English Fluency Tips

[fullwidth background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” parallax_speed=”0.3″ enable_mobile=”no” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][checklist icon=”fa-check” iconcolor=”” circle=”yes” circlecolor=”” size=”15px” class=”” id=””][li_item icon=”fa-check”]“We learn language by communicating with others. Connect on the World Wide Web with other language learners!”[/li_item][li_item icon=”fa-check”]“Students need to feel safe to make mistakes & realize errors are wonderful learning opportunities and not something to be avoided.” Larry Ferlazzo[/li_item][li_item icon=”fa-check”]“Be patient, make many mistakes, speaking every day for fifteen minutes is better than once or twice a week, use – Ken Beare[/li_item][li_item icon=”fa-check”]“Know why you want to reach fluency, set a goal, make a plan, and take consistent action every day.” – Jack Askew[/li_item][li_item icon=””]“Willingness to take a leap into the unknown, geographically, personally, linguistically (experiment, make mistakes). Accuracy’s another story.” – Fiona Mauchline[/li_item][li_item icon=””]Nobody wakes up and speaks English perfectly.[/li_item][li_item icon=””]“Engage with English everywhere-music, books, games, signs, t-shirt slogans – make notes & take it back to class, share, & collaborate!” David Dodgson[/li_item][li_item icon=””]“The language must matter, be important-real and not an exercise. Interact with messages you genuinely want to hear and understand.” David Deubelbeiss[/li_item][li_item icon=””]“Practice builds accuracy. Accuracy builds confidence. Confidence builds fluency.” Chuck Sandy[/li_item][li_item icon=””]“Let go of self-consciousness; speak as much as you can. We make many mistakes when speaking our L1, but that doesn’t stop us from speaking.” Cecilia Lemos[/li_item][li_item icon=””]“Give students a purpose to speak/write. Help them find the language to break the silence/empty page. Then, build from there.” Andy Boon[/li_item][/checklist][/fullwidth]