Skip to main content

How To Improve Your English Communication Skills?

English is a universal language spoken in many countries across the world. In the present world, it has become a 'must' to learn English speaking. When your English speaking is good, you will have fair chances of getting global placements. You don't feel an alien in a foreign land when you happen to visit these lands.

Following are some important tips to improve your English communication skills.

Tips to improve communication skills

  • Delete the words 'I can't speak fluent English' from your mind. Such a feeling itself is a big hindrance for improving your communication skills.

  • Though, you are not good in English speaking, do not feel low of yourself, but keep speaking in English with the people in your immediate circle. This is sure to help you in gradually improving your verbal skills.

  • You cannot achieve anything overnight but things do happen over a period of time.

  • You are not a native of English speaking country and it is not your language. Inititally you make mistakes while speaking. Do not give up speaking in English.

  • Never hesitate to speak in English even if people in your circle make fun of your speaking.

  • The more you speak in English the more you will improve your communication skills.

  • Most important to note. Always carry a pocket dictory or these days many English dictory apps are available on the smartphones. If you have one, download one good English dictory app. Keep using / referring the dictionary as and when required. Referring dictionary is one of the best ways of improving knowledge in English language.

  • While speaking in English, speak slowly and with confidence. Speaking slowly will help you in getting time to think of words / sentences that you are going to speak. Recollect the role of Shashi played in Sridevi in English Vinglish. The way she spoke slowly but confidently.

  • Accent and pronunciation of words is an important thing in speaking English. Pick the typical English accent and the way the words are pronounced. There are various sources available these days other than news readers. Carefully listen to the pronunciation / accent from these sources and try to pick it up. For e.g, in India, people from each region have a typical accent and way of pronouncing words. Try to discard it and pick up the correct way of pronouncing words.

  • Speak slowly and at the same time do not fumble while spekaing. In case you fumble, try to avoid it by using words like 'hmm'...., 'actually'.. , 'well'.. , 'you know..' and other such words. This would be helpful to you in gaining time to think of words that you are going to speak.

  • Keep practicing and you are sure to pick up your communications skills in English over a period of time. Be patient until then. Do not get vexed and give it up in the mid-way.

  • Book-reading is one of the best ways of improving communication skills. Keep reading English books, novels, magazines, newsletters and newspapers. 

  • Along with book-reading, writing skills in English is also helpful in improving communication skills. So, keep reading books and at the same time keep writing something or the other. When you improve your writing skills, this will surely help you in improving your verbal skills.

  • If still you are not confident with you English speaking, you can join one of the English-speaking classes.

  • Keep attending workshops and seminars. Give a patient hearing to the speakers and observe how the presentors are speaking. 

  • One important thing to keep in mind. Avoid translating words /sentences from your mother tongue to English while you speak. By doing so you will be making too many grammatical mistakes while speaking.

  • Lastly do not have a low self esteem of yourself. Be / think positive. Keep tuning your mind that you can do it.

Popular posts from this blog

How to perform Ksheerabdi Dwadasi Pooja / Vratam

Ksheerabdi Dwadasi falls on the 12th day after Deepavali Amavasya in the Hindu month of Kaartika Maasam. It is an auspicious day for the Hindus, particularly the married women. On Ksheerabdi Dwadasi day, married women, mostly in the Southern states perform Tulasi Pooja in the evening. Holy Basil plant is worshiped by the married women on this auspicious day for a happy and blissful married life.

Recommended for reading: Significance of Ksheerabdi Dwadasi. Mostly, married women observe fasting in the daytime on this auspicious day, though it is not compulsory.
Procedure for performing Tulasi poojaRefresh yourself with a shower in the evening and dress in a traditional way as per your family customClean the potted plant and smear turmeric paste around the pot i.e Tulsi kota.Decorate the pot with dots of kumkuma and rice flour. Draw 'Kalyanam bottu' (special way of putting bindi to the brides during wedding) at the center of the dots.Decorate the plant and the pot (Tulasi kota) …

Lyrics and meaning of Brahmamokkate Parabrahmamokkate

This Keertana is one of the best and most popular compositions of Saint Annamayya in which he describes the universal truth of oneness and omnipresence of God in all the creatures alike. The Keertana is sung in Bouli / Mayamalava Goula Ragam.

Tandanana Ahi Tandanana Pure Tandanana Bhala Tandanana
Brahmamokkate Parabrahma Mokkate Prabrahmamokkate Prabrahmamokkate

The word 'tandanana' is a slang used in the local folklore to give a rhythmic punch to the folk music. While the words 'ahi' 'pure' and 'bhala' are words of appreciation in the local language (different dialects of Telugu). The second line describes the oneness of God.

Kanduvagu Heenadhikamu Lindu Levu Andariki Srihare Antaratma
Indulo Jantu Kulaminta Nokkate Andariki Srihare Antaratma

There is no class distinction like high or low and it is Sri Hari (the Supreme God) who dwells in all the beings. There is even no distinction among the creatures as it is He who dw…

Traditional Telugu Wedding

"Dharmecha, ardhecha, kamecha, nati charitavyeti, data vadet, nati charatavya - Nati Charami"
"Mangalyam tantunanena mama jeevana hetuna, kanthe badhnami subhage tvam jeeva sarada satam"

These are the two most important chanting in Indian Hindu weddings.

Wedding (Vivah / Vivaham in Sanskrit), is a highly sacred event in Hindu culture. It is a life long commitment between a man and a woman. Vivaham is one of the 16 samskaras. Brahmacharya (youth) of a man ends with marriage and his Grihastasramam (family life) begins.

Hindu weddings involve various ceremonial / procedural events which are almost similar in all regions with slight variations. The events take place in the form of prayers, invocations and vows that are recited in Sanskrit. The prayers are power-packed with in-depth meaning and describe the strong bondage between husband and wife who are united in the presence of Panch Bhoota i.e the five elements of Earth, in a ritualistic manner. According to Hinduism…