What Fluentize is all about.

Fluentize is an online resource and methodology dedicated to ESL teachers and professionals with teenage or adult students. Our goal is to provide engaging content to make life easier in the challenging role as an ESL teacher, by creating high quality English lesson plans that can be downloaded and used instantly. But more importantly, the lessons are intended to give students a chance to develop their English language skills using real-world, authentic video material. We’re confident that the lesson plans and video topics found on Fluentize will be useful for teachers as well as engaging and educational for students.

The Fluentize Team

Jake Young

FOUNDER & CONTENT
DEVELOPER

Jake is from the USA but lived in Prague for 9 years, where he got TEFL certified by a course known as “The Language House”. He’s a passionate ESL teacher who developed his own private teaching practice in Prague, working mostly with adult students at small and big companies, as well as specializing in conversation lessons. Fluentize was born out of Jake’s frequent use of videos with his own private student clientele in Prague, resulting in him developing his own video-based learning materials and spinning it off into a platform for other teachers to use enjoy.

Martin Meliendrez

SOFTWARE ENGINEER &
PROJECT MANAGER

Martin is from Tandil, Argentina. He has been involved in the architecture and development of large-scale web applications and now leads the Fluentize platform development team. As a native Spanish speaker, he’s all too familiar with the struggle of learning a new language and is excited to be involved in a service designed to lower the barrier for people interested in learning and teaching a new language.

Cecilia Nobre

AMBASSADOR &
CONTRIBUTOR

Cecilia has been teaching students from different backgrounds and levels for over 20 years in Brazil, the UK and Turkey. She is currently based in Turkey where she teaches EAP at one of the best private universities in Istanbul. She is also a Trinity CertTESOL and DipTesol teacher trainer with extensive experience as a materials writer, all of which makes Cecilia fit the Fluentize team like a glove.