A live, virtual small group coaching course for international professionals who:
In this five week live virtual course, you will:
We’ll meet via Zoom and use our private course platform to share course materials.
You will be able to more confidently and efficiently express your ideas and knowledge so that you can stop feeling frustrated and have more time and energy to work for a better world.
What would it feel like to have the tools to effectively and skillfully get your message across in English to any audience or stakeholder in any situation?
“I can get a better expression right away that I can use in my office; for example, you will learn tons of other better professional and nuanced ways other than "I'm sorry, I can't get it". They understand not only the language, but the culture and dynamics.” -- Shinae W.
Who we are
Your instructors, Julie and Janna, are linguists and English communication coaches with over 45 years of combined experience helping language learners of all backgrounds improve their professional communication skills, especially advanced English learners who need a little help bridging the gap between functioning well enough in English and feeling confident about their skills.
Our mission is to help international professionals who are passionate about making the world a better place eliminate their communication barriers so they can have the greatest possible impact in the areas they care about.
We bring research-based graduate level training in linguistics and second language acquisition along with creativity, intuition, coaching skills - and a sense of humor! - to meet the needs of all course participants.
“Janna taught me how to express myself in a much more experienced, fluid, and secure way.” -- Vanessa S.
“Julie's ability to quickly understand your limitations and teach you how to overcome them is impressive!” -- Joyce T.
This course is for you if:
This course is not for you if:
What you will get:
How you will get it:
What you will gain:
“I’d heartily recommend English With Purpose for everyone from the most senior executives to students. Julie and her team will find the best fit for you, and will personalize your instruction so you get the most from every single session.”
-- Barbara, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 12 - November 11 2021
12:00 pm noon - 1:15 pm New York Time
(5 weeks of two sessions per week and 10 sessions total)
Investment: US $1,100.00
“I love this class!! It’s also a great place for introverts who want to enhance their communication skills.” -- Eyu S.
Topics (each week includes lots of practice)
Week 1: Discourse markers and transition phrases: the key to sounding sophisticated and having the confidence to direct conversations
Week 2: “But what if I say the wrong thing?” Strategies for speaking spontaneously with more ease
Week 3: Don’t just sit there! Listening and speaking strategies for engaging in and leading meetings
Week 4: Delivering information versus engaging with an audience - how to “wow” them with your presentation (including best practices for using visuals)
Week 5: “I wasn’t given time to prepare”: strategies for effectively presenting and sharing opinions, assessments and analyses on the spot
While you will get the most benefit from attending all the live group sessions, we understand that things happen. But not to worry! Our course will be stored in our International Professionals With Purpose community platform, so you can always review the resources and notes from each week. You’ll also have a private online community with just you and your coursemates where you can ask for help if you’ve missed something.
Although we could certainly make more money opening this up as a large course, maximum profits have never been our primary motivation - we are first and foremost dedicated teachers who feel responsible if our students are not making progress. We have intentionally kept this group small (8 people maximum) because we know it’s the only way to ensure needed personalized feedback. Everyone will also be evaluated prior to joining the group, so you can rest assured you will be in a course with others with the same goals, challenges, and English level. Finally, we bring coaching, customization, and mindfulness techniques to our instruction, so each group experience is unique to that group - in other words, we don’t just create a course and repeat it over and over - we get to know the members of the group individually and as a whole and make adjustments for that group’s specific needs beyond the course goals.
We would be happy to send you a certificate of completion at the end if it helps support documentation of your professional development with us.
“You radiate this positive energy and genuine concern for the student/client. Just amazing.” --Slobodan K.
Interested but still have questions? Book a Zoom chat and let’s talk more.