Language Fluency demands practice, practice, practice! This is true for any skill. There’s a reason why moving to a new country and immersing yourself in the culture aids language learning. Non-native speakers are encouraged to try speaking in full immersion, but becoming fluent in a language takes time and can be easily forgotten.

There are many mobile apps that can assist you in learning a language, but practicing with a human is much more enjoyable! You’ll be able to pick up some local slang, hear the correct pronunciation, and make a new friend! Practicing with a friend will also help you stay fluent because they will encourage you to keep practicing.

Language fluency. How To Remain Fluent In A Language: 

  1. Read articles online: Keeping up with the country’s news in their own language is a good way to practice! Seeing new words in a sentence will make you stop, think, or look up words in a dictionary reinforcing the memorization of the meaning. 
  2. Watching movies: Whether it’s rewatching or watching for the first time, movies help non-native speakers with pronunciation and grammar. Putting subtitles in the language one’s learning also helps!  
  3. Find a language buddy: Grab a friend, find a language buddy, or start a group with SPEAK Dublin! 188 people from 49 different nationalities have done it already and joined language groups. 6 different languages have been shared so far – Join us here!
  4. Read books: This is an all-level learner as there are millions of books to choose from! Reading books help with learning sentence structure and grammar. 

Listen to music: Catchy tunes are a great way to passively learn a new language. This also gives you the opportunity to learn about the music culture of the country.

If you want to learn more on how to practice a language at home check this post on mastering a language and don’t forget to sign up for a SPEAK language group at

Author: Anne

Anne was born in China and raised in the US. She is studying marketing. She enjoys meeting new people and learning more about their cultures.

Author: Mariana Brilhante

Mariana is Chief Marketing Officer at SPEAK, she loves nature and adventure, has a sort of obsession for typical sayings!

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