Why Can't I Speak English?
Some people seem like they don’t have any problems when it comes to speaking English. When speaking, it seems they are fluent and not struggling with anything.
This is one very common, frustrating situation that anyone who has ever tried to learn English has found themselves in.
Why does this happen?
If you think that the right approach to learning a language is the classic, academic way, then the chances of you succeeding are going to be very small. Why?
You know everything in theory, but in practice, when you need to express your thoughts in certain situations, you just can’t. You translate from Chinese, Spanish, etc. into English, you can’t apply the rules of grammar in practice, and let’s not even talk about speed and how unnatural it all sounds.
How do you put an end to this?
At Ace Language Academy, we emphasise the fact that learning a language is going to be much more productive if you look at it as acquiring a new skill.
However, in order to acquire this skill, you have to practice a lot, study regularly & be patient. In the beginning you’ll make a lot of mistakes, but don’t be embarrassed or get discouraged.
Allow yourselves to make mistakes and let other correct you- that’s the best & quickest way to learn.
A language needs practice- the more you speak the better & easier it will be.
We also make sure to make it possible for its students to access extra programs and activities alongside their regular classes, in order to have them constantly surrounded by English. Everything we do works towards one goal- that is for you to learn English and be able to use it as soon as you walk out of the school.
THE MAIN GOAL AT ACE LANGUAGE ACADEMY IS TO GET YOU TO START SPEAKING ENGLISH
Learning grammar and new vocabulary is a bit different.
The teacher first explains the new words or grammar, gives you examples, and then asks you questions so you immediately start using what you have just learned.
The teacher answers with the students to make sure you are using the correct grammar and order of words in a sentence. This means you are practising English on real life examples you will be able to use outside the school.
1. SPEAKING WITHOUT TRANSLATING
During the lessons we speak very fast, so you get used to the way native speakers speak and become familiar with the language.
It is natural to speak fast- you need to be prepared for real life situations where you won’t have time to think in your own language. There is no time to stop and think about grammar, we teach you to speak spontaneously. In this way you will be able to understand TV speech, radio shows, job interviews, etc.
You will be able to communicate fluently and confidently. We don’t have any boring exercises.
Only talking, talking and more talking.
We are going to repeat everything many times to make sure you remember it.
If you repeat a lot, you will learn how to speak without translating.
You will speak automatically, without translating.
We are going to correct you every time you make a mistake. This will help you improve your English. You will feel more confident, improve your pronunciation and learn how to speak properly.
If you are done with paying for regular classes after which you are still terrified of speaking and are looking for new English courses, we have a suggestion for you!