Learning to speak English might take some time, but it doesn’t have to take a lot of money. In fact, it doesn’t have to take any money at all. You can learn to speak English free, right in your own home and at your own leisure.
Just hop on your computer and go for it.
Several different websites offer free online learning to speak English, whether you already have a small grasp of the language or are still struggling with the English alphabet.
Lessons start as simply as learning to write and pronounce the letters, for those of you who might have grown up with a totally different alphabet. They move on to lessons that contain the different parts of speech, verb tenses and other grammatical lessons that even native English speakers can sometimes struggle with. Conversational English can be part of the lessons, as can English idioms, colloquial phrases, and even jokes.
In addition to being free, online learning to speak English can be fun. English learning sites can offer animation, videos, interactive games and quizzes to keep you on your toes and test how well you are absorbing the lessons. A few use puns and wordplay to sharpen your wits and give you a sense of the cultural sense of humor. Radio broadcasts, transcripts and other media can be part of the lessons, giving you a way to combine your knowledge of the language with the knowledge of world or local events.
Once you’ve gotten the basics down, several sites offer articles on helpful usage tips and hints, like how to tell the difference between words that sound the same yet have different meanings and how to improve your memory to remember specific words and phrases. All of it is free. Learn to speak English from sites that specialize in English as a second language or those that cater to more advanced levels. Learning English online is fully private, which means you don’t have to be shy about speaking in public until you’re ready. Being on your computer can be a lot less stressful than standing in front of a class full of strangers. It’s also a lot cheaper when it costs absolutely nothing at all.