Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Michelle Kaplan
"The New York Radio Girl"

Do you know the game plan to use to develop fluency in 2018?

If you don’t know the right way to get to fluency, how will you get there?

Where do you want to be in a year?

Do you want to be fluent in English?

Living abroad?

Working in your dream career?

Today our guest will offer us 3 ways to develop fluency using stick-to-it-iveness.


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3 ways to develop fluency the smart way

  • 1) Determination: Make it a new year. Start reading magazines and books out loud. When you find new words mark them. Find out what they mean then don’t stick them in a drawer. Use that word right away. Make sure you are using materials that you are interested in.


  • 2) Choose a song to model: Find a song and get the lyrics. Pick lyrics to read for 5 minutes per day. You need to understand what you are about to read before you dive in. You could also start singing. Go on You Tube so that you can read the words. Understand what the native speaker who is signing was trying to say. Try to keep up. The music should be slow, at a regular pace, then fast. If you can keep up with the song then you can keep up with someone in conversation.


  • 3) Learn to think and then to speak: Don’t use “umms” or “hmms” because it makes you sound incompetent. You need to pause, think, then speak. Don’t be in a hurry. The moment that you’re in a hurry to get your idea out you will lose people. Also use gestures to express your ideas.


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