Confidence in English

Build your confidence step by step in spoken English in just 6 weeks.

In this course you will go from feeling apprehensive about your spoken English to feeling you can express what you think and feel when you speak

When you finally dare to speak do you doubt your pronunciation?

Speaking a second language is not something you just learn and then speak confidently straight away, it takes time and your mindset is important

Once you join Confidence in English, this is what you’ll experience:
  • Translate less
  • Talk more in meetings
  • Feel better about your pronunciation
  • Feel more confident about your voice in English

Once you join Confidence in English, this is what you’ll experience:

  • 6 Pronunciation sessions
  • 5 Mindset coaching sessions
  • Personalised feedback in live classes
  • Unlimited personalised support from me for duration of course
  • Bonuses
  • Individual coaching call before course starts
  • Individual 3 month follow up coaching call after course ends
  • Support community in form of Facebook or WhatsApp group

All group classes will be conducted on the  Zoom platform so please make sure you have access to a computer or phone that supports zoom with sufficient internet and a camera so that you can participate fully

Course Modules

In this course you will go from feeling apprehensive about your spoken English to feeling more confident and clear so you can express yourself better when you speak and pronounce words.

1) Introduction to confidence and pronunciation

  • Speech sounds & IPA
  • Phonetics & Phonology
  • Syllables & word stress

2) The Schwa

  • The stress system of English
  • Misplacing primary stress
  • Schwa words & phrases

3 & 4) Long & Short Vowel Sounds

  • Tense /i/ as in sheep
  • Lax /i/ as in ship
  • The ah /a:/ as in father 
  • The /ae/ as in cat

5 & 6) Introduction to Prosody

  • Intonation
  • Word stress
  • Content vs function words
  • Connected speech 

Mindset Coaching Sessions

In the programme we will meet in small groups and I’ll coach you and help you overcome your biggest obstacles

What we will cover:

  • Confidence in spoken English
  • Limiting beliefs and mindset
  • Motivation
  • Daily practice
  • Listening to your voice in English
  • Personalised coaching on specific pronunciation challenges

Who is this course for?

  • Intermediate and upper intermediate non native English speakers (B1 and B2 in the Common European Framework) who want to improve their confidence in spoken English by speaking more clearly.
  • Please note that this is not a course for beginners, intermediate is the minimal level in order to be able to take the course.
  • If you decide you want to take this course, we’ll have a quick call to align and answer any questions you may have

Course Calendar

Course start date: Saturday 30th January 2021
Course end date: Saturday 7th March 2021
6 Pronunciation Theory Classes
5 Mindset Coaching Sessions

Module 1 | Saturday 30th Jan 10am-12 noon Mexico time, 5pm-7pm Central European time | 2 Hours
Module 2 | Saturday 6th Feb 10am-12 noon Mexico time, 5pm-7pm Central European time | 2 Hour
Module 3 | Saturday 13th Feb 10am-12noon Mexico time, 5pm-7pm Central European time | 2 Hours
Module 4 | Saturday 20th Feb 10am-12 noon Mexico time, 5pm-7pm Central European time | 2 Hours
Module 5 | Saturday 27th Feb 10am-12 noon Mexico time, 5pm-7pm Central European time | 2 Hours
Module 6 | Saturday 7th March 10am-12 noon Mexico time, 5pm-7pm Central European time | 2 Hours

Mindset Coaching Sessions

Session 1 | Wednesday 3rd Feb Time to be confirmed | 1.5 Hours
Session 2 | Wednesday 10th Feb Time to be confirmed | 1.5 Hours
Session 3 | Wednesday 17th Feb Time to be confirmed | 1.5 Hour
Session 4 | Wednesday 24th Feb Time to be confirmed | 1.5 Hours
Session 5 | Wednesday 4th March Time to be confirmed | 1.5 Hours

Enroll today!

Stop struggling with English and not speaking because you think your English isn’t good enough. Let’s make this happen!

Early bird discount (50%) USD 159 if you sign up before Thursday 28th January

After that the price of the course will be USD 319

Hello! I'm Saskia!

    • I started Parker Business English in 2018 after a 15 year career in the corporate world and particularly marketing which I had enjoyed but left me wanting more. I use my business experience to help others with their communication in English be it speaking, writing, reading, listening and most of all confidence.
    • I have lived and worked in the UK, (I’m a British native), Hong Kong and Mexico City in international agencies and client side companies. My language learning journey with Spanish and particularly working in Spanish has allowed me great insight into the challenges English learners face such as direct translation.
    • I did the intense but great CELTA certificate (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and haven’t looked back since. I have lived in Mexico City for the past 10 years so my specialities are Spanish speakers, business English and Marketing. However I love helping all English learners from all over the world.
    • I love helping English learners get more confident about English, this is one of my passions. I use a flexible and personalized approach to English learning that includes communication coaching. I adapt to the needs of my clients and each and every one is very different with different challenges.
    • I believe that language learning is a life long process that should be enjoyed and there are so many things we can do to improve if we have the right mindset.

Progress not perfection is my mantra!

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Investment

This course is an investment in you and your English and I’m so excited to be working with you, helping you and getting to know you better.

Stop struggling with English and not speaking because you think your English isn’t good enough. Let’s make this happen!

FAQS

  • 6 Pronunciation sessions (2 hours each session) 
  • 5 Mindset coaching sessions (1.5 hours each session)
  • Personalised feedback 
  • Live classes on Zoom
  • Unlimited personalized support from me for duration of course
  • Homework after each class
  • A resource library in Google Drive
  • All classes will be in English in a friendly and supportive environment where we will be practicing
  • A total of 20 hours of live classes

Yes you are entitled to a full refund (within 14 days) if after taking 3 classes you feel this course is not delivering its promise.

All classes will be recorded so that if you miss them you can watch the replay. That said I would highly encourage you to black out time in your diary for classes are they will be dynamic and a chance to speak, learn, participate and ask questions.

In order to see results it is necessary to attend the course and do all the homework.

Although grammar is not the core of this course we may cover come brief grammar questions that students may have….The focus of this course is on usage and pronunciation of English.

If you have any questions, queries or doubts please get in contact with me at the following email address: [email protected] or on Skype: Saskia Parker