How to get rid of Mother tongue influence ?
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gengaraj.p Started The Discussion:

Dear HR folks, Nowadays almost everyone is having mother tongue influence, so how to get rid of it. Is there any solution to it ? Regards Genga

28677c5420521383353edc6e6 - Member Since: Dec 2009
Yes. Cut the Tongue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nor would there be Wagging Tongues n Nor would there be the Influence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mayuri verulkar - Member Since: Jan 2008
Dear Genga,

It will take time to get rid of MTI factor during communication. Just listen English news daily & note down the word which you are not able to pronounce correctly. Practice uttering these words/sentences loudly in front of mirror, this will not only improve your pronunciation but also improve your confidence of speaking without MTI effect.

Cheers
Mayuri

RedMad - Member Since: Dec 2009
Hi Gengaraj,

1) Read English newspaper everyday for 1 hour.

2) Stand before a mirror and speak in English for 15-20 mins.

3) Speak loud, English tongue twisters for 15-20 mins

4) Watch English new channels like NDTV, CNN etc.,

If you do these things regularly for few months, I can assure you that there would a change in your MTI.

Shabana Begum - Member Since: Mar 2008
hi all,

here the thread started with avoiding MTI, there was nothing asked about English language. But answers are mainly focusing on the English language.

I wonder why Indians alone have this affection towards English....whats harm in communicating in our own mother tongue....
In France people speak french, in Belgium speak Dutch, in Srilanka speak singalam, in Russia russian and so on....

this is my personal views...I may be wrong also...others can comment

ajayaatreyasa - Member Since: Sep 2009
hi ganga,

follow the steps as said above, i would not like to copy from others PROs so follow them.

How i got rid of my mother tongue influenxe is that...

i read english newspaper loudly for almost a month, read few homonyms and understood, tongue twister( thats the first one you should do). listen to others who speak fluently and speak to them regularly...Practice, Practice and practice..thats all i could say...however the efficiency would be dependent on you. how much you will contribute towards your MTI avoid.

gengaraj.p - Member Since: Jul 2010
Thanks for the steps you have taken to correct my problem. I have catched the point. keep rocking. I just

TELIKEPALLI - Member Since: Oct 2009
Dear Friend,

to my knowledge mother tongue is like a mother, we can not come out easily from mother tongue influence even it is not at all a mistake . we have to give respect to mother tongue at the same time we have to learn different language,especially English as you know these days English language is playing major role for getting jobs or growing carrier wise so while talking English or any other language just forgot your mother tongue for the time being and think in that language which you are talking . I am sure you may easily overcome from this problem.

I wish you all the best.

Shabana Begum - Member Since: Mar 2008
Hi, thanks for your explanation...it was just my opinion about the grace for English..but your pt is valid...

ussnrao - Member Since: Feb 2010
My earlier days I had the similar problem (my mother tongue is Telugu). One of my Senior suggested the following:

"Think in English then only you will be able to answer in English.

Normally people hear the conversation in English and wanted to reply in English but they will think in Telugu and frame the words in English and speaks out. This will take few seconds. The gap for replying will make you embarrassed and becomes hurdle every time. To avoid this, always think in English so that you can respond immediately"

It helped me a lot.

Hope this is an practicable solution.

Best wishes



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