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7 things to improve your English communication
English is very easy to learn .All you need to do is train yourself to speak English as comfortably as you speak your mother tongue. You need certain practice in your daily life. Here are some tips to follow:
1. Make friendship.
Find out a friend who also wants to improve his or her English and have lunch or dinner with them. Make it a habit and utilize the whole time for communicating in English. Introduce penalties if this rule is broken. Of course this will help you to improve your listening and speaking skill. If you don't have enough time to go out and meet people at least you can chat a little by telephone. Play games printed in English which require some knowledge of English Monopoly, Scrabble, Life, Dictionary, etc.Before starting, come up with a repertoire of basic commands for playing, and encourage the other players to speak only English. If you do like this no doubt you can improve your English speaking skill, what you want to do is keep on practicing it.

2. Read English books like comics, magazine, entertainment
Comics are always full of idiomatic language and are very easy to understand, but some are very difficult to understand the jokes and dialogue. So try to choose comics carefully. Usually, serious or adventure comics are easier to understand than funny ones. Which one you feel more comfortable buys them and read. Magazines also useful to improve language and get knowledge. I f you can read two versions of the same magazine for example, Newsweek in your language and in English, that will help you to understand easily.

3. Read a translation into English.
Choose a book that was originally translated into English, preferably from your own language. Even if you haven't read the book in your own language, you will find the English is written in a slightly simplified way that is more similar to how your own language is written than a book originally written in English would be. This will be easy for you to understand and learn that language

4. Watch films in your language with English subtitles.
If you find English films with English subtitles too difficult or you, watch films in your language. This is a best option to understand learn English. Local films with English subtitles can also help you to attain good English language.

5. Watch the same film or TV episode over and over again.
You can learn the language without having to study it. Some comedies can also get funnier the more you watch them, especially if you watch them with no subtitles and so understand a little more each time you watch it.

6.Learn and use the phonemic script
There are many sounds in English; if you learn phonetics you can understand these words. By learning the phonemic script you can improve your pronunciation and you will get the idea how to pronounce. It can also make things easier for you by stopping you trying to pronounce different spellings of the same pronunciation different ways.

7. Read a book with lots of dialogue
Dialogue is also much easier to understand than descriptive parts of a book, and is much more like the language you will want to learn in order to be able to speak English.

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From India, Mumbai
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A-Z of English Communication for Job Seekers

Communication is the successful transmission of information through a common system of symbols, signs, behavior, speech, writing, or signals.

Communication is essentially the transfer of ideas, messages or information from one person to another. It is effective when it gets the desired action or response. Basic communication skills are essential for continued success, whether personal or professional. At the very base one needs to understand the communication process.
Since effective communication is essential for success, you have to make an all-out effort to improve your communication skills. To do so, job seekers and others those who have interest to enhance their communication skills can take the following course.

1. To communicate your response, you have to understand the point being made in the question. To understand, you have to listen carefully. Listening is the key to your understanding.

2. Plan and conceptualize your thoughts before giving a response. This requires your ability quickly and focuses on the core point. You may take a momentís pause to compose your thoughts before answering, but think before you answer.

3. Sharpen your language skills. Use simple words and short sentences as far as possible. Strictly avoid long sentences, which can confuse and make you lose track of your talking points. Reading articles and books can help a candidate improve his language skill and participate effectively in the communication process.

4. Remove the fear of failure from the mind. Look at the silver lining of the cloud. One failure may be a learning point for success in the next interview. The world is not lost with one failure in an interview, as long as you are open to learning from the experience. So, take it easy.

5. Perceive rightly. Be rational and donít rush into a judgment without analyzing the message. Try to perceive the message from the point of view of the sender.

6. Make it a habit to put down thoughts on a piece of paper, if you are not comfortable with mental conceptualization. Then, try to verbalize them.

7. Avoid needless communication. It takes away your valuable time and also tends to expose your inconsistency. Answer to the point with relevant information, and do not resort to long elaboration.

8. Be mindful about the body language of the receiver. Quite often, the interviewerís body language conveys the signal about your effectiveness and correctness of answer. It will also tell you when to stop. If you donít stop soon, you may be at a disadvantage.

Facilitating Communication

In addition to removal of specific barriers to communication, the following general Guidelines may also facilitate communication.

1. Have a positive attitude about communication. Defensiveness interferes with Communication.

2. Work at improving communication skills. It takes knowledge and work. The communication model and discussion of barriers to communication provide the necessary knowledge. This increased awareness of the potential for improving communication is the first step to better communication.

3. Include communication as a skill to be evaluated along with all the other skills in each person's job description. Help other people improve their communication skills by helping them understand their communication problems.

4. Make communication goal oriented. Relational goals come first and pave the way for other goals. When the sender and receiver have a good relationship, they are much more likely to accomplish their communication goals.

5. Approach communication as a creative process rather than simply part of the chore of working with people. Experiment with communication alternatives. What works with one person may not work well with another person. Vary channels, listening techniques, and feedback techniques.

6. Accept the reality of miscommunication. The best communicators fail to have perfect Communication. They accept miscommunication and work to minimize its negative impacts.

Communication is at the heart of many interpersonal problems faced by farm employers. Understanding the communication process and then working at improvement provide managers a recipe for becoming more effective communicators. Knowing the common barriers to communication is the first step to minimizing their impact. Managers can reflect on how they are doing and make use of the ideas presented in this paper. When taking stock of how well you are doing as a manager, first ask yourself and others how well you are doing as a communicator.

From India, Mumbai
Nice work Shab!!! Do you have any PPTs that the managers can share with their teams... Subjects can be like positive attitude, better communication in office, importance of professionalism etc Thanks
From India, Faridabad
Learning made fun!!!!
To improve upon n over come the hitch of speaking, one can read an article from a newspaper or any magzine loudly n pronoun the words clearly. Ensure initial focus should be on right pronunciation and not speed....Happy learning

From India, Mumbai
It is really nice work. Here is also some way to improve English grammar and communication skills : Simple Way to Learn English Grammar & Language | Best Syndication
From India, Delhi
Dear Shabz Good job !!! this would be helpful to improvise and increase the ability in learning English.... Regards Valli
From India, Bangalore
Dear shabz, Really very good job you have done. It will really helpful for those whose are keen interested to learn english,:icon1: Rgds, Pooja
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