Why Accuracy Matters

The other side of the coin: accuracy versus fluency when teaching a foreign language.

Making a Difference

With the utmost respect for the advocacy of teaching for fluency, I have to disagree with it on several points.  Fluency advocates would have you believe that I strike at them from some nebulous, undefined concept simply known as “accuracy”.   Oh so poorly defined and even less understood, but I believe that anyone that knows English would say that they understand the term.  Certainly, English has many different dialects, accents, even differing vocabularies.  One thing that remains constant however, is the basic grammar.  I believe that when accuracy is being attacked they are attacking accuracy at a very high level.  For example the never-ending battle over the use of the Oxford or Serial Comma.  Some people use it, others don’t.  Neither is incorrect.  I, personally was taught to use it, so that’s what I do.  Not everyone in the world was taught that.  I don’t care.  What I…

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British YouTuber and Founder of Environmental and STEM education charity Oceans Project, preparing for a solo row around the coast of Great Britain.
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