Mind you, as far as the fluency development
process is concerned, true “learning by doing” happens
only when you do the “doing” in real-life situations...
And not when you go through the motions of “doing” in
simulated situations (in classrooms or in an e-learning
environment or an audio-visual environment). This is
because trying to learn something by pretending to do
is not the same as “learning by doing”.
So mind you, any amount of speech practice
you may do (in classrooms or in an e-learning or audio-visual
setting) is not really “learning by doing”. Please be
clear about this.
Of course, classroom learning, e-learning
and audio-visual learning can help you to speak one-line
English — to some extent: One-line questions, one-line
replies, one-line statements, one-line instructions...
But true fluency is something else:
You can call yourself truly fluent only when you can
speak continuously. At length. In detail. That too,
in newer and newer situations. Even in situations you’ve
had no training in.
Mind you, classroom learning or e-learning
or audio-visual learning can’t help you acquire that
skill. No. No cassettes or CDs or videos can bring you
that. That comes... Thro’ self-effort! Thro’ learning
“by actually doing” — and not “by pretending to do.”
And Prof. Kev Nair’s Fluentzy books help you do just that!