If you are reading this blog that means that you have decided to make yourself more familiar with the English language. You must have gone through the basics, – the grammar, sentence structures and rules, done writing exercises, yet this language still feels a little alien to you. The culprit? That little part of your brain doing the constant translation from Hindi to English and vice versa.

Using your primary language as a foundation stone to learn any foreign language is a good start. However, it must be kept at that level- merely a foundation stone. Think about your childhood when you had first started speaking. Did you know a language before that? No. Had someone taught you the meaning of words in another language? No. So how exactly did you become proficient in your mother tongue? The answer lies in your environment. You were surrounded by that language as it was spoken by your family and friend. You correlated those words with the subsequent actions that were performed right after those were uttered. That’s also how you came to realize that you have a name too.

Likewise, once you are familiar with the basics of English after having correlated it with Hindi, you must stop engaging both of those together. Make English a natural part of your life by constantly surrounding yourself with it. The following are a few ways to do so-

Listen to English Songs

Nothing expresses emotions better than music. Listening to songs sung in English will make you understand under what context various emotional words are used to express a range of feelings.

Watch English Movies

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Movies give us a tremendous insight into the utilization of the language over a plethora of situations and experiences.

Read Something Everyday

Make it a habit to read a piece of writing written in English every single day. It may be excerpts from a book, an article or a newspaper. You’ll come across new words and the context in which they are used.

Make it Your Primary Speech

 One of the most important steps is to use it as much as you can. At first you may make few mistakes, but over time, speaking this language will come naturally to you.

Let the thoughts formulating in your head be in English. They may be broken at first but with more and more exposure to the language in your day to day life; they will start making a consistent pattern.
Last but not the least, accept yourself as a learner. Know that mistakes will happen, but accepting and improving upon those mistakes is the only way to succeed.

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