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Communicate with Confidence

Communicate with Confidence is our online training course for people who want to improve their English communication skills at work.

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Here’s Tip 1 for a sneak peek of what’s in store for you.

Communicate with Confidence is for you if you want to...

01.

Overcome shyness and anxiety when you need to express yourself in English.

02.

Speak your opinions and thoughts clearly and confidently in English at work.

03.

Feel, look and sound confident at work and in your personal life.

04.

Reach your full potential and be your TRUE self when you speak in English.

Communicate with Confidence is our 12-week online course for people who want to improve their English communication skills at work.

With online videos and downloadable worksheets, My English Matters will teach you the mindset, strategies and techniques alongside phrases to use to help you sound clear, fluent and confident.

This programme will teach you how to...

  • create a confident mindset to cope with shyness and nerves when it comes to speaking English
  • use relevant speaking frameworks and phrases to help you express your thoughts clearly  
  • improve your pronunciation and use your voice to speak dynamically 
  • keep a conversation going naturally during small talk, and contribute effectively during meetings and discussions
  • respond to challenging situations at work in a polite and professional way

This course has five modules.
Here's what you will learn:

01.

Module 1: Speaking Confidently - Insights & Techniques

This module uncovers self-coaching tips for creating a confident you. The techniques will be helpful for you in any speaking situation.

Lesson 1.1: Be Your Best Coach
Lesson 1.2: Backstage Techniques to Look and Sound Confident

02.

Module 2: Speaking with Fluency

In this module, we look at how to get your ideas across using several speaking frameworks, techniques for elaborating your points clearly, and words and phrases to use to sound fluent and natural.

Lesson 2.1: Speaking Frameworks to Organise Your Thoughts
Lesson 2.2: Discourse Markers to Use to Sound Natural
Lesson 2.3: Features of Natural Speech to Sound Conversational

Audio Lesson 1: Phrases to Use to Ask for Clarification
Audio Lesson 2: Phrases to Use to Check Understanding
Audio Lesson 3: Phrases to Use When You Forget Something

03.

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 show you ways to improve your English pronunciation, diction and tone of voice to sound clear, confident and dynamic.

Lesson 3.1: Knowing the English Consonants
Lesson 3.2: Knowing the English Vowels & Vowel Length
Lesson 3.3: Get to Know Sentence Stress to Speak Clearly
Lesson 3.4: Speak with Impact through Vocal Variety

04.

Module 4: Speaking to Connect with People

This module teaches the strategies for listening effectively in meetings, techniques and phrases to use to express your opinions professionally, and how to handle small talk successfully.

Lesson 4.1: Listening Skills for Effective Meetings
Lesson 4.2: Useful Expressions to Express Your Opinion
Lesson 4.3: Techniques for Small Talk Success

05.

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 give criticism without causing offence.

Lesson 5.1: Introduction to Assertive Communication
Lesson 5.2: Using Power Poses to Feel Confident
Lesson 5.3: Using Assertive Communication Techniques: The Double P.S. Strategy
Lesson 5.4: How to Say “No” Like You Mean It

The first module will be released on 30 August 2021.

We will email you each week a module is released. From there, you can watch the videos at your own pace and download the worksheets that come with the lessons.

Once you join, you’ll be given a link to an online student dashboard to log in to the course. All modules and lessons will be released in the student dashboard.

And you'll get lifetime access to the course!

This means you can access the lessons and bonuses any time – now, next year or any time in the future! The five core modules will be delivered to you over the course of seven weeks, but you can go at your own pace.

Plus, since you have lifetime access (for as long as this course is available), you’ll get access to any new updates, lessons and bonuses that we may add on later.

We've also added
these amazing bonuses...

Bonus #1

Weekly Zoom Coaching Calls (8 Sessions)

Review and practise the speaking frameworks, ask us questions, share what you’re struggling with, and get group coaching from us. We’ll send you an email to remind you about these Zoom Coaching Calls each week. If you're unable to attend live, you can watch the replays!

(Worth RM2,400) Included in your fee

Bonus #2

Grammar Lessons & Exercises

After the five core modules of the online course are released, we’ll send you our bonus mini-training called 3 Common Grammar Mistakes and How To Fix Them.

This bonus comprises three video lessons, downloadable worksheets and exercises to help you fix the most common grammar mistakes that second language learners make.

(Worth RM300) Included in your fee

Bonus #3

Ten Tips for Writing Effective Emails

Do you want to become a better writer? In a world where almost everything is online, email is the doorway to creating better relationships with colleagues and clients.

This video lesson will go through the top 10 tips we use to write effective emails. You’ll get a downloadable PDF that you can print and stick on your office wall for reference, too.

(Worth RM100) Included in your fee

Bonus #4

Speak to Persuade Training

This is the replay of a training session we held through Zoom. In this two-hour training, you will learn:

1) how to analyse your audience so that you can prepare content that is persuasive and relevant
2) three powerful persuasive speaking frameworks for preparing your content
3) words and phrases to use and avoid when expressing your ideas

This is a great training session if you need to persuade people with your ideas in meetings, presentations or job interviews.

(Worth RM300) Included in your fee

Bonus #5

Present in English with Confidence
& Phrases for Smooth Presentations

This is the replay of a live online training programme held over two days in September 2020. In this four-hour training programme, you will learn:

1) how to organise and elaborate points in an interesting way
2) ways to interact and engage with the audience using suitable phrases
3) tips and techniques for delivering effective online presentations

This bonus also includes a video lesson with phrases for smooth presentations and a downloadable PDF that you can print out and refer to whenever you need to prepare for a presentation.

(Worth RM600) Included in your fee

Bonus #6

Phrases for Speaking Up

Our students love learning new phrases, so we’ve created this five-page downloadable PDF with more than 130 phrases that you can use to speak up in conversations, meetings and discussions.

It covers eight different situations where you can use these phrases to interrupt someone, to refuse an interruption, to continue what you were going to say and more.

(Worth RM100) Included in your fee

Here's the timeline
of this programme.*

This is a 12-week programme, and runs from 30 August 2021 till 15 November 2021.

August/September 2021

Week 1

Monday, 30 August :
Module One - Confidence: Insights & Techniques
Saturday, 4 September :
Zoom Coaching Call #1 at 10 a.m.

Week 2

Monday, 6 September :
Module Two - Speaking With Fluency
Saturday, 11 September :
Zoom Coaching Call #2 at 10 a.m.

Week 3

Monday, 13 September :
Implementation Week
Wednesday, 15 September :
Zoom Coaching Call #3 at 8 p.m.

Week 4

Monday, 20 September :
Module Three - Sounding Confident
Wednesday, 22 September :
Zoom Coaching Call #4 at 8 p.m.

Week 5

Monday, 27 September :
Implementation Week
Wednesday, 29 September :
Zoom Coaching Call #5 at 8 p.m.

October 2021

Week 6

Monday, 4 October :
Module Four - Speaking To Connect with People
Wednesday, 6 October :
Zoom Coaching Call #6 at 8 p.m.

Week 7

Monday, 11 October :
Module Five - Speaking In Tough Situations
Wednesday, 13 October :
Zoom Coaching Call #7 at 8 p.m.

Week 8

Monday, 18 October :
Implementation Week
Wednesday, 20 October :
Zoom Coaching Call #8 at 8 p.m.

Week 9

Monday, 25 October :
Bonus Trainings
- Three Common Grammar Mistakes & How To Fix Them
- Ten Tips For Writing Effective Emails

November 2021

Week 10

Monday, 1 November :
Bonus Training - Speak To Persuade

Week 11

Monday, 8 November :
Bonus Trainings
- Phrases For Smooth Presentations
- Present In English With Confidence

Week 12

Monday, 15 November :
Bonus - Phrases For Speaking Up

*The schedule of the Zoom Coaching Calls may be subject to change. We will send email reminders to all students before every session.

Remember, once the 12 weeks are complete and all lessons have been released, you’ll have access to the entire library of content inside the student dashboard. So you can revisit and review the course as often as you like.

Here's a summary
of everything included in your fee.

It’s important that you know the amazing value you’ll get in this programme. Because you can’t buy the components of Communicate with Confidence separately, these are honest estimates based on true values of our products and services.

01.

Communicate with Confidence five-module course with online videos and downloadable worksheets.

You’ll get to keep the course for the entire lifetime of the programme and watch it over and over again. You’ll also get access to any new lessons or updates we add in the future.

(Worth RM4,000)

02.

Zoom Coaching Calls with
the My English Matters Team

Review and practise the speaking frameworks, share what you’re struggling with and get group coaching from us. If you're unable to attend live, you can watch the replays.

(Worth RM2,400)

03.

Bonus Trainings

3 Common Grammar Mistakes and How To Fix Them; 10 Tips For Writing Effective Emails; Speak To Persuade; Phrases for Smooth Presentations; Present in English with Confidence and Phrases for Speaking Up. These bonuses will be available to you after the five-module course is released.

(Worth RM1,400)

04.

Lifetime access for as long as the course is available!

This means you can go at your own pace. There’s no rush to finish the course. You get to watch the lessons anytime you like – even after the 12 weeks are over. You’ll also get access to any new lessons and bonuses we’ll add in the future.

(Priceless)

Meet your teachers...

Azimah Shurfa

Azimah Shurfa has more than 15 years of teaching experience including in public universities, where she taught English, public speaking, linguistics, drama and TESL. She has a master’s degree in English as a Second Language and a bachelor’s degree in Human Sciences, majoring in English.

She is also a certified trainer in adult learning and has conducted online and physical classes and workshops for professionals. She now hosts regular live sessions to teach English and communication for My English Matters students.

In designing this course, she has used her teaching experience to ensure that the content is simple, fun and relevant to working adults who are passionate about improving their English and confidence.

Amnah Shurfa

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 as a translator for television shows. She now takes care of content creation, business strategy and marketing for My English Matters. She is also a regular writer of the blog and email newsletter, and creates daily content for our social media pages.

Amnah loves helping people improve their communication skills — whether it’s for work or for their personal lives. With 14 years combined in corporate, freelancing and now, online education, Amnah uses her experience to ensure the lessons in this course are practical and can easily be implemented by second language learners.

What our students say about
Communicate with Confidence...

Questions?
Find your answers here.

If you are reading this right now and you can understand this, then your level of English is great for this course. If you think you’re a beginner, it may be a steeper learning curve. But that’s fine. You can take the course at your own pace. Choose the lessons that fit your level of English. As you advance to the next level, you can watch the other lessons that suit your level of English then.

We will teach you the techniques and strategies to help you manage nerves and anxiety. It’s just a matter of you watching the videos, completing the exercises and practising!

Remember, you’ll have lifetime access to the course. You don’t need to go through it all at once. We want you to pick and choose lessons that can solve the problems you are facing RIGHT NOW.

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 practise 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 will give you the techniques in speaking confidently. We’ll give you phrases to practise at home to sound more fluent and to help you express your opinions. You’ll get to download worksheets to complete exercises and to refer to for useful phrases. You’ll be able to email us if you want to get our feedback. You’ll be part of a group with other students of the course to cheer each other on.

However, the effectiveness of the course is solely up to you.

This online course is a self-learning programme – no one is going to push you to do the work. You have to make the time to do the work. You’ll need to practise what we teach.

Learning is a lifelong process and you’re not going to see change overnight. That’s why we’re giving you lifetime access to this course (for as long as it’s available).

What’s more, you can try out the course and complete the exercises in the worksheets for the first 30 days of the course. If you feel that it’s not effective for you, let us know and we’ll give you a full refund once you submit your completed worksheets from Module One and Two by 29 September 2021.

So, if you know that you can only learn in a classroom environment, or you want a one-to-one teacher, then please do not join this online course.

But if you like the idea of having online lessons available for you to learn from any time and any where (with internet access, of course!), then we’d love to have you join us.

We’re focused on providing online courses and live workshops so we do not provide one-to-one training.

The Communicate with Confidence online course is not a live/personal class, so if you only want to learn with a personal coach or teacher, then this course is not for you.

Our online course is a self-study programme that is suitable for students who want to learn independently and in their own time.

We’ll be covering many things in the course in bite-sized steps (you can check out the five modules and lessons above). With unlimited access to the online lessons, you can watch the lessons over and over again.

If you forget anything, you can always revisit any of the modules, even after the course duration ends. Talk about your money’s worth!

So while face-to-face classes have the benefit of getting instant feedback from your teacher and are more intimate, the disadvantage to that is you’re paying for that particular session only. After the face-to-face class is over, there won’t be any repeats, or a chance to revisit parts, unless you pay additional fees to resit a class.

Which is why we have designed this online course.

It is meant for you to take bit by bit, implement, and then take with you wherever you may be. If you need to be inspired and motivated, simply revisit the lessons in your online student dashboard.

However, there are several opportunities for you to get personalised coaching from us if you join us.

Students of this online course can join a group coaching call on Zoom with us every week for the first eight weeks of the course. That means you’ll get to speak directly to us to ask questions that are specific and unique to you.

Communicate with Confidence is a 12-week programme focused on the mindset and techniques to become a more confident and fluent speaker. We recommend this course if you want to learn communication techniques beyond just English.

We cover the mindset for confident communication, speaking frameworks to organise your thoughts clearly, techniques to sound confident with your voice, and strategies as well as phrases to use in difficult speaking situations. After the 12 weeks, you can revisit and watch the lessons any time because you have lifetime access!

Our other programme called Members Monthly is an ongoing membership focused on English proficiency. In Members Monthly, students get monthly online classes conducted live on Zoom in a group setting. The classes focus more on grammar and writing. We cover a different topic every month.

So we have students who have joined both CWC and Members Monthly because they want to improve the skills covered in both programmes — communication, speaking, grammar and writing.​

We do plan to launch the online course again, but we can’t promise a date yet. If you enrol today and you’re unable to go through the course materials in August till November 2021, you can watch it any time after that! You’ll have lifetime access to the course.

But just think about it. If you scheduled only one hour a week to watch each module, you would have the tools and techniques to become a more confident you by the end of just seven weeks. And if you’re serious about wanting to become more confident at work, you deserve to give yourself the time it takes to achieve that goal, don’t you think?

The lessons are online, so you don’t need to attend any classes. Students will be given a link to their online student dashboard to log in to the course.

You can just watch the videos and download the worksheets at home.

It will take at least seven weeks for you to complete the five core modules of the course. We will send you one module each week, starting from 30 August 2021. The third, fifth and eighth weeks are Implementation Weeks and we’ll send the bonus trainings in the remaining weeks.

If you’re unable to finish the course within the 12 weeks, you’ll still be able to view the lessons after it ends. Remember, you’ll have lifetime access to the course for as long it’s available!

It should take about an hour each week 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.

Throughout the duration of the course, you can always email us or connect with us in the private Facebook group. We’ll answer any questions you may have relating to the course materials. This support will be available to you till the last week of the course.

You’ll also have eight sessions of Zoom Coaching Calls where you can join us live with other students. We’ll be there to answer your questions as you implement what we teach!

This is a self-study programme, so there will not be any assignments. However, you will have downloadable worksheets to work on and take notes at home in your own time.

No. We want you to be able to go through the lessons any time you want. So you can download the worksheets and view the videos any time!

If for any reason you have any difficulty in accessing the course, you can always send us an email at info@myenglishmatters.com so we can get it fixed for you.

Great question! This course is NOT for:

People who ONLY want a certificate – we do not provide certificates. This is a self-learning programme so we do not measure the success of students. We want you to go through the course lessons even after it ends. That’s why we’re giving you lifetime access to this course (for as long as it’s available)!

People who DON’T want to do the work – This online course is a self-learning programme – no one is going to push you to do the work. You have to make the time to do the work. You’ll need to practice what we teach. Learning is a lifelong process and you’re not going to see changes overnight.

People who can ONLY learn with a personal teacher or in a classroom – Our online course is suitable for students who want to learn independently and in their own time. You can do it at your own pace, any time and anywhere (provided you have internet access, of course!). This online course is not face-to-face.

If you don’t fit any of the above, we’d love to have you join us!

That’s great! You can register by choosing a payment plan below. The last day to register is Thursday, 26 August 2021. We can’t wait to teach you in the course!

If you have further questions, please write to us at info@myenglishmatters.com

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