Methods for Improving Your English Fluency
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Methods for Improving Your English Fluency

Use these methods and techniques every day to boost your English skills! (Intermediate - Advanced)
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4.5 (32 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Last updated 9/2017
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will learn how to use many different language learning techniques and methods that will help you become more fluent in English
  • By using these methods and techniques in a balanced way over weeks/months/years etc the work involved will result in a higher level of fluency in English
  • You will learn about language and how it works
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Requirements
  • You should be open to trying new methods for language learning
  • You should be open to actually using these methods in your real life when you study English on your own
  • You need to try and use these methods for a few weeks or months to see real changes in your English fluency
Description

This is a course which presents the best methods that I have found for becoming fluent in English (or any second language really). I have taught a lot of students who like learning English as a hobby, but I mostly teach working professionals who want to improve English for their careers in fields like IT, Engineering, Law, Business, Medicine etc.

The idea is that this course can be used like a tool-box. When you lose motivation with language learning, or when the methods you're using aren't helping you to reach fluency, then you can use this course to choose some new methods and techniques to work on. The overall goal is always speaking fluency, as that is what most students are trying to achieve but reading, listening and pronunciation skills are really important things to work on first before you reach speaking fluency.

I will continue to add lectures to the course, change some parts, add extra resources etc as time goes on and as I find new techniques and methods to share. This course will definitely be a continual work-in-progress over the years as I continue to improve it. So all feedback is welcome! The feedback will help me to change things and provide a course that can help students reach fluency. 

Subtitles (closed captions) in English are available! Look for the button at the bottom/right corner of the video ;)

Enjoy the course. I hope it helps!

Who is the target audience?
  • Students with an English level somewhere between lower intermediate to advanced
  • Students who would like to improve their fluency using natural methods that work
  • Students who are at the beginner level should find experienced language teachers in their first language who can explain the methods needed to improve their fluency. Once you reach a higher level (e.g lower intermediate) this course will make more sense and you can understand the methods
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
01:11:10
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Introduction
2 Lectures 04:49

This is just a short introduction to the course where you can understand the basic goals and how they can help you

Preview 04:46

This is just a quick quiz to test your comprehension of the introduction video. 

Introduction Quiz
6 questions

Introduction: Important Points To Remember
00:03
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Visualization and Vocabulary
3 Lectures 19:55

In this lecture I talk about how visualization can help you to build your vocabulary in a natural, productive way

Preview 17:45

Assignment: Visualization and Vocabulary
02:08

Visualization and Vocabulary: Important Points
00:01
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Reading Strategies
3 Lectures 18:32

In this lecture I talk about reading strategies, extensive reading and methods for consuming as much interesting vocabulary and content as possible

Reading Strategies
15:38

Assignment: Reading Strategies
02:51

Reading Strategies: Important Points
00:02
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Article: Why Am I Still Not Fluent After Years And Years Of Study?
1 Lecture 04:40
Why Am I Still Not Fluent After Years And Years Of Study?
04:40
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Listening Strategies
2 Lectures 21:42
Listening Strategies (Part 1)
21:40

Listening Strategies (Part 1): Important Points To Remember
00:02
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Final Thoughts
1 Lecture 01:36

My final thoughts on the course

Final Thoughts
01:36
About the Instructor
English Fluency Methods
4.5 Average rating
31 Reviews
2,066 Students
1 Course
Use natural methods to improve your English!

One of the biggest mistakes in language learning, that I can see, is that a lot of students learn about the language and don't learn by using the language. Instead of learning about grammar, I think that a much more effective fluency method would be to learn about travel, about technology, about the industry you work in using English. If you want English fluency, you need to start learning about the world using the English language.

The model of language fluency is simple really: we read and we listen to a language, discover new words etc and this information gets stored in our brains as passive knowledge. To improve speaking fluency, this passive knowledge needs to be activated. When you talk about the topics you have read about, all the information which you use when speaking becomes activated. Once used, it is ready to use again at a much faster rate. This is fluency. The ability to take in, and give out information quickly and effectively.