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3 Free English Training Sessions
All available online, from the comfort of your own home
Hello, and happy day to you! I wanted to do a quick post and tell you about these online English webinars that I am co-hosting this month. I am excited to share these opportunities with you because they are free and will all provide you with a unique learning experience. Plus, if you’ve never “met” me, then this is a great place to do it because all of them will include a LIVE Q&A (question and answer).
So first let me explain what a webinar is. A webinar is a word that has been combined from WEB (internet) and SEMINAR (a meeting with training and instruction); so the word webinar means an online based meeting with some training and instruction. If you have never been to one, you should! They are great! I have been to many, as well as hosted a few!
Here are the details for January’s free training sessions:
*Important note: All of these sessions are LIVE on the date and time listed below; however, if you cannot make the live event, you can still register and receive the video replay to watch later.*
1) Thursday: January 14 at 9:30am (PST)| 5:30pm(GMT)
American VS British English: Part 1
Learn about the similarities between American and British English, while hearing 2 native English speakers have a natural conversation. Learn new expressions, improve your listening skills and ask questions in a LIVE Q&A (questions and answer session). Register here: bitly.com/jen-dan-webinar
2) Saturday: January 16 at 9:00am (PST)| 5:00pm (GMT)
19 Ways to Mazimize Social Media for Language Learning
Learn 19 ways and 6 social media platforms to practice and use language skills. This webinar is for ANY LANGUAGE learning. You can be learning English, French, Portuguese, Japanese, anything. I promise you will take away very helpful tools and advice for how to study and learn a language. Plus- there is a live Q&A session! Register here: http://bit.ly/sociallangwebinar
3) Thursday: January 28 at 11:00am (PST)| 7:00pm (GMT)
Breakthrough Pronunciation Challenge
Learn how to drastically improve your pronunciation and reach the next level in your English skills and your career. Breakthrough Pronunciation is an online workshop, and designed to help you understand how to sound more like a native speaker. This session will also teach you about the workshop, and includes a live Q&A. Register here: http://bit.ly/bt-pro
Are you excited for these free training sessions? Which one are you going to? Comment below and let me know.
You can also ask me questions here, before the webinar, so I can answer them before the Q&As begin!
Happy Studying! ♥
P.s… Do you know someone studying English (or any language)? Share this e-mail with them to tell them about the free training! They will be grateful, and I will be too!
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“I want to study a language, I just don’t know where I can find the time.”
“My schedule changes too much to commit to a class schedule.”
“I am already trying to balance work, family, friends, and LIFE. How can I add something else?”
“The closest language school is still too far.”
“I don’t have the money for costly one-on-one personal sessions.”
“I am too nervous speaking in front of a classroom full of people.”
Do any of these ‘excuses’ sound familiar to you? Ever stopped yourself from fulfilling your language dream, simply because you “didn’t have the time”? Well fortunately, with the wonderful world wide web, some of those excuses are no longer true! There are many benefits to studying online, not only convenience and flexibility, but many more options of instructors, classes, themes, etc…
Let me help motivate you by giving solutions to the obstacles blocking your new path of opportunities…
“I want to study a language, I just don’t know where I can find the time.”• With flexible online scheduling, you can find time ANYWHERE in your schedule. Learn English while enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning, while baby naps, when the kids have gone to bed, or during lunch time at the office. You name the time, we make it happen.
“My schedule changes too much to commit to a class schedule.”• There is no need to commit to a class schedule. Your schedule is what you make it. Various times and days are available, and we can meet as many or as few times per week as you’d like. Last minute scheduling for classes is also available.*
“I am already trying to balance work, family, friends, and LIFE. How can I add something else?”• Finding the time to add something new involves making it a priority. Speaking another language will open more doors of opportunity for work, travel, and friendships. Studying a new language shouldn’t be a chore, it should be fun, inspiring, and become a passion. With my dynamic lesson plans and teaching styles, I assure you’ll want to find the time.
“The closest language school is still too far.”• With online studying you can learn from the comfort of your own home or office! Step outside to a nearby cafe, library, or even a park, and combine a refreshing environment with an exciting lesson. Simply put, you get to choose the location of your class!
“I don’t have the money for costly one-on-one personal sessions.”• One-to-one/private language sessions can be expensive, especially if you add gas & mileage, materials, and the lesson itself. With online English study, you don’t pay gas/mileage, and I provide the material included in an affordable price. Package pricing is also available when bulk classes are purchased, and make sure to always look for current specials!
“I am too nervous speaking in front of a classroom full of people.”• With a private online class with me, you don’t have anyone else to worry about. I will provide a comfortable and safe learning environment encouraging you to use any mistakes to your advantage and learn from them. Just you and a native English speaker is the perfect combination for success!
Contact me today if you’re interested in stepping out of your box [comfort zone] and looking to take the next step toward success. Don’t forget to share the power of knowledge and invite a friend!
Happy Studying! ♥
*last minute scheduling based on terms of agreement.
Still not familiar with the hashtag #FBF? Time to get in the know! Hashtags are everywhere on social media, and referenced daily throughout TV shows, and even news programs. #FBF stands for ‘Flashback Friday’ a time to relive the past. Reliving the past can allow some time for reflection and growth, learn from mistakes, repeat the ideal, and make the most of your future.
In honor of #FBF, I will be reflecting on the past, and encouraging all of you to do the same…by reviewing and checking out some of my old posts. There are heaps [a lot] of material to review: vocabulary, idioms, listening, writing/reading comprehension, etc. So, what do you need to practice today? Take a look at the menu above, or utilize the sections to the right [categories & top posts] to find some posts that you find interesting or helpful.
Most of you reading this post, wanting to learn English, are all hoping for speaking fluency. Check out this post: Improving Speaking Fluency for tips and tricks on how to do it!
Going out this weekend?
Check out some of these super useful idioms to improve your speaking, and sound more like a native!
Feeling uncomfortable with the way you speak?
Not anymore! Improve your fluency with the man from Malta, HERE!
Not sure what the best way to learn is?
Review how to learn best for your learning style by finding out your Multiple Intelligence strengths.