made mistakes unless the other person or listener correct it; if the other person doesn't correct it how we should identify that we made mistakes!! Please help!!
    By self-study. Invest enough time and effort in learning the language and you'll be surprised to notice that you can hear your own mistakes. With time, the something in your head that helped you spot your mistakes will become powerful enough to correct any inaccuracy before the utterance.
    Speaking to anyone who is at least a level higher than yourself, apart from developing speaking skills, is a good indicator of how well your have been doing in language study.

    ps. Talking to someone who is constantly correcting your mistakes means this somebody is a teacher. Otherwise, there'll be very little of a natural conversation - people don't "correct"each other unless " the mistake" is about the content/meaning/sense or attitudes.
    Last edited by Esgaleth; 03-Nov-2012 at 11:53. Reason: ps added

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