What we're about

This is a group for international professionals who want to make new friends and practice speaking English to improve their self-confidence for conversational skills, small talk, networking and American English pronunciation. We will have monthly Zoom meetings, develop friendships, discuss American culture, meet for dinner and activities (when the pandemic ends) discuss books, films, and other suggested topics of interest.

About your host: Donna Durbin, owner of Clear English Coach, began teaching ESL at University of Houston in 2005. As a world traveler, she recognized that speaking a country's language helped her to make friends and learn about a culture. She has learned a little French, Bahasa Indonesian, Japanese, Italian, Spanish and Thai.

Ms. Durbin specializes in advanced accent reduction and American English pronunciation using simple, actionable techniques to modify foreign accents and speak English with confidence, effectiveness and clarity for bilingual professionals around the world.

Contact Donna@ClearEnglishCoach.com

http://www.clearenglishcoach.com/

http://www.youtube.com/c/Clearenglishcoach

https://calendly.com/clearenglishcoach/zoom-phone-call

Upcoming events (3)

Icebreaker Questions for Conversations

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Thursday, June 24, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Let's have some fun with Icebreaker Questions to get our conversation going and get to know each other. Take a few minutes to read the article ( https://icebreakerideas.com/icebreaker-questions-biggest-list-ever/ ) Select 10 of your favorite questions from the article to practice with each other.

Topic: Icebreaker Questions
Thursday, June 24, 7:30-8:30 pm CST on Zoom - RSVP then REGISTER in ADVANCE to the Zoom meeting.
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kfuGqqz4qGdM17ksxVtuWWhBS8fWb_X-N

Room opens at 7:15 to login. Closes at 7:45 pm for new attendees. We will start promptly at 7:30 pm with 45 sec. introductions, then break out into smaller groups for conversation. I look forward to seeing you. Invite your friends. Cheers, Donna

Let's talk about Social Media

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How has Social Media changed your life? Let's talk about our likes and dislikes about Social Media. What do you follow? How often do you post?

When: Thursday, July 8, 2021. 7:30 pm CST
RSVP, then REGISTER in ADVANCE to attend the Zoom Meeting.
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAode-oqzojGNS4NgaVHige9ooCi5juW6-4

Zoom room OPENS at 7:15 pm, ClOSES at 7:45 pm. Don't be late. We start with 45 second introductions, then break into small groups for conversation. Invite your friends. Talk to you soon.

Cheers, Donna

Donna Durbin, Clear English Coach specializes in American English Pronunciation and Accent reduction for foreign born professionals. To learn more: http://www.ClearEnglishCoach

What books should you read?

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Let's talk about books? What are your favorites? Can you suggest books about American culture, customs, mystery, self-help, business, English? Join us for a lively conversation about books.
When: Thursday, July 22. 7:30 pm CST on Zoom

RSVP, then REGISTER in ADVANCE at this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItf-CqpjstHNaL3oZN5bRMO000j3bK7-MO

Zoom room OPENS at 7:15 pm, CLOSES at 7:45 pm. Don't be late. We start with 45 second introductions, then break into small groups for conversation. Invite your friends. Talk to you soon.

Here are the top 10 books every college student should read. Have you read any of them? https://elearningindustry.com/top-10-books-every-college-student-read

Cheers, Donna
Donna Durbin, Clear English Coach specializes in American English Pronunciation and Accent reduction for foreign born professionals. To learn more: http://www.ClearEnglishCoach

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What's your Super Power?

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