10 minute English

Too much or too little practice is inefficient and in some cases has negative results, 10-minute English solves this problem because short, focused training sessions are the solution. 

Regular sessions of 10 minutes a day brings substantial benefits and in a shorter time.

Read on to learn how we have structured a 10-minute learning session.

STAGE ONE

Talk about

Talk about a topic for 1 minute.

General topics eg sports, hobbies, friends, etc. 

Work-related topic eg presentation, training, talk, etc.

Specific question eg "What part of your work do you find the most interesting?"

* Mostly you will be asked to talk without preparation, as in real life. However, if you require training for business purposes, you may talk about something that you have prepared or have prior knowledge of.

10-minute English - Rules

You must keep talking for the full minute (no pauses longer than 3 seconds)

Repeating the same ideas is not allowed.

No writing or note-taking when speaking.

This is fluency practice and the goal is to keep speaking without stopping and without analyzing.

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10 minutes English notes

STAGE TWO

Note taking

Think back on your talk and write down the main ideas.

Writing the ideas in a mindmap style is ideal for the 10-minute English method as you have a clear overview and space to add further ideas.

If there are any major vocabulary or pronunciation issues at this point your trainer will ask for any clarification required.

 

This is the start of the fluency improvement.

STAGE THREE

Practice Repetition #1

Using your notes as a guide you will now talk again for one minute on the topic.

The same rules apply, no repetition, no long pauses, keep talking and improving your fluency.

Because you now have a more structured plan you should be speaking more fluently and can expand on your ideas.

Take time again to think back on what you have just said.

Did you cover your main ideas? Have you added any new main ideas? If yes, add them to your notes.

Looking at your notes and your main ideas think about any important detail you wish to include in your talk and add these details to your main ideas.

* Remember, these notes are a guide only-you should not be writing complete sentences.

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STAGE FOUR

Recorded talk

Using your notes as a guide, you will now give your final and most fluent talk of the session.

This talk is recorded and a tapescript is made. (Both the recording & 2 tapescripts will be made available for you to reflect on and possibly improve in your own time and for future reference).

Together we review the tapescript of this final version of your talk.

We isolate any weak points and identify areas to work on. Together, you will be guided on how to improve sentences: word order, phrases, grammar and pronunciation.

This completes your 10 minute English session.

Retention - we recommend repeating the topic, unprepared, after a few weeks or a month later.

Book your free session

To help you decide if this method is for you your first session is absolutely free.

This allows you to try the method & be convinced of its effectiveness at no cost, all you give is 10 minutes of your day.

After the free 10 minute session you can discuss with the trainer any requirements you have for your specific needs and the trainer will be willing to answer any questions you have, all for free.

Simply complete the form opposite, choosing your preferred time for your free session & we will email you with time slot suggestions.

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PAYMENT

Flexible payments

Using your notes as a guide, you will now give your final and most fluent talk of the session.

This talk is recorded and a tapescript is made. (Both the recording & 2 tapescripts will be made available for you to reflect on and possibly improve in your own time and for future reference).

Together we review the tapescript of this final version of your talk.

We isolate any weak points and identify areas to work on. Together, you will be guided on how to improve sentences: word order, phrases, grammar and pronunciation.

This completes your 10 minute English session.

Retention - we recommend repeating the topic, unprepared, after a few weeks or a month later.

Learner Levels Guide

Beginners (CEFR A2)

Can understand sentences and often used expressions in areas of very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and everyday tasks using simple and direct information. Can describe in simple terms parts of his / her background, immediate environment and areas of immediate need.

Intermediate (CEFR B1)

Can understand the main ideas of complex, including technical discussions in his / her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Advanced (CEFR C1)

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him / herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing a controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.