How to practise speaking English in non-English speaking countries
I teamed up with my friend Chris recently to discuss some of the most common problems English students have. One question that Chris and I are asked very often is "How can I practise speaking English if I live in a non-English speaking country?"
We both have many students who are based in various countries around the world and so practising speaking English is a really common concern for these people. Maybe you are the same? All of your friends are the same nationality as you and so no matter how hard you try, you always end up speaking English!
Notice how I used the phrasal verb 'end up' in the last sentence. This is the type of phrasal verb which is really useful to know if you are planning on taking a Cambridge English exam. It is also the type of phrase we use regularly in English and these phrases are one reason why learning English can be so tricky!
Anyway, back to the main point of this article which is how can you practise English, specifically how can you practise speaking English, even if you live in a place where nobody else speak English.
Well, luckily for you, we live in a world with lots of modern technology. Most people nowadays have access to the internet or a smartphone and those are the first places you should look. In the following video, I ask Chris to give us some really useful resources and advice so that by the end of the video, you will be able to go away and put some of his advice into practice immediately. Chris has also kindly said that he will help you out if you have any question with regards to this topic and so you can either check out his website, My English Goals, or write a comment at the bottom of this page, or on the youtube video page: "How to practise speaking English in non-English speaking countries".
I really hope you enjoy this video and if you do like it, don't forget to give it a LIKE and Subscribe to my youtube channel for more useful videos like this one. You should also check out Chris' youtube channel as there are loads more useful videos over there! It will be especially useful for Spanish students as Chris is based in Catalonia and he also speaks Spanish....something which I am trying to learn myself. That's right, I'm trying to learn Spanish and I even speak some Italian. Maybe in one video soon I will show you, it could be funny. Not 'fun' but 'FUNNY'! Remember, 'fun' means enjoyable, 'funny' means hahahahahahaa or jajajajajaja if you're Spanish.