想学好英语(尤其是口语),你就一定要多和native English speakers(英语母语的人) 沟通。


那么这个观点正确吗?和什么样的native speakers交流,才能提高英语?今天,英语君就来和你好好说说。

1.和native speakers交流,对学英语有帮助?

Why do we think this is true? Well, it seems logical.Many believe that the language belongs to the native speakers, so if we want to speak it ‘correctly’ we must speak English with them, right?However, this idea is a barrier to the reality that languages are not so black and white. Especially English because it is the global language for communication.

Languages are fluid and evolving. There is no perfect way to speak them. Native speakers bend the rules, and usually we do NOT care if learners make mistakes, as longas we can understand them.



English learners can succeed in getting real fluency without ever living abroad or speaking with anative speaker.?

2.与native speaker交流的认识误区

误区1:natives speak的英语才地道(×)


English is used in virtually allcross-cultural interactions, like business and tourism. In fact, there are twice as many non-native English speakers than natives!?For this reason, it would be foolish to have a goal of only speaking with native speakers. You need to have a global perspective, and be able to communicate with people from any country, despite their accent.?I would even argue that we are evolving beyond needing to choose between learning American or British English. Soon, students will learn global English.

误区2:natives speak能纠正错误(×)



Not having native speakers around is NOT avalid excuse not to improve your English.A good teacher’s job is not to make you learn. A good teacher is your guide on the path to fluency. But it is up to YOU to walk the path.

The most valuable part of speaking with someone from the U.S.A., U.K., etc. is that you get to hear the language as it is spoken in that country. NOT that you will get your mistakes corrected. In my experience, unless it is a teacher that you are paying, it is unlikely that anative speaker will correct your mistakes.

That is why the difference between input(reading, listening) and output (writing, speaking) is so important.


When improving our speaking is the goal, listening is especially important to absorb how the language is naturally spoken.The wonderful thing about English is that there are tons and tons of resources for input that are easily accessible for anyone. You can listen to podcasts and radio and watch TV series and movies(learn more here).




Will Speaking with Non-Natives Make My English Worse?Conversation with non-native speakers will NOT make your English worse if you are balancing it with enough nativeresources.

In summary, by listening a lot and speaking regularly you will see your confidence AND fluency improve.

误区3:natives speak能帮你学习(×)


Most people say they want to speak with anative speaker, but are actually too scared to.In fact, for most people, this is the biggest barrier to fluency. Because of this, they either resist looking for opportunities to speak, or when they get the chance, they freeze up or find an excuse not to practice.But speaking to other learners is not nearly as scary. You do not have to worry about them judging you because they know how you feel.

Most native speakers (probably over 97%) do not understand the complexities of their own language, and even less know how to teach it. Furthermore, many English native speakers feel it is rude to correct someone’s mistakes.

Most people that think they NEED to speak with a native speaker have little (if any) experience actually speaking with people from non-English speaking countries.?And many who have not done enough work to improve their listening, confidence, and conversational skills don’t realize that if they have a conversation with a native right now, they are going to have a lot of difficulty understanding and communicating with her. Natives generally speak fast, connect their speech, and use a lot of slang andexpressions.

This can build on one’s existing anxiety of speaking, and causes many to quickly give up.That’s why just starting to speak, especially with someone who is patient and empathetic, is a huge confidence boost. This is EXACTLY what a learner needs to get over herfears, to start communicating, and move towards fluency.