This wouldn't have been possible just through my own initiative, however. I have been inspired by numerous bloggers, authors, "vloggers", and podcasters over the years who have given me the confidence to move forward. Although few of them have any idea of their importance in my life, I hope to one day thank them all for the value they provide; especially so, if I can wind up with any modicum of success in my online ventures.
I want Fluency Plan to focus on simplifying the foreign language learning process for college and high school students. Millions have gone through traditional courses to only find them asking themselves, "When will I become fluent? Will I become fluent? How do I become fluent?" Teachers are not providing straightforward answers to these fundamental questions. Most language teachers, I've found, are not doing this on purpose. They are usually honest, kind, and caring individuals oftentimes with a passion for the language that they teach. The system in which they find themselves, however, is one in which they are on timetables to complete a certain amount of grammar, vocabulary, culture, and other "vital content". Somehow addressing the question "What is fluency?" or "What is the most provenly effective software for learning Spanish?" has been deemed as less important than learning about holidays in Spain.
I find this to be ridiculous.
I hope for Fluency Plan to remain simple and to the point throughout it's lifetime. Despite this goal of simplicity, I have ambitious plans moving forward. My e-course "How to Fluency" will give a step by step breakdown of how to become "fluent" in a foreign language here in 2017 and beyond. Beyond that, other projects are also in the early stages of brainstorm and design.
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Levi Flint is a language teacher, learner, and traveler frustrated with how languages have been viewed and taught in North America. He hopes to change things with a bit of clarity, perspective, and common sense.