The Author: Prof. Kev Nair

Prof. Kev Nair was born in Kerala, South India, in 1949.

He’s an eminent scholar. He’s a first class LL.B. and a first class LL.M. And he was ranked first in university in both the LL.B. and LL.M. exams. He’s a former member of the Central Civil Service under the Govt. of India.

Prof. Nair was the person who discovered that "corrected broken English" is not fluent English - and that the secret of fluency is not classroom speech practice or other conventional methods, but mastery of what he calls "fluency techniques". He was the first person in the world to author a series of books on how to develop a high degree of fluency in English. There are twenty of them, forming a set. An advanced learner of English can use this set of twenty books as a self-study course – that is, a specialized, non-conventional, course in English Fluency Development (as distinct from an “English as a Second Language” course or an “English as a Foreign Language” course or a “bilingual” course). The learner (who uses the books for self-study) is to be the teacher as well as the taught. No one provides any coaching or instruction. The learners have to complete studying the books on their own and they have to apply the principles these books cover on their own — without a teacher coming between them and the learning process. (For details about Prof. Nair's discovery and how it can help you reach a high level of fluency in spoken English, see the questions on the Fluency Facts page and the answers to those questions).

Prof. Nair visualized the need for specialised fluency-building training long before Fluency Laws began to be introduced in the US – Laws underlining the importance of English fluency building. And he brought out the first edition of the self-study books on how to achieve a high degree of fluency in English (by independent training) in 1982. These books were the culmination of the work he started as early as 1974.

He started bringing out his unique fluency dictionaries in 1986.

In recognition of his outstanding discovery and contribution to the creation and development of the field of study "English fluency development", the Indian Council of Management Executives has honoured Prof. Nair with the title "Samajshree".

The Final Word

“If you tend to use English in your day-to-day life, and if you are looking for achieving excellence in it, here’s the final word on the line of authorities you need to follow: Quirk for grammar, Fowler for usage, and KevNair for fluency.”
The New Indian Express

Celebrated Author

“Perhaps more innovative in method than Roget and more modern in approach than Fowler, Prof. Kev Nair is the celebrated author of the legendary fluent English self-study books in the ‘Fluentzy’ series and one of the foremost Indian scholars who wield great influence on the thinking of the English-educated people around the world.”
General Knowledge Today

Roget & Nair

“Many people consider the course designed by Nair to be the greatest development in the history of the English language since 1852 when Peter Mark Roget published A Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases. Perhaps this course is also the finest contribution English language has ever received from outside an English-speaking country.”
The New Indian Express

Father of Fluency Lexicography

“Prof. Kev Nair is regarded the world over as the father of fluency lexicography.”
Competition Success Review

Father of Fluency Development

“England may be the home of English, but India is the home of fluent English. India is where English fluency building was systematised for the first time in the world as a distinct teachable subject. An Indian loved the English language so much that he studied its fluency-secrets in great depth and designed the world's first dedicated course in English fluency building (as distinct from EFL/ESL courses and translation-dependent bilingual courses). And that was KevNair, better known as the father of fluency development.”
The New Indian Express

Earliest Fluency Building Pioneer

“Nair was the first person in the world to give shape to the area of study now known as ‘English fluency development’ and to systematize it into a distinct teachable subject... Nair started researching into this area of study... in 1971. He isolated the factors that block fluency as well as those that promote fluency. He worked out a series of techniques, and organized them into a dedicated course in fluency development for the first time in the world. So he is better known as the father of fluency development.”
General Knowledge Today

Eminent Scholar

“Prof. Kev Nair, an eminent scholar of international repute and a renowned English language lexicographer...”
The New Indian Express

“Nair is an eminent scholar and an outstanding expert on communication skills. He is one of the world's foremost authorities on English fluency development.”- The Competition Master.

“There is an air of enormous authority and dignity around all Prof. Nair’s works, each of which is a magnificent blend of scholarship and practical common sense.”
Competition Success Review, India's largest-read youth magazine.

“Renowned scholar.”
The New Indian Express

Research based

“Mr. Nair has prepared the Lessons & Supplements... through intensive research studies.”
The Economic Times

Rich heritage

“He had been researching since 1971, and the results... led him to new discoveries...”

World authority

“Prof. Nair started his fluency building research in 1971, and is known the world over as the Father of Fluency Development”

Global acceptance

“His students are spread across 35 countries; highly educated, well-placed professionals turn to him for help; students aspiring for superior jobs find his experience and guidance of great worth. Prof. Kev Nair... has every reason to be proud of his endeavour... Kev Nair has ... reached out to thousands – Judicial Officers, professionals, top executives, scholars – who need that comfort and ease in speech with his specialised fluency techniques.”
The New Indian Express

Pioneer fluency lexicographer teaches you

“Prof. Kev Nair has been leading the world in English fluency research since 1971... Prof. Kev Nair is regarded the world over as the father of fluency lexicography... Fluency lexicography came into existence as a separate branch of dictionary writing with the publication of Prof. Nair’s Dictionary of Active Fluency Combinations in 1986.”
Competition Success Review