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English Out There Online Case Study - Jane, China - Comparison - Before and After 6 Lessons
April 29, 2010 10:09 AM PDT
After doing a 'before and after' comparison for Waldek I thought it might be interesting to compare Jane's first conversation with me with one after her most recent lesson. She's only done six EOT lessons (about 10-12 hours of offline study and 5-6 hours of focused speaking practice, if that), so I thought I might be stretching things a bit in terms of audible progress
Have a listen and see if you can hear any difference? Listen out for any changes in confidence, fluency, vocabulary development and accuracy.
Jane is 27, was born and brought up in China but now lives in France as a student. She is studying architecture in French in Strasbourg. One of the interesting things about Jane's EOT sessions is that unlike with Waldek I have not controlled which lessons she has studied, she has.
She became a free member of the LOT website and got access to 12 self-study lesson plans. She contacted me to ask me to send her some of the lower level ones (Beginner) with Chinese instructions so that she knew exactly what she was meant to do with them. She also made the decision herself to start with Beginners lessons (level A1). Totally of her own volition her sixth lesson which the second clip here is from, is an Intermediate lesson (level B2).
If you have the time listen to the recording of session 6b with Jane where she and I discuss what happens when her mind goes blank from time to time as she searches for the right words.
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UPDATE: Professor Stephen Krashen, the world famous academic expert on second language acquisition left a comment on this podcast audio case study. He also asked a question. I have now asked Jane and here are her answers to my questions. Personally I am most excited about her answer to question 5. in which she says she thinks that EOT helped English speaking to become a 'habit'. Have a read for yourselves:
Submitted on 01.06.2010 via Skype. Replies via Skype (questions 1. and 2.) the same day and email on 19.06.10
Hey Jane...how is the revision going? I need to ask you some questions re: your English study. The reason I am asking all of these questions is because you did incredibly well and made a huge improvement very quickly. Your improvement has been noticed by one of the world's most famous professors of linguistics and language teaching and learning, Stephen Krashen. He has contacted me and wants to analyse your performance. You don't need to do anything, just answer these questions and maybe a few more or even have some more recorded Skype conversations with me when you have finished your exams. If I can have this information from you I can work with Professor Krashen and he can help us to help millions more English learners like you who really want to be able to speak English with confidence. Thanks, I hope you can help, I will email this too. You did really really well...see I told you so Oh, did you keep writing your learning diary, remember, at the start???? That would be really useful if you could share it with me...?
1) How long have you been learning English (from what age to now)? You're 27, right? I've been learning English since i was eleven, the forth year in primary school, until now...total sixteen years.
2) How were you taught at school, at uni in China, at uni in France? Can you describe it? I was taught first the prononciation, and then some littles textes to express how to say "how are you? i'm fine." like this, accompagner the grammer at the same time. i studied english in china, primary school, middle school, hight school, untill univer in china, not in france
3) Outside of formal English lessons, what exposure have you had to English, in other words how much contact with the English language have you had over the years (for example, do you read a lot of English or listen to English language radio)? Also, can you tell me how much you had during our first six EOT sessions? Well, generally we have some homework to do after those lessons in grammar.Except this, sometimes i listen to the international radio which broadcast English music or some subjects relate to economic, science, nature. And some interviews etc. When i participated in the EOT sessions, i did regularly one lesson everyday and accompanied my dictionary of course, at the same time found thepronunciation of words to improve my speaking level. I think that review the lessons again and again is very important. So I utilized about two hours for doing the whole. Even my iPod was filled with many English music and dialogues that i did with my teacher Jason in the courses and some talking books.
4) When you were using the EOT lesson plans and speaking with me for practice, did you talk to anyone else in English in the same way (i.e. have other practice partners and use the language with them)? if you did, how much time did you spend talking to them? I think it's also necessary to practice the spoken language with someone else who are the real English-speaking. And this can be the great way to correct lots of my faults in express parole during our communications. We do the practice off and on because of the time difference and the schedule of my courses. It depends, but finally we communicate 2 or 3 times per week andevery time take about half one hour.
5) In your own mind and in your own words can you explain what happened to you when you used the EOT lesson plans before speaking to me? How do you explain your improvement? I think the EOT lessons are very interesting and practical for me. First, at the beginning, it was difficult to me to explain something in my mind. And the EOT lesson plans made me have a desire to improve my speaking because i think that the vocabulary and the expression are very useful in the real life. In other words, we use them everywhere, every time and everyday. They are very practical! Well, after several regular communications with professor Jason online accompany lots of exercises on the plans, they made me not only enrich my vocabulary quantity, but made also the English speaking become a kind of habit to me. I think that is my improvement. I think it's also necessary to practice the spoken language with someone else who are the real English-speaking. And this can be the great way to correct lots of my faults in express parole during our communications. We do the practice off and on because of the time difference and the schedule of my courses. It depends, but finally we communicate 2 or 3 times per week andevery time take about half one hour.
6) Can you list the lesson plans you used and why you chose them? (I can do this but I really want you to think about them again and explain why you chose them). The lesson plans that i studied are: Level 1, Lesson 6 Places in town and directions Lesson 9 shopping - Lesson 18 Minor physical complaints - at the chemist's Level 2, Lesson 10 Making plans - Lesson 20 Lifestyle Level 3, Lesson 4 Describing objects - Lesson 19 Inventions Level 4, Lesson 3 Manners - Lesson 14 What had happened? Level 5, Lesson 14 Animals and us ( ing... ) Well, i chose them because i need them. It means that i can use them when i go to the other countries Europeans where i can communicate with people there inEnglish because it is difficult to find somebody speak the Chinese or the French with you. But, everybody understand English! And the lesson plans I had chosen are definitely practical for me!
7) This is information that Jane added about the way she studied and used the audio clips of our conversations: I downloaded every recording when Jason had posted them online. And i put them iniPod, listened them when i was free. It's very interesting to listen my conversation with Jason because through it, i can discover what i need to improve again. On the whole, i study English in this new way made me not just improve my Englishlevel (especially speaking), but made many friends all around the world.
I hope you find this research interesting and that it inspires you to give EOT a go. You can buy EOT ebook courses on our website at http://englishoutthere.com/english-student-coursesEnglish Out There Online Case Study - Waldek, Poland - Comparison - Before and After 11 Lessons
April 26, 2010 07:02 AM PDT
As of today's date (25th April 2010) Waldek has used 11 English Out There (EOT) self-study lesson plans and done the speaking practice with me online using Skype and Vivox Voice on Facebook. He began using EOT materials on 10th March 2010.
11 EOT lessons amount to approximately 22 hours of self-study and, with me, about 6 hours of speaking and listening practice.
On my suggestion Waldek has also created his own small PLN (Personal Learning Network) on Facebook and now has a couple of English speaking friends in other parts of the world with whom he has also done some practice related to these lessons.
He tells me that his sessions with the other two or three English speakers are a lot shorter than those with me. So he has probably done another three to four hours of focused practice with them.
So, I would say he has had total contact time with the language of approximately 30 hours.
The first clip of Waldek speaking is from 10th March and the second one is from 25th April 2010.
Have a listen and see if you think he has improved in any way?
Do please send any comments you have to us.
Contact: info_at_languagesoutthere.comInterview with Group Leader and French English teacher...Angelina
July 30, 2012 07:08 AM PDT
This is the first time since we started English Out There eleven years ago that we have taught it in London using no classrooms whatsoever.
On the last day of a group's two week course (10 lesson/30 hours), as they were getting ready to say goodbye, I had a brief chat with Angelina one of the group leaders. She is an English teacher in a French secondary school.
I was curious to hear what she and the students thought about our course, especially since we had done everything outside of the classroom.
What Angelina told me made me ask her if I could interview her and put the clip online for others to hear. She very kindly said I could.
Have a listen as Angelina, a veteran of seven study trips with teenage English learners, describes the differences between what all of the other English schools do and what we do. It made me a very happy man last FridayBefore and After - Noemi (French) - London, summer 2012 (30 hour course)
July 31, 2012 09:26 AM PDT
Here's Noemi before and after her short English Out There course in central London...again the product of ten classes that were conducted completely without the use of a classroom!
Have a listen, can you hear a difference in the way Noemi speaks?Before and After - Charles (French) - London, summer 2012 (30 hour course)
July 29, 2012 10:51 AM PDT
Charles is a lovely bloke and although his English wasn't great he volunteered to be recorded at the start and end of his EOT course in London.
This year we decided not to use any classrooms at all to teach EOT. We wanted to stimulate the students' minds a bit more in the input stage (at the start of the lesson) by not asking them to go into a classroom (like they do all year at home).
It seemed to work as, in anonymous written feedback, 78% gave the English Out There course 4 or 5 out of 5 (60.8% gave it 4, 17% gave it 5).
Have a listen to see if you can hear a difference in the way Charles speaks English after just ten lessons over two weeks in London?Before and After 10 English lessons using EOT SS4 Intermediate - Liliana from Colombia
February 28, 2012 04:51 AM PST
Listen to Liliana speak to me before her English Out There course started and then again after 10 lessons.
She is now in her forties and specifically wanted to improve her spoken English to find a job in Bogota.Before and After 20 English lessons using EOT SS4 Intermediate - Liliana from Colombia
May 31, 2012 07:19 AM PDT
So, this is the same 'before' clip from our first conversation where Liliana dries up a bit and you can hear the nervousness in her voice edited next to a passage from her last session with me, the lesson on dreams and dreaming.
In the second clip she controls the conversation and talks with minor input from me for almost three full minutes whilst she tells me a story about one of her previous English teachers and his dream about her.
The aim of working with Liliana was to finally, after over twenty years of English study using other courses, help her to feel comfortable speaking English with a fluent English speaker.
Have a listen and let me know what you think?Therese - Level 4 - Before and After 20 lessons (real world)
November 03, 2011 03:07 PM PDT
This is Therese's 'before and after' podcast.
It contains two clips. The first clip is an excerpt from her first Out There speaking task (Lesson 1 of the SS4 course) with me and the second is an excerpt from the lesson 20 speaking task, also with me.
Therese worked alone most of the time. I printed off the lesson worksheets, she completed the exercises and then went out to do the speaking practice with strangers on the seafront in Weymouth where I live.
Occasionally (at the start, middle and end of her course) I was one of the speaking practice partners (hence this audio case study).
I deliberately wanted to work with Therese in this way...minimal contact, just a few comments here and there, to see what would happen to her English skills.
When Therese came to stay with us she was very quiet. As time went on she became more confident. She studied with me from 8th September 2011 and finished the course on 14th October 2011. 36 days or in study time, about 60 hours.What English Out There has done for me...Liliana from Colombia.
May 03, 2012 04:03 PM PDT
This is the last 10 minutes of our lesson 18 session today and I thought it was such a nice chat and Liliana sounded so happy with her EOT course that I wanted to create a separate shorter clip to post online.
What we talk about here is what is possible if you just do what Liliana did and follow the EOT worksheets, do the speaking practice on Skype and listen to your recordings a few times.
It makes me very proud to have helped Liliana to get over her fear of speaking English after so many years of trying before she found EOT. I met Liliana because she joined my Facebook group called 'I Still Can't Speak English' and asked for help.
This was what Liliana wrote at the start of this process:
"I want to talk about my experiences with the English courses I've taken since I was at school so far. When I was at school I liked English classes so much and participated in them. After graduating from high school I took several courses in American schools , three courses at the British Council and also had private classes with a Colombian women who lived many years in London. Despite of taking many classes I have little fluency, and had to face this when I didn’t get the job I wanted as a bilingual customer service I was very sad and got frustrated because I didn’t have sufficient fluency to pass the interview and this job gave me the opportunity to improve my English skills and offered me a better job stability. I accept that the lack of fluidity is my problem to get a well paid job in my country. Actually, the courses I taken did not help me to improve my fluency I did not achieve my goal after taking many courses in my life but do not lose hope and continued studying on my own."
Thanks for working hard Liliana and for being a great example for others who might think that they will never be able to speak English comfortably.EOT Case Study - Jane - March 2010 - Episode 1a
March 22, 2010 01:01 PM PDT
First practice session with Jane using Skype.The first lesson Jane used was this self-study beginner lesson:
You can download the lesson plan here: http://www.languagesoutthere.com/articles/shopping
Below, for the record, is the Skype text chat history from my first contact with Jane. I will add the text chat from our speaking sessions to these episodes as we do them. If you are interested in the process of EOT, my work with Jane and her progress you will find them useful to follow whilst you listen. [15/03/2010 10:16:33] Janeliu: hello, well...i want to learn english and practice. i speak french and chinese. Please teach me.... [15/03/2010 10:16:33] Jason West: Jason West has shared contact details with Janeliu. [15/03/2010 10:18:18] Jason West: Hi there, ok I think I can help. How did you find me? (just interested). To learn more before we make contact read the discussions and watch the videos at http://www.Facebook.com/EnglishOutThere [16/03/2010 12:08:54] Janeliu: hello Jason, nice to meet you [16/03/2010 12:09:41] Janeliu: i was finding " english teacher", and then, i found you [16/03/2010 12:10:26] Jason West: Hi there, waht you searched on Skype? [16/03/2010 12:10:38] Janeliu: sorry, my english is not good [16/03/2010 12:10:45] Jason West: No problem [16/03/2010 12:10:55] Janeliu: i searched " english teacher" [16/03/2010 12:10:56] Jason West: Did you look at the web page I suggested? [16/03/2010 12:11:06] Janeliu: yes! [16/03/2010 12:11:16] Jason West: Ok, what did you think? [16/03/2010 12:11:19] Janeliu: so many people study english [16/03/2010 12:11:29] Jason West: Yes, lots and lots [16/03/2010 12:11:40] Jason West: But they don't do it very efficiently [16/03/2010 12:12:18] Janeliu: i haven't study english since 2006, i forgot all... [16/03/2010 12:12:38] Jason West: Ok, no problem. How long did you study for? [16/03/2010 12:13:18] Janeliu: and the same time, i study french... the prononciation is difficult to return [16/03/2010 12:14:28] Jason West: Yes they are fairly different.. [16/03/2010 12:14:59] Jason West: Bu if you liove in Strasbourg you can practise french a lot [16/03/2010 12:14:59] Janeliu: i studied when i was in primary school [16/03/2010 12:16:16] Janeliu: i speak french since 2006, and i study in university [16/03/2010 12:16:51] Janeliu: french for me, it's not difficult [16/03/2010 12:16:59] Jason West: How long have you studied English and what do you think is your speaking level? Can you do something for me...so you can understand what we need to do? [16/03/2010 12:17:31] Janeliu: i studied english since i was in primary school [16/03/2010 12:17:46] Janeliu: my speaking level is nul... [16/03/2010 12:18:03] Jason West: Ok [16/03/2010 12:18:17] Janeliu: if you want, i can teache you french [16/03/2010 12:18:33] Janeliu: or chinese [16/03/2010 12:19:48] Jason West: That would be cool, my French is very poor...and I would like to improve it but at the moment my work is on English teaching. if I help you will you let me record our conversations and become like a 'test case' for me. [16/03/2010 12:20:22] Jason West: Chinese would be cool but first things first (as we say in England)...your English. [16/03/2010 12:20:48] Janeliu: that's cool! we made it!!!!!!!!!! [16/03/2010 12:21:21] Jason West: Is that a 'yes' [16/03/2010 12:21:40] Janeliu: yes! [16/03/2010 12:21:58] Jason West: Ok. First....can you go here: [16/03/2010 12:22:06] Janeliu: but your record conversation is just for you or ....???????? [16/03/2010 12:22:49] Jason West: It would be for my websites to show people what is possible. [16/03/2010 12:23:04] Janeliu: [16/03/2010 12:23:42] Jason West: Don't worry. Once we get going you will forget that it is being recorded...anyway, you should also record the conversations because you need to listen to them again afterwards [16/03/2010 12:25:04] Janeliu: but i don't know how to record, skype have this function? [16/03/2010 12:25:36] Jason West: Yes it does. But we can use Facebook and it is very easy to record on Facebook. [16/03/2010 12:25:59] Jason West: I can show you how to do it anyway. [16/03/2010 12:26:14] Janeliu: ok! [16/03/2010 12:26:30] Janeliu: but i have the cours today afternoon [16/03/2010 12:26:39] Jason West: Not today [16/03/2010 12:26:45] Janeliu: it begins at 14:00 [16/03/2010 12:26:50] Jason West: First I would like you to go here: [16/03/2010 12:27:00] Jason West: http://www.languagesoutthere.com [16/03/2010 12:27:38] Jason West: click on 'try for free' and sign up to free membership. you need to select a currency but it costs you nothing unless you upgrade. [16/03/2010 12:27:38] Janeliu: yes? and... [16/03/2010 12:28:18] Jason West: There are 12 self-study (SS) lesson plans for download. Have a look at them and choose either a Beginner or Elementary lesson. [16/03/2010 12:28:23] Jason West: print it off [16/03/2010 12:28:43] Jason West: study it and write on it (have a dictionary with you) [16/03/2010 12:29:26] Jason West: follow the instructions (if you want Chinese instructions the same lessons are available for free with Chinese instructions) [16/03/2010 12:30:50] Jason West: When you have completed the lesson and have read the last Task, the Out There Task....contact me on Facebook or Skype when you see I am online. I am online in the morning Monday to Thurs and sometimes at the weekend. We can fix a regular time if you want. [16/03/2010 12:31:10] Jason West: Ok? [16/03/2010 12:31:59] Jason West: Oh, and create a Facebook profile if you don't have one and make me a friend on Facebook. then we can see when each other is online using the chat system (which is linked to the voice system0 [16/03/2010 12:36:00] Janeliu: the words in green, i must download? [16/03/2010 12:36:55] Jason West: The hotlinks...yes....but just the low level ones SS1 and SS2 (beginner and elementary) [16/03/2010 12:38:19] Janeliu: ok [16/03/2010 12:39:25] Jason West: Cool. Speak soon [16/03/2010 12:40:00] Janeliu: yes! [16/03/2010 12:41:23] Janeliu: what's the " related articles"? i must download? [16/03/2010 12:42:07] Jason West: Oh, don't worry about those...all you need are the low level SS lesson plans for now.... [16/03/2010 12:45:05] Janeliu: ok!!!!!!!!!!!!! [16/03/2010 12:46:33] Jason West: Ok, take care and speak soon...don't forget the Facebook account... [16/03/2010 12:46:37] Jason West: Bye for now. [16/03/2010 12:48:10] Janeliu: ok, i just need to join in facebook, that's all? [16/03/2010 12:49:02] Janeliu: in out there or in yours? [16/03/2010 12:51:15] Janeliu: ok, see u soon [16/03/2010 12:52:40] Jason West: Creat your own profile and then become a fan of our page. But most importantly find me and make me a friend. Bye for now. [16/03/2010 12:52:56] Janeliu: ok [17/03/2010 13:17:54] Janeliu: hello Jason, nice to see you again! [17/03/2010 13:18:15] Jason West: Hi there [17/03/2010 13:20:21] Janeliu: well, generally, i have the time from monday to thursday at middday, and you? and the weekend [17/03/2010 13:21:39] Janeliu: sorry, i have the cours daylong... a little disgusting [17/03/2010 13:23:44] Jason West: I am usually online Monday-Tues from 9am to 3pm, Weds-Thurs 9am to 12pm. Sometimes evenings and sometimes weekends. But we can see when we are online on FB and on here...have you looked at the lessons I saw you sign up? [17/03/2010 13:25:02] Janeliu: yes, a little, and i imprinmed them [17/03/2010 13:25:16] Janeliu: today at school [17/03/2010 13:25:55] Jason West: 'imprinmed'? you mean 'printed'? [17/03/2010 13:26:02] Jason West: or studied [17/03/2010 13:26:22] Janeliu: ah! yes, pardon, it's french [17/03/2010 13:26:39] Janeliu: printed, not studied [17/03/2010 13:26:39] Jason West: [17/03/2010 13:27:16] Janeliu: i'll read the documents this evening [17/03/2010 13:27:39] Janeliu: and i try to remplir them [17/03/2010 13:28:11] Jason West: Ok, cool. Just pick one and study it properly...write on it, use a dictionary and then next time we are online go onto FB and send me a text chat and then we can do the speaking practice. [17/03/2010 13:28:27] Jason West: remplir? [17/03/2010 13:28:33] Jason West: [17/03/2010 13:29:06] Janeliu: remplir= fill in [17/03/2010 13:29:14] Jason West: I know [17/03/2010 13:29:39] Janeliu: why you write " remplir?" [17/03/2010 13:30:17] Jason West: I was just pointing out that you were using French again [17/03/2010 13:30:34] Janeliu: haah! ok! dac [17/03/2010 13:30:45] Janeliu: ok=dac [17/03/2010 13:30:59] Jason West: dac = d'accord [17/03/2010 13:31:03] Janeliu: cool!!!!!!!!!!1 [17/03/2010 13:31:30] Janeliu: ok, la prochaine fois, on parlera le francais [17/03/2010 13:32:15] Janeliu: what means " text chat"? [17/03/2010 13:32:24] Jason West: non, nous parlons anglais...pour vous [17/03/2010 13:32:49] Janeliu: merci bcp mon prof!!!!!!!!! [17/03/2010 13:33:06] Jason West: " text chat"?means what we are doing now [17/03/2010 13:33:46] Janeliu: you mean that i send to you what i do my homework? [17/03/2010 13:34:32] Jason West: You do your homework and then you send me a message saying 'Hi, i have just studied some EOT, can we practise for 5 minutes'... [17/03/2010 13:34:59] Janeliu: ok... [17/03/2010 13:35:04] Jason West: Make sense? [17/03/2010 13:35:05] Janeliu: i understood [17/03/2010 13:35:16] Jason West: Good. You are a good student [17/03/2010 13:35:35] Janeliu: that's cool!!! [17/03/2010 13:35:44] Jason West: Excellent [17/03/2010 13:35:50] Janeliu: you're a good teacher too!!! [17/03/2010 13:36:01] Janeliu: (party) [17/03/2010 13:36:06] Janeliu: bravo!!!! [17/03/2010 13:36:20] Jason West: Ah, thanks...you'd better wait until you have done some EOT before you say too much! [17/03/2010 13:38:05] Janeliu: i didn't say the effciency, i mean at least you are gentil [17/03/2010 13:38:22] Jason West: LOL [17/03/2010 13:38:37] Janeliu: n'est pas? [17/03/2010 13:38:40] Janeliu: [17/03/2010 13:38:52] Janeliu: bon, je te laisse [17/03/2010 13:39:08] Janeliu: i must prepare for this afternoon [17/03/2010 13:39:29] Jason West: Ok, tara! (northern English for goodbye) [17/03/2010 13:40:05] Janeliu: dac! tara! ans see you soon [17/03/2010 13:40:36] Jason West: Ok, have fun! [17/03/2010 13:40:50] Janeliu: thanks! bye [19/03/2010 21:38:29] Janeliu: hello Jason, i have all the time this weekend, so i want to ask you when you're free? see you... [19/03/2010 22:21:18] Janeliu: it's not " all the time "....I have time this weekend [20/03/2010 00:27:08] Janeliu: this afternoon or tonight... see u [20/03/2010 17:43:12] Janeliu: hi, Jason, i'm still here, tell me when you are free. [20/03/2010 23:10:29] Janeliu: ;( [20/03/2010 23:10:40] Janeliu: [21/03/2010 18:25:25] Janeliu: coucou... can i call you now? [21/03/2010 18:26:16] Janeliu: are you busy? [22/03/2010 10:41:51] Jason West: Hang on, 2 mins then we can talk... [22/03/2010 10:42:49] Janeliu: ok [22/03/2010 10:44:36] Jason West: ok, ready? call me [22/03/2010 10:44:47] *** Call from Janeliu, duration 15:17. *** [22/03/2010 10:47:48] Jason West: DVD [22/03/2010 10:48:14] Janeliu: DVD [22/03/2010 10:50:31] Janeliu: ADORABLE [22/03/2010 10:50:37] Janeliu: MIGNION [22/03/2010 10:51:45] Janeliu: BIO [22/03/2010 10:51:55] Jason West: organic [22/03/2010 10:51:56] Janeliu: GREEM [22/03/2010 10:52:01] Janeliu: GREEN [22/03/2010 10:52:38] Janeliu: 100P=1POUND? [22/03/2010 10:52:58] Janeliu: = [22/03/2010 10:53:14] Jason West: w [22/03/2010 10:53:24] Jason West: equals [22/03/2010 10:53:30] Jason West: eqwals [22/03/2010 10:55:55] Jason West: one way [22/03/2010 10:56:04] Jason West: return [22/03/2010 11:00:04] *** Call ended *** [22/03/2010 11:00:16] *** Call to Janeliu, duration 08:09. *** [22/03/2010 11:04:06] Janeliu: toiletries [22/03/2010 11:04:08] Jason West: toiletries [22/03/2010 11:04:29] Jason West: products that you can buy in a chemist or pharmacy [22/03/2010 11:04:58] Jason West: but they are usually practical products like deodorant or toothpaste [22/03/2010 11:08:25] *** Call ended *** [22/03/2010 11:08:54] Janeliu: thank you very much and i 'll speak with other people [22/03/2010 11:09:07] Janeliu: thank you for your help [22/03/2010 11:09:22] Janeliu: [22/03/2010 11:09:22] Jason West: Ok, cool, you did really well! [22/03/2010 11:09:38] Janeliu: can you send me the record? [22/03/2010 11:09:46] Janeliu: merci bcp!!! [22/03/2010 11:09:54] Jason West: One thing...keep a learning diary....nad keep recordings...they will help you to see and hear your improvement. [22/03/2010 11:10:11] Janeliu: ok, i will [22/03/2010 11:10:12] Jason West: Yes I will...I will put it on a site you can download it from... [22/03/2010 11:10:27] Janeliu: ok, in your facebook? [22/03/2010 11:11:41] Jason West: Probably another site...I will use the recordings and chat histories to show people how to do it but it will be a while...ok? [22/03/2010 11:11:56] Janeliu: ok [22/03/2010 11:11:57] Jason West: You were great...how did it feel? [22/03/2010 11:12:06] Janeliu: but where can i find it [22/03/2010 11:12:23] Jason West: I will send you the link...it will be easy [22/03/2010 11:12:23] Janeliu: a little stress [22/03/2010 11:12:43] Janeliu: ok, i'm waitting for that [22/03/2010 11:13:12] Janeliu: [22/03/2010 11:13:14] Jason West: Yes, probably a lot of stress, but if you do it again and again and use the same language with more people and do some more lessons your confidence will grow and you will worry a lot less! [22/03/2010 11:13:43] Jason West: Ok I will send you the link when it is ready! [22/03/2010 11:13:44] Janeliu: (blush)ok... [22/03/2010 11:13:55] Janeliu: ok, see you [22/03/2010 11:14:00] Janeliu: merci!!! [22/03/2010 11:14:03] Jason West: Ok, bye for now... [22/03/2010 11:14:10] Janeliu: (wave) [22/03/2010 11:50:38] Janeliu: Jason, why i can not download the chinese lessons? [22/03/2010 11:51:09] Jason West: You should be able to...which one? [22/03/2010 11:51:27] Janeliu: wait, i m finding it [22/03/2010 11:51:35] Jason West: ok [22/03/2010 11:52:19] Jason West: They just have the instructions translated...but let me know and I will fix it. [22/03/2010 11:52:31] Janeliu: Sorry this page is available to subscribers only. [22/03/2010 11:52:44] Janeliu: http://www.languagesoutthere.com/downloads/20081105_339 [22/03/2010 11:53:28] Jason West: The free membership lessons (same numbers) are available, but the rest is premium [22/03/2010 11:53:46] Janeliu: i recieved a email yesterday for the subscribers, and i already comfired it [22/03/2010 11:54:04] Jason West: I will have a look but I am on a call in 1 min with a learner in Poland! [22/03/2010 11:55:09] Janeliu: ok, take tour time, and i must go out for eat, see you in the end of this afternoon? [22/03/2010 11:55:18] Jason West: ok [22/03/2010 11:55:21] Janeliu: ok [22/03/2010 19:43:12] Janeliu: hello Jason, glad to see you again [22/03/2010 19:43:35] Jason West: Hi there [22/03/2010 19:44:38] Janeliu: it's 18:41 in London now? [22/03/2010 19:45:45] Jason West: Yes [22/03/2010 19:46:10] Janeliu: ok [22/03/2010 19:47:19] Jason West: Sorry, I haven't sent the link to the recording...I have been working on it and have been out doing child care duties....and am rushing to get some work done now, so I really need to concentrate, I will send the links in a while. Ok? [22/03/2010 19:47:22] Jason West: [22/03/2010 19:48:00] Janeliu: ok, do what you want , i'm waitting ... [22/03/2010 19:48:31] Jason West: ok, thanks [22/03/2010 19:48:38] Jason West: speak soon. [22/03/2010 19:48:52] Janeliu: ok [22/03/2010 21:09:52] Jason West: Here you go, scroll down to find the ones with you... [22/03/2010 21:09:55] Jason West: http://languagesoutthere.podomatic.com/ [22/03/2010 21:10:11] Jason West: Right, dinner time! [22/03/2010 21:11:37] Janeliu: ok, thanks and bon appetit [22/03/2010 21:13:35] Jason West: Merci! [22/03/2010 21:14:13] Janeliu: (pi)
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