The 4 Week Course - Create a French learning routine
Hi guys! Bonjour à tous !
Some of you might remember that last April I gave away a Free 7 day email course (now available here). Well, its big brother is here! (Yes, I realize it should be the little brother... oh well)
Notice: Enrollments are open!
When I started Selfrench, I was afraid that I could only offer one more program in an ocean full of them. It then became clear that some things were still missing. As a language learner and a teacher, I love discovering more about education, methodology and having access to a variety of students gave me the base I needed to try and see what works. (ndlr. I live on a college campus - no I'm not student there)
My first conclusion was that there isn't a universal way to effortlessly teach everyone.
Depending on various criteria such as age, number of languages spoken, background... learning a language can be very different for each of us.
That said, my experience has taught me two things:
2) ... and what you experience
In truth, you learn only what you need in the sense that your skills, like a muscle, will not develop unless they're used. Therefore, whatever you learn, has to be put in practice. If you can determine in advance what you need, you'll know exactly what to learn and therefore optimize your learning experience.
In order to need your training, you have to create a context in which it is mandatory for you to speak French. Since I can't really order you to move to France, I can offer you this: accountability.
By this, I mean that even though you take the course on your own and can juggle with your planning anyway you want, I am still a major part of your program. You will be holding me accountable for your progress, or lack of. I require all my students that they contact me at least once a week to discuss their week, tell me about what went right, or wrong, what they need to practice, what system work better for them etc.
With support and practice combined together, I believe that there is a chance for one program to suit everyone. Within it, you have to power to choose what you need more of and how to do it. My job is to help you find what works best with you and to try and weight your options.
The program I offer you today is a 4 Week Course. Each week will draw focus on only one area of the language:
- Oral expression
- Oral comprehension
- Written expression
- Written comprehension
Then, to each day of the week is assigned a particular task. One day for planning, one for new vocabulary, one to study a document...
With this approach, you will be able to quickly form a habit and later duplicate this system for your own benefits. Therefore, you can keep on learning French, but also adjust the system to learn any language you want!
Lots of talk, but what results can you expect?
With my students, it's been rather efficient because of a simple detail. They hold me accountable. They make sure that each time we meet they can show me their progress.
Which means that if you follow the program, you'll be emailing me regularly to let me know how things are working for you. I read and answer every mail.
It's the simplest trick that works.
The Montessori education with which I've helped friends, students and myself learn languages, has given me the keys to built that program. I don't like delivering everything ready and then tell you to learn it by heart (or not). I will challenge you daily, see if you can go through with the provided tools, and from each task, you will learn a new lesson.
As for planning, it often proves that the one who takes his time to decide ahead the what, the when and the how, for them, half of the work is already done. Precision and discipline will be your allies. Each task is quite simple, if you can free 5 to 15 min of your time daily, when you can focus, your work will matter more than 2 hours of reading a manual or recordings played in the car.
Besides the daily worksheets, the program includes audio and video for the Oral week 1 & 2, planners, basic conjugation worksheets, and exercises to test you along the way.
The course is available on two separate platforms and three different formats.
1) The Lifetime Access Package - 150$
The first one is a full pack which includes the 4 week Program (audio, video) and an unlimited access to all my previous content (50+ slides) as well as access to an updated version of the bundle. Every month, I'll throw in a few more things, making sure that as you progress, so do your resources. These will then be sent to you automatically.
2) The Basic Package - 50$
The second package will be the same course as the original one, without the exclusive access to the previous and upcoming content. Simply put, the 4 week Course only.
Finally, I decided to offer a third version, accessible from a different platform. (Go to "Course" to be redirected.) This bundle includes the 4 Week Program online and for download.
1) You can contact me easily and I can follow up with you daily. Better if you want me to see your progress and be corrected or helped quickly.
2) The platform allows me to test, challenge, chat and more with all the students. That way the learning experience can be more accessible and enjoyable.
I encourage to visit it here and try the 7 day Free course to give you an idea of what to expect.*
(* That said, the daily exercises in that course are much lighter than the 4 week course, thus being free.)
"What if I'm not happy with it?"
Well, easy peasy! From the Teachable platform, you can ask for a full refund within 30 days after purchase.
"What if I can't afford it?"
This is perfectly understandable. Though I tend to push everyone to agree that a skill is much more valuable that a new pair of jeans, I get that not everyone can go in and it's just not fair.
So, I have two little solutions:
1) Get the Basic pack for 35$, it's very affordable considering the cost of any other 4 weeks intensive programs.
2) The monthly payment. From Teachable, you have the option to get the 60$ course either, instant payment (60$ once) or two months at 30$ or six months at 10$ each.
This option means the same price for the course, whether you pay upfront or not.
You won't be charged any extra.
You can find these bundles available on the shop until the 25th of August.
Finally, I'd like to emphasize how this could be a great opportunity for you to save on countless expenses. I believe in the saying:
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for one day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
You want to have the freedom to learn and be able to keep on learning, the way that works best for you, now and for all your life.
And truthfully, I want the same thing. I believe that a program, where you can become independent is the key to a long and fulfilling learning experience.
If I helped you in any way, please help me back and share with a friend.