Step 1: Start by working through the nivel 0 free classes.
Here you’ll find three foundational classes. Over time I work with all my students to help them pronounce the 44 different sounds in the English language. In these three classes, you’ll find the 26 traditional letters of the alphabet plus the tricky ‘th’ sound that isn’t quite as hard as many people make out.
The bigger challenge, for native Spanish speakers, is the difference between the b and v sounds. You’ll find a page dedicated to differentiating between these two sounds and a trick to give yourself some feedback about whether you are making to sound correct or not.
On these pages, you’ll find all the sounds and words read out by my sister. No, she is not a professional voice actor. She’s a normal British woman with a friendly northern accent which falls somewhere between the Standard British accent and the American. Hers is a professional but warm voice. Listen and see for yourself.
Step 2: Fill in a simple form (in Spanish) showing your interest in finding out more.
Don’t skip ahead, do make sure you take a look at some of the foundational material, even if you are quite confident in your pronunciation.
But to do your first class you need to complete a short form. You will then be invited to do a class that’s relevant to what you want to learn. There is no cost for this.
You will be sent access to a complete class and see examples of feedback from other students.
Additionally, we will send you a series of guides full of language learning tips.
Why is there no cost for this?
One of the biggest errors teachers make is to blame the students for failing to learn. Schools enrol students without properly assessing whether the course is right for them.
I believe that a good teacher takes responsibility for the students learning. If the student isn’t motivated, the teacher needs to review what they’re doing. If you enrol to be my student and you fail to learn English, I’m to blame.
As a teacher, I want to be sure that my students are going to benefit from my style of teaching.
Does this have anything to do with your ability to speak English or your prior education?
No. I’ve taught Polish lawyers and Venezuelan refugees. I’ve taught Spanish private school students and those who have struggled through the Chilean state education system.
What I’m looking for is a genuine intent to learn.
Step 3: Enrol on a trial class
Depending on availability, there may be a waiting list for this service.
Receive homework feedback for your efforts and conversation practise focusing on pronunciation.
Step 4: Complete a slightly longer form as part of a personal language assessment.
- Your pronunciation errors
- Your systematic mistakes
- Why you want to speak English
- How you intend to use English
Step 5: Begin course.