Moving from Vietnam to London — Confident English Spotlight with Tran
In Confident English Spotlight Episode 12, I interview Tran about her experience of moving from Vietnam to London. She shares some of the challenges that surprised her, what it was like to look for a job, and how she has worked to build her English confidence and fluency.
Plus, Tran talks about something she did recently that really boosted her English confidence (something you can do too!!).
If this is your first time joining me for a Confident English Spotlight Interview, from time to time I interview a woman in my Confident English Community. I’m interviewing women who have developed a successful career, are doing amazing work for others, are doing something inspiring and have overcome challenges in English. In each interview, I also ask how they became more confident and fluent in English.
And I want to share their stories with you for inspiration and motivation.
If you’ve missed previous episodes of Confident English Spotlight, you can find them here:
- Episode 1 with Beatriz in Spain
- Episode 2 with Emilia from Brazil
- Episode 3 with Wilma in Germany
- Episode 4 with Cida from Brazil
- Episode 5 with Olga from Ukraine
- Episode 6 with Yulia from Russia
- Episode 7 with Bayan from Jordan
- Episode 8 with Jenny from Ecuador
- Episode 9 with Aide from Ecuador
- Episode 10 with Iryna from Ukraine
- Episode 11 with Anne-Laure from France
Tran talks about what helped her become more confident in English.
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Notes from Today’s Confident English Spotlight with Tran
In this Confident English Spotlight Interview, Tran shared that she recently joined an international organization called Toastmasters.
This is a fantastic organization the focuses on helping professionals build their public speaking and leadership skills.
If this sounds like something you’d like to do, you can learn more about Toastmasters and find a club near you.
Plus, she shared a great tip for how to effectively use videos to learn English. You can follow her strategy by:
- Watch a video (try TED or Speak Confident English on YouTube) — BUT watch without subtitles!!
- Then watch the video again WITH English subtitles.
- Make an assessment to see how much you’ve understood.
And I’d like to add one BONUS step: after you watch, summarize.
Talk about the video out loud. This is a fantastic way to add new vocabulary you heard from the video to your daily English.
Now that you’ve watched my interview with Tran, I’d love to hear from you.
What is one thing you have done that helped you build confidence and fluency in English?
Share your recommendation in the comments below. Your recommendation might be perfect for someone else in the Confident English Community.
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Dear Annemarie, If I imagine I could re-live of my awkward age I would take English study more seriously, and, well, I see opportunities for today’s young people to do that, which we haven’t been given. In that time there was two English lessons a week with some homework, and there was forty teens in our class. We could travel abroad only for five years. It is great that Tran had so ambitions and opportunity in her youth age. It was joyous listening her nice phrases as ” and somehow in falling love ” or “It worthend (?) really ridiculous”… Read more »