Fluency or Accuracy in Speaking?

        FLUENCY OR ACCURACY IN SPEAKING?          Accuracy and Fluency are two factors which can determine the success of English language students in the future.  Accuracy Accuracy is the ability to produce correct sentences using correct grammar and vocabulary.Accuracy is relative. A child in early primary isn't capable of the same level of accuracy as an adult.Teachers who concentrate on accuracy help their students to produce grammatically correct written and spoken English.Typical accuracy activities are: grammar presentations, gap-fill exercises, frame dialogues. Fluency Fluency is the ability to read, speak, or write easily, smoothly, and expressively. In other words, the speaker can read, understand and respond in a language clearly and concisely while relating meaning and context.Fluency generally increases as learners progress from beginning to advanced readers and writers.Language teachers who concentrate on fluency help their students to express themselves in fluent English. They pay more attention to meaning and context and are less concerned with grammatical errors.Typical fluency activities are: role plays, speeches, communicative activities, games.    Balancing the accuracy and fluency should be the maın aim of us as the English teachers..)

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      CoffeeAddict's picture
      Submitted on 28 January, 2012 - 18:49

      There's little fluency without accuracy. A person speaking a lot of broken English is not fluent!

      Khoshtip's picture
      Submitted on 13 July, 2013 - 19:39

      Usually those learners who pay a lot attention to the grammar, they become good in accurate speaking, but those who pay attention to words and vocabulary they become fluent speakers. Its better for the learners to pay attention equallly to both aspects of the English Language.
      What's your idea and experience in this respect?

      Khoshtip's picture
      Submitted on 13 July, 2013 - 19:50

      Hi, how are you doing?True but the fact is that the learners must concetrate on both accuracy and fluency equally in order to achieve a standard level of English mastery.