I can help you reach Real Fluency with Real English
It’s more difficult to learn a new language as an adult. And I know how hard it can be, I study languages too. But it doesn’t have to be so hard.
Then why does it seem so hard?
Part of the problem is how you were taught in a traditional classroom.
Most courses don’t give you enough opportunities or the tools you need to develop important language abilities like listening skills.
- too much time is spent on grammar
- not enough time is spent listening
- the listening practice that you do get is speech that is too slow
- or it’s too formal and not the way real native speakers talk
Is this how you first starting learning English?
The thing is, learning grammar rules won’t help you learn a language. What you need to do is internalize the grammar through massive amounts of input – both listening and reading.
And the listening needs to be from native speakers, speaking at normal speed, using normal, everyday speech. Of course you may need someone to help guide you gradually from basic English with limited vocabulary to more complex, real English.
I can help you with this!
In my new English course, The Red Scarf, I will help you develop good English listening skills!
I will guide you, using the 8 Keys to Real Fluency, to Real Fluency. And we will start with your listening skills. In my course you will get dialogues from
real native speakers, taking normally. With full transcripts! Learn more below!
Real Hope for Real Fluency
After spending much time learning how polyglots study languages, reading research about theories of second language acquisition and my own experiences with learning languages I’ve put together 8 Keys that I’ve found to be necessary for
learning acquiring a new language.
The linguist Stephen Krashen makes the distinction between language learning (the product of formal instruction) and language acquisition. I want to help you acquire English as a second language so that you can use it in a natural way and not just learn about it.
When you become a member of the Real Fluency Family, you will have the opportunity to acquire English – to reach Real Fluency.
And I will guide you through the 8 Keys and teach you how to incorporate them into you language studies.
Let’s review the 8 Keys now:
8 Keys to Real Fluency
1) Persevere, don’t give up!
You will never be able to learn a language well if you quit studying. And you need to be consistent and study at least a little bit everyday. Real Fluency Now members can come to our forum everyday and practice and get encouragement to stay motivated.
2) Overcome your fears
Don’t be afraid of making mistakes, everyone makes mistakes when learning a new language! Come practice in the forum and don’t worry about making mistakes, you will improve!
3) Schedule time to read
Reading is a great way to help you build vocabulary and help internalize grammar. As a member you will have texts in the courses that you can practice reading.
4) Strengthen your writing skills
Strong writing skills will help you to express yourself better. This is something you can easily practice on the forum and get feedback on.
5) Improve your pronunciation
Clear pronunciation of English phonemes is essential to be understood clearly, as is using proper syllable and word stress. Listening , repeating and shadowing are great ways to help improve your pronunciation and I provide downloadable mp3 files that you can use.
6) Build your vocabulary
Having an extensive vocabulary is vital to understanding spoken English and to be able to express yourself clearly. As a member you will have access to courses that will teach you new phrasal verbs, expressions and other important vocabulary.
7) Listen as much as you can
Massive input through listening is one of the most important things you can do to improve your language skills. I will be providing you will many options to get more listening input
8) Engage in conversation
Of you need to speak English too! When you can’t find someone to practicing speaking with you can also improve your spoken English by using techniques such as shadowing.
Benefits of Real Fluency Family Membership
Become a member of Real Fluency Now and you will be part of the Real Fluency Family! All members have great new opportunities to learn and practice more English. I will also guide you through utilizing the 8 Keys to Real Fluency.
Here’s what you will get:
- Access to the Core Course “The Red Scarf”
- Access to all future courses
- Full access to the forum to ask questions and practice English
- Periodic live video help sessions
- You can quit easily at any time.
To make learning English fun and keep you motivated:
- You can earn badges when you complete quizzes and courses.
- You can ‘Friend’ other members
- Form groups with other members
- Move up in rank from ‘stranger’ to ‘friend’ to ‘cousin’ etc. the more you participate
- Share your progress on Facebook and Twitter
The Red Scarf: a Real Fluency Now core course
The Red Scarf is an English course consisting of a series of lessons with dialogues featuring the characters Elizabeth and Mike in a continuing story. Become a member today to follow Elizabeth and Mike as they unravel a mystery involving their grumpy neighbor!
What is included with the course:
You will get:
- 20 Lessons
- 5 Review Lessons
- Forum access to ask questions
- Forum access to practice English
- A printable certificate when you complete the course
You will learn:
- Over 50 phrasal verbs
- Over 50 expressions and idioms
- To improve your use of prepositions
Each lesson includes:
- Lesson Objectives
- A Video
- Transcript of the Lesson
- mp3’s to download
- without pauses for listening practice and shadowing
- with pauses after each line to practice speaking
- Sample sentences with the new vocabulary
- Text for Reading practice/Cultural Context
- Homework suggestions
- A quiz for each lesson
Module 1 : New Neighbors – Introductions and Background
Lesson 1: Neighbors Part 1; Objectives: 3 phrasal verbs, 1 expression; Plot: Mike and Elizabeth meet and talk about school and weather
Lesson 2: Neighbors Part 2; Objectives: 4 phrasal verbs; Plot: Mike and Elizabeth talk about the neighborhood and directions
Lesson 3: Dinner Invitation; Objectives: 3 phrasal verbs, 3 expressions; Plot: Elizabeth and Kathy invite Mike to dinner
Lesson 4: Grocery Shopping; Objectives: 2 phrasal verbs, 4 expressions; Plot: Elizabeth and Kathy buy groceries
Lesson 5: Dinner Guest; Objectives: 3 phrasal verbs, 8 expressions; Plot: Elizabeth and Mike have dinner and talk about recipes and cooking
Review Lesson 1
Module 2 : Mysterious Neighbor
Lesson 6: Grumpy Neighbor; Objectives: 5 phrasal verbs, 1 expression; Plot: Mike and Elizabeth talk about grumpy neighbor
Lesson 7: Digging; Objectives: 2 phrasal verbs, 4 expressions; Plot: Mr. Grumpus digs
Lesson 8: More Grumpy; Objectives: 3 phrasal verbs, 4 expressions; Plot: Mr. Grumpus complains about dog
Lesson 9: Anna; Objectives: 2 phrasal verbs, 2 expressions; Plot: Anna reveals more secrets
Lesson 10: Good Neighbors; Objectives: 3 phrasal verbs, 2 expressions; Plot: Talking about lawn care
Review Lesson 2
Module 3 : The Mystery Thickens
Lesson 11: Good Neighbors Part2 ; Objectives: 6 phrasal verbs, 2 expressions; Plot: Lawns and trash
Lesson 12: The Attic; Objectives: 2 phrasal verbs, 5 expressions; Plot: What’s in the attic?
Lesson 13: Names; Objectives: 1 phrasal verb, 2 expressions; Plot: Mike and Elizabeth talk about names
Lesson 14: Bad Storms; Objectives: 2 phrasal verbs, 2 expressions; Plot: Mike and Elizabeth get caught in a bad storm
Lesson 15: After the Storm; Objectives: 2 phrasal verbs, 1 expression; Plot: Storm damage and clean up
Review Lesson 3
Module 4 : Mystery Solved?
Lesson 16: More Digging ; Objectives: 3 phrasal verbs, 5 expressions; Plot: Mike sees Mr. Grumpus digging in his backyard
Lesson 17: Gossip; Objectives: 1 phrasal verb, 2 expressions; Plot: Anna tells Mike more secrets
Lesson 18: Clues; Objectives: 2 phrasal verbs, 3 expressions; Plot: Mike and Elizabeth put together clues and plan to call police
Lesson 19: Money Found; Objectives: 2 phrasal verbs, 2 expressions; Plot: Dog gets loose
Lesson 20: Police; Objectives: 2 phrasal verbs, 2 expressions; Plot: Mike and Elizabeth talk to the police
Review Lesson 4
Full Review Lesson
Buy now and save!
You can get just the course, The Red Scarf, for $30 – or become a member for $10/month and get The Red Scarf and all future English courses I create!
Payments can be made with PayPal or any major credit card. And soon (hopefully!) with Alipay.
And there’s nothing to lose! If the course doesn’t help you – you can get your money back if you tell me within 30 days!
This is a really great opportunity for you to learn English! Don’t waste time – sign up today and get started!