The first thing you should know is that everyone can speak English with a clear pronunciation; everybody has a mouth, a tongue and lips. Everyone can speak every language because there is no difference between human; we are all born with the same mechanism.
Pronouncing every word correctly leads to poor pronunciation! Good pronunciation comes from stressing the right words – this is because English is a time-stressed language. English is considered a stressed language while many other languages are considered syllabic. In other languages, such as French or Italian, each syllable receives equal importance (there is stress, but each syllable has its own length). English pronunciation focuses on specific stressed words while quickly gliding over the other, non-stressed, words.
- English environment
If you really want to improve your English pronunciation, you should be surrounded by English everyday, which means the best thing is to be in a place where we talk only in English. If you can’t have this situation, you can do it by listening to English every day, you can listen to English radio, or TV, you can also have some CDs in English.
- Listen and don’t speak
When someone talks to you or to someone else in English you should not speak at the same time, you should listen, focus on his speaking, his English intonation, which words he stress, which words he doesn’t stress etc.
Never speak when listening to English, always focus on listening first, speaking will come later!
- Learn English subconsciously
Never try to learn English in a short time, listen always to English and be sure that you will speak it one day, you don’t know exactly when but you will learn it.
Always listen to English and don’t try anything else, you will learn English subconsciously, believe me!
- Speak slowly
Never try to speak fast, always try to speak English slowly at the first time, you will get faster subconsciously without doing anything, you should pronounce each word correctly, that’s the goal!
- Practice English
Always practice your English, read out loud, speak English with your friends, practice English every day, this will help you to know the correct way to stress syllables.
- Speak out loud
Never be quiet, always speak out loud, this helps you a lot if you are shy when you speak English.
- Record yourself speaking English
And compare your speaking with a native speaker, you will see the mistakes you’ve done, you will improve your English pronunciation.
- Have some English friends
You should have some friends with the same goal as you, friends trying to learn English, you should practice your English with them, tell them if you find something useful to improve your English or if you find a new method, they will also tell you, they help you when you get bored, it’s really one of the best things to improve your English.