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Where are you at? (1 Beginner–10 Fluent)

Cancellation Policy

The following applies after that you’ve registered and paid for the intensive course. 

  • Cancellations up to 5 weeks before the starting date lead to a 90% reimbursement.
  • Cancellations up to 3 weeks before the starting date lead to a 60% reimbursement.
  • Cancellations up to 1 week before the starting date lead to a 30% reimbursement.
  • Cancellations made within 6 or fewer days before the starting date lead to no reimbursement.

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Self-assessment
Where are you at? (1 Beginner–10 Fluent)

Fluency Chats

Join the chat and go from intermediate to fluency.

The concept

Geared for intermediate learners (B1/B2), Fluency Chats help you improve your communication skills toward an advanced level (C1).

8 chat sessions

Throughout a 4-week period, you get to participate in a series of 8 group discussions around different topics.

Topics range from private life (family, hobbies…) to work (career, work-life balance…) to social issues (economy, environment…).

Each chat is assigned a specific topic (announced beforehand so that you have time to prepare).

Writing assignments (incl. feedback)

Chat sessions are followed by writing assignments where you’ll be asked to summarize your views on the topic at hand.

These writing assignments will help you not only consolidate topic-related vocabulary but also improve your overall language skills.

After submitting your writing assignments, you get feedback on any grammar mistakes, out-of-context expressions, or unnatural constructions.

Group size and formation

Each edition of Fluency Chats is limited to 4 participants (plus me who will introduce the topics and facilitate the discussion).

All applications are screened (through 1:1 short interviews) to ensure that the selected participants have the required prerequisites (B1/B2 level*), which is critical to achieving good group dynamics and final results.

* Learn more about the CEFR scale (external link).

Other important considerations

  • all chat sessions are on Google Meet (free tool, browser-based) and last for 1 hour
  • I’ll be using Google Classroom (free tool, browser-based, Gmail account required) to handle all communication between me and the participants (e.g. upcoming topics) as well as the writing assignment workflow
  • writing assignments are limited to 270 words each and have submission deadlines. I can’t guarantee review of late submissions
  • to ensure a good chat experience for all participants, you need access to a stable internet connection. Equally important is the use of headphones to avoid feedback issues. Lastly, test your mic and audio settings before entering the chat room on Google Meet.

Get in touch in case you have any questions.

Self-assessment
Where are you at? (1 Beginner–10 Fluent)

Upcoming Fluency Chats

’23 Jan – Feb

Chat session dates1:

  • Jan 16 (Mon)
  • Jan 19 (Thu)
  • Jan 23 (Mon)
  • Jan 26 (Thu)
  • Jan 30 (Mon)
  • Feb 2 (Thu)
  • Feb 6 (Mon)
  • Feb 9 (Thu)

All sessions run 4–5 pm (CET time)

1 The dates can exceptionally be altered in the face of events that justify it.

2 The application is preliminary and leads to a short screening interview.

’23 Feb – Mar

Chat session dates1:

  • Feb 20 (Mon)
  • Feb 23 (Thu)
  • Feb 27 (Mon)
  • Mar 2 (Thu)
  • Mar 6 (Mon)
  • Mar 9 (Thu)
  • Mar 13 (Mon)
  • Feb 16 (Thu)

All sessions run 5–6 pm (CET time)

1 The dates can exceptionally be altered in the face of events that justify it.

2 The application is preliminary and leads to a short screening interview.

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Where are you at? (1 Beginner–10 Fluent)
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