Fluency—This is what happens when you’re consistent

Aug 8, 2018 | Confident English Spotlight

Wow! Don’t miss this Confident English Spotlight with Jenny where we talk about her best tips for becoming confident and fluent in English.

Jenny and I discuss her move from Ecuador to New York City. That move included the challenges of finding a job, living in a new country, and, of course, becoming fluent in English.

In her final comments, Jenny shares a wonderful quote from Nelson Mandela, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” She talks about how this quote inspired her to overcome fears and self-sabotage.


If this is your first time joining me for a Confident English Spotlight Interview, in 2018 I’m interviewing a woman in my Confident English community every month. 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. 

After you listen, be sure to review the vocabulary I’ve highlighted below the video and a link to a podcast that Jenny recommends.

If you’ve missed previous episodes of Confident English Spotlight, you can find them here:

Don’t let self-sabotage get in the way of your English fluency and confidence.

Lesson by Annemarie

“I think sometimes self-sabotage is the real problem. We think that we cannot. And that’s the moment we need to change.” – Jenny on how to get the motivation to keep going in English

Notes from Today’s Confident English Spotlight with Jenny

In this interview, Jenny mentioned that she listens to English podcasts every day and she highlighted The English that We Speak, a podcast by the BBC. I can definitely recommend this podcast for a little bit of daily English! 🎧

Now that you’ve watched my interview with Jenny, I’d love to hear from you. Review my two questions and share your answers in the comments section below.

  1. Jenny shared a wonderful quote from Nelson Mandela: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Do you agree? Have you had an experience when something seemed impossible at the beginning? Tell me about it and share with others in the community! It’s a great way to motivate others and to remember the importance of consistency.
  2. Jenny also shared that she does one thing in English every day, including listening to a podcast. Do you have 1 thing you do in English every day? What is it? Share your recommendation for others in the comments below.

The best place to share with me is in the comments section, which you can find at the bottom of this lesson. I read and give feedback to comments, plus it’s a great way to learn from others in the community. I look forward to hearing from you.

~ Annemarie

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