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Unlocking Fluency: 5 Techniques to Improve Speaking Skills in English | Personal Trainer Tokyo Titan

Updated: May 23, 2023

Being able to express yourself confidently and fluently in English opens up a world of opportunities for personal and professional growth. Whether you're a beginner or an intermediate learner, these tips will guide you towards unlocking fluency in spoken English.

1. Embrace Conversational Practice

One of the most effective ways to improve your speaking skills is by engaging in regular conversations. Find language exchange partners, join conversation clubs, or practice with native speakers. Embrace every opportunity to speak and build your confidence in expressing your thoughts and ideas in English.

2. Focus on Pronunciation and Intonation

Clear pronunciation and proper intonation can greatly enhance your communication skills. Pay attention to individual sounds, stress patterns, and word linking. Practice speaking out loud, record yourself, and compare it with native speakers to identify areas for improvement.

3. Expand Your Vocabulary

Enriching your vocabulary will not only make your speech more engaging but also provide you with a wider range of words to express yourself effectively. Read extensively, use vocabulary-building apps, and maintain a personal word journal to regularly learn and review new words.

4. Think in English

Developing the habit of thinking in English can significantly boost your fluency. Try to immerse yourself in the language by narrating your daily activities, describing objects around you, or even having inner dialogues in English. This practice trains your brain to think and respond naturally in English.

5. Seek Feedback and Correct Mistakes

Invite feedback from native speakers, language tutors, or fellow learners to identify areas where you can improve. Embrace constructive criticism and focus on rectifying common mistakes such as grammar errors, mispronunciations, or word choice.


Improving your speaking skills in English requires dedication, practice, and an open mindset. By incorporating these techniques into your language learning journey, you'll steadily unlock fluency and gain confidence in expressing yourself in English. Remember, don't be afraid to make mistakes and keep challenging yourself to step out of your comfort zone. With time and perseverance, you'll witness remarkable progress in your spoken English abilities.

Want to improve your English speaking fluency AND get fit at the same time? Contact Tokyo Titan

I am Tokyo Titan. I am bilingual in Japanese and English and used to work as a translator and interpreter, and am also an internationally-certified bodybuilding specialist personal trainer and nutritionist. Through individually customized personal training lessons taught in English, together we will develop your English skills while creating the body you want.

Lessons are provided in three formats:

  1. Online

  2. in-person at my private gym in Ota-ku, Tokyo, a few minutes walk from Omori-machi Station on the Keikyu Line

  3. In-person at a convenient location of your choice

For more information, inquire now!

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