Colleague Ali Al-Aali @alii.alaali addressing number of job seekers, at the Ministry of Labour and Social Development:
“When I was studying in the United States, I noticed that there were 4 techniques that helped me improve my English language.
The first technique is making mistakes. When you have the courage to try and pronounce words that you’re not sure of, or sentences that don’t sound right, you would learn from any mistake.
The other person's (confused) reaction will encourage you to avoid such mistakes in the future.
Those situations could be embarrassing sometimes, but they’re lifelong lessons.
Second, practice the proper pronunciation. It is very important to speak English the way it should be spoken, not like a foreign language.
By doing so, you would avoid miscommunication in daily conversations. “Park” is not the same as “bark”. Even though they might sound the same with foreign pronunciation, yet with good pronunciation practice you'll see that they have totally different meanings.
Third, find yourself a stickler. A stickler is a person who would correct your mistakes for educational reasons, trying to make you better in the language.
Finally, practice your language. It might be easy for you to read and listen to English, but it’s a totally different thing to speak it. By practicing you would become better at pronunciation, grammar, and you'll simply feel comfortable having a simple conversation. For example, when you encounter a foreign person working in a supermarket, avoid using your easiest choice of speaking Arabic, speak in English, it would be a good practice. With those techniques, you can undoubtedly become fluent in English.
These techniques will be a core focus in Kalimat. It is very important to encourage trainees to make mistakes to learn from them. In Kalimat, trainers will stop if you make a mistake and make sure to correct it, that way you could learn from your own mistakes, and those of your classmates.”