The secret to becoming fluent is…
First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is David Rajaraman. I’m a Tamil-speaking Indian, born and raised in Brunei. I speak 4 languages: English, Tamil, Malay and Japanese. Of these, English is my first and most proficient.
You might be thinking…
“You are lucky because you grew up in an English-speaking country.”
No, the national language of Brunei is Malay.
“You must have studied English really hard.”
Nope. I learnt English the same way I learnt the other 3 languages I speak. In fact, when I was in school, English was my worst and most hated subject.
“You’re just exceptionally intelligent.”
No again. I wish that were true but I’m just a regular person like you.
There is NO secret!
There are plenty of lessons, courses and books available for you to buy.
Of course, they can help you but if you are not speaking the language,
YOU ARE WASTING YOUR MONEY, TIME AND ENERGY!
The FUNDAMENTAL and most ESSENTIAL factor in acquiring fluency is to USE THE LANGUAGE!
The hard TRUTH...
You don’t need to study more. You need to communicate more.
Think about it. How long have you been studying English? How many hours, days, weeks, months, years? Is it working? Is that how you acquired fluency in your native language?
We acquire fluency in our native languages by using the language to communicate!
And we can acquire fluency in any other language, including English, in exactly the same way!
It's your choice...
You can either continue doing the same thing and continue getting the same results, OR…
You can take charge of your language learning and get fluent. And I mean TRULY fluent…
#Fluent Like A Boss