I was fascinated while reading the following article about fluency development in 2nd language learning in Montreal, Quebec, as touched upon in a previous post. (Click on the image above to read the article).
I found some observations from the article particularly interesting from a linguistic perspective, such as;
fluency – the ability to speak smoothly and quickly, without undue hesitations and pauses
“It has to do with exposure opportunities,” says Segalowitz,
If you feel awkward in a second language, you probably won’t get involved in activities that require speaking it.
Adapting your level of speech to different settings – whether you are making a boardroom presentation or cracking a joke in a pub – is one of the most difficult tasks for people speaking a second language.
The more you pursue interests that require using your second language, the more fluent you will become, Segalowitz says.
There’s nothing I enjoy more than a good read on a sunny Sunday morning. Get the hint?