October 18

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Meet Kristian

 

Hi, my name is Kristian and I’m an English teacher in Prague, the Czech Republic. Before Covid-19 I taught in classrooms and offices, but now I teach online. I offer one-to-one lessons to adults and teenagers.

At this point you might expect me to tell you about my qualifications, my experience as an English teacher, and why I’m the right teacher for you.

But I’m not going to do that. I’m not going to persuade you to book lessons with me. Instead, I’m going to do the opposite.

I might be the first English teacher who’s telling you not to book lessons with me. That sounds a bit strange, right?

Let me explain this by telling you a short story.

This is a story about two people, Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve have busy lives, just like you.

But both of them need to exercise more, because they want to get in better shape.

So one day, they decide to take action.

Adam joins a gym. He pays for a membership and goes to the gym once per week and there he trains for 90 minutes.

Eve doesn’t join a gym. Instead, she puts on her running shoes 5 times per week and then she runs outside for only 10 minutes each time.

After a month Adam has been to the gym 4 times, and Eve has exercised 20 times.

Now here’s a question for you:

Who do you think will be in better shape after one year?

I know that Eve will have made more progress after one year. Because she has built a stronger, more effective habit.

Eve has built a habit of practicing 5 days per week – and she didn’t pay any money. Adam has built a habit of practicing 1 day a week – and he paid for a membership fee.

Now, here’s another story and this time it’s about Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo and Juliet need to improve their English, because they have dreams that they want to fulfil.

Romeo wants to easily travel anywhere in the world, and Juliet wants to work in an international environment where people speak English.

One day, they decide to take action.

Romeo enrolls in a language course. He pays for lessons and goes to class once per week for 90 minutes.

Juliet doesn’t join a language course. Instead, she listens to a podcast for learners of English 5 times per week for only 10 minutes.

After a month Romeo has had 4 lessons (360 minutes) and Juliet has listened to 20 episodes (200 minutes).

Who do you think will have made more progress after one year?

Juliet has built a habit of practicing for 5 days per week and she didn’t pay any money. Romeo has built a habit of practicing 1 day a week and paid for a language course.

I know that Juliet will have made more progress after one year. Because she has built a stronger, more effective habit.

When you read books about mindset and habits, you find out that practice and repetition is the key to long-lasting success if you want to improve.

This, my dear listeners, is why I don’t want you to book lessons with me if you want to improve your English. Instead, I suggest you start listening to my podcast 5 days a week.

If you do that, you’ll learn how to enjoy the process of learning English. And when you enjoy the process of learning English, the next step is to book lessons with an English teacher like me.

But first you have to learn how to enjoy the process of learning English.

So, why wait any longer? Subscribe to my podcast free of charge and make English a habit in your daily life.

I’m looking forward to helping you improve your English 5 days a week!


About the author 

Kristian

Kristian is a Dutch guy who teaches English online. He relaxes with audiobooks, music and podcasts. Kristian still has a lot to learn, but he's happy to share what he has learnt along the way.

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