English conversations are essential to build a strong foundation in spoken English. Just like for any other language, English conversation forces one to think and say the words and phrases in answer to someone and this helps one to utilize one’s English vocabulary of words and learn new ones.
Language, in order to master it, one needs to have lots of practical application of the same. One may learn loads of English phrases and words and read a lot of literature in the language, but only conversations can help to strengthen the spoken English skills which mere knowledge of the language cannot do.
Thus, for schools whose medium of instruction is English, the students pick up the language fast by conversing in English with each other. In English conversation with friends, which might be casual, one learns to communicate one’s feelings and intentions to the other and reciprocates to the other person’s wishes and intentions expressed.
Then again, English conversation amongst family members augments one’s spoken English skills further. The way one would speak to a sibling is different than the way one speaks to one’s parents and grand parents; the style, the emotions expressed, if put accurately in spoken English, will greatly augment the English speaking practice that occurs in schools. This happens naturally in native English speaking countries. In countries where the native tongue is not English but parents want their children to be proficient in spoken English from their childhood, need to inculcate the language through conversations at home.
Then, as one grows up, the English language usually plays a major role in higher studies and workplaces. While higher studies need more command of the language in both written and oral expressions, workplaces require command over business English. Though the higher education received usually equips one for the business technical terms, when it comes to business conversations and correspondence, such aspects need proper guidance for aspiring professionals. Through proper training and understanding the significance of business environment and the role language plays in it, one can work confidently and be successful in one’ workplace. And this is achieved through practice of English conversations.
Thus, building of one’s English vocabulary or being conversant with most words in the English dictionary will not guarantee fluency in English speaking. Only repeated practice through English conversations with friends, family and office colleagues can help to strengthen one’s grasp over spoken English.