Sep 21, 2015
One of the most important things to do with any new skill that you have learned is to use it immediately, and often. This goes for learning a new language as well. As soon as you learn new words or phrases, be sure to work them into conversations as soon as you can after learning them. This will reinforce what you have learned, and it will help you become fluent faster.
I cannot stress enough how important this step is. Once you begin to expand your vocabulary and your knowledge of idioms, you will be able to understand more of the conversations you hear, and you will be able to contribute more of your own thoughts and ideas.
Visit gonaturalenglish.com and learn about all of the materials and support you can get from Go Natural English. Gabby, your American English teacher, is excited to meet new learners and to be able to help them on the way to English fluency.
Episode transcript below:
Step 6 of the 7 steps to fluency at Go Natural English is to actually use your new words as soon as you can.
It’s okay if you don’t use them correctly at first because you want to get feedback so that you can understand how to really use the word correctly.
So, use the word.
You can use it in a variety of ways.
Of course, you can use it in conversation with another English speaker.
You could use it in a class with your English teacher or tutor.
You could use it in your own writing, or even in a search on the Internet and see what comes up.
You can use the word to yourself in your mind.
You could find a song that has the word and sing it to yourself, or better yet, create a song.
So, using vocabulary is very important and this is different than simply repeating the word because when we use the word, we need to use it as a tool, perhaps for communication or for pleasure, for enjoyment such as singing a song, or reading, or writing a poem, or a journal entry, or a blog post.
But this step is all about using the word as a tool, and getting feedback on it so you can refine the way that you use it to sound more like a fluent, native English speaker.
Hey guys, one last thing before you go.
I’d like to share all seven of the Go Natural English steps to fluency with you in a free mini course.
You’ll receive all the videos, all the audio, and transcripts of everything if you come to gonaturalenglish.com/7steps, that’s the number 7 s-t-e-p-s.
Alright, I hope to see you there so that I can share this awesome English learning material with you to help you get fluent.
So, let’s go
I’ll see you there.