Have you got to the place where you know you need to improve but you feel you can't express yourself as well as you want? Maybe you feel stuck, or maybe you are just progressing too slowly.
If this describes you, then most likely you're noticing frustrations in your life, maybe in your work life, maybe in your personal life or maybe just your confidence has been taking a battering.
There are some other immigrants who you have seen speak English effortlessly with a close to native like pronunciation. But you don't feel like you can do that. You may 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 not at the level you want to.
Yet, you still are hopeful (well you are here!) there may be some thing you can do to get past the obstacles that you keep coming against. I can assure you there is. Read on to find out why.
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've 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're 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 at school. Then they believe that is the way to learn. Hence, when they struggle, they usually question their own abilities rather than the methods they have been using.
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. The ones who do succeed do so out of our sight. So we aren't really aware of what they do. We assume that they do what we do, but we really have little or no idea what they are doing. We may end up believing that they somehow have the ability or gene we don't. That is why we think they can learn successfully. We don't consider that they may be doing something quite differently and how they approach their learning.
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. Once you do, you can start to learn in ways that produce the kind of results you are seeking. Discovering what these changes are is a key if you wish to improve and keep improving (till you get to the level you want).
As well as changing how you're approaching your learning and where you spend your time, there may well be a need to check some of your beliefs to see whether they are supporting learning or holding it back. 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
You can work on your beliefs yourself, however if you wish to change the patterns of learning you are using and the English you use, working with someone who understands what needs to be done can put you on an entirely new path. You may be able to find this path yourself, however by working with us, we can help guide you to make the required changes. We are experts in:
This 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 will our coaching focus on?
From our consultation we'll better understand your situation. There may still be a need to further focus what we work on, but more than likely we can start straight away to work on the identified areas. Once we understand you and your needs, we can design a custom built program for you that can help you master English to a level as good as your first language.
"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 students from all over the world. We have found it makes little difference where you come from and what you have done with your lives. There are many ways of seeing the world and learning, depending on your own character and experiences, however we're all similar because we are human. Differences in individuals do create variations, however once we recognise and understand the nature of human learning then these differences can readily be accommodated.
Coaching sessions (1 hr ) are conducted in person or on Skype depending on package.
Each session will:
Various media and downloadable materials as needed The sessions will be recorded and made available to members. They will provide:
Online E resources will be made available to all people who register for coaching services. The access will be determined by level of coaching.
Currently, the E resources are:
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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.
Skilled coaches work with you on how to improve your learning, not just on you language skills. They will hold you accountable helping you to accelerate your learning.
Very few if any teachers do any of this.
"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
English Confidence Unlocked provides the specialist kind of coaching that can take you from where you are to where you want to be.
It is best suited to you if you:
English Language Coach, Language Learning Specialist, Speaker & Author
I have spent my teaching life becoming the best English language teacher I could possibly by setting myself two goals:
- to work at seeing that my students improve the way they learn. Without achieving this, in most cases students hit a ceiling well below their aims.
- to work towards ways of learning English that attracted them so they felt drawn to learning, We need to enjoy what we do, so we keep doing more of it.
I have searched out world renowned educators and personal development figures, all in the interest of achieving my goals.This has enabled me to work in ways that not only assist the learning process but also to help them identify the obstacles which are holding them back.
I found 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 we and others have consciously and unconsciously created for ourselves.
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 transformation is to set your sights on your goal and work towards it. The coaching we offer provides you with a path that can assist you in achieving your dreams.
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 and your confidence approached the level in your first language. 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 double check to make sure that you are the right kind of person for this coaching ... so you will know whether you should sign up. So do read through below to ensure you fit the criteria. This will save time for both of us.
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You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you don't get the results you are looking for just let us know and we'll send you a prompt refund.
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!
This will depend on the program. Either Skype, a mutually agreed location or a location of your choice.
Refunds are available. I provide a full guarantee that you will be more than satisfied with what you receive as long as you implement the strategies suggested.
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! :-)
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...long after you have left us. As well as learn to look forward to the experience!
Typically we don't learn skills through doing homework. We learn them through doing! So you will be asked to use the language! :-) Having said that, at times there might be situations where a little work by yourself can help you overcome entrenched problems. Here I am talking typically about 5 -10 minutes!
Your coaching time will depend on what you purchased.
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.
P.S.: You can of course choose to continue what you have been doing. That is a recipe to keep receiving what you always have been getting. On the other hand you can choose to step out. Decide how and where you want to improve, and then choose to receive the kind of coaching that can put you on a trajectory to achieve what you have set yourself.