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When you think of sounding like a native speaker, what comes to mind?
If you're like most English learners, you’ve been focused on building a strong foundation by increasing your vocabulary, memorizing phrasal verbs, and expanding your grammar skills. You've been working on fluency and looking for opportunities to practice your speaking on a regular basis.
That's amazing. You should be proud of yourself!
By now, you feel like you have a solid understanding of spoken English and you feel pretty comfortable in casual social situations.
You know that you need to express yourself more like native English speakers, but you also want to understand why these idioms, sayings, and expressions are used in some situations, but not others. It seems like there's a script or code you're missing that would help take your conversation skills to the next level.
(Hint: there is. But you're not going to learn it in textbooks.)
You probably ask yourself which types of speech are okay to use in professional situations, and which should only be used informally. You're concerned about being polite, sounding professional, and may feel somewhat shy about speaking with native-speaking coworkers, classmates, and colleagues because it's possible you'll make a mistake.
You sense that there are special strategies we use to communicate clearly and confidently in English, but you feel a little lost.
In short, you need the conversation skills that will take you from high intermediate to advanced, or advanced to fully fluent. You want more from your English skills, and you want some guidance to take you there.
That’s where I come in.
What if I told you that sounding natural in English is not just about fluency?
What if I told you that sounding natural is not even about 100% accuracy, and it's certainly not about sounding perfect?
What if I told you that the key to sounding natural is actually about encouraging communication with others?
Sounding more natural in English involves developing and using conversation skills that enable you to connect to others and engage in natural conversation.
Skills like softening your language, showing enthusiasm, demonstrating authority, and politely disagreeing. Skills like giving compliments, asking for feedback, questioning ideas, and introducing yourself to new people both casually and confidently.
Skills like expressing your emotions and attitude through stress and intonation, using common phrases that actually reflect your ideas, and utilizing communication strategies that help you achieve your goals by keeping conversations going.
That’s what native speakers do. And you can learn how to do it too.