Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all Effortless English Club members!

As you know, it is a tradition to make resolutions at the beginning of the year. The word "resolution" has a couple of meanings, but here it means "a strong decision".

Basically, a New Year's resolution is a goal for the next year.

Hopefully, one of your resolutions is to be an excellent English speaker!

How will you do it? Here are a few links and resources to help you get started on this important goal for 2008:

The 7 Rules Email Course
This is my free email course. In the course, I tell you 7 methods for improving your English speaking fast. The 7 Rules focus on fluency-- which means speaking and understanding English easily and automatically. Use the 7 Rules when you create your English study plan.

Lingq is run by my friends Steve and Mark Kaufman. They have an excellent system, some of it is free and some you have to pay for. The free system allows you to save and review new vocabulary... which is a great service. When you pay, you can talk to their tutors on the internet (using Skype) and also submit writing for correction. I'm using Lingq now to improve my Spanish-- they offer many different languages! Last week I had my first Spanish Skype chat (Ill be writing more about my experiences with Lingq in the future).

This is a great language exchange and social site. At Kantalk, you meet other English learners and speakers. You can sign up for group chats, make friends, and schedule individual talks with other members. The great thing is-- its all free :) Like Lingq, Kantalk members use Skype to communicate with each other.

Those three services will give you a strong start in 2008. This is the year you become an excellent English speaker!

Good luck.

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