Continuing Professional Development Courses

Building Fluency

Our goal as teachers is to help students develop both accuracy and fluency at all the skills they need to succeed.


We want to marry accuracy and fluency to develop confident and independent English speakers.


We are going to learn and practice a simple and flexible approach to lesson planning that is easily adaptable to any textbook or methodology used in ELT. 


This very practical 16 academic hour course is divided into several problematics and solutions to make the best of our time with students, to build their reflexes, and turn their accuracy into fluency.

Goals and Achievements

The course is separated into problematics and solutions:

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  • Problematic 1: Why do students often develop fluency or accuracy but not both?

    • Solutions:

      • Overview of student abilities, motivation and factors teachers can influence

  • Problematic 2: How to lead students to accurate knowledge?

    • Reference:

      • “System 1 and System 2 Thought Processes” theory

    • Solution:

      • Clear, reliable explanations relying on communicational necessity

      • A systematic approach to practice activities

  • Problematic 3: How to help students develop fluent skills?

    • Reference:

      • “Deliberate Practice” theory

    • Solution:

      • Automate activities to transfer knowledge to skills

      • Error correction techniques

      • A consistent build in difficulty to build strong reflexes

  • Problematic 4: How to assess fluency of a skill and plan future lessons efficiently?

    • Solution: 

      • Speaking activities designed to test fluency

      • An assessment based on spontaneous use of skills

      • A lesson planning system based on the systematic approach to building up practice

 

By the end of the course, we will have developed a clear and flexible approach to build students to fluency in lessons and courses, and we will have explored an extensive number of materials and activities to reach our goals and the goals of our students.

Course Dates

EFL Materials designed to be flexible and independent for the teacher, and to build up in fluency and confidence for the student.

 

Contact us if you have more questions about our teacher support.

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