Learn English Attending Social Groups
In today’s episode I tell you the quickest and easiest way to start conversations with other English-Speakers in your city. I also share my experiences attending social groups that specialise in language exchanges. Today’s episode is leading us to the next week’s episode about Conversation Starters. Stay tuned! Hope you enjoy today’s episode :)
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Hey guys, you are listening to the English Made Simple Show, this is episode number two hundred and twenty five, number 2-2-5, dos cientos veinti cinco – now we can all count till 225 in Spanish, yaaay
Welcome back everyone, thanks for tuning in to today’s show, my name is Milena and I am the host of the English Made Simple show, you can find me at www.englishmadesimple.net, englishmadesimple (punto) net.
What is up? What’s up?
What’s up is just a nice way of saying: How are things? What’s new?
I hope you enjoyed that last episode with my student Lesly.
If you are new to the show, I strongly recommend you go back one episode, go to 224 and listen to the episode where my student shares her story about her struggles with English, when she emigrated to the US as well as tips on what she did to start improving her English – especially the speaking part.
One of the takeaways I got from her story is that you should start speaking regardless of how you sound, if there is something you don’t understand ask the person you are speaking with, ask them: sorry, how do you say this in English? And bit by bit you will start memorizing different phrases and before you know it, you would have built up enough confidence to start speaking with anyone.
And this brings me to today’s show.
What’s one of the best and quickest ways you can start speaking with English-speakers so you can practice your English.
Find social groups in your local area.
I briefly touched on this in episode 2-2-3 called How to Feel Less Anxious When Conversing in English where I talked about having a plan before going out to events where you meet people to speak in English.
I’ve also covered social groups in my earlier episodes, I talked about Meetups. That was episode 026 called Talk With Native Speakers with MeetUp.com which was released back in July 2016.
I cannot remember what I shared in that episode, but what I know for sure is that the meetup.com is one of the first social groups that come to mind when I think of practicing speaking ….in any language.
I also know there are a lot of new listeners who’ve joined us since 2016 but had never gone back to the archive to listen to the old episodes so they would’ve missed out on this important tip.
And today’s episode is going to be about going to places such as Meetup.com.
By the way amigos y amigas, I am not affiliated with meetup.com, I just recommend them because I used them in the past.
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