Sing to Improve Fluency


In my old job I taught part of a weekend intensive English course. It was tough for a lot of the students, who had really high goals but they improved their English a lot over the course. Every one of the students liked English. At the end of term we had a karaoke party in English, with everyone singing at least one song in English.

Some students were more successful with their songs than others, and some were very ambitious. The difference was not talent or natural singing ability. I asked one of my students how he could sing so fast in English.

“Every week me and my friends do punk karaoke.”

You don’t have to go to karaoke, and you don’t have to sing punk songs, but it helps to sing. You could sing along with a lyric sheet to your favourite song or you could even search Youtube for videos with lyrics

I hope you have a lot more fun with your English study after reading this post! Now, where’s my microphone?