Welcome to Fluentlingua. I am Dharmendra Sheth, Founder, Fluentlingua. I am an engineer turned teacher.
After acquiring formal engineering qualifications, I got a chance to work in big organisations like GNFC and Larsen and Toubro. That was the first time when I saw and heard English in actual use as a means of communication. Until then, as I was a student of a vernacular medium school in Surat, Gujarat, English was just a subject such as science, mathematics, and geography. And believe me, it was confusing, challenging and frustrating, all in equal measure. Somehow I managed to bear up. And I was not alone. Many poor souls like me, though good at their technical skills, suffered because of not being able to put their ideas across.
When the situation became unbearable, I left industry life and started learning English from an eminent teacher of English late Dr M I Joshi. He was my first Guru. My knowledge of mathematics ensured my bread and butter as I got some informal teaching assignments. Luckily, my love for languages helped me to grasp linguistic concepts very easily. After acquiring enough English, I started training groups of students and professionals to become effective communicators in English.
On my teacher’s insistence, I acquired all the formal qualifications required to be a teacher of English–BA, MA and finally PhD in English. Apart from teaching at my own academy named “Forum Languages”, I got many opportunities to teach English at various locations and levels, in schools, colleges and universities. I also worked as Head, R&D in a private limited company for about seven years. Backed by my experience in the field of English language teaching for about three decades, I started my own language academy under a new name “Fluentlingua”. Here my team and I use well-researched and tried-and-tested material that ensures our learners’ success. We have helped hundreds and thousands of students to achieve their dreams of higher education, study abroad or professional growth. More information about our work and services is here.
By the way, during my study of English, I was closely connected with “English Language teachers’ Association of India”, ELT@I, one of the biggest associations for teachers in our country. I joined it as a member, but then worked as a National Vice President for about six years. I also worked as an editor of our association’s journal, Journal of English Language Teaching. Perhaps I was the only person from Gujarat to reach that level in the association. Also, during my professional work in the association, I got a chance to attend and conduct numerous teacher training programmes across the country. I also won scholarships to attend international conferences in the US and the UK. I authored a few research papers and four books, one of which was published by Cambridge University Press, India and three by Flystone Publications.
We at Fluentlingua offer various types of courses, workshops and programmes such as Spoken English, test preparation for IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, etc., French, German, corporate training for business communication, presentation skills, etc., teacher training, content writing, editing, copywriting, school projects, and so on.
Our mission is to provide the best quality training to our learners so that their personal and professional dreams come true.
Our vision is to make language learning a joyful experience for our learners.
In line with our mission and vision, we have uploaded lots of Free Material on our website. Anyone can use it anywhere absolutely free; no registration, no mobile, no email, no password, nothing; just click and use it.
Well, that’s enough from me for now. Do please share your comments and suggestions with me via email or WhatsApp.