When you are conversing well with others, what do you actually do?
You understand the true meaning of the questions as he/she asks them - on the spot.
You become ready to respond to the question within reasonable time - five to fifteen seconds.
As you know, you can’t plan all the sentences of your responses within five to fifteen seconds. Still you must start speaking. That means, you must speak while thinking, and you must think while speaking.
You decide on the ideas to talk, flow and sequence to effectively present those ideas, sentence structure, grammar, tone of voice, vocabulary etc quickly on the spot!
You take decisions to employ narrative and descriptive strategies, pace the talk to accommodate time or mood changes, Make distinctions between the relative value and significance of specific data, facts,and ideas, Anticipate and address the listener’s potential misunderstandings, biases, and expectations, Use technical terms and terminologies accurately, use language that conveys maturity, sensitivity, and respect etc. on the spot!
Speaking is a ‘real-time’ ‘right-on-the-spot’ skill. It is the highest level of communication. It ensures you are alert, agile and receptive. Also, you think fast, plan fast, identify moods, select words, & create sentence structures fast. You add variety, spice up anecdotes and quotes, and become a better articulator.
When you acquire excellent speaking skills, what are the real knowledge and skills are you automatically acquiring?
Quick listening abilities. You listen quicker because you can’t ask most people to repeat their questions.
Quick formulation of responses. Society expects us to respond in five to fifteen seconds. Quick decision of the idea of response, its consequences, tone of voice, selection of vocabulary, choosing the sentence structure, grammar, etc.
Quick responses in accurate and coherent ways. You learn to convey information and ideas from primary and secondary sources accurately and coherently using well-chosen details.
Answering reflex & ability to think on the spot. On the spot selection of delivery strategies, concrete sensory details the sights, sounds, and smells of a scene and the specific actions, movements, gestures, and feelings of characters.
Quick responses to quick questions. You use language that conveys maturity, sensitivity, and respect. Respond correctly and effectively to questions. Demonstrate knowledge of the subject or organization.
When you master Speaking, you master Listening, Reading and Writing as well!
Ever Wondered, Why They Never Teach You to Speak in English?
School/College Teachers Will Never Teach You Speaking Skills Because…
Ordinary Spoken English Classes Will Never Teach You Speaking Skills Because…
School teachers are judged for the marks their students score in examinations. And, all are written examinations. In order to write correct answers, and to get a good score, its better if students keep silence!
Hence teachers are interested only in your Reading and Writing Skills.
Reading/Writing tests can be evaluated easily (and cheaply)! Multiple Choice Questions can be evaluated by a computer or even by an illiterate! Sadly, ‘Speaking’ cannot be evaluated by a computer or an illiterate.
98% of Speaking is Done by the Teacher: However, science says, speaking can be learned only by speaking, because speaking is a cognitive psycho-motor skill - NOT a grammar and vocabulary mugging-up skill. Even the best grammar scholar can’t engage in a conversation if he/she doesn’t have the ‘Ability to think on his/her feet’ and ‘the Reflex to respond on the spot’. In order to acquire these skills, the student must perform them repeatedly - NOT the teacher.
(Ordinary classes are aware of the truth - that nobody learns anything from their classes. When dissatisfied students question them, to save their business, they offer life memberships!)
It Calls for High Technologies, & Application of Advanced Learning Theories like SpeakEnglishGym!
(There are instances where grammar teachers who boast 25 to 30 years of experience fail to engage in a creative/worthy conversation!)
They Encourage Mugging-Up of Grammar/Vocabulary: Mugged-up data is an orphan (disconnected) data in the brain. Orphan data CAN”T BE RETRIEVED at the moment of need. What brain needs is patterns and associations. Only memorable information can create patterns and associations. MUGGED-UP DATA = No DATA.
They Can’t Engage & Earn Trust of the Students: ● Learners don’t see success in earlier participants - their seniors. The program has not transformed them a bit. ● Learners don’t see any difference in the training approaches - the same failed approach they hated in school days. ● Candidates realise that better training materials are available on their Android Apps.