Most effective way to build fluency through vocabulary. Watch the video here or read the blog.
Updated: Nov 15
We know fluency in a language is about your capacity to express meaning well; your ability to reduce the amount of work your listener has to do to understand you; the number of words you say per minute, and your response time in conversation.
Read on, and check out our video https://youtu.be/1xKRUQxSmnc?si=d3CzTXmUkTyVZfCp
But when we are learning a language we know that the big thing is to expand our vocabulary so we can most clearly express what we want to do say.
Learning the different meanings of vocabulary and the different meanings that occur in different contexts requires an amount of study and a very good tutor.
Access time to the vocabulary we have learned is a vital part of fluency. How long does it take you to access that word that you're looking for?
How long it takes you to access a word is the result of how many repetitions, and how much time you have spent in reviewing it.
Doing that alone can be quite a chore.
Taking your vocabulary and using a range of questions to either ask yourself or partner is a simple, effective way of reducing access time, and also building fluency in the discussions you have around the meaning.
The vocabulary question list (VQL) which we recommend to both teachers and students is a great source of vocabulary skills practice with simple guided questions around the meaning and form of words you have learned, or are learning.
Check out our video on the VQL here