Friday, October 16, 2015

“What is the most important thing to achieve English fluency?”

Jason R. Levine

What does it take to become fluent?

The Internet is teeming with suggestions, instructions, and procedures for how to speak fluent English. It’s overwhelming for learners and teachers to try to make sense of it all.
It’s especially difficult to know if the source of information is a person you can trust, someone with extensive knowledge and experience in English language teaching.
To cut through the noise, I asked a number of the world’s leading language learning experts for their opinions. These are people I have been following, collaborating with, and learning from over the course of my 15-year career.
34 of them were kind enough to help me. I asked them to answer the following question in 140 or fewer characters.
“What is the most important thing to achieve English fluency?”
My objectives were (1) to provide direct advice from a diverse group of specialists in the field and (2) to create a short list of recommendations based on the responses I received.