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Hi everyone! I’m Georgiana; founder of SpeakEnglishPod.com. My mission is to help YOU speak English fluently.
- Today I’ll talk about correction when speaking English and how it affects your fluency.
- Later you’ll practice your speaking with a funny mini story.
A student asked me this question not long ago: “Is it effective to be corrected when you speak?”
Let’s say you’re an English student, and you’re trying to practice your speaking. Your first idea is to hire a tutor who will correct all your mistakes.
At first, it seems like a great idea to be corrected. Every time you make a mistake, the tutor will tell you the correct pronunciation, and that’s how you’ll learn to speak correctly.
Yet, based on my vast experience as an English teacher, I must be honest with you and tell you that this approach isn’t practical. In fact, overcorrection prevents you from developing fluency.
And when I talk about fluency, I mean speaking without pausing too often. It’s when you’re making some mistakes, but you’re not continually hesitating.
The problem with being corrected too often is that you’re always being interrupted.
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