8 Tips to Help you Talk like a Native English Speaker at Work

Do you sometimes admire how eloquent native English speakers sound when talking, and wish you could speak just like them at work?  Well, you can also become a more fluent speaker of English by using the right methods!

Take a look now at some simple tips given below that will help you to begin communicating like a native English speaker at work: 

1. Talk aloud using English:

A really effective way to enhance your speaking skills is through talking to yourself in English.  This method is extremely easy to practice since you can do it anytime and anywhere.  When you are on your way to work, you can talk to yourself in English about the tasks and plans for the day ahead.  If you are organising your finances, then say numbers aloud and think about the details of any new goals in English.  All of this forces your brain to become more fluent and practical when trying to use English at work.  It will also allow you to identify any mistakes made when speaking English and start to avoid them in the future.

2. Record yourself speaking English:

Although listening to your voice might sometimes irritate you, this is a very practical way of finding mistakes in your spoken English.  First record yourself speaking English, and then you can listen to what is said or ask a fluent speaker of English for some suggestions how to improve your spoken English.  However, you might also want to carefully analyse your spoken English to boost your confidence by looking for all of the effective ways you already express yourself.  Do this by simply making a list of all the things you get right when speaking English.  Learning is not just about recognising mistakes; clearly identifying personal success in all of the positive ways you communicate will bring even greater confidence when trying to further improve your proficiency in spoken English.

3. Keep a speaking journal:

This tip shares some similarities with the previous one, as it also requires you to keep track of your progress.  By recording your reflective thoughts in English before going to bed each night, you can then play back your spoken diary at any time during the year to provide a retrospective on significant events.  This will also help you to constantly review your overall improvement when using English to communicate.

4. Enroll in extra English classes:

There is always room for improvement, and doing extra practice will lift your English skills to a whole new level, so you must consider enrolling in a weekly language class.  There are many available language schools, and even online courses that offer remote learning opportunities.  But if you seek the guaranteed success found in exciting ‘face-to-face’ English lessons with personalised planning, then please visit Mr. Jeff at ‘English for Everyone’.  Mr. Jeff offers English classes for adults in Johor Bahru as a very experienced British-trained teacher and highly trained IELTS private tutor.

Talk like a Native English Speaker at Work

5. Learn one step at a time:

Acquiring fluent English speech requires mastery of all the following language elements: use of appropriate and varied vocabulary, correct grammar and sentence structure, and the accurate utterance of sounds, stress, rhythm and voice intonation.  Trying to acquire all of these language elements at the same time can be very daunting for someone who is just starting to communicate using English, but fortunately you can start working on each element individually in every lesson.  Later lessons will eventually enable you to practice combining all of the integral elements of English in order to speak more accurately and fluently.

6. Socialise speaking English:

Effective communication with another person is interaction that requires both listening and speaking.  You can ensure someone becomes engaged in a conversation by adopting communication strategies like reinforcing keywords, rephrasing, or using question phrases like ‘Do you know what I mean?’ or ‘Don’t you agree?’  This will allow the other person to respond meaningfully to important aspects of your conversation, and you then utilise their answers made to help formulate what to say next.

7. Use non-verbal communication:

Non-verbal communication is an essential part of successful communication, even for native English speakers.  When engaged in verbal communication, you have to use gestures, body language, and facial expressions when explaining or trying to emphasise important aspects of a conversation topic.  You must also determine the hidden meaning of the other person’s body language.  Consider your body posture, too; for example, the way you stand or sit can affect the overall dynamics of an interaction, as it may make you appear either bored or interested in what the other person is saying.

8. Be confident:

If you want to constantly improve your English, you must adopt an open and positive mental attitude towards learning the language.  Seek out and welcome every opportunity to practice speaking English, such as by talking to new people at a party, directly approaching an English speaker, or actively answering all questions being asked by your teacher.  Always remember that there is always something to be learned from every mistake made, so do not be afraid to speak English whenever an opportunity presents itself to you.


By exploring the simple tips outlined above, you can begin to communicate more like a native English speaker.  But always remember, it will take time to regularly apply and practice these tips in order to achieve even greater future fluency and confidence to communicate clearly using English.

However, if you wish to immediately improve your language skills when speaking English, contact the ‘English for Everyone’ Tuition Office NOW to get guaranteed success through private English tuition in Johor Bahru.  Mr. Jeff is also an excellent private IELTS Test tutor who will expertly teach English to you through his individually planned and interactive 1-to-1 lessons.  For more information, get in touch with Mr. Jeff today!