30 days to improve your English
- Do you enjoy studying English on your own, but wish you had some ideas for activities to do or new things to try?
- Do you get bored going through a language textbook?
- Do you want to bring more variety into your language learning activities?
- Would you be interested in some personalised feedback on your progress?
IF you’ve said “yes” to one or more of these questions, you might be interested in my “30 days to improve your English” self-study course.
What is 30 days to improve your English?
30 days to improve your English is a course that I have designed for people who are not looking for lessons, but who want to develop their language skills by carrying out a range of activities in English.
Every day you will receive an email with the day’s task. Tasks take around 30 minutes to complete, but you can adjust the time spent on them to however much time you have available.
Most of the tasks are not too prescriptive, so you can adapt them to suit your language level and interests. This will make the activity relevant to you.
The tasks help you to practise your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, and the order is arranged so that you aren’t practising the same skills for several days in a row. This adds variety and encourages you to try new things – even things that you might usually choose to avoid if you were planning the activities on your own.
As a language learner, I was always keen to do reading or listening activities. Writing was ok. But I really had to get myself motivated before I did anything where I had to speak.
For other people it’s different – you may not enjoy listening or writing.
If you really don’t want to do an activity, nobody will check up on you, but the idea is that by the end of the course, you have 30 new things to try.
The feedback is optional, but throughout the 30 days of the course and for 30 days afterwards, you will have access to me, an experienced English language teacher who can give you tips and feedback on your tasks or answer any questions.
If you need a bit longer, you can complete the tasks whenever you want to, but the feedback period closes 30 days after the end of the course.
Who is the course for?
All of the instructions are in English, so this course is not appropriate for complete beginners. However, you can make them as easy or difficult as you want. The course has been done by both upper beginners and advanced learners. It’s more about helping you to think differently and identify language practice opportunities that you can then incorporate into your own learning.
The course is aimed at motivated students who want to try new things. Guidance is given and I’ll help anyone who is stuck, but course participants will also need to show some initiative when carrying out the tasks.
What does it cost?
The course costs £30 and payment must be made in advance by Paypal. This works out at £1 a day – less than a cup of coffee. For that you get an actionable idea and email support from me –both to answer questions, or to give email feedback on your task. Feedback comes in the form of a general comment, and up to 3 actionable learning points relating to your completed task.
How do I sign up?
If you want to join the next course or you have any questions about how it works, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.
The next “30 days to improve your English” course will begin on 1st November, so make sure that you sign up before then if you want to take part.