When I studied Japanese Literature at university, one of my favorite classes was Kaiwa class with Morita Sensei. Kaiwa means conversation in Japanese. Morita Sensei was very kind, she always motivated us, the way she taught made it easy to understand, and there was no homework. I think it’s easy to understand why I liked this class!
She always brought something important into class for us – a tape recorder and speakers. In the class we needed to listen to new vocabulary and conversation, and after that we had to repeat again what was in the audio. Why did we need to listen and repeat? Because it helped us to know how to pronounce correctly, made us understand the main idea from the conversation, and built our confidence when speaking Japanese.
I think it’s same when we learn English – we need to listen and repeat, it will help you to improve your English. Find an English audio about something that interests you, and try to listen carefully and repeat.