It feels like September here in Prague.
That’s because school just started.
My new school — The School of Speaking.
Participation is at nearly 100%.
And enthusiasm is high.
As we say in English, they’re off to the races!
(Did you miss the registration deadline? Add your name to the waitlist and be the first to hear when it opens again.)
A QUESTION FROM A STUDENT
During the Skill Stacking live traingins I got this question:
“How do I practice speaking? No one speaks English where I live.”
That made me think of my first year teaching.
I lived about 20 minutes outside the center of Prague.
When I stepped outside my door in the winter morning it was still dark.
I had to walk a few minutes to the tram stop.
I had to wait for the tram.
I had to ride the tram into the center.
Then I had another short walk to the language school where my students were.
That was 2005.
I had to physically travel to teach English.
And my students had to do the same to speak English.
Those were the old days.
Now it’s a different story.
If you wanted, today, you could speak English with a native speaker and never leave your couch.
Everything you need, you already have.
Have you ever met a native speaker online for lessons?
I’ve been teaching online for a few years already.
And I’ve discovered the technology presents new challenges, as well as opportunities.
That’s why I wrote this short guide: 5 Tips For Online Lessons That Create Fluent English Speakers
Have a look and have a great weekend.
And after you read my 5 Tips, take a look around my new blog.
Notice something strange?
Yes, that’s right — it looks like crap!
That’s because it’s new.
I almost didn’t share it with you today.
But there’s a speaking lesson here.
Action is better than perfection.
Perfect is impossible.
And tomorrow I will make it better.