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Hi, I’m Cathal. I’m Irish, and I mostly teach Spanish speakers. Have lived in Mexico and Galicia, Spain, but, as I married a Swede, I live, alas, in Sweden (a terrible place for an English teacher, language learner, or chatty person to live — but, on the other hand, a great place for parents of a toddler and a baby. Swings and roundabouts). I speak decent Spanish, choppy, often incoherent, Swedish and, despite growing up surrounded by farmers and livestock in the west of Ireland, speak English without much of an Irish accent (this is at least what I get told in the west of Ireland and Sweden). I write a Substack which applies performance psychology to language teaching and language learning. It’s called The Performing Mind. Since mid-August it’s been on a hiatus as I’ve been dedicating all my spare time to building a pronunciation course. Apart from my regular students, I currently have one guinea pig client I’m experimenting the materials on, and the first client expecting a coherent course is signed up to start on the days after Christmas. I have the skeleton of the course created, but I feel like I still have so much to learn. That’s why I’m taking the Speaking, Pronunciation and Autonomy Course, and why I’m looking forward to the discussions on the boards. And why pronunciation? Why am I making that my niche? Well, because it’s arguably the most psychologically enigmatic aspect of foreign language speaking, and so, to me, it’s the most fascinating. If you like, add me on LinkedIn or follow my newsletter:
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Cathal Larkin
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Thanks for sharing @Cathal Larkin I look forward to learning more about your approach to teaching pronunciation. I hope SPA sparks some musings that inspire. 📈
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My accent changes depending on who I'm talking to and how I want to position myself. I always leverage my East Coast accent if it opens doors. Dr. Jane Setter talks a little about accents and how they influence positionality. I don't necessarily agree with everything she has to say, but it's an interesting listen.
5in30 Kickoff & 60% off
Great to see you all at the 5in30 kickoff meeting today! Thanks for joining. We're excited to have you with us at the launch of 5in30 - and help you get your business up and running with 5 clients in 30 days. Jump in with a 60% discount using the code "5in30" at checkout. Become a member here: Here's the recording where we went through one of the topics inside 5in30: identifying the problem you solve for your clients, and why it's NOT linguistic. Hope to see you inside 5in30!
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Andrew Woodbury
Michael Landry
Natalia Gaitan
Michael Toczek
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START HERE! Make Your First Post & Watch the Video
Hey there! Welcome to the Teacherpreneur Support Network! @Michael Landry , @Leonardo Gomes and I are excited to have you here. Over the past half decade, we’ve surveyed thousands of teachers from around the world, and there are two things they are passionate about: finding news ways to improve their teaching and having a steady income. These combined play a major role in teacher wellbeing, and the main goal of this community is to help you develop in both of these areas. To kick things off, Step 1: Make your first post HERE by using the template below: Let everyone know: 1. Your name 2. Why you joined this community 3. Are you focused on developing your teaching skills, improving your income, or both? 4. Your idea for a teaching business or new product 5. Your goal for the next 30 days 6. What you're looking for help with in this community. Step 2: Learn how to get unstuck & set up your foundations - start with Module 1 here. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The goal of this network is to help YOU and other aspiring teacherpreneurs feel confident in setting up their teaching businesses the right way. Watch the video below, answer the poll, and introduce yourself as an orientation to the platform and this community. The community here will be what we all make it. Let's not consume passively but rather contribute actively, build accountability, and help each other along the way. Some ways to do this: - make useful posts consistently - share tips that have worked for you - ask good questions - offer advice to those you believe you can help One thing is for sure: everyone here wants to see YOU succeed.
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Michael Landry
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Sarah Buisson
Adam Fletcher
New comment 2d ago
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@Sarah Buisson Thanks for your introduction. I think you should focus on what you think matches the lifestyle you want. Perhaps you can do both initially and transition into your new niche based on your musings here. 📈
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@Adam Fletcher Welcome to the community. It's great to have you here. We can totally help you get started. I certainly think group classes are the best way to go and scale, so let's try and widdle that niche down and move towards proof of concept.📈
Keep your Eye on the Target
Hi Folks, It's been great to see what you have created thus far. Thanks for sharing. In terms of general feedback, remember the main objectives for your first 30 days. 1. Let your ideas around your niche and your offer crystalize and put them down on paper. 2. Reach out and get proof of concept. 3. Build your sense of belief that a better version of you and your business is possible. Anything that moves you in that direction of these goals is helpful, anything else is a distraction. Stay motivated and keep moving forward. 📈
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Hello everyone! I'm Regina, I'm from Brazil. I'd like to improve my skills in English for Aviation. Is there anyone here that works in this area?
Michael Landry
Andrew Woodbury
New comment 3d ago
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@Regina Borduqui It sounds like a great niche. I used to teach at Korean Airlines. I think this would be an exciting areas to focus on.
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