When I look back to the time I started producing oral English language, I realize that it took place long time before I was able to do so. It seems as if it worked like magic because I didn’t have to consciously remember how to say things in my native language, and the mental images would take the form of words when I needed it.
I’ve seen the same process in many of the students that I interview for placement tests and during casual conversations with intermediate levels. They are not sure how it works, but they are able to find the words and structures to express their ideas.
You too, can develop this ability if you’re serious about your effort to learn the new language. All it takes is commitment and hard work. For some, it will be easier, and for the rest of us like it was my case, it’s the result of systematic enforcement.
Firstly, there’s the need to increase vocabulary, for this is the base of language. It’s been said that a learner needs to incorporate at least 7 new words everyday, so imagine the importance of words, expressions and collocations to speak up your mind.
Second, being aware of the structure required to keep up with a normal conversation, such as simple present tense, simple past, and future. Learn the rules of tenses including varied-sentence types: affirmative and negative statements, Y/N questions, WH-questions.
Lastly, making sure that intonation, pronunciation and clarity comply with the standard of the people you speak to; in other words, there’s no effective communication if the other person cannot easily understand you.
So just follow this 1-2-3 method to accomplish the goal of producing oral language, and make yourself proud of being able to interact with others through the wonderful English channel.