In my years of tutoring, I have had many students, adults and
children, come to me for help with learning how to speak English
comfortably. Coming from another country perhaps, or visiting for a
short time, either situation creates this problem.
There are a few ways to make this task easier. Helping familiarize
the student or adult with many English things, teaching them about our
culture, understanding theirs, are all basic to this situation. I have come
across, through trial and error, very useful ways to speed up this
I have had great success with easing students into speaking English
comfortably. I find that most other countries, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnamese,
and China, all educate their students extremely well regarding grammar
and punctuation in English. The missing element is always practicing
English by mere speaking. I have had the pleasure of working with some
lovely people from Korea mostly, who benefited extremely from using
some of the methods I use.
One of my most successful tools is scripts of daily life to practice
talking. I have many, many scripts about banking, the movies, parties,
and much, much, more. Speaking and talking in script form, makes
familiar English conversation and makes it easy to talk without feeling
embarrassed because of lack of experience in speaking English.
I know that California has a huge influx of ESL people each year.
I am happy to help in any way I can to make their journey easier. When
entering school for the first time here in the States, it can be very scary
for adults and children alike.
Please contact me if I can be of any help with this task.