Step Up English: Book Club Fall 2020 Watch Preview



Ready for a transformative experience? 

Welcome to the English Book Club for intermediate to advanced speakers of English!


Kill two birds with one stone by reading and discussing a great read to step up your English game and speak with confidence.

What are we reading this fall?

The Alter Ego Effect by Todd Herman, a high-performance coach and mental game strategist. It is a 2019 Wall Street Journal Bestseller and a playbook to perform at your best

Who should take this course?

You want to: 

  • Learn about and apply a high-performance framework backed by research
  • Change your life and speak better English too
  • Know more about American success stories and talent management
  • Add playfulness and method as you strive to be a better version of yourself 

AND

  • Practice intercultural communication and share views and opinions around a stimulating read
  • Speak with greater fluidity and confidence but as an introvert, you need to listen and reflect to better engage

AND

  • You have at least a B1+ level of English
  • You want to speak with confidence
  • You want feedback to perfect your language skills
  • You want to improve your vocabulary and find the right word fast
  • You want to get unstuck and overcome a language plateau
  • You're bored in a traditional learning environment

Expected Outcomes

  • Speak with confidence in professional and social settings
  • Find your own voice and access your full skillset in English
  • Improve your pronunciation – be understood and unlock more of your potential
  • Benefit from The Alter Ego Effect by discussing and applying its framework
  • Understand high-performance challenges and solutions from an American perspective

Why we are the best

  • We use our expertise to bring out your best "English self"
  • We focus on language AND on culture, body language, tone and nuances to help you slip into any international environment
  • We provide you with an English Toolkit to work on pronunciation and Speaking Spaces to engage as much as possible with your peers and receive teacher-led and peer feedback
  • We are responsive and can easily integrate new ideas or requests at any time during the program

How long is the program and how many hours a week do I need to "work"?

The program lasts ten weeks and includes:

  • One live meeting a week with the teachers
  • The English Toolkit 24/7 access
  • Speaking Spaces 24/7 access
  • Weekly review checkpoints

We read 2 chapters a week and take an extra 2 weeks at the end of the program to catch up or delve into points of high interest, and you get the opportunity to consolidate your skills and work on a peer-reviewed presentation.

Depending on your reading speed, we estimate that 2.5 to 3 hours a week is enough to participate in the weekly meetings and Speaking Spaces, read the chapters and use the Toolkit, if needed. This program slips into the busiest of schedules.

I don't want to miss weekly lessons - what's the schedule?

We are planning on Thursday evening meetings. HOWEVER, we will poll the best schedule at the beginning of the course to ensure the best fit. Lessons are also recorded. 

Week 1 Chapter 1 Video commentary 

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28 Lessons

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28 Lessons in Step Up English: Book Club Fall 2020:

Introduction

How to get the most out of this course

Get to know the platforms, the schedule and how to get the most out of this 10-week program

Chapters 1-3

Chapter 1: What’s your phone booth moment?

Your thoughts on a "phone booth moment"! Have you ever experienced one? Is it a silly concept?

2: The Origin of Alter Egos

Do you agree with the author about alter egos? What about conscious and unconscious alter egos?

This week's tips and best ofs /1

What really has stood out this week, best ofs, and tips to use now and forever.

3: The Power of the Alter Ego Effect

What is power? I foresee long discussions ahead!

Chapters 4-5

4: Your Ordinary World

Do you agree with the author's notion of an ordinary world?

This week's tips and best ofs /2

What really has stood out this week, best ofs, and tips to use now and forever.

5: Finding Your Moments of Impact

This is where we look at our moments of impact - past, present and future ones. This is about empowerment and mastering ourselves to make a difference!

Chapters 6-7

6: The Hidden Forces of the Enemy

Self-sabotage? Imposter syndrome? Internal demons? We name the enemy to better tackle and overcome that slippery fiend. Or perhaps you will tell us how you have already done so!

This week's tips and best ofs /3

What really has stood out this week, best ofs, and tips to use now and forever.

7: Pulling the Enemy from the Shadows

Does this boil down to looking under the dark spaces under the bed? You are on your Hero's Journey!

Chapters 8-10

8: The Power of Your Story

Hello Hero, hello SHero - we all have powerful stories - and perfection is not the key.

This week's tips and best ofs /4

What really has stood out this week, best ofs, and tips to use now and forever.

9: Choosing Your Extraordinary World

How uplifting! What does your extraordinary world look like? Let's look at more tools to get there or to maintain it.

10: The Power of a Mission

Having a personal mission is a popular concept. Does this resonate with you, or would you describe this in other words? What does this mean to you?

This week's tips and best ofs /5

What really has stood out this week, best ofs, and tips to use now and forever.

Chapters 11-13

11: Defining your Superpowers and Crafting the Name

Playful and personal. Powerful? Perhaps, what do you make of this?

12: Breathing Life into Your Alter Ego

Storytelling and mythology are NOT dead! Owning your powers, or simply owning yourself.

This week's tips and best ofs /6

What really has stood out this week, best ofs, and tips to use now and forever.

13: The Heroic Origin Story

Is Todd Hermann nuts? Is this only for Dreamers, or can the most Rational types benefit from this chapter?

Chapters 14-16

14: Activating Your Alter Ego with a Totem or Artifact

This is fun! Honest :) Creative, down-to-earth, or OCD ?

This week's tips and best ofs /7

What really has stood out this week, best ofs, and tips to use now and forever.

15: Test, Trials, and Delivering the Ground Punches

Find the sportsman or sportswoman in you, even if you can't run to the bus stop when the bus is about to leave. This is a mental game!

16: Mindsets, Missions, Quests, and Adventures

HIgh-performance isn't just turbo mode - let's keep the play and adventure as essential nurrishment

This week's tips and best ofs /8

What really has stood out this week, best ofs, and tips to use now and forever.

Closing Fireworks!

Congratulations - we've finished the book and over the next two weeks, let's continue to use English to reach higher levels and accept our wins!

This week's tips and best ofs /9

What really has stood out this week, best ofs, and tips to use now and forever.

This week's tips and best ofs /10

What really has stood out this week, best ofs, and tips to use now and forever.