Are you afraid to speak to native English speakers because you are afraid of what they may think of you? Do find you have nothing to say in a social setting?  At work, do you feel uncomfortable putting your ideas on the table? Do you struggle to be understood over the telephone? Does your manager keep you away from customers? Are you silent when you should be sharing your ideas?

You should come and practice in front of people who want you succeed, so you can perform better when you are at work, on in a social setting. You can build your confidence by practicing English face to face, in groups. We have fun, work related, social  and educational conversations.  You will feel safe, holding English conversations with native English speakers and other members. We have real-life communication, authentic activities, and meaningful tasks that promote oral language.  Does living here make you feel isolated ? Change that. Don't isolate. Participate

Need to find a baby sitter? Bring the baby and the Moms. Bring your spouses.

Be the speaker you want to be: Participate in ESL Confident Public Speakers events.

Enjoy professional and personal development - as you practice strategies for effective communications.

Assess your speaking skills here. IELTS Speaking Assessment Criteria

FLUENCY comes with focused practice  - whether for listeningspeaking, reading or writing.  It takes time.

GRAMMAR:  Bring your mobile devices to check your on-line grammar resources.

NOTEBOOK:  Use a lexical notebook to record phrases and sentences in which new words are used (NOT individual words). You can use your mobile device.

RSVP if you are attending the meetup.  Frequent last minute cancellations create a problem for organizers.
ATTENDANCE POLICY: http://www.meetup.com/Plano-ESL-English-Conversation-practice-social-and-business/pages/Attendance_Policy/

ACCENT REDUCTION, ACCENT MODIFICATION, PRONUNCIATION HELP:  http://clearaccentcoach.com/free-screening/

TAKE THIS PRONUNCIATION POLL 

About the organizer -  Video: About Marie

Masters Degree in Education. Certified P-ESL Accent Modification Instructor, using the renowned and highly reliable P-ESL method of accent modification. Student at Texas A&M University in the Graduate Certificate of TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages) program. Volunteer teacher in the LIFT program, teaching ESL basic level, at UTD.  My other interests:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/marierichards

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