Workshops 

The workshops throughout the year are held online or at locations in Madrid (normally Malasana). They're the perfect opportunity to intensively work through a problem, be it focusing on your pronunciation in one of the accent reduction sessions, or polishing how you present yourself to the world in English digitally.

You also meet other learners, so it's a great way to share your experiences and network too. 

If you're interested in attending one of the events click RSVP on the link below and I'll send you more information!

 
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Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

 

The dates given below are for the physical workshops, there will only be 10 spaces in each one. if you can't come in person then YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THE ONLINE WEBINAR A WEEK LATER, WHERE I'LL INCLUDE FEEDBACK FROM THE ATTENDEES!

 
 

UNDERSTANDING NATIVE SPEAKERS IN ENGLISH  

- INTRODUCTION-

SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2018

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Photo by Tim Wright on Unsplash

An introduction to why native speakers are more difficult to understand than non native English speakers. Practical solutions on how to manage in the real world! Exercise to continue to practise at home.

 

how to speak naturally in english

- introduction -

Saturday 24 March 2018

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Photo by Joshua Ness on Unsplash

An introduction to the 4 foundations of speaking like a native:

  • Connected speech
  • Elision
  • Word stress
  • Intonation
 

feedback: requesting, giving and receiving it

- Hands on workshop -

Saturday 21 april 2018

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Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash

Companies are recognising the benefits of feedback and improving company culture more and more.

We are also connected globally with greater frequency, which means we work with people from many cultures.

Whether you're in this situation now or you will be in the future, being able to give feedback in English confidently is an invaluable skill to develop.

 

 

understanding native speakers in english

PART 2 - ON THE PHONE

saturday 19 may 2018

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Building on the techniques from the first workshop to focus more on speaking on the phone or Skype. Troubleshooting for particularly difficult to understand colleagues and how to prepare for multi person meetings and conference calls.

 

how to speak naturally in english

- part 2 - 

SATURDAY 23 JUNE 2018

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Photo by Mihai Surdu on Unsplash

A more detailed look at connected speech. 

How to identify any pronunciation errors you make and ways to minimise them.

 

 

using social media to learn english 

- pinterest + instagram - 

saturday 14 july 2018

Love it or hate it, social media isn't going away. You can however use it to your benefit, instagram and Pinterest can be a way to immerse yourself in English from right here in Madrid. You can connect with like minded people and discover trends often before they arrive here. I love my adopted city but it's still true that many trends originate in California or New York and hit Melbourne and London before making it to us! Social media can put you ahead of the competition whilst honing your English.

 

 

presenting yourself in english

- online platforms -

saturday 28 july 2018

LinkedIn is something that I'd happily ignored for a long time, as a freelancer who's time is full it didn't seem necessary or important.

As more and more of my clients have been contacted or needed to represent themselves on LinkedIn or via other platforms, I realised I needed to investigate! This is workshop is a summary of everything I've learned in the last few months so that you don't have to waste as much time!

ways to connect in english offline

- book clubs + sketching -

Saturday 4th August 2018

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Photo by Kym Ellis on Unsplash

My best ideas happen when I go for coffee on my own, with a notebook and pen, and (most importantly) no wifi. 

Hopefully you're going on a Summer holiday this August, but even if you're not you can benefit from this workshop on combining old school books, magazines and doodling to get creative in English.

Goal setting for the second half of 2018

-rest + reset - 

saturday 11 august 2018

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Photo by Corey Agopian on Unsplash

August in Madrid usually means people take a break from their English classes and start September feeling a bit guilty and remorseful.

Buck the trend and set your language goals for September-December, then take a holiday guilt free knowing it's all taken care of!