FLUENCY: Fact, Fiction or Farce by Rob Howard

Having been in the business of English teaching for 12 years now, you can imagine how often I see and hear the word fluency. Everyone wants it, everyone promises it, but can everyone really achieve it? Is everyone able to reach the level of language competence that is thought to be fluency? Is every school, course, online SKYPE teacher able to provide the means to reach it?

No, no and no.

Now, how could a teacher say such a thing? Three reasons.

1) Most students don’t really know what fluency is.

2) Fluency can’t be taught.

3) Not everyone can achieve a goal without the proper actions.

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