Practice makes perfect.
You become better at something by doing it.
Top Formula 1 drivers were not born with a perfect mastery of the wheel. No, they became very good at driving through a lot of practice.
That is how it works. Your spoken English will improve during every lesson. And the nice thing about it is that you learn a language in a practical way so that you can actually use it whenever the needs arises.
It would be wrong to say that you don’t learn grammar and vocabulary during conversation classes. On the contrary, by using unfamiliar words and tenses, you will memorise them. Adult learners often have difficulties finding the extra time to study at home, in between classes. During our conversation tables, they actively repeat and therefore memorize the English language in an easy and practical way.
Studies show that one remembers much more when one verbally repeats what needs to be learned. That is why so many school and university students memorise faster by reading out loud.
Speaking a language is fun, just like driving a car. Conversation classes are often referred to as easy English learning, because they do not require you to study dull lists of vocabulary and grammar rules. You learn in a more spontaneous way, one word or rule at the time, without having the idea that you are making a big effort in doing so.
At the English Academy, we know that making people speak English works very motivating. That is why almost nobody abandons our group classes before the end of the term. This is in strong contrast to self-study methods without speaking activities. There, the dropout rate can be higher than 91%.
This is the proof that speaking motivates people to continue the development of their language skills. And that makes all the difference.