In the last few parts of the Accelerator Model, you’ve seen that mastery comes from: Fluency Naturalness Confidence Without fluency, your English will be slow and awkward. You’ll translate in your head and overthink everything. Without naturalness, your English will be messy, chaotic and disorganised with is hard for the listener. And without confidence, you’ll Continue Reading

One of my clients asked how she can make her English classes more relevant to students. She’s a school teacher in Hong Kong, as like many schools in Asia she has to use official textbooks… which are not always great. Well, there are a couple of simple things you can do. Here’s a video that Continue Reading

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Learn how to stop doubting your own English and speak confidently, in Part 4 of the Doing English Accelerator series.

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A great exercise for developing good rhythm and pronunciation in English is “Shadowing”, but how much time should you spend doing it? This is a question I get a lot. And here is my candid, no bullshit answer: If you’re not sure how to make shadowing work for you, I’ve got a free guide called Continue Reading

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Speaking English well means a balance of three things: fluency in English, confidence with using it in the real world, and naturalness when speaking. If you’ve got only one or two of these things, your English will be imbalanced. In this article, we’re going to look at what happens if you don’t have fluency in Continue Reading

You might have fluency in English, but is your speaking clear, orderly, and natural? If not, don’t worry: I’ll show you how to fix your messy English.

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Something discussed in a coaching call last week got me thinking. Results from MEFA thus far have been astounding. But why? Part of it is that the course is totally different from what you may have done before. Most courses focus on the same old crap – more words, more grammar… studying dialogues with neither Continue Reading

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How much time do you need to spend on English study each day? It’s more than “none”, but far less than you probably think.

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I can't speak English

I can’t speak English even though I read all the time: why? In this article, I explain the 5 elements of fluency, and why you can’t speak.

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Advanced English Conversation

I work with high-level English as a second language learners, helping them excel in business and work situations in English. And for these people, speaking English at an advanced level is important. But what is the key to advanced English conversation?

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Someone asked me this question about how to learn English vocabulary: “How do I learn English vocabulary in 2020?” Honestly… what a strange question.

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What are the best books for learning English? In this article I’ll tell you – but be warned; my answer is probably not what you expect.

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