8 Ways to Improve Your English Speaking – FOR FREE!

You Can Use Spotlight English to Help You Improve Your English Speaking

We have created these 8 simple tips that you can use to improve your spoken English. All of these tips use our free resources from our website and our YouTube channel.

1. Practice Often

The most important way to improve your English speaking is to practice English speaking. You need to practice speaking English every day. This can be difficult to do. But you will really benefit if you can practice every day – even for just a few minutes.

2. Listen Carefully

You need to listen to English being spoken clearly. Spotlight English uses easy English and slow English. Listen to our programmes on our Spotlight English YouTube channel. We speak slowly and clearly. This is not just repeated phrases. You will also hear interesting English content in our programmes!

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3. Read and Listen

On our Spotlight English YouTube channel you will find a moving script. Read the words of the script as you listen.

4. Speak out Loud with Us

You can use the moving script to read out loud with us. Other English learners tell us that doing this helps improve their confidence in speaking English. Try it yourself! 

5. Speak out Loud by Yourself

When you have gained confidence speaking English with us, you can then try to speak out loud by yourself. Use the moving script but with the sound off.

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6. Record Your Voice

You can also record yourself reading our programmes. Then you can hear how your speaking skills improve over time. Some English learners have sent us videos of themselves doing this. Their English does improve. If this method works for them, it can work for you too. You could even send us a video of yourself speaking English. We would love to see and hear you!

7. Speak Faster

When your skills have improved you can move to our Spotlight Advanced videos. These programmes still use simple English. But they are spoken faster, at a more natural speaking speed. Try speaking along with us – but faster!

Visit our Spotlight Advanced playlist
8. Speak with a friend

Ask a friend to listen to the same Spotlight English programme as you. Then you can both enjoy talking together about the programme. The interesting English content of the programme will give you plenty to talk about together.

How do you practice speaking?

Do you already follow some of these tips? What are your tips for speaking English?

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