This initial consultation will be used to determine where you are at in your English learning journey, and if we are a good fit. I don’t bite and there is no reason to be embarrassed. I’ve worked with English language learners at every level, so no matter what your English level is, we will always find a way to communicate! After our first conversation, I’ll send you a workbook (I like to call it a “funbook”) to see where you think you’re at and what your goals are. This will prepare us for our first session.
Strategy & how you learn + 250 words
You’ll start off by taking a few surveys to assess your personality and learning style. Using what works with your brain and preferences, I’ll tailor a study plan to match your goals and explain to you exactly how it works. Then we’ll jump right in! I’ll give you a list of the top 250 words and some essential phrases you need to know in English and walk you through the most effective vocabulary study technique. As a bonus, I’ll also show you how to optimize your brain for maximum productivity.
Linguistics & pronunciation + 250 words
Don’t let the word “linguistics” scare you! I studied linguistics so you don’t have to, and I’m going to break down everything you need to know so you don’t have to. In order to communicate, your pronunciation doesn’t have to be perfect, but it does have to be comprehensible. Therefore understanding some basics about the phonetics and morphology of your own first language vs. English can help create the awareness you need to speak with confidence!
Mind/Body Connection & Grammar + 250 words
I know I said no grammar, and I was honest about that! We won’t be getting into all the technical grammar rules and terms. This step is a way to teach sentence structure through conversation in a natural way; like children learn their first languages. The goal is to have effective conversations now so people understand you regardless of your English level.
Optimization + 250 words
Congratulations! By this step, you will have integrated the top 1000 words in the English language in only 1 month! Next, we’ll dive into specific exercises for each of the 4 language skills with the aim to build conversation complexity and push you to express more of your unique ideas and abstract thoughts with total James Bond and Lorraine Broughton level confidence.
As your goals evolve, the way we work together does too. At this point, we’ll talk about what consistency, leveling up, and staying motivated really look like. We can transition into a professional and/or educational-focused approach if desired. And I’m only an email away if you need to schedule ad hoc check-ins to discuss how to progress through specific plateaus, or get coaching on how to keep growing!