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The 11 Fluency Activators is what drives everything posted here on Zero To Fluency, so I was excited when I was contacted by Elena Garcia from knowmadteacher.com to record an interview about all of the Fluency Activators.
I really enjoyed the interview and I think you will too if you’re subscribe to the idea that principles are more important than tactics when trying to make progress in language learning.
Transcript: coming soon
Have you noticed that when you speak to people the topic changes often ? It’s not uncommon to speak about 3, 5, or 10 different subjects in the same conversation. Maybe even more. That’s just how we communicate as humans.
What’s interesting is how this effects us when we are trying to develop speaking skills in a foreign language.
Why is it so hard to be consistent with language learning?
One week you’re full of motivation. You feel confident and ready to start taking English seriously. You dedicate some time to watch TV series, review some English grammar and even try to read an article in English online.
Then…. you stop. You don’t have any contact with English for a few weeks or maybe even months. One day you decide to get serious about your English again….. This cycle continues…. again and again.
Obviously, this won’t get you anywhere….
An image is worth a thousand words:
What’s the best way to learn a foreign language? At some point as a language learner that question is going to come up. And then the search begins for the best method.
Anyone with the slightest bit of experience learning languages knows It’s easy to find a company or person promising a secret method to take you to fluency.
We all have different personalities, learning styles, available time, preferences and resources. To think that a method exists to make everyone’s language learning dreams come true is laughable.
That’s why here here at Zero To Fluency we don’t have a method. Instead what we have are core principles that when internalised allow you to create an approach to language learning that’s best for you.
We call these principles The 11 Fluency Activators.
There’s a lot to be said about each fluency activator, so this article is merely an introduction.
We’ll go deeper into each one in upcoming articles here at Zero To Fluency.
Let’s jump right in!