Would you like to boost your English speaking skills? Here’s how BELS can help!
Having strong speaking skills is one of the most challenging parts of learning any language. You might find yourself at loss when trying to have a conversation with someone in spite of memorising endless lists of vocabulary and knowing all the grammar there is to know.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone in your struggle with English speaking skills! Students often have a higher level of written English and grammar, than speaking skills. That’s because speaking skills are difficult to develop through self-study. How can you improve your speaking skills, then?
Using the Language
Without practice, nothing can improve. The same goes for learning English – no matter how much grammar you study and lists of words you learn, it’s all useless unless you practice speaking. Lower level students tend to think they can’t practice until they reach a high level, but it’s not true. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes, practice what you know how to say out loud, and try using it in real contexts.
Joining Communicative Courses
It’s often difficult to practice speaking English in daily life unless your level is high. An effective way of improving your speaking skills is by joining communicative English classes. These allow you to practice English speaking skills in a controlled classroom setting with a teacher by your side to help you when you get stuck. Apart from this, fluency lessons also focus on developing English speaking skills in natural conversations. During fluency classes you can work on your speaking skills based on a specific topic (travel, food, sport) and also on specific functions (ordering at a restaurant, giving advice, asking for directions).
Communicative Lessons at BELS
BELS offers two types of fluency lessons to help you develop your English speaking skills: one-on-one lessons with a private teacher, or group lessons with other students in the same level. It all depends on whether you enjoy the dynamic and interactive aspects of a class, or prefer to learn in a quieter environment. Both options can help you improve your speaking skills by debating, role-playing and discussing issues with your classmates and your teacher.
Can’t travel? Learn from Home with Online Fluency Lessons
Practicing your speaking skills in a non-English speaking country is close to impossible. That’s why BELS offers online Skype lessons with a qualified English teacher. By buying a bundle of skype lessons, you can work on your speaking skills without having to travel to an English-speaking country. The lesson times are flexible, and if you follow a course with a coursebook, you also get access to the equivalent online-learning platform.
Speak to us on livechat or send us an email at [email protected] for persoanlised advice!