Q&A variations for the Fluency Course

An essential part of the course -don’t skip this! The question practice is especially important for Fluency Course 1 and 2, and from speaking to teachers I can see that some people are not quite understanding how it works and how they can do it effectively. The Q&A activity (we do it at the start […]

The hardest FC1 class so far

It’s a struggle but so far so good This year I am taking the JHS 1 classes at my wife’s school. Four classes this year (we prefer larger classes so rather than five medium sized classes we chose to open classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday and not have a Thursday class). Somewhat unusually […]

Level One Verb Answer Sheets Minor Upgrade

Now in more than one colour We made a slight change to the verb answer sheets for Textbook 1A this week. Until now, the sheets for 1A and 1B were the same colour, which made it difficult to tell them apart. To fix this, we have changed the 1A verb answer sheets to green while […]

Edits, Editions, and Price of the Fluency Course

Changes going forward Thanks for your support of the Fluency Course! I hope you are enjoying using it with your students. There have been a number of developments I would like to share with you. First, in terms of edits and changes to the books. UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS Until now we have operated on a kaizen […]

b books

Summer 2022 Editions The B books were published a few weeks ago and all the online materials have now been updated to match the books. The Teacher Copy books got a big upgrade with new covers! I think they look pretty spiffy, even if I say so myself 🙂 We started the B books with […]

Level Two upgrades

Our teachers have come up with three improvements to the current Level Two lessons (Textbook 2A). We will be adding these to the textbooks from 2023, but they will be in the updated Textbook 2B materials (lesson slides and downloads) available on this site from September. Dictation The first improvement is to add a dictation […]

Fluency Course Level 1 Dialogues

My favourite activity in Level One of the Fluency Course Last week we had our students try to write dialogues for the first time. We usually do this in week three of each month. You can learn more about this activity in this video. Our students struggled a bit at first, but soon got the […]

Upgrading the Level 1 Speaking

Once students get comfortable with the basic activity encourage them to level up We had our seventh class today with the Saturday 1a students. They are doing great, and even the less confident students who were struggling at first are able to work in pairs to ask and answer the questions. This is the basic […]

The Year of the Tiger

The Fluency Course is now almost complete Happy New Year! I hope 2022 finds you happy and healthy, and you are able to achieve your teaching and business goals. We have finally finised all six Fluency Course textbooks and accompanying Teacher Editions and supplementary materials. We just need to finish off the workbooks now and […]

Final B Editions

All B editions now available I’m delighted to announce that all B editions are now available from Amazon in their final form. You can find links to them on our purchasing page. We have also created a Teachers’ Edition for each book. My co-author came up with this frankly genius idea, and I haven’t seen […]