Four skills of language fluency

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Cora BisignanoEnglish
July 17, 2018
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Have you ever thought about the different skills that comprise language? As you learn a new language, you may find that you are stronger in one area or another...or you may find that you're learning them all together about the same rate. So lets look at the different skills of language:

Reading/comprehension
Writing/comprehenstion
Speaking/comprehension
Listening/comprehension

When you read or write English, are you having a hard time with it, or is it easy for you to understand what you read, and when you write are you able to convey what you're thinking clearly and concisely? If so then this is great! I find that my clients have an easier time of reading and writing then the speaking and listening aspect of a new language.

Speaking a language can be a bit more challenging then reading because you engage new muscles in your mouth. With our native language we strengthen the muscles of our jaws, tongue and lips in a specific way for us to create the sounds in this language. Certain sounds can be difficult to reproduce when learning a new language, unless we practice those sounds daily. With practice, you will eventually learn the sounds since you are strengthening the muscles in your mouth. If you want fluency, it really all depends on how much you practice.

Lastly, how are your listening skills? Do you find it easy to understand someone who speaks the language you're learning, or is it hard to comprehend them? This is another skill that comes with practice. As we listen more to English speakers we will learn how to understand them better.

Combining all four aspects of language skills as well as fully immersing yourself in all of them, will allow you to create complete fluency and mastery of this language. It takes time though, so be patient and kind to yourself during this process.
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Hello students! My name is Cora Bisignano and I am a TEFL certified native English teacher from the United States. I am currently visiting Poland and will be here till September 2018. I am a passionate teacher who loves teaching! I love helping my students become confident and fluent in speaking, understanding and writing English. I work with all ages and levels but focus mainly on conversational and business English and have worked with students in various fields alongside upper-level management as well. My aim is to help you understand the English language so that when you speak or write it, you are able to convey your thoughts and feelings in a way that everyone can understand. I work specifically with improving grammar, simplifying your thoughts (getting rid of sentences and words that are not needed to convey what you're thinking), and most importantly pronunciation. I have worked in many different settings while teaching English. I have worked 1 on 1 (face to face), online, and in group settings. The following list is some of the areas I've focused on: Idioms Public speaking Syntax Vocabulary Presentations Intonation Inflection Reading Writing Exam preparation My teaching style is fun, casual and light. I know it can be difficult to learn a second language, so I want you to learn where you don't feel pressured and you're still getting what you need from each lesson I give. My lessons are custom made for every student I have. I focus on what your needs are and create lessons based on what you want most from learning English. After each lesson, I always give feedback on what I think you can practice and improve on. Some of my interests are: traveling and learning about different cultures. I love being active and exercising. My hobbies are reading, sewing, hiking, and my favorite: cooking! So are you ready to get started? I would love the opportunity to work and help you become a fluent English speaker!
Flag
English
globe
United States
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New!
English
Hello students! My name is Cora Bisignano and I am a TEFL certified native English teacher from the United States. I am currently visiting Poland and will be here till September 2018. I am a passionate teacher who loves teaching! I love helping my students become confident and fluent in speaking, understanding and writing English. I work with all ages and levels but focus mainly on conversational and business English and have worked with students in various fields alongside upper-level management as well. My aim is to help you understand the English language so that when you speak or write it, you are able to convey your thoughts and feelings in a way that everyone can understand. I work specifically with improving grammar, simplifying your thoughts (getting rid of sentences and words that are not needed to convey what you're thinking), and most importantly pronunciation. I have worked in many different settings while teaching English. I have worked 1 on 1 (face to face), online, and in group settings. The following list is some of the areas I've focused on: Idioms Public speaking Syntax Vocabulary Presentations Intonation Inflection Reading Writing Exam preparation My teaching style is fun, casual and light. I know it can be difficult to learn a second language, so I want you to learn where you don't feel pressured and you're still getting what you need from each lesson I give. My lessons are custom made for every student I have. I focus on what your needs are and create lessons based on what you want most from learning English. After each lesson, I always give feedback on what I think you can practice and improve on. Some of my interests are: traveling and learning about different cultures. I love being active and exercising. My hobbies are reading, sewing, hiking, and my favorite: cooking! So are you ready to get started? I would love the opportunity to work and help you become a fluent English speaker!

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