09 What does it mean to be fluent? Interview with Jack Askew
Today I am talking to Jack Askew from www.tofluency.com. Jack was very kind to answer my questions about the concept of fluency and how it works for Intermediate English learners. He has a course which helps achieve fluency in English. If you want to learn more about him, you can download his free ebook or go to his course website.
I see a problem with fluency these days. When I read forums and social media I see that learners tend to overuse this very word ‘fluency’ and often misuse it. It has become such a popular goal which everybody talks about achieving, but there is no clear understanding of it.
We are sharing a teacher view on fluency in the podcast. Jack mentions that fluency seems to be one of the most favourable learning outcomes for many people because it means confident use of the language. Many people, though, don't realise it's a long-term goal which needs determination and clear vision.
We give some tips on how to form a clear understanding of your goals and achieve fluency in English. We also discuss how online courses work for both teachers and learners on the way to this goal.
The episode is packed with useful tips! Don't miss it!