Extraordinary English Is Worth Spending Time On

At about the 7-kilometre mark.

Yesterday I ran the Tokyo Seaside Marathon.

Which was good.

I’m aiming to do the 20k in under 90 minutes.

My time last year was 1:46:06, and this year I got 1:41:40. So getting better. But not there yet.

I could make all kinds of excuses…

Like the fact I’m recovering from cold and lacked lung capacity. Or that I haven’t trained much over the last couple of weeks due to said cold and several Christmas parties.

But you know what?

Excuses are meaningless

There’s always SOMETHING that stops us from performing our best… perfect just doesn’t exist.

This said…

I’m also in no rush to do that 90 minute half marathon.

Things worth doing are worth spending time on.

English is the same, of course.

I called my book Master English FAST, but really the title is meant in an ironic sense. You see, as I say pretty much on the first page – the fastest way to master English is actually the slow approach.

No Magic Fluency Methods.

Just putting time and energy into doing the things that work. Things like getting a good source or real, conversation English and studying the language regularly and consistently.

The League of Extraordinary English Speakers

This is what my English learning group, the League of Extraordinary English Speakers is all about.

This video explains what the programme is all about:

The weekly EES Episodes are designed to give you regular, consistent input in the English language that you can learn, then re-use yourself in your daily encounters.

You can go looking for materials yourself.

But of course, the materials I design are based on all the ideas and principles discussed in my book, Master English FAST, making them more effective than just, say, an article you find on the internet or a TV show or a podcast.


Julian Northbrook
Language Punk. Runnin

P.S. If you’re struggling to Master English alone… join me and my Extraordinary English Speakers here in the League – Click Here.

About the author: Julian Northbrook is an unconventional punk of the business English learning world. A leading expert in English education and direct response marketing, he’s fully equipped to drag you kicking and screaming from English-mediocracy to speaking at an outstanding level. After being turned down for his dream job in the art industry, Julian suffered three long years as a crap Japanese speaker. He understands exactly what it’s like to feel like a total idiot every time you speak. But Julian overcame his language problems, mastered the language, and went on to work first as a freelance translator, then as an executive member of a Japanese company. But he soon grew sick of the corporate world and left it to pursue something infinitely more satisfying — running his own business helping small business owners and entrepreneurs get so good at English that they forget that it’s not their first language. He writes the infamous Doing English Daily Newsletter which you can (and should) subscribe to.