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'Do not focus on grammar while learning English'

Last updated on: April 17, 2013 07:09 IST

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In an online chat with readers on April 15, Chander Madan, CEO of eAge Edusolutions addressed queries on how to improve English communication skills.

For those who missed the live chat, here's the unedited transcript:


Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions says, Hello Everyone!

nae1 asked, Hi, which website should I refer to improve my vocabulary and speaking skills in english?

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers, at 2013-04-15 15:58:46
Hi , You can try the following sites: BBC British council site Youtube videos for improving spoken English skills
naresh asked, how to improve my English?

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Listen to English News Read English Newspaper Practice with a friend , relative or an online tutor Watch English movies or Hindi Movies with English Subtitles
age asked, sir how to improve english speaking? english such a difficult language

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Hi, It is not a difficult language , you need to make an effort to start speaking with a friend, colleague or a relative. If you can't find any, try to search for an Online tutor in Spoken English. I am sure you will do well!
uday asked, i am MBA graduate even though am facing english problem mainly due to was in Maharashtra state maximum were using HINDI only pl what shall i do now pl guide me

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Hi Uday, You can search for some very innovative and interesting Online help options. Try to search for "How to improve English online" on google and you will get some very good sites. All the best!
Khan asked, is grammar and punctuation really required to complete a conversation

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Hi Khan, Please DONOT focus on Grammar when you begin with learning English. You need to take first steps to start thinking in English , following these simple tips: 1. Read English papers 2. Watch English News on TV 3. Practice with a friend, colleague or an online English tutor Please Do not worry if you speak incorrect english in the beginning. Regular practice will help you get proficient.. All the best!
mak asked, Hello Sir, is eAge Edusolutions provide course for Executives in software industry ?

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Hi Mak, Yes we have variety of courses, as we are ourselves a techno education company. You can look at our site www.eAgetutor.com and look for course info to find a suitable course for you.
MUBIN asked, Sir, I think my english conversation is ok, but i found it very challenging to speak in front of a person who is more fuent in enlish than me..

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Hi Mubin, Practice everyday for 45 minutes with a colleague, friend or an online English tutor. If you are working,start making presentation to your colleagues and do a dry run (rehersal) before you actually present to larger audience.
gabdu asked, sir, what should i do to improve or inculcate english language in my daughter 5 years oold?

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
You can ask her to : 1. Read English Comics 2. Read Story books in english Like Panchtantra 3. One of the parent should always speak to her in English 4. Ask her to watch English cartoons 5. Practice speaking with you everyday for 15 minutes
KAVI asked, HELLO SIR, would like to know how to get fluency in english while speaking though when english is good???

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Hi Kavi, Practice everyday for 45 minutes with a colleague or a friend who is better than you. Listen to English news Watch English movies
Mukund asked, Are there any courses on Business English?

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Mukund, You can try with British council if you have one in your area. Alternatively you can look for online courses that are delivered with a small group of students.
KAVI asked, sir, its difficult to give presentation in front of 100 people in office , how to over come that??????

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Kavi, It is usual to be anxious when you are presenting to such a large audience. Practicing in front of a mirror or in front of your colleagues would be a good idea. When presenting, make an eye contact with audience regularly . All the best
KAVI asked, sir, how to be more specific while speaking .....

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Prepare your discussion well in advance : - Note down points that you want to discuss - decide on the words to use - Decide on examples to use - set a time limit (at least in your mind)
sunil asked, my eng grammer is ok .how to improve english speaking.

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
practice speaking with a friend, colleague or a teacher every day. Try online options if there is no Institute in your area.
FAIZ asked, it is difficult to understand accent of foreign people like from U.S. how to tackle this?

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Hi faiz, Please watch English Movies...watch American TV programs. Listen to CNN and CNBC news
sunil asked, is it possible to get help from net to improve english .

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Yes, there are multiple Options available. You can try : 1. BBC and British Council Site 2. Livemocha.com 3. Buddyshool.com 4. www.eAgetutor.com
Pravin asked, HI, how to improve english for bussiness?

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
You can join a Business English course with British Council,Inlingua. You can also try some Online Business English courses.
Surendra asked, hello how can i improve my communication skills

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,C
practice speaking with a friend, colleague or a teacher every day. Try online options if there is no Institute in your
KAVI asked, KAVI asked, sir, how to be more specific while speaking ..... Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers, Prepare your discussion well in advance : - Note down points that you want to discuss - decide on the words to use - Decide on examples to use - set a time limit (at least in your mind) ????? how can when prepare in advance....... when it should on the spot........

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
In that case, you need to practice, practice everyday...and gradually you will be able to handle impromptu conversations.
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mitul asked,
i have studied throughout in EM but as i do not speak regulary in english sometimes i undertand some words but i cannot express it in english so how can i improve that?

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
practice speaking with a friend, colleague or a teacher every day. Try online options if there is no Institute in your area. Try searching for "How to improve english by learning Online"
sunil asked, sir pl give me sites name to help me.

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
You can try : 1. BBC and British Council Site 2. Livemocha.com 3. Buddyshool.com 4. www.eAgetutor.com
sureshvitla asked, how to improve english speaking, as i am very familiar in my mother tongue for some words and same in english its bit tough to translate...

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
It is very important to start thinking in English . You need to practice with a friend , colleague or try these online options: 1. BBC and British Council Site 2. Livemocha.com 3. Buddyshool.com 4. www.eAgetutor.com
kkv asked, Hi, I am able to speak well when we talk about technical (IT) related things with my colleuges... In general If i started talking with anyone i started struggling

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
You can try the following : 1. Watch english movies 2. Read Newspapers 3. Practice with a friend or colleague every day .
Bakul asked, I love the command on Language by bill clinton, how do we master the flow, we rarely get to speak such english

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Practice, practice everyday with a colleague friend or a try online options
Lakshman asked, Sir, I face difficulty when using prepositions. Please provide me some tips or some links where in I can over come that problem of mine.

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
You can try following sites: Livemocha.com Englishtown.com BBC site Or try to join an online english course
Maya asked, Sir,Sometimes in English, the words are pronounced different compared to the sound of the words written. so how do we know how to pronounce the words according to how it should be pronounced? for eg: ELITE - WE TEND TO PRONOUNCE IT AS ELIITE AND NOT ELETE, ACCORDING TO THE WORDS WRITTEN. KINDLY HELP!

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Hi Maya, When you are in doubt, go to www.Dictionary.com and you can learn the pronunciation of different words.
gaurav asked, hello sir, is there any course to become a spoken english trainer ?

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Yes, There is a course run by British Council. I believe they provide a CELTA certificate
pawan asked, I have mother tongue influence..how can i overcome from it

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Hi Pawan, There are some voice and accent training course available. You should check out Institutes available in your area.
sunil asked, sir pl kindly suggest me some books on this subject.

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers, Hi Sunil, More than Books, you can rely on Online blogs and articles. More importantly, practice english everyday.
raiyudu asked, How to improve communication skills on business language

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
There are some Business English course available in Institutes or you can try online.
sunil asked, how to speak correct pronounciation when it is difficult words in grammer.

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
There are online dictionaries available these days to check pronunciation. Please try dictionary.com
pawan asked, Dear sir daily how much effort require to improve communication skills?if i will do effort after how many months i will get reults..

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Hi Pawan, Learning a language is a journey and you need to practice regularly. If you spend at least 45 min to 1 hour everyday for about six months , you will start to notice the difference.
sunil asked, i used to see english movies but sometimes their ascent is such i cant understand. what to do.

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Please watch movies with subtitles so that you better understand what is being said... You can try Moviesnow, HBO channel.
Jaine asked, Many times I am pointed out that I speak too fast. But when I slow down it feels to me as if I am being too boring. Any suggestions please.

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Hi Jaine, Sometime, when we are nervous we end up speaking too fast. Please practice practice speaking with a friend, colleague or a teacher every day. Try online options if there is no Institute in your area
s asked, sir, I wish to add more and more worthy, situation specific words to my routine talk.

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
You need to improve you vocabulary : 1. Read news papers every day 2. Ready Easy to understand books according to your interest 3. Watch English News
k. verma asked, which is the best grammar book

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Wren and martin
bharat asked, what are tips to speaking english very well in few days.

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Sorry there is no quick fix available. However, depending on the need you can go for a short term course and follow it up with practice everyday
Debs asked, Sir, what I have noticed that my collection of words( Vocabulary) is not enough and interfering me to speck continuously.What shall I do. I used to collect words from news paper and sites but I seldom do it now, any other option in increase that

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
You need to continue to read, watch movies and listen to news to build your vocabulary. Also listen to the pronunciation of the words on online dictionary
vasu asked, i am graduate in Engineering.But studied in tamil medium upto sslc. i am having experience 18 years.Still i am working as a Engineer. I Want to improve my Communication Skill? What to do for that?

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Hi Vasu, Please join an Online (Interactive) English speaking course and practice everyday. You can search on Google : " How to improve English by learning Online"
appe asked, how 2 speak grammatically correct english?

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Hi Appe, Please dont worry about grammar when you are starting... Practice speaking with a friend, colleague or a teacher every day. Try online options if there is no Institute in your area .
Amaresh asked, I am having difficulty with usage of will and would.

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Please refer to this link http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/english-grammar/verbs/modal-verbs/will-or-would Also if this does not answer, please post a question on our facebook site :eAgespoken
s asked, sir, How to keep the loudness under control and be loud to highlight any specific message.

Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions answers,
Good Question, Voice modulation is very important while talking in English. You may want to watch English news on TV to see how newsreaders do it or Listen to English new on radio.
Chander Madan , CEO and Founder eAge Edusolutions says, Alright folks, It was great interacting with you !. All the best!




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