You may have been learning English for a short time or maybe a very long time, and you have got to at least an intermediate to advanced level of English the place and you feel you still need to improve, but you feel you are stuck or maybe just progressing a too slowly.
The problems may be showing themselves in your life now in some way, maybe in your personal life, maybe in your work life or maybe just your confidence has been taking a battering.
There are others who you have seen master English, but you haven't! You feel you have tried everything, from classes, to books, to audio programs, to online programs, even to personal tutoring. You may even have had a lot of opportunity to use English. However, with all this effort and these experiences, you still feel you are struggling to get to the level you want to.
Yet, you still are hopeful there may be some thing you can do to get past the obstacles you keep coming against.
Why has your progress struck problems?
The critical thing to understand is the level you are at is dependent upon what you have tried, not upon what you are capable of. The reality is that you have already proved you are capable of learning to speak a language at least to the levels of those around you. The fact that you did it when you were very young does not mean that somehow those capabilities have been lost. They are not!
Our capabilities can seem to disappear for any number of reasons. Some of the more common ones relate to the way we are taught by well meaning teachers. No child ever learns their first language through rote memorisation, studying grammar rules, study and simple imitation. Yet that is how most people are taught and consequently believe that is the way to learn. It's a BIG mistake.
Trying to drink soup with a fork will soon have you believing that you have no ability to eat soup. Especially so if everyone around you is doing the same. This is the problem many people face. Your struggles are not your fault. The people who taught you are mainly to blame.
What can you do to change your results?
The reality is that there are simple things you can do to change what and how you learn so you will start to learn in ways that produce the kind of results you are seeking. Understanding how the changes will produce these results can help you take on the changes so you can keep improving, for as long as you want.
As well as changing how you are approaching your learning and where you spend your time, there may well be a need to modify some of your beliefs around your capacities and the way to learn. I mention beliefs because so little attention is placed on them despite the fact they can be one of the main factors preventing you from improving.
"Beliefs create the actual fact" - William James
As well as the beliefs of course, you need to make adjustments as to how you are learning English. If you wish to change these patterns of learning and of the English you use, work with someone who understands:
They can maximise the chances of you breaking out of your patterns of learning, behaviour and thinking so you can be put on a path of continuous improvement.
What We Can Do for You
For a limited time we will give you a free 60 minute English health and learning check.
In this session we will help you identify and the main English problems you are having in your speaking - pronunciation and control of the language.
In addition we will provide you with an evaluation of your situation. This evaluation will come from a examination of:
The evaluation will primarily be conducted as an interview. There is no obligation whatsoever to continue with us, should you decide the time is not right or this is not what you were looking for.
"Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their performance. It is helping them learn, rather than teaching them."
The way we work has been tested and refined with people from all over the world, whether they are highly educated or skilled with great learning skills or have limited formal education.
Should you decide to access our paid coaching services at a later date here is what you will receive:
Coaching sessions are 1 hour long, conducted on Skype or an equivalent.
Each session will:
You are provided access to a private Facebook Group that will provide you with ongoing contact with your coach as well as to other like minded people. It will enable you to:
Webinar Trainings will be provided in response to issues that arise at the coaching times that can't be adequately handled. The sessions will be recorded and made available to members. They will provide:
The coaching we provide gives you personalised attention on the actual problems you have. We pay attention to all issues, not just your language shortcomings. Many times, by just changing how you go about learning, you can make most if not all of the necessary improvements.
Coaching is different to teaching. A skilled coach strives to understand where your learning is hitting obstacles, so they can show you how to remove them or get around them. A skilled coach strives to understand where you are at, what you are doing, what is stopping or slowing you down so they can help you maximise your chances of real success.
3. You can expect to see improvements in:
English Confidence Unlocked provides the kind of coaching that can take you from where you are to where you want to be. It is best suited to English language learners who wish to work on their speaking (& listening) skills and are at least at an intermediate level.
Book your self in for a free 45 minute hour coaching session to get an idea of where you are at and what is possible.
"Andrew has really helped me with being able to recognize my own mistakes and my own strengths, and also being able to go out in the world and use everyday life and everyday conversations as a classroom, as a learning environment and so being able to learn everyday, everywhere."
"From the coaching, I am confident I now know how to work on my English, I can now guide myself as I know how to notice what I can improve and know how to control my speaking.... I can now positively move forward. I have found the passion again to keep improving."
".....I have learned a different mindset and way of learning. It's more effective and now I feel happy and relaxed in my learning, rather than seeing the journey as hard work . I am once again passionate about learning English"
"Before going to Andrew classes I was not aware that to learn English my approach is not completely right. But after attending his classes, I learned new and really effective ways to learn English, which I implemented in my daily life. Andrew helped me in building the confidence that me and anybody can learn English with right approaches."
".....made me pay more attention to what I say. I found I didn’t have to push myself, like I was used to, because the activities and the way we worked were so engaging and involving. He helped me believe in myself."
Andrew has this fantastic faculty to bring your English skill further than you have ever imagined and always with a positive and funny attitude. He’s encouraging, inspiring and the most efficient teacher I have ever met.
"All of us had just one goal, to improve our English enough to be successful in this country. Andrew showed us the way how to reach that goal. He inspired and made us to believe in ourselves. I think he is an incredible teacher. I think we were lucky to had Andrew as our teacher.
Andrew has his own recipe to approach every single student. He knows your common mistakes from the first conversation and he carefully works on those areas. He gives you the guidance and key for you to open your own door and never do other similar mistakes. (his way) helps you remember ... because it is your knowledge, not his.
Andrew knows the common mistakes of Vietnamese and Chinese students like the back of his hand. He has great experience to help you overcome your own accent
Coach, Teacher, Speaker, Materials Developer & Author
I have spent my teaching life becoming the best English language teacher I could possibly by ensuring that I have my students improve the way they learn, not just learn English.
I searched out world renowned educators and personal development figures, all in the interest of better understanding how we learn and what prevents us from achieving our goals.
I discovered early on that we are held back more by our own beliefs, attitudes and thoughts, not by our genes, our family and our environment. We have tremendous potential to improve on who we are, and escape the boundaries others and ourselves have consciously and unconsciously created.
I take on each person with the same care, looking for what I can do so each person can improve their English, their learning effectiveness and their confidence to the levels they desire. The approach and techniques I use are all carefully selected with this end in sight.
Is it possible?
You may be wondering, after all your experiences, whether real continual improvement is really possible. I can assure you it is. I have seen it enough times to know that it is. A critical path to any transformation is to entertain the idea that it is. Once you give up on that, your future is set. The coaching we provided provides you with a clear path to success.
Do I have the time or the energy?
If we are not attracted by what we do, there will always be struggle and the time and energy we have for it will shrink. It's amazing what we can do once we are attracted to what we do. We find the time and our energy appears to meet our needs.
Will I be able to afford it?
The question you have got to ask yourself is, how much would it be worth to you in terms of self esteem, financially and otherwise if your English was way up there. We are talking about an investment in yourself and your future. The decision you make needs to be taken in light of that.
I want to make sure that you are the right kind of person for the kind of coaching we provide. I also want you to feel more comfortable in knowing you are signing up for a service for which you are a good fit. Do read through below to ensure you fit the criteria. This will save time for both of us.
Before this offer expires
Most probably on Skype or on a similar service. If you live in Melbourne, Australia, live face to face coaching may be available.
Once your coaching session is finished, it will be entirely up to you if you wish to continue. You will experience no pressure from us to do anything else with us.
Do contact us if you have any questions that have not been answered here. Pls use the contact form, accessed by clicking on "Contact" in the footer.
There is no obligation OR pressure of any kind to employ me. You can use what I recommend to help you improve your own English, if that is what you prefer.
Of course the decision is yours! :-) We are unique in that what we offer will enable you to keep improving with the approaches you will learn with us...to the level you desire. As well as learn to look forward to the experience!
We focus on doing what is necessary so your ability to notice problem areas improves. Then we work with you to implement ways to for you to make the necessary adjustments in everyday life. Once you master these 2 areas, you are good to go...by yourself!
As Dale Carnegie said, "People rarely succeed unless they are having fun in what they are doing." Our aim is for you to enjoy the process, that way you will want to keep doing more and more! :-)
P.S.: You can of course choose to continue what you have been doing. That is a recipe for receiving what you always have been getting. On the other hand you can choose to step out, with an eye on how you want to change, and choose to receive the kind of coaching that can put you on a very different trajectory. With no risk at all, you can see whether coaching can help you move forward.