There are many self teaching language programs today. Whether it is online, or a software application, or a classroom, if you are going to live in a country where English is the main language, you should learn to speak English quickly.
The most important about getting to know a language well is the practice of its use with others. If you have nobody to speak English to among your own friends and families, it will take longer to get used to. You should be able to speak to someone in English, while you are learning, on a daily basis. You will feel more at ease, and pick up the language much more quickly, if you speak it regularly.
To get started, you will need to know some phrases that you would normally use in conversation. These sentences will get you through the learning barrier. You should learn to say things like, Please speak slowly, or I am just learning English. People will be sympathetic to these types of phrases and will know that you will not understand large words or fast speaking just yet.
Please and Thank you are important words to know and use in the English language. It shows that you have learned manners, and that will add a touch of class to you. These words take the edge off a question or a command, unlike some other languages. And you do not seem impatient and harsh. It shows that you have some respect. In turn, you will receive respect.
After the conversational phrases are learned, you will begin to pick up on more and more verbs. These action words will be able to translate anything you want to know, do, say, experience, and so forth. The language idioms, that is, phrases that need to stay together in the right order, will also be learned. This will allow you to sound more like a native of the English speaking country that you are in.
The many nouns will come to you as you need them. There are so many names of items that you can only learn most of them as you use them. For instance, you will get to know the word Building, but you probably will not use many architectural terms.
In fact, there are language helpers that are focused on a certain subject. These can be found in the much larger cities, like New York. They are language books that specialize in things like architecture, plumbing, office work, and so forth. The words and terms will be in both your native tongue and in English, and it will show how to use them.
A few generations ago, people came from many countries to settle in America. It was the land of opportunity. And they knew that they needed to learn to speak English first, if they wanted a chance at some of those opportunities. The same is true today, and in fact, for any country in which you decide to live. If it is France, you should learn to speak French. If it is Germany, learn to speak German. It is the best way to get to know the people and the opportunities that you can be a part of in any country.