you can benefit from language coaching
you're asking: "What's the difference between a language teacher, and
Both a language teacher and a coach are able to help you by giving
you the information you need to learn a language (vocabulary, grammar,
A coach, however, focuses not only
on the necessary information, but above all, on
- bringing out the best
of your abilities, motivating you to ever-greater
- pushing you to do your best, all the while...
you not only in your language studies, but to a certain extent, also
in your life -
a good coach can help you make the most out of your
potential in every field of life, not
just in your English
An analogy from sports might clarify things here. A baseball
coach, for example, doesn't teach the young athletes how to play baseball
(except perhaps for the more obscure or advanced aspects of the game). His
players already know the "rules", and have achieved a certain
level of skill before they joined the team. The job of the coach is to
help his players do the very best they can with their abilities, to guide
them on, and sometimes off, the field, and to get them to exceed the
limits of what they might previously have thought possible.
So it is with a language
Working with advanced pupils, I see it as
my task to assure that you get the most out of your language studies, no
matter what school you may be attending, or no matter which method you
are using. Measuring your progress by sessions of English-only
conversation, I will help you identify the weak points in your
English, and will tell you precisely what steps you should take to
In addition, I'll work with you to
recognize, deal with, and ultimately eliminate personal weaknesses that
could hinder your progress: inhibitions, shyness, poor study habits,
lack of discipline...
Note here that coaching is
not a substitute for normal language classes, and does not in any way
"compete" with schools - the purpose of coaching is to maximize
the value you get from the classes you're already taking, by
ensuring that you develop your language-learning capacity to the
One of the
main barriers to achieving fluency in a new language is purely
psychological: you somehow feel that it just isn't "you" to
speak English, and therefore feel inhibited. This barrier has nothing to
do with intelligence, but with a mental block that must be recognized, and
broken down, if you want to truly master English, or any other language.
All too often, people pay good
money to enroll in a language school, yet eventually lose interest,
either because they don't know how to study effectively, or because
personal weaknesses (nervousness, shyness, lack of concentration) cause
them to fall by the wayside. Thus, they end up quitting, with little to
show for their investment of time and money. Or even worse: they
continue at the school, but soon fall behind their classmates, and as a
result, eventually give up hope, while slowly acquiring an aversion to
the language they were once so enthusiastic about!
Don't let this happen to
you! Let me be your coach and I will...
- help you ensure that the money you
are paying at the school of your choice is a most profitable investment,
by seeing to it that you get the maximum benefit from your studies.
and guide you along the way, helping you to increase your awareness of
how best to approach the material to be learned, how to profitably
analyze it, and above all, how to incorporate it into your body of
knowledge as effortlessly, and as enjoyably, as possible.
- show you how you can turn study into
an automatic habit, and thereby ensure steady, continuous progress.
- make you more aware of, and
eventually eliminate, any personal barriers to progress: psychological
inhibitions, poor study habits, loss of interest in studying... all the
private factors that a classroom teacher has neither the time (nor the
authorization!), to address and deal with appropriately.
- help you recognize, and safely get
over, those inevitable "bumps" in the learning process - such
as those days or weeks when, despite your best efforts, you just don't
seem to be progressing at all, and can thus easily become discouraged.
- increase your ability to tap
into the incredible learning power of your mind, by teaching you how to
use proven techniques of mental control and auto-suggestion.
You'll not only improve your memory and rate of progress, but will even
learn to enjoy learning English more than you ever have before!
At the end of one of my
coaching sessions, I don't just expect the student to know a little more
English: I want him or her to feel motivated, more confident, and even
The language coaching I
offer is not designed for beginners (as the sessions are held in
English), but for you advanced students who want to speed up your
progress, and finally get over those final barriers which have been
keeping you from developing and using your English to the very best of
Coaching sessions can be
held by phone, or over the Internet (Skype, Messenger), as you prefer.
You decide how many sessions you'd like, whether on a weekly, or monthly
basis, or even at irregular intervals, whenever you feel you need a
Winston Churchill once
said: "To learn a new language is to acquire a new
personality". Oh, so true!
me be your guide on the road to real fluency in English, and you may
just discover a new, more confident, more successful and happier "you"
along the way!
Interested? Write me today at firstname.lastname@example.org , and I'll be glad to answer any questions you may have.
I'll be looking forward to hearing from you!
P.S: If you haven't already, don't forget to get your copy of my free language-learning Ebook:
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