How to learn to speak English for free

Posted in   English   on  July 29, 2017 by  Fluency Spot 4

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Today I’m going to share some great tips on how to learn to speak English for free. English is a fun language to learn and even though it’s considered an accessible and relatively easy one, it has 750,000 words and spelling that can throw off even the most skilled learner. Learning English fast can seem impossible, but I’m here to tell you that it isn’t – as long as you have the right strategy.

Take these tips on how to learn English faster as your starting point and you’ll master this wonderful language in no time!

Read everything you can get your hands on

Books, newspapers, websites, emails, your social media feed, cereal boxes: if it’s in English, read it. Why? Well, this content will be full of juicy new vocabulary, as well as a fair amount that you already know. This helps you improve quickly, as re-exposure to learned vocabulary gives you new examples in context, therefore reinforcing those words in your mind. On the other hand, learning new words and expressions is essential to building your vocabulary arsenal, particularly in a language like English with so many words!


Listen to news bulletins and songs in English to get the right pronunciation of the words. This way, you can expand your vocabulary and learn new expressions. The more you listen, the more you learn! Try copying what you hear to practice your pronunciation and learn which words in a sentence are stressed. Do you want to have better pronunciation? Check out Drastically improve your English pronunciation for more details.

Talk with a native everyday

What is a language for if not to communicate? Sure, we humans have become experts at communicating without opening our mouths – thanks WhatsApp! – But when push comes to shove, it’s true that speaking a language helps it stick in your head far better than only reading or writing it. Just think of how many times you’ve heard people say that they understand, but can’t speak English. A lot of would-be English speakers have turned talking into a huge insurmountable barrier that only serves to psyche them out. Don’t be like that. Seek out native speakers for an informal language exchange, enroll in a course, or take classes online.

You can do it for free on one of these sites:


My Language Exchange


Easy Language Exchange


Find fun ways to learn new words

If you like singing, then look up the words for your favorite English songs. Or if you remember what you see, write new words on ‘Post-it’ notes and stick them around your house. Make funny example sentences or draw little pictures next to new vocabulary to help you remember it. Check out How to improve your vocabulary for learning more interesting ways of adding new words to your vocabulary.

Keep a journal/diary

Whenever you learn a new word, make sure you make a note of it in your diary or journal. Whenever you have some free time, you can practice what you’ve learned. You could even do this on your phone so you needn’t carry around a notebook with you.

It’s also worth making a note of the translation into your native language and any significant phonological aspects of the word.


It’s incredibly important that you don’t set aside your English but keep improving it. Make an effort to go to the library to study your notes, read and write in English, and speak to both native and non-native English speakers.

When you’re in bed at night, look over your English notes from the day and try to memorize some vocabulary as you’re falling asleep. The first thing you do in the morning while you’re eating your cereal could be to learn a couple of new words. Make sure you never escape learning.

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What do you think would suit you the best? What strategies and tips work for you? Let me know in the comments below.

How to learn to speak English for free

How to learn to speak English for free
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