Top 5 Confident English Lessons of 2022

Dec 26, 2022 | Top 5 Lessons

To end 2022, I want to say thank you… 

Thank you for being part of the Speak Confident English Community.

Thank you for trusting me and my team to help you in your English journey.

Thank you for sharing your questions, challenges, ideas, and comments on my lessons and YouTube lessons.

I’m grateful to be part of your English confidence journey.

As we get ready for a new year, I  hope you enjoy my Top 5 Confident English Lessons of 2022.

Top 5 Confident English Lessons of 2022

Become a Confident English Speaker with a Speaking Journal

After years of learning and reaching an intermediate level or higher, transitioning from book-learning or passive learning (for example, completing grammar activities, listening to podcasts and TV shows, or reading books in English) to actively speaking English aloud with others is scary – especially if, like me, you’re naturally shy and introverted, preferring time to think and getting everything right before you speak.  

In this Confident English lesson, you’ll learn how to use a speaking journal with 6 simple steps to build a consistent English habit and become a confident English speaker.

Plus I have a FREE guide to help you get started.

👉 Become a Confident English Speaker with a Speaking Journal

Lead a Business Meeting in English | 10 Must-Have Strategies for Success

Whether you regularly host meetings but struggle with the confidence of doing them in English or you are unexpectedly tasked to do so, today you’ll learn 10 must-have strategies for success when leading a meeting in English (with example phrases along the way)

A quick Google search will highlight the importance of starting and ending your meeting on time and creating an agenda. 

This lesson will briefly talk about each of those with common English phrases that are used.

That said, we’re going far and above the basic strategies. In this Confident Lesson today, you’ll also gain lesser-known strategies that ensure preparedness and smooth communication.

Ultimately, everyone will walk away from your meeting/discussion feeling it was worth their time and they are clear about what’s next.

👉 Lead a Business Meeting in English | 10 Must-Have Strategies for Success

How to Give GREAT Answers to Small Talk Questions in English

In English-speaking culture, what is expected of you in small talk conversations? And how do you find the balance between adding appropriate details but not saying too much

Before we get to great answers to small talk questions in English, if you’re struggling with the right questions to ask,  you’ll be happy to know I have several lessons on English small talk questions

They are, in fact, my most popular lessons on YouTube.

But for this lesson, let’s shift our focus to answers. How to give great answers to small talk questions in English so that you feel confident and comfortable in the conversation.

👉 How to Give GREAT Answers to Small Talk Questions in English

Linking Words for Smooth Transitions When Speaking English

Linking words are small but mighty.

Also known as sentence transitions and transition words, linking words help your sentences to flow smoothly from one to another so you speak English with clarity.

And those smooth transitions make it easy for your listeners to follow you as you speak. 

In other words, they don’t feel lost.

In this Confident English lesson, you’ll learn 8 ways to use linking words and linking phrases for smooth transitions when you speak English.

👉 Linking Words for Smooth Transitions When Speaking English

Write Professional Emails in English | Step-by-Step

How much time have you spent sitting at your desk worried about clicking the send button on an email?

  • Is your email clear?
  • Is the grammar correct?
  • Is it easy to understand?
  • Is it professional and polite?

Perhaps you used a quick translation tool but you’re still not sure.

For stress-free, worry-free professional emails in English, I have 7 tips and sentence starters you can start using immediately.

👉 Write Professional Emails in English | Step-by-Step

Before we end the Top 5 Confident English Lessons of 2022, I have 2 questions for you. 

  1. What was your favorite Confident English lesson this year?
  2. What is one topic you’d love for me to focus on in 2023?

I want to provide the lessons and topics that are most important to you. Share your answers with me below.

Warmest wishes,

~ Annemarie

 

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