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Learning English to speak English.

English is a relatively easy language to learn and speak. The secret to learning English is to speak English as soon as possible. So as you learn you practice and practice verbally. Some people recommend you watch English TV or videos to help you learn English, but this is not the best method especially not for beginners. Speaking to native English speakers about certain topics is by far the best and easiest way to learn English. There are four easy steps to learn, speak, read and write English.

For beginners of the English language you must realize that in order to learn to speak English you are going to need to make some financial investments and personal sacrifices. Firstly you are going to need to revise or learn the English grammar (use the internet for this, unless you want to learn all and everything about English grammar in which case you are going to need to purchase grammar books). Secondly you are going to need to purchase software to help you learn to speak English. This is a very important step. What you do not want to do is go on English courses not knowing anything. Thirdly you need to find an English course. Fourthly you need to travel or better work in an English speaking country for 2 years.

Step 1: English grammar is easy to learn. Do not start learning grammar thinking the grammar is difficult. The main differences between English and Spanish grammar are the verbs and how the verbs are conjugated, the pronouns and their placement and the adjectives and nouns. To speak English and to be able to speak English fluently that is all the grammar you need to learn. Use the Internet, books and other materials to learn English grammar prior to your English course. The English verbs are very easy to learn and they are not that difficult in the spoken language. Take a look at the English verb chart, which includes regular and irregular verbs fully conjugated to see just how easy the English verbs are.

Step 2: Investing in software to learn to speak English is tricky. Only because there are several software packages on the market and deciding which one is the best one for you can be difficult.

Step 3: English courses are great for beginners of the English language, but make sure you are spending 90% of the course time speaking English. Do not attend courses where you spend more time on grammar and theory. Learn all the grammar prior to going on any courses. Do not waste more than 10% of the course time on grammar. During the course if you need to ask or confirm questions regarding grammar make them short and to the point and ask in English. Also avoid courses where the majority of the students speak your native language. English language courses can be very social and the learning process goes beyond the classroom. It is easy to stick with people who speak your native language. Avoid this wherever possible. During social course events you must carry on speaking English.

Step 4: Once you have completed your English course, I recommend you go and work or study for a couple of years in an English speaking country. You need to become fluent in both speaking and listening to native English. The only way to accomplish this is to surround yourself with the English language. Working in an English speaking country is by far the quickest and easiest way to become fluent with the English language.

Many English words are not pronounced as they are written. This makes it a little harder to learn English. You need to spend an equal amount of time between reading, writing, listening and speaking English.

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