Fluency or Accuracy? What Truly Matters in English?

You often ask your English instructor or teacher, a question while you learn English. What is more important in learning English, Fluency or accuracy?

The answer usually, often not be as straightforward as you may think, because it all depends on the circumstances you are in as a language learner and what your goals are.

First, let us clarify what each skill truly means and what it needs from you, suggests Cafe Converse Delhi’s top Institute for learning spoken English in this blog.

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Fluency is the flow and efficiency through which you express your ideas, specifically, when speaking. A few grammar errors may appear here and there during the explanation, but they must be delivered in a manner that is easy to understand and displays how comfortable you are with the language.

In an academic or a professional setting, this is one of the skills to pay attention to for an oral presentation or debate. The manner you explain your topic or prove your point, smooth, clear, and concise without excessive pauses or hesitations, is as vital as the content of your presentation.

Outside of your classroom, fluency could help you socialize with native English speakers and avert misunderstandings.

To improve your English fluency, practice speaking daily by engaging in a conversation with someone. Every now and then, speak out a new word or phrase you have just learned. But bear in mind, never let the fear of making grammar errors hold you back.


Accuracy, on the other side, showcases your ability to use the needed vocabulary, grammar and punctuation properly, like the verb forms (past, present, and future tense, and so on), articles (a, an, the), and prepositions (in, on, from, at).

This skill is specifically essential for written assignments at university, like essays and lab reports. It is also absolutely mandatory in the workplace, where an email or report that is filled with grammar or punctuation mistakes might be viewed as unprofessional.

Apart from taking a course, one very simple way to improve your accuracy in English is to read any form of English material on a regular basis. Whether it is a novel, a non-fictional book, a newspaper, or a magazine, reading is a simple yet effective method for you to absorb the fine nuances of English grammar and punctuation.

So, which circumstances apply to you, and what are you trying to accomplish? Of course, to be a well-rounded speaker of English, it is essential to have a good command of both fluency and accuracy, but this is an English learning journey that takes time and dedication.

If you are also looking to master your English skills don’t wait further, get ready to enroll yourself in Delhi’s top Spoken English Institute – Cafe Converse today.

Happy Learning !!

English teacher coach Sonu Goel

Ms Sonu Goel is a professionally acclaimed certified ESL trainer from British Council having 15 years of strong background for teaching English language in both online and physical classes. She is dedicated to the teaching of English in an interactive and practical way, whereby learners feel enriched with knowledge and experience the language hands-on. She uses creative ideas and aids to let the learning happen as organically and efficiently as possible. Ms Goel has travelled various European countries and experienced an array of cultures and linguistic skills for the English language.

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