The ‘holidays’ can be one of the most exciting and uplifting times of year for some and utterly painful for others. Some of our colleagues and friends are going through health crises, others are grieving the loss of loved ones, and others are just plain...

  We have had quite a devote following of racers and fans during our "12 days of Fluency" Amazing Christmas Race! The enthusiasm has overwhelmed us with the joy of giving, and it was so much fun, we decided to give one final gift! No racing,...

Today's Gift: A free class set (25) of any comprehension-based reader published by Fluency Matters (includes FREE SHIPPING!) This is a race! Only the first *3* people to finish the mission will claim the prize! Once you have cracked the code, put the selected Fluency Matters Reader in your cart,...

Today’s Gift: A free class 5-month e-course subscription for the reader of your choice for up to 150 students. (limited to available titles) IMPORTANT NOTE TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE: You must check the box “Enable group registration” (above the quantity field)!...

The clues for the 12 Days of Fluency Amazing Christmas Race will post at the following time: 12:30 p.m. Pacific 1:30 p.m. Mountain 2:30 p.m. Central 3:30 p.m. Eastern Need ideas to occupy students with some type of CI during today's race? -- Independent reading, FVR, SSR or other independent reading --...

Today’s Gift: One free audio book download for any reader published by Fluency Matters (Make sure you select a DOWNLOAD if you win! CDs are not eligible!) This is a race! Only the first 12 people to finish the mission will claim the prize! Congratulations...

This Christmas we are celebrating YOU and all of the wonderful teachers who make up the Fluency Matters family. We are extremely grateful for your support and encouragement throughout the year and want to show just how much...

The Fluency Matters Team has just returned from an amazing learning experience at ACTFL 2017, and although we are exhausted, we are invigorated! Our team presented to several hundred dedicated educators, some who already use comprehension-based strategies and others who are just beginning to transition...

ACTFL 2017 is just days away, and the excitement for the largest language conference in the U.S. is certainly growing! There are literally hundreds of sessions (870 to be exact) to choose from, so planning ahead is vital to a successful conference. Of the 870...

Win-win Situation! Yup, Fluency Matters is ready to give free books to up to TEN winners. Read on to learn how to win a free class set of (25) readers or a Class E-course Subscription for up to 150 students! Most people think of the word “win” in...

iFLT registration opens TOMORROW! Are YOU ready for the most comprehensive, collegial, and effective TPRS/CI training of the YEAR? Don't be stuck in the "upside down" of your career! Let iFLT rescue you! Tomorrow, November 1st, just "Hopper" on over to our iFLT website and register! The conference...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUjxsuGwTA8 Think of all the famous movie quotes you’ve ever heard and instantly remembered… “There’s no place like home.” "Frankly, my dear. I don't give a damn." “You had me at ‘hello’.” “You complete me.” These are timeless quotes that are remembered not because of the...

A Tufts University study shows what most of us probably already know intuitively: that the brain (auditory cortex) responds differently to different types of sounds. The researchers found that sounds that carry more intense emotions (which vary based on culture, personal experience and many other...

Tasks in the Language Classroom By Eric Herman Many thanks to Eric Herman for sharing this informative post on task-based language teaching. If you are serious about understanding tasks, both from BVP's perspective and from the perspective of facilitating acquisition  you'll need to settle in for a cup a...

[gallery size="medium" ids="58475,58476,58477"] Well, it was inevitable. Take a school full of humans, warm them all up in a heatwave, and you end up with the Spanish teacher down for the weekend with the first cold virus of the school year! I spent the weekend sniffing...

We have selected our lucky winner! View the random drawing here! If you are our winner, we will be sending you an email! Congratulations on your prize, a free e-course for the novel of your choice for up to 150 students! https://vimeo.com/236465908...

One of the foundations of teaching with TPRS or other CI-based methods is that students need to interact with comprehensible text in order to acquire new vocabulary and language structure. Most TPRS/CI teachers incorporate comprehensible novels into their classrooms, and often teachers also type up...

Win a free subscription to the E-course Flipbook title of your choice for up to 150 students! We will randomly draw a winner from among those who are subscribed to our blog! If you have already subscribed and receive our weekly blog post via e-mail,...

In Atlanta, Brandon was surrounded by fruit trees, flowers, and colonial architecture. In Chicago, he was dazzled by skyscrapers, museums, and the famous “Bean.” In California, he saw the missions built by Spanish clergy and in New York City he saw a play on Broadway....