We are now open for registration of our online course, Communicate with Confidence January 2019!
Do you struggle with nerves and shyness when speaking English? Do you wish you could express your ideas and opinions more fluently? Do you wish you could learn all this without having to attend any classes? If so, then this online course is for you.
Communicate with Confidence is our five-module online training course for Malaysians who want to improve their communication skills at work. Through video lessons and downloadable worksheets, students are able to access the training any time and anywhere. There are no classes to attend, which makes it perfect for busy people like you and me. The first lesson will be released online on 1 January 2019.
In the course, we teach students how to cope with nerves and shyness when speaking English, how to express ideas and opinions fluently and how to use English to connect and remain confident in challenging situations. The best thing is, students have lifetime access to the lessons, so they can go through the lessons whenever convenient for them.
This course is for you if you want to:
- beat shyness once and for all;
- get motivated to speak and improve your English;
- present a polished, empowered, English-speaking you;
- experience an engaging and practical training on improving your confidence in communicating in English;
- discover what else you need to get to the next level of greatness (speaking-wise, interpersonal skills-wise);
- become part of a peer group with other students in the online course so that you get to share your progress and learn together; and
- get direct access to us through WhatsApp and email for up to three months! You can directly contact us for support and guidance throughout the course duration to get feedback and motivation in putting the lessons to practice.
The course will include videos, actionable steps and worksheets containing phrases to help you along in communicating with confidence. If you’re a working adult who wants to improve your English communication skills in your life, your relationships and at work, this course is for you!
Are you ready to join us? View the payment details here.
These are the modules and lessons that we’ll be teaching:
Module 1: CONFIDENCE: INSIGHTS & TECHNIQUES
This module uncovers self-coaching tips to creating a confident you by doing the inner work necessary to build your confidence. The techniques will be helpful for you in any speaking situation.
Lesson 1.1: Be Your Best Coach
Lesson 1.2: Backstage Techniques
Module 2: SPEAKING WITH FLUENCY
In this module, we look at how to get your ideas across using speaking frameworks, how to elaborate and how to find the right words and phrases to use to sound fluent and natural.
Lesson 2.1: Speaking Frameworks
Lesson 2.2: Discourse Markers
Lesson 2.3: Features of Natural Speech
Audio Lesson 1: Phrases for Clarification
Audio Lesson 2: Phrases to Check Understanding
Audio Lesson 3: Phrases to Use When You Forget Something
Module 3: SOUNDING CONFIDENT
This module is about using the right intonation to match your intentions. We’ll teach you how to properly convey emotions and work on improving your English pronunciation and diction to sound clear and confident.
Lesson 3.1: Consonants
Lesson 3.2: Vowels & Vowel Length
Lesson 3.3: Sentence Stress
Lesson 3.4: Vocal Variety
Module 4: SPEAKING TO CONNECT WITH PEOPLE
This module is about listening effectively to build relationships and handling small talk with people like a professional (even if you don’t like it!).
Lesson 4.1: Listening Skills for Effective Meetings
Lesson 4.2: Useful Expressions to Express Your Opinion
Lesson 4.3: Small Talk Success
Module 5: SPEAKING IN TOUGH SITUATIONS
In this final module, we teach you how to speak your mind assertively, how to assert your opinions respectfully and how to criticise without offending.
Lesson 5.1: Assertive Communication
Lesson 5.2: Power Poses
Lesson 5.3: Assertive Communication Techniques: The Double P.S. Strategy
Lesson 5.4: How to Say “No” Like You Mean It
The lessons will be delivered to you online starting 1 January 2019. We will email you each time a module is ready. From there, you can watch the videos at home at your own pace and download the worksheets that complement the lessons. Are you ready to join us? Click here to view the payment details. Registration closes on Friday, 28 December 2018 at midnight.
We’ve added this new bonus for you…
Once you join us in Communicate with Confidence, we’ll put you in a small group with other students (not more than 10 per group). We’ll select a leader and send an email to the group (all members will be copied in the email, so your name, email address/telephone number will be shared with your group members only).
From there, you can decide whether you want to create a WhatsApp group to keep in contact with one another, or just continue your conversation through email. You can use your peer group to gather questions you want to ask us, cheer each other on, update how you’re doing in the online course or maybe even arrange to have meet-ups. We leave it up to you.
Of course, it’s not compulsory for you to join a support group. We know some people prefer to work alone at their own pace. This is a bonus for students of Communicate with Confidence. So if you’d like to join our online course but you don’t want to join a support group, just let us know.
We also have another very special bonus…
Although the online course is great on its own, we still believe in the transformative effects of attending a live class. Which is why we’re offering you this bonus.
If you join us for this online course, we’ll be giving you two tickets to join our Presentation Skills Workshop in March 2019! Each ticket is worth RM799 but online course students only need to confirm their attendance by paying a materials fee of RM200.
The workshop will be a two-day event held in Kuala Lumpur. We’ll advise you the confirmed date and location of the workshop in February 2019. If you’re unable to attend, that’s fine. You’ll still get a lot of value from the online course itself. This workshop is for you if you want to take a step further in practicing your speaking and presentation skills, meet with our team and mingle with other fellow students who love learning English like you!
So here’s a summary of what you get when you register:
1. Communicate with Confidence five-module course with online videos and downloadable worksheets. You’ll get to keep the course and watch it over and over again, or watch it at your own time. First lesson will be released to you on 1 January 2019.
2. Become part of a peer group with other students of the online course (less than 10 per group). Cheer each other on, share your progress with one another and create a new network of friends who love learning English like you.
3. As a bonus, two (2) tickets to our Presentation Skills Workshop in March 2019 (worth RM1,598). Bring your spouse, a sibling, or a friend along! You’ll just need to pay RM200 materials fee to confirm your attendance. Full details will be shared with you by February 2019.
The price of this online course is RM1,297 and it comes with a 30-day guarantee. Within 30 days of the first class, you can ask for a full refund if you find that the lessons we teach do not meet your expectations. Refunds will be valid for students who have watched the video lessons and completed the worksheets.
So what do you have planned for 2019? Are you ready to take your English communication skills to the next level? If so, it’s time to take learning into your own hands and get into action.
If you’re ready to join us, view the payment details here. Registration closes on Friday, 28 December 2018 at midnight.
About the Trainers
Azimah Shurfa has twelve years of teaching experience in public universities, teaching subjects such as Public Speaking, English, Linguistics and Drama. She has a Master’s Degree in English as a Second Language and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Sciences, majoring in English Linguistics and Literature. She is also a certified trainer in adult learning. In her spare time, she loves to read books on personal growth, communication, teaching practices and productivity. She also loves to travel with her husband and daughter. She is currently a freelance translator, editor and instructor. Her focus is now on teaching English communication to the mass, with a focus on young adults and professionals.
After spending more than six years in marketing for a telecommunications company, Amnah decided to leave the corporate world behind and pursue a freelancing career. She now does English and Malay translation for television shows and movies, takes care of business and marketing for My English Matters and is a regular writer of the blog teaching English communication for adults at the workplace. In her free time, she enjoys reading and binge-listening to podcasts on entrepreneurship, personal development and other inspiring content.
Below are a few testimonials from students of our workshops and training programmes:
“Love [the training]! It helped to build my confidence. I learned techniques that I can apply at my workplace.” – Noor Afira, 33, Communications Executive.
“I love [the training] very much. I feel great having this opportunity. Love! Love! Love!” – Roskhatijah, 36, Post Doctoral.
“It was a really great experience for myself. I’ve enjoyed all the videos sent to my email and that’s what triggered me to join the class. I was hesitant at first whether to join or not, but I believed this class would help me improve my English skills and to be more assertive in my daily communication. Good job and I will definitely join the next session if you have one. :-)” – Roziani Asikin, 31, Accounting Specialist.
“[The training] was beneficial and relevant to my job.” – Siti Nuraisyah, 34, Human Resource Manager.
“It’s a good experience to attend this workshop. I learned a lot and it was useful to me. Please do more classes and I am loving it. :-)” – Amirah Sofia, 26.
“The instructor and management team were very good. Love your good work to help people on communication skills and English matters.” – Nazihah, 32, Town Planner.
“Thanks for the wonderful class. I’ve learned a lot and most importantly, Madam Azimah has showed a simple and fun way to improve my English communication skills in my daily activities. Looking forward to another course.” – Salmi, age 33.
“It’s really helpful and I found the answers that I was looking for. I can’t wait to plan and practice [the teachings]. Hoping I will have the courage to do it.” – Fazlina Najwa, 36, Management Operations Lead.
“Awesome!! I’m so happy I came!!” – Adibah, 36, Teacher.
“Thank you so much. The sessions have built my self-esteem and have taught me how to speak and communicate well with others.” – Azreen, age 29.
“Teacher Azimah, I used to be afraid to speak English. You gave me a stage. I dared to challenge myself. In your speech class, I conquered the fear. Thank you.” – Wang Xia, student from China, age 32.
“You inspire me to be a better person and improve my confidence level. Thank you, Madam!” – Mukminah, age 25.
“Thank you very much. I have learned many great input and I will apply them in my daily life.”- Nurul Husna, age 25.
“Thanks for sharing the knowledge with us. I have learned so much from the workshop.” – Hasfiza, 24.
“Thanks a lot! I’ve learned so much things during the sessions and I am really looking forward to joining this kind of programme again.” – Anis Nasuha, 24.
Have any questions? Below are some frequently asked questions and the answers for each one.
Q1. Is the online course, Communicate with Confidence, right for me?
Our online course is a self-study programme that is suitable for students who want to learn independently and in their own time. When you become a student, you can watch the videos at home, download the worksheets and practice as many times as you want with whomever you want. You can do it at your own pace, any time and anywhere (provided you have internet access, of course!). The online course is not face-to-face, so if you prefer learning with a personal coach or teacher, then this course is not for you.
Q2. Do I have to attend any classes for me to finish the course?
The lessons are online, so you don’t need to attend any classes. You can just watch the videos and download the worksheets at home. However, you will get two bonus tickets to join our Presentation Skills Workshop in March 2019. You will just need to pay RM200 to confirm your attendance. This is not compulsory for you to attend if you can’t make it.
Q3. How long is this course?
Since there are five modules to this course, it will take at least five weeks for you to complete the course. If for any reason there is a delay in the modules being sent to you, we’ll inform you through email. This is because we create the modules as you’re going through them to cater for any changes or additional things you want us to teach.
Q4. How many hours per day do I need to spend on this course?
It should take about an hour for you to watch the videos of one module. The worksheets may take longer for you to complete as it will depend on how long you want to spend on them. It will be different for each student.
Q5. As students of the course, do we get direct access to the trainers of the online course?
Yes! Throughout the duration of the course, you can always email us or send us a WhatsApp message. We’ll answer any questions you may have relating to the course materials and this support will be available to you till the last module of the course.
Q6. Will there be any assignments in the online course?
This is a self-study programme, so there will not be any assignments. However, we will have worksheets for you to work on and take notes at home in your own time.
Q7. Is there a time limit for each of the course materials to be downloaded?
No. We want you to be able to go through the lessons any time you want. So you can download the materials and view the videos any time! If for any reason you have any difficulty in accessing the course, you can always send us a WhatsApp message or email so we can get it fixed for you.
Q8. I won’t be able to join because I’ll be busy in January 2019. Will you be offering this online course again?
Yes, we do plan to launch the online course again, but we can’t promise a date yet. If you enroll today and you’re unable to go through the course materials in January, you can watch it any time after that! You’ll have lifetime access to the course.
Q9. I’m unable to afford the price right now. Do you have an installment plan instead?
Unfortunately we don’t have an installment plan yet but we are working on having one for our future launches.
Q10. I would much prefer attending the two-day live workshop than joining the online course. Is the workshop open for those who do not purchase the online course?
Yes, we will open up registration for the live workshop in February/March 2019. Since our online course students get two bonus tickets for the workshop, we will prioritize seats for them. We will sell the remaining and unclaimed seats to the public at RM799 each.
Are you ready to join us? To register, view the payment details here. Last day to register is Friday, 28 December 2018 at midnight. We hope to see you in the course!