Welcome to the
Faster Fluency Conversation Club! 

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We can't wait to welcome you to your first session! 

 

To help you get started, you'll find all of the information you need below.

For up-to-date links for the summer sessions, please see the information under "IMPORTANT" in your
FFCC Preparatory Activities document (CLICK HERE)

Download your Short Guides, with essential tips for a fantastic Fluency Club experience

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Download your Faster Fluency Conversation Guidebook

It gives you tips for getting the most out of the sessions, and includes phrases and questions for starting conversations on the theme of the week. It will be your go-to reference during your Club sessions. I recommend that you print it and bring it with you when you connect. This way, you can make notes on vocabulary and expressions!

Click here to download your FFCC Conversation Guide

Regularly-scheduled FFCC sessions at these days and times :
Mondays: 6 PM - 7 PM
Tuesdays: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fridays: 12:30 PM - 1:30PM (PM = afternoon)

These times are in the Central European Summer Time (CEST) time zone (the time zone of Paris)

To know the time in your time zone, check the Time Zone Converter.

Your subscription gives you access to 12 sessions per month, but you choose how many you participate in. For any changes in the schedule, you’ll receive an email to notify you, and we’ll update this page with news.

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Note the dates
and times
in your calendar

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Prepare the theme
of the week

Each week, we suggest a conversation theme to inspire you.
We’ve prepared some specially-selected activities to help you prepare for each week. You’ll get an email with links to these activities on Fridays, so you can prepare for the following week.

You can also access the links to the activities directly in this document: Bonus activities. 

Below are the suggested themes for the next few weeks. You’ll also find these themes in your Faster Fluency Conversation Guidebook.

Week of February 4, 2019: Good & bad manners in your country
Week of February 11, 2019: How social media changed our lives
Week of February 18, 2019: Learning styles & tips
Week of February 25, 2019: Career crossroads

Week of March 4, 2019: Annoying things about your country
Week of March 11, 2019: Raising kids in your country
Week of March 18, 2019:  Productivity & personal development
Week of March 25, 2019: Time management

Week of April 1, 2019: Introduce yourself
Week of April 8, 2019: Hobbies and passions
Week of April 15, 2019: Your pet cause
Week of April 22, 2019: An old story
Week of April 29, 2019: Goals and tips

Week of May 7, 2019: Matchmakers
Week of May 14, 2019: Finding an old friend again
Week of May 21, 2019: Family
Week of May 28, 2019: Influences

Week of June 3, 2019: Culture and entertainment
Week of June 10, 2019: Work!
Week of June 17, 2019: Being happy
Week of June 24, 2019: Thrills and adventures

Week of July 1, 2019: Books and magazines
Week of July 8, 2019: Favorite foods
Week of July 15, 2019: The perfect future
Week of July 22, 2019: Your dream job
Week of July 29, 2019: How to "clear your head"

Week of August 5, 2019: Customs & traditions in your country
Week of August 12, 2019: Entrepreneurship
Week of August 19, 2019: Things we're addicted to
Week of August 26, 2019: Good and bad manners in your country

Week of September 2, 2019: How social media has changed our lives
Week of September 9, 2019: Learning styles & tips
Week of September 16, 2019: Career crossroads
Week of September 23, 2019: Annoying things about your country
Week of September 30, 2019: Raising kids in your country

Week of October 7, 2019: Productivity and personal development
Week of October 14, 2019: Time Management
Week of October 21, 2019: Introducing yourself
Week of October 28, 2019: Hobbies & passions

Week of November 4, 2019: Your pet cause
Week of November 11, 2019: An old story
Week of November 18, 2019: Goals & Tips

This link will take you to a virtual meeting room, with your Club Leader and the other participants.

Then, the Club Leader will put you into small conversation groups with 1-2 partners, so you can practice speaking. Of course, the Club Leader will join your conversation from time to time to correct you and answer your questions too!

I recommend you download the application Zoom (it’s free) to make it easy to connect each week. You can download it for free at https://www.zoom.us/

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Connect
to your sessions

For up-to-date links for the summer sessions, please see the information under "IMPORTANT" in your
FFCC Preparatory Activities document

We've listed each date for the summer sessions, and the link you'll use for that specific date.
We don't want you to miss any sessions during the summer!

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Have fun becoming
more confident
speaking English

Past students said that these are the things they appreciate most about the Faster Fluency Conversation Club:

  • You meet people from many different countries and cultures, and learn about their lives
  • There's no judgment in the Club. Everyone makes mistakes, but everyone is here to learn!
  • There's no pressure! You're not speaking English in a meeting with your boss! You can relax and enjoy it!
  • You get help and insights from a teacher, who is there to answer your questions

 

During each session, your Club Leader makes notes of vocabulary and mistakes that come up during the session.

These notes are stored in a shared Google file.  You can consult the notes from each session by clicking here.

This way, you can go back and revise, and add new vocabulary to your English!

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Pick up
the notes
from the sessions

Membership payments and cancellations

Your membership in the Faster Fluency Conversation Club renews automatically each month, on the date you joined. For example, if you joined on January 7th, your membership renews on February 7th, March 7th, etc. until YOU cancel your membership. If you want to cancel before your next payment is taken, you must tell me before that date. Otherwise, the payment will be taken, as part of your recurring subscription payment plan.

Here’s how to cancel your membership if you decide to leave the Club:

  • Email contact@christinarebuffet.com with “FFCC membership cancellation” in the subject line
  • Tell us why you want to cancel if you want to, but there’s no obligation. Feedback helps us improve the program for future students.
  • We’ll cancel your membership and stop your payment within 48 hours.
  • You’ll continue to have access to the Fluency Club until the end of your payment period.

For example, if you join on January 7th and participate in the sessions of January, February, and March, but decide on March 20th to cancel your membership, you can continue participating in the sessions for the rest of the month, and until April 6th. No further payments will be taken after this.

If you need any help or have a question, the Speak English with Christina team is here for you!

Please note that we do not give refunds if you simply do not attend or do not tell us to cancel your membership. It's like a gym membership: It's your responsibility as a good student to attend sessions regularly, and to inform us when you want to end your subscription.

Send your questions to marica@christinarebuffet.com, and our assistant Marica will help you.