When I talk to students in person, one of their biggest challenges is feeling confident when they speak English.
They say things like “I always try to translate in my head, and I’m slow”, or “I hesitate too much to find my words, and I say ‘uhhh…’ too much.”
Let’s help you become more confident right away!
How to Continue a Conversation without Searching for Your Words
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Has this ever happened to you?
You’re in a conversation, and suddenly, you don’t have a specific word you need.
You hesitate. You search for the perfect word. The conversation stops and there’s that terrible awkward silence while you’re looking for your words. Ugh. Frustrating…
This episode gives you 3 “silly” (but very common and practical) words to avoid that frustration like a native speaker. After all, we forget our words too sometimes!
How to Stop Translating in Your Head and Think in English
What’s one thing that’s frustrating when you want to learn a language but don’t have many opportunities to speak?
Translating in your head! Argh, why does your brain do that?
Trying to translate from your native language to speak English is like trying to cross the USA on a bicycle.
It’s slow, it’s long, and it uses a lot of energy. You want something faster! Like a Harley Davidson… Vroom, vroom!
This episode won’t give you a Harley, but it will give you techniques you can practice to speed up your English.
How to Start a Conversation with Anyone (and not be shy)
Are you afraid to start a conversation in English? Sometimes, the hardest thing is to take the first step. After that, you realize you can do more than you thought.
But that feeling of shyness can paralyze you. If you don’t practice, you won’t improve, so here’s the little push you need to take that first step confidently.
In this episode, you’ll learn 8 things you can say to easily start a conversation with anyone, in 8 different everyday situations.
One of the biggest ways to boost your confidence is to practice regularly
But sometimes, it’s not easy to find time to travel to meet a conversation partner at your local Starbucks. And sometimes, you can’t find a conversation partner at all.
That’s why I started the Faster Fluency Conversation Club in 2016, to help you become confident speaking, thanks to regular conversation practice that’s easy to access.
It’s your chance to:
- Practice speaking with other motivated Speak English Ambassadors
- Get corrections from Cara, an experienced teacher who leads the Club sessions
- Have more vocabulary thanks to specially-selected exercises for each week
We’re re-starting the program in September!
More good news!
We’re increasing the sessions from 2 to 3 conversation sessions per week
Even more good news!
You can continue the program each month now, to practice as much as you want
And we’ve cut the price in half too.
See you next week with more summer surprises!