I WAS IN SHOCK!
Magali from Argentina: On Friday I had a Speaking Practice Test. The topic was Communities. My teacher told me that I've improved a lot in my pronunciation and FLUENCY! My classmates had noticed that too. I WAS IN SHOCK! ????
I'd heard many times that the best way to improve vocabulary, fluency, accuracy, and confidence is through speaking, but I'd never truly believed it. I thought that first, you should learn vocabulary perfectly, speak like a native, and THEN participate in conversations. WRONG! Input and output go hand by hand.
The Magali before SBC is not the same as the Magali today, participating in the Speaking Booster Program. Although I sometimes feel I have nothing interesting to say at the club, I keep practicing. I've improved in a way that might be hard to identify by myself, but others clearly see it.
THANK YOU Sahar for this opportunity. Of course, I still have a lot to improved. It's part of learning a new language, and I love it. Thank you for creating this safe space where everyone can practice speaking and have fun.
Your teaching method really works!
Lorenzo Corradini: I helped the tourist guide the other day with a couple of German visitors. I remembered many of your lessons about effective conversations and what to do when we don't find a word. They were really happy and said that it was the first time they could really enjoy, because in many others places they found only Italian speakers who couldn't communicate in English. I wanted to share my experience with you. Your teaching method really works!
I’ve become more comfortable with speaking English
Soheil Sarvghadi: Your speaking classes were the best out of all I'd ever had. I believe your classes really helped me gain so many speaking skills. I've become more comfortable with speaking English.
The most amazing part was the project
Maryam Tahmoresi: The most amazing part was the project, which made me research, watch more videos, and read people's comments. It was very engaging and thought-provoking. Also, the list of questions that are posed in different parts of the lessons made me think about different aspects of the topic, and find the words I needed in order to put my thoughts into words.
Useful feedback on our errors
Fatemeh Haghighat: The topics are really practical and useful for me. I'm happy to bring them to my real life and learn English indirectly. I just wanted an opportunity to improve my speaking skills, but I was worried about the teacher or the classmates. Then I found it really comfortable. You are great at motivating others, and also my classmates were wonderful.
After practicing in your classes, I can easily manage my own classes fully in English; this is something that I wasn't able to do before.
For me the important thing is the opportunity for speaking and releasing my voice, and more useful than that is your feedback on our errors. I don’t want to be the one who repeatedly thanks you, but I should thank you again.
I’m very lucky
Jose Fernandez: I'm very lucky for having found this Web page and to have an excellent teacher. she is hard-working and highly motivated to teach English.
It subconsciously helps a lot with speaking
Sima Hosseini: I would say that you have such an amazing class that I’ve never had before.
You know so much about English and how to teach it that you can help your students as much as possible, teach them useful thing, and answer any of their questions. It shows that how capable you are!
Your English accent is so wonderful that it subconsciously helps the student a lot with speaking.
I learned how to learn!
Your classes provoke excitement to learn a new language. I used to hate English to death. I could barely refrain from using my first language when I happened to be in a conversation. Even my friends and my collogues can clearly see the transformation and they can't believe their eyes. Neither can I! I now love learning English and know how to do it. Even if you refuse to accept me from next week, I know how to continue and all this has happened because of your patience and passion. I don't know how to thank you!
It almost always made me get out of my comfort zone.
Masoumeh Damghani: To tell the truth, your class for me was an active and high standard one that helped me push forward with my English. I almost always made myself get out of my comfort zone to be up and ready for the class, because I could see everyone else was doing the same. We had to be ready to present our work, and I clearly remember once I had to talk about supernatural beings and I could handle it very well.