You’ve been English studying for years, haven't you? So, why don't you feel confident starting conversations?
You want to become a more natural and fluent English speaker! You know you need to practice your conversation skills... But how?
This online course has been designed to show you, step-by-step, how to start your next English conversation! It will help you start speaking English AND give you lots of opportunity to practice... for real!
Confidently Start Your Next Conversation... In English!
The next course starts on 5th February 2017.
In the classroom, it’s simple (sort of)! You use textbooks and learn grammar rules, vocabulary and practice writing. But speaking English in the ‘real world’ is different. It's unpredictable! You don't know what's going to happen next! And you worry that you are going to embarrass yourself.
Imagine if you could confidently speak in any of these situations...
You are meeting a group of your friends for dinner and one of them brings an American friend. You want to visit New York and have lots of questions for him. But he only speaks English.
You are travelling in Thailand. You’re on a boat trip visiting some islands and most of the other tourists are native English speakers. They are all having a great time together and you want to join them!
You have just moved to an English-speaking country to study. You are surprised at how little you understand of the local accent. You realise you need to start practicing quickly, because your course starts in 2 weeks and you want to make some local friends.
You are at a conference, listening to a speaker present a topic you are passionate about… And there is a chance to meet them after at a networking event! You want to make a good impression, but you’ll need to do it in English.
If you speak more, practice more and learn more about English from the people you meet, imagine how quickly you would improve your speaking skills! To become a more confident English speaker, you need to speak more.
And that's exactly why I created this course.
“I really appreciated our lessons, I'd definitely recommend you for everyone and I think your commitment to helping people to become more confidence with speaking is incredible!"
Bruna Nacaruto - Natropath (Brazilian, living in Australia)
Hello! I’m Emma, your English Coach.
I’m not here to teach you English grammar. I’m here to coach you to confidence and give you the training and support you need to take your English conversation from the classroom, into the real-world!
This course will help you take action, increase your confidence and give you many opportunities to practice using English. The Facebook Group and video calls will help you use the strategies I teach! I'm here to help you start conversations confidently!
What Do I Teach in This Course?
l teach a practical conversation strategy that will give you the skills to start a conversation with anyone, anywhere. You’ll learn what to say, when to say it and how to say it.
My strategy is step-by-step, so it's clear, simple to learn and once you learn it, you can use it for any English conversation.
During the course, I will coach you to use 'real-world' phrases and expressions that will help you overcome your fears and start English conversations successfully.
AND... You will have real opportunity to practice and develop these skills in live conversation calls!
“Emma is a great teacher. I didn't speak English often and I was nervous all the time. Now I feel more confident working on team projects and talking to colleagues in other cities.”
Amanda Alvez - Journalist (Brazil)
THE SIX-STEP STRATEGY:
In this course, I break down English conversation into 6 simple steps.
From the very first lesson, you will be practicing using conversation in contexts that are relevant to you. So, it doesn't matter if you need English for business, study, travel, or adventure, this course will be help you to become a more confident English speaker!
Context is so essential to successful conversation. Learn how to 'read' the context, so you can be interesting and relevant.
BREAK THE ICE
First impressions are important! Learn how to start or join a conversation in the right way, at the right time.
ASK GREAT QUESTIONS
Questions are your friends! Learn to build your conversation with relevant, interesting questions!
GIVE GREAT ANSWERS
Listen, share your opinion & keep people interested in your conversation by answering with confidence and style!
MORE THAN WORDS
In English, we speak with more than words. Use body language, tone and expression to make your listener feel comfortable.
WRAP IT UP
Leave a lasting impression and keep in touch with your new friend! This module will show you how.
"The course with Emma was excellent. I have enjoyed each lesson, they have practice exercises for real life. I could really improve my English speaking skills."
Carolina Martínez Torres - Development Projects Officer (Colombia)
Is This Course Right For You?
This course is right for you if you're an intermediate level (or above) English learner and you want to take their English to the next level and have great conversations outside of the classroom.
You want to practice your conversation skills with real people!
You feel confident writing and reading in English, but you need to improve your 'real-world' speaking skills
Your English is not improving as quickly as you'd like - you want a new way to study!
You want useful feedback from a native English teacher.
You use English for business (For example: communicating with customers and colleagues, speaking at conferences or networking events)
You are travelling or studying in an English-speaking country and you want to meet new people.
You want to study online , but you're not sure what to study or how to study.
You're ready to take ACTION to improve your speaking skills!
If any of these sounds like you, then this course is right for you!
There are six modules in this course, which includes 12 video lessons and worksheets. You can choose to complete the course with the guidance of Emma, your English Coach. If you do this, it will take you one month to complete the course.
But, you will always have access to the lessons and worksheets, so if you need to take extra time, that's OK too! You can study when it suits you.
When you enrol in this course, you'll get access to the Members Only Area, which includes:
12 Video lessons that will help you to complete the lessons.
8 Worksheets with practice activities for each lesson.
Full transcripts of all video and audio files.
REAL CONVERSATION PRACTICE
A one-on-one video call with a native English speaker (on Skype or Google Hangouts).
Group video calls with other students (using Skype or Google Hangouts), so you can practice real conversations with other English speakers.
Connect with a community of English learners who want to practice their conversation skills with you!
Free access to the private Facebook Group (this is our 'online classroom') where you can ask questions, submit homework for feedback and practice using English .
Weekly 'Live' Video Calls inside the Facebook Group, so you can ask questions about the course material and practice pronunciation with Emma.
6 months access to weekly group conversation calls with your classmates and a native English speaker!
Genuine feedback from a native English teacher, so you understand the mistakes you make and can fix them!
You will always be able to access the course materials, even as they are updated in thee future. You will always be apart of the Facebook classroom, so you can keep practicing with classmates after the course has finished.