English is quite different... from being able to speak
it fluently. Smoothly, continuously and without hesitation.
And so, if you want to achieve a high
degree of fluency in spoken English, it’s not
enough that you just pick up a lot of knowledge of English.
No. You'll have to master fluency
techniques — the techniques that help you maintain
fluency while you are speaking English.
A unique form of
fluency-building system — for remarkable fluency
here’s a set of fluency-building self-study books by
none other than Prof. KevNair,
one of the world's foremost authorities on English fluency
studies. These fluency-building self-study books aim
to help you master fluency techniques. You can easily
put these books to use as a course of self-study and
teach yourself the strategies of achieving and maintaining
a high degree of fluency in English.
Yes, a self-study
course. And an entirely non-conventional one at that.
A course that helps you train yourself and achieve fluency
— without getting face-to-face instruction in a classroom
or even any kind of distance instruction in any form. When
you use Prof. Nair's fluency-building books as a course
of self-study, you are the teacher as well as the taught.
In all senses. Nobody else comes between you and the
learning process as a teacher. Nobody else provides
you any coaching or training. You do all that yourself.
And so, the learning happens directly.
And yes, this is a self-study
course that's entirely non-conventional. Totally
non-conventional. It's based on
a revolutionary discovery. The discovery that the
secret of fluency is not classroom speech practice,
but mastery of fluency techniques — in real-life
How total self-study
helps you achieve total fluency
Why non-conventional? Because
the self-study that Prof. Nair's fluency-building books
want you to do is the real-time self-study. Total
self-study. (And not the kind of self-study of academic
or other subjects done as an alternative to classroom
The self-study that
Prof. Nair’s fluency-building books want you to do is
the real-time self-study. Total self-study. (And not
the kind of partial self-study done as an alternative
to classroom study.)
This unique form of self-study happens at two levels:
The outer and the inner.
The outer learning
First, there’s the self-directed
learning of the fluency techniques from Prof. Nair’s
Then, there’s the application of these techniques to
real-life speech situations. Mind you, not to fictitious
situations created in classrooms or by cassettes/CDs.
But to real-life situations that are part of your own
social & career life. Fluency-demanding real-life
communicative situations: In your job. Profession. Business.
The inner learning
This is the level at which the
deeper stage of self-learning happens. The deeper stage.
Here, you keep doing 3 things — with the help of the
fluency techniques you’ve learnt from Prof. Nair’s books:(i)
You keep doing a self-monitoring of how you process
the language in your mind. At the same time as you’re
engaged in the act of speaking. From moment to moment.
(ii) And you keep spotting the processing difficulties.
And the factors that hold you back from speaking with
a ready flow. (iii) And you keep applying the flow-production
and flow-maintenance strategies you learnt from Prof.
Nair’s books — to remedy these situations. And to establish,
re-establish and maintain a smooth flow of speech.
In this way, you are not only able to speak fluently
in every speech situation you face, but also to keep
mastering the fluency techniques — directly. No teacher
can be a substitute for you in this process.
Remember this: Though
these stages in the fluency process have been pointed
out separately as things done one after the other, what
happens in practice is this: In practice, these stages
happen in parallel, almost simultaneously.
Prof. Nair’s self-study
books make all this quite easy to carry out. By telling
you how to train yourself in this two-pronged strategy:
Consciously coping with fluency-blocking factors — and
consciously applying fluency-promoting factors.
Each instance of success adds to your confidence and
fluency. And you are able to go ahead and enjoy being
fluent. Instead of being self-conscious, embarrassed
and nervous. And feeling that people are looking at
you and judging you.
Remember this: In those
moments that you're engaged in the act of speaking,
you're the only person who will be able to spot the
moment-to-moment fluency-blocking difficulties that
happen to come up in your mind and the only person who
will be able to deal with them then and there.
Prof. Nair's books tell you what kinds of difficulties
these are, and what you can do on the spot to cope with
them and to go on maintaining fluency.
This self-directed self-study
course is the world’s first & oldest fluency
development course. And Prof. Kev Nair, who visualised
this unique kind of a course of self-study and authored
the books on which it is based, is better known as the
father of fluency development. He's the very
person who discovered the
It may sound incredible,
but if you are an advanced or post-advanced learner
of English, and if you're not reasonably fluent yet,
please understand that this sort of non-conventional
self-study is the one and only way you will be able
to achieve true fluency. The one and only way. Yes.