5 Habits of Fluent English Speakers

5 Habits of Fluent English Speakers


Hi, I’m Vanessa from SpeakEnglishWithVanessa.Com. What should you do to become a fluent English
speaker? Let’s talk about it. I’d love for you to be able to speak English
confidently, fearlessly, and fluently. Wouldn’t that be great? I’d also love to be able to do a pull up,
just one, that’s all I ask. Or be able to run a 10K. But all of these things take slow and steady
work day, by day, by day, by day. Do you think that I could do a pull up tomorrow? No. Do you think that I could run a 10K tomorrow? Probably not. I need to practice little by little every
day. It’s the same with speaking English confidently,
fearlessly, and fluently. There’s no get rich quick scheme to help you
learn English fast. Of course it doesn’t need to be boring and
monotonous, but you need to have daily practice. So today we’re going to talk about the top
five habits of fluent English speakers. So if you want to speak English confidently
and fearlessly, fluently, just follow these five steps. Number one, assess how much English you use
now and what you’re doing to improve. Maybe you could take a notebook and write
down, can I understand Vanessa? 90%. Can I understand TV shows and movies? 90%. Can I talk comfortably about my family and
my job? Can I talk comfortably about cultural, societal
problems in my country, or generational differences? Those are just some general questions to help
you assess how much you currently know. Where do you currently stand? The important part of this is looking to see
what you are currently doing to improve from where you are right now. I want you to write down everything that you
currently do daily or at least weekly to improve your English. Do you watch a YouTube video every day in
English? Great. How much time do you spend doing that? Do you occasionally speak with your German
coworker in English? Great, write that down, and write down what
you usually talk about, because those topics are repeated again and again. When we assess our current level and also
what we’re currently doing to improve, one of two things happens. Either you feel like you’re not doing a lot
to improve, but in reality, when you assess it you realize, “Oh, I am doing a lot to try
to improve. I’m doing pretty well.” Or, on the other hand, you think that you’re
doing a lot to try to improve, but when you assess that you realize, “Oh, maybe I’m not
doing that much, and maybe that’s why I’m not improving.” So this assessment stage is the first step
and it’s vital. The second habit of a fluent English speaker
is to be positive about your progress. Your mindset is really important. My most successful English students are the
ones who say, “Oh, I just made a mistake. Oh well.” Or, “Wow, a year ago it was really hard to
understand my American boss, but now I can understand her a little bit better.” Even small wins you can be positive about. “I had a really busy day at work today, but
I listened to an English podcast on the way home from work. I did it. I spent some time to improve my English.” Even those small things you can feel positive
about. Having that positive mindset is the key to
helping you become a fluent English speaker. You need to make it a habit. The third habit of a fluent English speaker
is to fit English into your daily life. Everyone is busy. If you’re busy, you’re not unusual. I’m not saying it’s good to be busy, but it’s
at least normal. So it’s important for you to fit English easily
into your daily life because you probably don’t have two hours free every day. Here are a few suggestions, there are many
others on my channel. You can change your device to English, change
your phone to English, change your computer to English. That way you’re just constantly surrounded
by English as you’re looking at your phone or as you’re using the computer. If you are a list-maker like me, make the
list about what you’re going to do that day or what you’re going to do that week in English. That way you’re having to think about the
best verbs, the best way to explain things. It’s another way to fit English easily into
your daily life because it’s something that you were already going to do, but you’re just
going to do it in English now. You could sing to English music. You could even make a playlist of four or
five songs that you really like, print out the lyrics, read the lyrics as you’re listening
to the song a couple times so that you feel comfortable with them, and then listen to
the songs a lot, eventually you’ll be able to sing out loud with them. And we can listen to music in the little bits
of time we have during the day while you’re driving, while you’re making breakfast. This is a great way to have natural English
sentences in your mind. If you don’t know where to start with English
music, I made a video about 11 songs to learn English that I recommend, you can check out
this video up here, and it’s just a good way to get started. This is a beautiful way to become a natural
fluent speaker. You could listen to English podcasts. When you’re busy, this is something that’s
really easy to do. It’s easier to listen than to sit on the couch
and watch a video. You can listen to something and do something
else at the same time like household chores. For example, when my husband Dan, every time
he does the laundry, every time he folds the laundry, he’s always listening to a podcast. In fact, I think it’s impossible for him to
fold the laundry without a podcast, he just wouldn’t be able to do it. Or whenever I do the dishes, I like to listen
to a podcast. I’m multitasking, but it’s not too hard because
doing the dishes, folding the laundry, it’s a mindless task so you can also listen to
something, have a good time listening to something at the same time. If you want any recommendations for podcasts
to help you learn English, I made video about my top nine recommendations. Also, some other people in the comments left
some other great podcasts for learning English, but you can check out this video I made up
here about my podcast recommendations. These are just a few ideas to help you easily
and seamlessly fit English into your daily life. The next habit of a fluent English speaker
is to speak English at least once a week. If you don’t speak English regularly, you’ll
lose what you know. It’s just a fact. If you don’t run regularly, you’ll lose your
endurance. If you don’t do pull ups regularly, you’ll
lose your muscles, your muscles will weaken. Fluent English speakers speak English regularly. If you don’t feel like you have any native
English speakers who live near you, or you don’t have time to find them, I challenge
you to check out this video I made up here about how you can successfully learn English
from home, learn English without traveling to an English speaking country. There are a lot of tips to help you get started
speaking now because there is no time to waste. If you’re not practicing, you’re losing it,
so make sure that you speak English regularly. The final habit of a fluent English speaker
is that fluent speakers will take opportunities when they come. Do you have the opportunity to go to lunch
with a British representative from your company? Go! Go to that lunch, speak English with them,
listen to English. Take that opportunity. Do you have the opportunity to watch English
cartoons with your child? Do that, listen to the English cartoons. Turn on the subtitles if you need to, but
that’s a great way to take opportunities. Sometimes we feel like we don’t have a chance
to do something, but it’s often because an opportunity came, we might even say an opportunity
came knocking, and we weren’t listening. So make sure that your ears are open for opportunities,
because fluent English speakers take opportunities when they’re available. Let’s do a quick review. The five habits of fluent English speakers,
which will hopefully be you very soon, is to number one, assess what you know and what
you’re doing to improve. Number two is to be positive about your progress. Number three is to fit English into your daily
life. Number four is to speak English at least once
a week. And the final fifth tip is to take opportunities
when they come. And now I have a question for you. I want to know, what do you think are some
other habits of fluent English speakers? Read the comments and get some ideas from
each other, because it is a great idea to speak English confidently, fearlessly, and
fluently. You can do it. Thanks so much for learning English with me,
and I’ll see you again next Friday for a new lesson here on my YouTube channel. Bye. I’d also love … I’d also love … The next
step is to download my free ebook, Five Steps to Becoming a Confident English Speaker. You’ll learn what you need to do to speak
confidently and fluently. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel
for more free lessons. Thanks so much. Bye.

100 thoughts on “5 Habits of Fluent English Speakers”

  1. Speak English With Vanessa

    What are some other habits of fluent English speakers? Write a comment! 😊 Continue learning English with me by downloading my free ebook "5 Steps to Becoming a Confident English Speaker" 👉 www.speakenglishwithvanessa.com/free-ebook ❤️

  2. The sixth habit is:
    writing stories regarding a specific topic you're interested in everyday
    and start to read it out loud with pace to make your mind accustomed to fast connected english whether in talking or listening

  3. I’m so glad to find your classes. I’m starting to university this week. I’m Turkish and I’m trying to improve my English for my education and I’m so lucky about you share vids free.
    Thank you by my heart ☺️ I love you ♥️

  4. I understand English but I can't speak English confused in use of helping vweb verb sentence arrangemwnt arrangement and proper pronunciation

  5. Thank you so mush i really can't express my fealing because you are really great teather and i do understant you well and i think i'm going good nowadays because i started learing english three mounth ago.
    So thank you
    Greating from Sudan

  6. omg i cannot understand myself I'll be crazy certainly, bcz now i understand what r u saying even the other native teachers ,but when i watch movies i disappointed completely nd hate myself hate English hate the world😡 really i mean it , also i mada a conversation with a native teacher i spoke well , i understood her nd she did too nd said I'm good .So please i want u to help me bcz I'll be depressed if i don't be fluent nd especially understanding some native speakers. Im not sure but i think the Canadian English is the clearest than the others, isn't it??

  7. Hey Vanessa,

    Hope you're well. So , I've been doing the 6 habit as read everything when I see and try to understand the context of the message.

    I want to compliment your job because when I have chance I watch your videos and then I could improve.

    All the best,

  8. Hello! It's my first time to see your channel but before I see it, I watched videos from other channels. I want to improve my English speaking from you because you're good teacher. So I'll try to watch your videos more a day. Love you from Cambodian girl 🇰🇭❤️

  9. I spent a lot of time watching videos and listening some of my favorite songs so I talk to myself in front of the mirror (it feels really weird at some times) and not the most fun part but pretty important recording my voice and catching the mistakes to correct 'em

  10. Hi Vanessa, I have been lived in Sydney for a few years, and feel my listening and speaking English is still not advanced enough, especially in causal talking with new native english speaker friends. I can handle my job related discussion, but hard to casual chat. Can you do some videos on that? Looking forward to them. Thanks.

  11. i listen to English videos and courses 2-3 hours a day , and i feel that my language is improved daily , every day , i learn new words , idioms and sentences .

  12. what you said I am understood every thing but I am fear to talk with others and I am very slow in sentence formations.i want talk with who knows perfect English please help. How can I contact without sharing my number

  13. Hii, I practice calisthenic, I love workingout with my own body weight, it's awesome, do pull ups, push ups, muscle ups, at least one day a week I go for a walk.

  14. parner prasad parner

    Hi.. saw ur vocabulary video..I think in future I can speak spurly with confidence. I didn't oblivious about the importance of vocabulary.. sure ur video take me to the betterment level in communicating English .. thx a lot

  15. Actually to improve my english i'm, sometimes, watching videos in english (mostly interviews of my favorite bands/artists), i am watching movies and tv shows in english with english subtitles and especially : i am talking english every single day with friends I met from different countries and so we don't have choice but speaking english ! And i"m starting to speaking english to my mom sometimes, and it is not even in purporse ahah 🙂

  16. I'm forgetting english because I'm not using it as I used it before.
    Reading and watching news is one of the good method to get english.

    Your videos are always give positivity in our minds.
    Thank you very much teacher for doing more and more videos 👍

  17. Hie vannessa, Thank you for making these wonderful vedios.Please how can l improve the tone of my voice.Everytime l attend the interview the recruiters will tell me that my voice is boring.

  18. Nice video to be fluent in English,
    I try every day to speak English but I'm not able to speak English continuously so what should I do to speak more than 5 minutes

  19. Another way is to talk to yourself (when you are alone or when you are diving a car) e. g. talk about things what you have to do, or what happend today (yesterday) or what you have to Say to sb.. or sth alse

  20. Hello, Vanssa ! I´m Japanese.
    my good way to learn English is ゛Sing a English song゛ Now I ´m going to memorise 「maps by Mar room5」and 「gone gone gone by philip philip.

  21. I always listen your video when I have free time to studying I love your voice can you speak English slowly sister 🥺😘

  22. I've been learn since 5 month ago, and just listen youtub for 3 ours fer day. My improve is i can understand teacher englis langued, simple talk, joke, but i stil can't reading education book, how i can improve that?

  23. Romina Mendoza Vega

    Thank you Vanessa! What a great class that you shared with us! I totally agree with you on the things you say about "going to the gym-routine" to get your muscles grow. It is the same with learning a language. It takes time, effort and hard work. I am quite happy now with my language skills but still make a few mistakes, specially grammar issues. I have to tell you though that I have been learning English for half my life and my academic years were really a waste of time for that purpose. However, over the last three years I have really started to learn English. I assessed my English level by that time and was determined to be fluent once and for all. You are one of the best teachers to help me achieve this goal! Thanks a million;-)

  24. Thank you Vanessa! You are wonderfull! thanks for to teach english to me! Can we to do a switch? You teach me to speak english and I teach you to do a pull ups;)

  25. Vanessa; I have no words to thank you for all what you've done, and particularly in this video; it was the key for me to explode all my potential and realize that all I need to be really fluent is to be be consistent and extremely involved into english. God bless you!

  26. Your sense of humour makes me feel comfortable when i am watching your videos.
    thank you so much our Vanessa❤
    a big Hi from Morocco❤

  27. Tell me , if ordinary American person speaks like Vanessa? Because I can understand what she says, but I can't understand what the other American people say in movies! What it is?

  28. Hey Vannesa💕 I LOVE YOU thank you so much for your helpful videos xoxo
    I have a problem tho, i easily understand what you say or when i watch random videos on youtube i almost understand everything and i might miss only a few words, but when it comes to speaking omg first off i'm too shy i barely speak my mother tongue fluently lol, the other problem is my pronunciation, i "say" things right but they don't sound English idk how to explain this but i feel like i'm saying English words in my language, does that make sense to you?
    Idk what to do about that and i want to sound more American SO BAD please help meeee😢💕

  29. One of tht best way to improve your english skill is to speak more. One can also use method like shadowing( repeat immediatly after the speaker). You are the best teacher so let God bless you to help people become fluent))

  30. It helps me to speak English with myself, when I am alone. Or, for example to speak with friend who learn English as well, to write to each other.

  31. Ok , actually for long time , i have problems in improving my English skills , i think I’m not bad in reading , but i find difficult in listening skills, i used to watch many YouTube videos daily, but still can’t understand 70% … until , i had fond this channel,Now i can say I could understand what are saying, clearly.
    I don’t why i ‘d make the difference, i thing , maybe because of your beautiful voice- face your amour style… guys I don’t mean flirting,
    I just want to admit it with great Gratitude.
    Thank you Vanessa .

  32. Hi Vanessa one of the fats Made feel I wasn’t learning is that si wanted to do it faster but now I know is step by step and including english in our day live. I really appreciate your advice. Greetings from Dominican Republic.

  33. I do a short presentation once a week in english with my lab members. It's quite tough but it really helps me improving my english. And thanks a lot for your great videos! From south korea 🙂

  34. I have downloaded your ebook. You are an agel Venessa. You don’t only teach English. You set our minds to be relaxed when we are speaking. This is the only way to be fluent. As you said in the book, the creative center in the brain shuts down when we get stressed. This is the key.(mindset) You know what you are doing. Very professional! I appreciate you so much. You are the sweetest 😊

  35. think and speak in English alone about what is going around whenever you r in a journey or in a road.
    check the progress & assess the difference.
    listening English everyday

  36. I am looking for a english language partner. I am very open minded and social kinda person and can talk on share common interest and develop friendship.

  37. I can understand almost all of what you are saying without subtitles but when I watch movies I barely understand anything. Even with subtitles i have a lot of problems and I can finish a movie in multiple sessions and it gets so frustrating. First question is Are you talking with us in a more clear and simple way?? Second question is How can we make us prepared for understanding any everyday talking in order to listen to real American speech without pain?

  38. Reading and watching tv is most effective in learning …..didn't know I was fluent in English until I attended an English medium college ,and everyone was impressed by my vocabulary and foreign accent…too bad I lost my american accent when I joined "corprate Africa" where everyone speaks with their non-English accents.

  39. Venessa you're not even a marvelous English teacher but also a positive person who always have smile on face and this makes me more positive while watching and learning your English videos. Sometimes I really feel offended on myself when I couldn't find any impass in my English speaking but after watching your videos I can surely assess my English level and also in a positive way. Now I am utterly convinced that by watching your videos anyone can be fluent in English.

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