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: https://www.learnyourenglish.net/course-store/5in30-get-5-clients-in-30-days 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!
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.
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: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathal-larkin/ https://cathallarkin.substack.com/
I'm taking a look at this video and find myself feeling bad about recently losing a client because I did not know him well enough, and pushed him a little too hard and he panicked and ended the lessons. This was absolutely not a linguistic issue; it had to do with the anxiety provoked when trying to speak English in conversation. The first half of our lessons were always me talking him down from the anxiety that I think was largely provoked by his perfectionism, and I had to continually emphasize that there is no perfect communication so he needed to accept that he could make mistakes but still communicate what he needed to communicate. Unfortunalely I misjudged this on one occasion and his anxiety was provoked in a way that he found unbearable, and so I lost a client and my guess is that he has abandoned English altogether :(x2 I'm currerntly floundering a bit with another client, but now am getting down on paper exactly what I know about his needs (probably still not enough) after about 10 hours of lessons together, and am going to try to apply the info in this video to our situation and see if I can be as precise as possible about it. Both of these guys are my "target audience" if that's the right phrase, though I also need to be more precise about what that means.