i want to speak in english well

Malaysia
November 3, 2006 10:00pm CST
I’m working at the Japanese company in my country. English is very important on my job. But my English language is not very good and I felt shy to speak to other because I’m afraid if I might be saying something wrongly. I’m felt so badly for it. I had been tried to practiced by read English novel/magazine, watch movie and etc, but its seem not work.Please someone help me Cheers^^
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12 responses
• United States
4 Nov 06
Your written English looks excellent to me but I also recommend you read English out loud. Even when you interact on this site, try to read the discussions and people's responses out loud. However, the best method of practicing a language is obviously interacting with others who speak it. Online, you might be able to find English speaking people who would be interested in voice chatting through an instant messenger. All these suggestions should improve your English.
• Malaysia
6 Nov 06
I agree with u, before this I also read English out loud when I’m alone in my room rarely. May be after this I should do more practice in this way. I also agree with our second method and Now this I’m seeking for partner to talk to and at the same time I can practicing to speak better English. Anyway thank you very much for your advise. :)
@anup12 (4182)
• India
4 Nov 06
U can definitely improve upon dude just read soem English newspapers,magazines and watch some news channels specially BBC news,CNN news
• Malaysia
6 Nov 06
^^ thank a lot for your advise. Now I start to read English newspapers and some article from other source daily. I also watch English news even though sometime I not understand it.thank again
• Philippines
4 Nov 06
I'm also not confident in speaking english. I do run out of words when i try to speak to. But i enhance it by reading magazines, novels and books and i always bring dictionary with me. I also watch CNN or BBC eventhough sometimes i can't understand. Practice makes perfect, right?
• Malaysia
6 Nov 06
yaa it also happened to me when my manager started to communicated with me, suddenly all of words inside my mind disappear .. then of cause the conversation is not done smoothly. I thought it is because I’m really panic and nervous. So sad ?. I also agree with u “practice makes perfect”.. , now this I keep practice to use English so many way daily . Reading, listening and watching. Everything in English! Well wish we both will to speak better English soon. Take care :D
@istanto (8572)
• Indonesia
4 Nov 06
Hehe we have same problem in here my english is not realy good.. maybe you can try to use it everyday. ^_^
• Malaysia
6 Nov 06
I agree with you, now this I keep practice to use English in so many way daily . hope we both can solve our English problem soon. :)
• Canada
6 Nov 06
Don't feel shy about it. Practice it and slowly you will be able to communicate in English easily. You have to read books in English and you have to try to communicate in English if you want to learn this language easily.
@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I think your English is pretty good, there is a place called paltalk, it is a forum for speaking, not typing. You can go there and talk to people all the time, even create a room of your own where people can come in and learn with you, or maybe help you learn too.
@sassyces (1604)
• Philippines
6 Nov 06
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Why not try to go back to basics, study grammar books that you have in late gradeschool and highschool since u cannot be a good english speaker if u don't even master the basics. After reviewing ur previous books, u can now try to read complex stuffs. Also try to watch english films to help you with the pronunciation.
@asimo603 (1366)
• Malaysia
4 Nov 06
DETERMINATION - QUOTE -- Determination
I am a chinese, speak chinese all the time.I only learn to speak english when I started to work in a lawyer firm. This is what I do to improve my English, to improve your English grammer, you need to read english newspaper/magazine,start with a short article/news,take the trouble to look into dictionary whenever you what to know the meaning of a word .you will eventually build up a large amount of english vacabulary.For me, initially,I take about 1 hour to read a very short english article/news in newspaper/magazine (as I need to look up the dictionary) But now, I have no problem at all to read a long or even the whole page of an english article/news in newspaper/magazine. Secondly, to improve your english pronounciation, learn to read aloud the article/news in the english newspaper,listen to english song,learn to sing it,watch english movie. And the last and most important thing is...even you have good english vacabulary, you will still cant speak well english if you dare not speak up in english. Do not afraid of failure,even your english may gets a laugh from othe people initially (hey, me too have gone through this situation before) have courage to speak up in english,be determined, YOU CAN DO IT!
@ryujie (1)
• Malaysia
4 Nov 06
Always remember, success is a LADDER NOT A ESCALATOR. Nothing is impossible. Never say no. Never say die. Never give up. We have at least try to do whatever we want to do. No boundaries, no regret. Human always regret something after lost something before they even try. Always regret something that precious to them lost without knowing it. Never lose to confidence, faith or hope. To gain something precious and important, we need to sacrifice something. YOU HAVE
@honest007 (794)
• India
4 Nov 06
Don't get disheartened.. you will learn it if you try sincerely.. after all english is just another language as Japanese.. It may take sometime as its not our mother toungue.. Read lots of magazines, watch news and interact on mylot.. you will succed.. By the way, your English seems to b alright to me..
@manzician (4739)
• India
4 Nov 06
Practice makes a man perfect... So practice a lot...Aneewayz... Thank you so much for your question... Its really nice to be here at mylot.... Are you guys here for money or just for fun.... I am really curious to know...
@bfa731 (410)
• United States
4 Nov 06
There are many programs/software you can buy and put on your computer to try and help you improve your english. Also theres CDs/Cassettes that you listen and speak aloud even though I dont think those are as effective as the programs and software. If neither of those work you can always stick to the "Learn (language) while you sleep!" cassettes.