Tips for speaking correct English include listening to native speakers, reading out loud and memorizing words with unique pronunciations. When learning English, students should focus on learning whole phrases instead of words because this allows them to form more sentences.
When listening to a native English speaker, students often try to figure out the meaning of what the speaker says. However, to improve their spoken English, they should listen to how the native speaker says words and phrases. The student is then able to use these observations to speak English more naturally. Students can also record themselves speaking English and compare how they sound with native speakers.
Reading out loud develops pronunciation quickly because the student doesn't have to focus on using correct sentence structure. Instead they can focus on reading what's on the page. Magazines and newspapers both work well for developing English pronunciation skills.
Many English words have pronunciations that don't follow standard pronunciation rules. For example, there are two ways to pronounce the word "read," and the correct pronounciation depends on if it is in present or past tense. Students should memorize these words instead of trying to find patterns where there are none.
While grammar is an important part of English, many grammar rules aren't necessary when learning to speak the language and can actually impede students' progress. Instead, students should focus on speaking naturally.