About Annemarie & Speak Confident English
I know what it’s like to need a second language but feel lost, stuck, and alone. Studying for years but unable to speak. This happened to me when my husband and I moved to France for his work.
The first time I went to a bakery to buy bread, I froze. I was terrified of my accent. Afraid of saying something stupid. I felt like a child and I was embarrassed that something so simple — ordering bread — was impossible.
I had studied for years with classes, private lessons, apps, and more but couldn’t communicate. I couldn’t speak.
So I developed my own strategies for success.
Even as a naturally shy, introverted language speaker, I discovered how to become a clear, confident, and fluent speaker.
The same is possible for you in English, even if you feel shy, nervous, and stuck. I can show you how.
Since I started my career 20 years ago, I regularly meet women who are too nervous to share their expertise in English. Women who lose job opportunities because of fear in English. Women who feel uncomfortable in their new English-speaking home and feel stressed, even with something small like going to the grocery store.
It’s my mission to solve those problems and help women achieve confidence and fluency for work and daily life in English.
To share solutions that I know work, I created Speak Confident English, Fluency School, and the Confident Women Community.
The women of our SCE Community live all over the world. And they’re amazing. I love to connect whenever I travel.
Eating Khinkali, learning about supras, and talking about Ana’s life-changing work in Georgia.
A beautiful dinner & Latvian summer evening just before her trekking adventure.
Great coffee and talking about life in Paris vs. life in the U.S. just before some big moves.
Cida & Monica, Miami
An afternoon talking about life in the United States, working in English & lots of laughter.
Dream Team, Kiev
With Olga, Anna, Maria, Tanya, and Alexandra on a happy summer afternoon.
An apéro while talking about life in business school after moving back from Australia.
Throughout her 22-year career in English training, Annemarie has grown from an ESL/EFL teacher to an Academic Coordinator providing teacher training and creating materials, and then on to the Deputy Director of a language college in Washington, D.C.
In 2014, Annemarie launched Speak Confident English so she could focus on her passion: helping women overcome feeling shy in English so they can be successful in achieving their dreams, move forward in their careers, and feel comfortable in a new English-speaking country. She firmly believes that English should not be a barrier to success.
Annemarie has a bachelor’s degree in linguistics and her Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from The New School in New York, NY. She has worked as an English language teacher and coach in Pakistan, Germany, Czech Republic, France, throughout the United States, and online.
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