In the present world scenario, in most of the places, people have been using English (American, British, Australian, etc) for business communication. There are a few pockets in this world, where English is not spoken. But, majority of the people in the world speak, read, and write English; they also use it to further their business needs, skills, and requirements. People who are from non-native English speaking countries need to learn this language separately as their second language, whereas native speakers, whose first language is English, not only speak it fluently since their childhood but also use it in their day-to-day interactions. The following listed strategies are in continuation of "Strategies to Learn English Part 1."
Strategy 8: The easy and best way to learn English is to have a single novel, which is full of conversation-related stuff and read it as many time as possible; while doing this, try to remember the conversations and also the contexts for which they are being used.
This strategy has been helpful to a lot of non-native English speakers and is already in use. People, who adapt this strategy, need to read a novel or a book, which holds lot of conversational stuff, for a number of times. Reading a novel for a number of times makes one's mind to remember the conversations as it is. This strategy mainly works for those people, who want to concentrate on spoken English.
Strategy 9: Imagine a situation and try to jot down all the words (terminology) you need to explain the situation in English; once you write the stuff, haunt for the meaning of English words in a good dictionary and read them as many times as possible.
This is a proactive strategy; one needs to imagine a situation, for example, like attending a phone call. Try to gather the words and sentences used in this context like "Could you please hold for a minute, May I know who is on the line, etc." After collecting all the words and sentences related to the said context, review and use them as frequently as you can in your daily interaction.
Strategy 10: The radical way to improve your English and also tease your brain for creativity is to jot down a list of 5 or 10 words randomly from dictionary; start writing a story using those words.
This is quite an advanced strategy. The minimum requirement to adapt this kind of strategy is to understand, read, write, and speak good grammatical English. As this process involves creative writing also, one should be a little bit well-versed with English. The strategy involves collecting 5 or 10 random English words; understand their meaning and try to build a storyline around these words. Make sure the words used should fit the context.
Tips & Tricks
Try to explain every context in a few short sentences. It is so important that you need to explain, write, and present each context in short sentences. Readers are not interested to read lengthy sentences; one more point is that lengthy sentences confuse readers. Whatever the context is, break it into small parts, and try to explain those small parts in a few short sentences. The battle to explain things in English is half-won the moment you start using this strategy.
Think how I can explain this situation in English. The main problem non-native English speakers face while learning English is that they think in their mother tongue and try to explain thoughts in English. They also use the same logic to construct sentences in English just like how they do the same in their mother tongue. The solution for this problem is to start thinking in English. If you don not have the habit of thinking in English, cultivate it now.
Read, understand, and digest the verbs of any new language, you want to learn. To grasp and learn a new language, concentrate on its verbs first; the secret lies there. Familiarize yourself with the verbs and their meanings. Then, try to attentively listen to the native speakers while they speak. Slowly, you may start understanding their conversation.
As English is becoming more and more widely used in business communications, it is better to learn it and join the bandwagon of millions of English speaking people all over the world.