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What is your challenge with American English?

It would be good to practice expressions for agreeing and disagreeing; ways to enter into a discussion; expressions to get the discussion back on course. I need to practice asking questions. I'd like to understand things that are implied.
I'd like to practice the simple, social things that are appropriate to business and academic settings. Greeting visitors, introducing myself and others, asking questions, letting a group know what to expect, and making others comfortable in a situation are all things I could do a lot more smoothly.

I want to speak appropriately with my group: formal enough to hold respect, friendly enough to get cooperation. It would be good to practice how to give instructions without sounding bossy, how to give criticism without being harsh, how to encourage and congratulate my team.

Face-to-face conversations are no problem, but phone calls are still a challenge. I need to know what to expect, and how to clarify things so I understand correctly.
You'll find that the better your own pronunciation is, the better your ears are trained to interpret what others say. We'll work on that.
I need clear pronunciation that everyone can follow. I need to be direct, concise, and generate enthusiasm and good will.
I'd like to practice language for my field. I want to explain my work, its development, my career path, things relevant to giving presentations or having conversations about my area of expertise. I know my field. I want to explain things about it to people who aren't so knowledgeable. I want to explain my own path to fellow experts. I want to ask probing questions of others, and be adept in answering questions.
I need to work on my accent and intonation so that people follow me easily and don't lose interest. I need to work on leading into my talk, the warm-up before getting to the technical parts. I need to answer audience questions, perhaps after clarifying them.
I want to feel confident I can handle whatever comes my way, and can make all the arrangements I need. I know if I can ask any kind of question, I can get any information I need. I may need help understanding rapid or casual English.
I need to work on comprehension, speaking and writing, with the aim of getting a high score. I take practice tests, but I'd like help with things that are hardest for me, and I'd like some tips about test taking.

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How do you feel about your English skills?

  • You have fair to good reading comprehension, but your speaking lags behind.
  • You studied English in school but weren't taught natural pronunciation.
  • You're very motivated about studying on your own, but you have questions you want answered by someone knowledgeable.
  • You need to write in English, and want your style to be more American.
  • You want to sound more professional.
  • Perhaps you're learning English but feel the materials are for teenagers.
  • You're getting comfortable with English but wish you understood more idioms.
  • You use English in your work, so most classes will waste your time, but you still want to improve.

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