Welcome to Fluency Fast!
Fluency Fast is a unique program designed to teach the highest frequency vocabulary in a target language in a 3 to 4 day class. Follow-up on-line classes and materials reinforce what was learned in this highly comprehensible, laid back and very entertaining immersion environment. By learning highest frequency words in context instead of random lists of vocabulary and verb conjugations, you will learn more than you ever did in high school. There is no such thing as a person who isn't good at learning languages.
Elementary school teachers in Nebraska took pre and post tests during our June class. Pre-test scores were 42.9%. Post-test scores were 84%. Read complete results here.
After 15 hours of Fluency Fast instruction, one "true beginner" from each of our classes was videotaped telling a two minute story..... in the language they just learned. Can you really speak a new language after four days? Watch the video.
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"This is the best thing out there." Dr. Stephen Krashen
You may be thinking, “How is this possible?”
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"My wife and I took Karen's Spanish class last September and not only did we improve our Spanish quickly, but I literally laughed so hard I cried." John Daugherty, DC
MISSION: The mission of Fluency Fast is to create and sustain a movement that causes a global shift in consciousness by transforming communications among individuals, communities, and countries and inspiring people to use language as a tool to build bridges with other cultures. Our goal is to dispel the myth that learning languages is difficult and to inspire people to have fun learning Arabic, French, German, Mandarin, Russian and Spanish, easily, inexpensively, effectively and in a brief period of time.
At Fluency Fast, we bypass the traditional approach to teaching and create fun, effective, and affordable personal interactive workshops. No computer - no exhausting memorization exercises - just a proven, profound and effective way of learning.
Fluency Fast uses several comprehension based methods, including The Natural Approach (Krashen and Terrell), Total Physical Response® (Asher), Personalized Storytelling and Story-Asking and reading to optimize the natural ability of the human brain to acquire languages. The second language is taught just as the first language was, through gestures, personalized stories and simple language. We start with the highest frequency vocabulary in the target language, rather than a random list of greetings or vegetables or professions. We use words like have, takes, wants, goes, needs, looks at and combine them with words that are similar to English (important, chocolate, hospital, doctor, emergency). Soon, the student is rapidly acquiring basic sentence structure with the most crucial of vocabulary words.
While many of our students have taken a language previously, 90% of those say that they don't speak a word. Many also have had no previous exposure to languages. After taking Fluency Fast classes, those students learn that even though they thought they were not good at languages, that they are actually quite naturally talented.
In the United States, only 9% of Americans speak both their native language and another language fluently.
In Europe, over 50% speak a second language and 80% of students ages 15-24 can have a normal conversation in at least one foreign language.
Fluency Fast is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, creed,
sexual orientation, disability or age.