FROM INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED
- BASIC Package -

IS THIS LESSON PACKAGE FOR YOU?

  • You have reached an intermediate level but you feel stuck, and don’t know how to improve. 
  • You’re unsure which resources will help you improve your skills.
  • You’re looking for new challenges, strategies, and methods that will help you take your skills to the next level.
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    You can communicate comfortably about basic topics, but you wish to speak with more fluency, more confidence, and greater self-expression.
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    You understand best when natives speak clearly and formally, but struggle to understand casual, rapid speech.
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    You want to fully understand language as it is spoken on television, radio, film, and other media.
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    You wish to become fully functional in your target language, using it confidently in all aspects of your daily life, as native speakers do.

Languages of Instruction: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Dutch or Swedish

LESSON CONTENT

Coaching Session 1 _ Laying the Foundation for High-level Language Skills
You and Luca will perform a detailed analysis of your current language abilities, and your current learning routine. Based upon this analysis, you will begin by identifying the resources that will best improve your listening and reading abilities, and/or learning how to make your own. Then, you will organize a regular routine during which you will learn from these materials.

Coaching Session 2 _ Refining Your Language Learning Routine
You and Luca will work together to evaluate the listening and reading routine established in the last lesson, and determine what improvements need to be made, if any. Then, Luca will introduce advanced strategies for internalizing vocabulary and grammar structures using spaced-time repetition techniques.

Coaching Session 3 _ Improving Comprehension through “Pure Listening”
You will learn important strategies for increasing your ability to understand spoken language through “pure listening,” or listening without the aid of an accompanying text. Once you’ve been taught these strategies, Luca will show you how to work them into your routine, without any added stress or strain on your schedule.

Coaching Session 4 _ High-level Speaking Strategies
You and Luca will have your first conversation together in your target language. During the conversation, Luca will highlight important tips, strategies, and suggestions that you can immediately use to think more clearly and express yourself more fluently and confidently in a one-on-one conversation.

Coaching Session 5 _ Building Your Conversation Practice Routine
You will learn how to incorporate regular conversation practice into your language learning routine. Luca will show you the specific “preparation-rehearsal-feedback” cycle he uses to quickly speak with ease and comfort on a variety of topics in any of his target languages.

AFTER COMPLETING THIS PACKAGE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO

  • Identify comprehensible input sources that will help you improve intermediate-level skills.
  • ​​Use comprehensible input to improve your ability to understand purely spoken language.
  • Employ strategies that will help you think and speak the language with more fluency, accuracy, and confidence.
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    Find a suitable language partner for your needs, and build a routine that will help you use this regular conversation practice to steadily improve your speaking abilities.

My name is Luca Lampariello and I would like to be your next language coach

FROM INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED
- ADVANCED Package -

IS THIS LESSON PACKAGE FOR YOU?

  • You have already completed the "From Intermediate to Advanced" - Basic Package - , and wish to further improve your skills.

Languages of Instruction: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Dutch or Swedish

LESSON CONTENT

Coaching Session 6 _ Extensive Reading Strategies
You will learn all about the practice called “extensive reading.” Through this practice, you will improve your ability to read books, magazines, and other long texts. Luca will show you how to choose reading material that is interesting and useful to you, and well-suited to your current level.

Coaching Session 7 _ Methods for Active Listening and Note-Taking
You will learn how to become an “active listener” of your target language. Luca will share how to maintain interest and focus while listening, and how to use various note-taking strategies for storing, organizing, and retrieving any useful information you hear while listening actively.

Coaching Session 8 _ Refining Your Grammar Skills
You will learn how to master increasingly complex grammar topics through the use of “Smart Searches” and tests to assess your skills. Together, you and Luca will use these resources to assess your weak points and work on them one by one. You will then be given strategies for working grammar refinement practice into your own routine.

Coaching Session 9 _ Effective Writing Techniques
You will focus on tools and strategies for improving your writing skills in a variety of formal and informal contexts. Luca will introduce you to “The Seven Simple Guidelines of Effective Writing,” and show you how receiving and integrating “live feedback” can help you quickly improve your written communication.

Coaching Session 10 _ Combining Input and Output Strategies
You will learn how to combine your practice of input skills (reading and listening) with your practice of output skills (speaking and writing). Here, Luca will share methods for regularly speaking and writing, and he will show you in detail how you can use these methods to solidify your knowledge of target language concepts in a variety of meaningful ways.

AFTER COMPLETING THIS PACKAGE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO

  • Begin reading books, magazines, and other long texts in an effective, enjoyable way.
  • ​​Listen to spoken language and recorded audio with greater focus, and create highly-structured, useful notes that will help you better retain what you learned while listening.
  • ​​Improve your mastery of complex grammar points, through “search-and-test” routine that will help you identify your weak points and systematically strengthen them.
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    Write short texts and essays as a means to improve your grammar, vocabulary, and communication skills.
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    Find a native-speaking language partner and begin regular conversation practice, gradually improving your speaking abilities.
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    Reinforce your speaking and writing skills through the use of listening and reading skills, and vice versa.

My name is Luca Lampariello and I would like to be your next language coach