In October we started the new conversation groups at EOI Valdemoro. It is a new and free activity offered by the school to improve the students’ speaking skill and their fluency. I would like to talk about my own experience at the conversation group I attended.
It is a great option to practise your English and improve your fluency. One of the most important challenges when people study a new language is the speaking skill, specially Spanish people, who normally have a good grammar but we have trouble speaking in another language because we fear some kind of embarrassment. Besides there is normally not enough time for all the students to speak in their English classes and it is difficult to practise as much as we need. We know the only way to improve your fluency is to practise and practise. The more you practise, the better you speak. Moreover, it is a great opportunity to meet with other students. In your first conversation group you might feel a little nervous, but after 5 minutes that feeling will surely change. The teacher is friendly and he helps you if you have problems with your vocabulary or your fluency. Even your classmates can help you. It is only one hour per week but you will always learn something new and you will feel you are making progress.
This is being a success at EOI and I hope that all of us could continue going to this kind of events. Personally, I think that we have a lot of opportunities in the school to practise our skills and, as far as we can, we should take advantage of it.