For Graduates of MEFA.
... Are you learning English every day?
In 1911 two teams raced to the South Pole. One was a team of Norwegians led by Roald Amundsen. The other was a team of Brits led by Robert Falcon Scott.
It was a 1400 mile journey, and incredibly dangerous. Both teams were well prepared, with tools, equipment and detailed plans to follow. The only real difference was the strategy they took.
Scott decided that his team would walk as far as possible on good weather days, and rest during bad weather. Amundsen’s team decided they would stick to a strict routine — just 20 miles a day, regardless of weather.
Amundsen’s team made it to the South Pole and back on schedule.
Scott’s team died en route.
If you don’t speak well it's because you don’t have the right English speaking-habits. If you speak slowly and awkwardly… that’s a habit.
If you use unnatural English?
Yes, that’s a habit, too.
If you consistently make the same mistakes again and again… those are all habits.
... Mastering English is about doing the things we know work consistently and over time.
In order to see rapid improvement three things have to be right:
This is your foundation. And getting this right is essential.
All of this is covered in detail in my course, MEFA. Extraordinary English Speakers continues from this.
I’ve long found that the people who get the best results start by building a strong foundation (The First 90 Days) then consistently implement that over time.
Scott and Amundsen didn’t start their legendary race to the South Pole unprepared. They put in months of planning and preparation.
But ultimately, the reason Amundsen succeeded and Scott didn’t was consistent relentless action.
And this is what Extraordinary English Speakers helps you with.
Extraordinary English Speakers is a group of people dedicated to mastering the English language and speaking it without hesitation in all areas of their lives.
People who get the best results are learning English every day, regardless of the weather or whatever else is happening in their lives.
It might just be a few minutes, but as with a journey to the south pole, a little done every day is better than a lot done occasionally.
Before you join EES make sure you mean the following requirements…
If you don't meet these requirements, sorry, but you shouldn't join Extraordinary English Speakers.
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"I've been a member of ESS for about a year now and have done a number of lessons (episodes) and listened to quite a few Julian's interviews. I have to say that so far I've learned a lot. It's really helpful to learn phrases that I can use in everyday situations and I noticed that I started using them! The lessons are interesting and I learnt a lot about different things, like cultures, contemporary affairs, languages and so on. It broadens my mind and gives me some ideas when I interact with others in various informal conversations. A thought-provoking Two Step Speaking course was interesting and although I'm sort of still in search of what I wish and able to do in the future and how best to realize myself I felt encouraged to make goals in my life and tried various different things to achieve them. I feel thankful to Julian for the work he does, ideas and skills he has to support others in learning English."
I've been joining EES for 3 months and this has been so far my best investment decision in language education. When I say 'investment', it doesn't only mean the 'money' but also means the time I contribute to the learning experience. I'm not a dull person, but if the thing I learn doesn't make sense nor has unacceptable flaws in itself, I can never make any progress in doing so. On the other hand, I can learn something well-structured and non-bullshit in a super fast way. Extraordinary English Speakers is exactly the place to be. I'll look out for you in the community soon. ; )
"I have been EES member since March 2015. Julian is not only my English teacher but also my life coach! First of all, he helped me to speak up during meetings at work as a Banker in US. Second of all, I tried many things including teaching Japanese on youtube and started earning money as a side business aside from my full-time job as a banker thanks to Julian's encouragement. I have learned that English is a tool to do something we want to do. I am thankful to have you as my English teacher and coach."
I've been a EES member for a year and a half now. I've always found Julian's lessons very interesting, you learn real spoken English, the English people speak that you do not learn in any book and nobody teaches you. His method is very effective: it allows you to work on your own, and practice speaking even if there's not a native around. The lessons are always interesting, motivating and funny. Yes, I think I've learnt a lot, now when somebody talks to me in English I understand immediately, and what is more important the answers come to my mind without thinking ... I'm very glad I'm an EES member.
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