You can learn to write outstanding texts in English

even if English is not your first language

  • Online

    Six months of work online. You can join and work from anywhere in the world. At your own pace.

  • Unlimited Individual Support

    The trainer will check ALL the work you submit. All participants get unlimited individual feedback.

  • Results

    You will finish your resume, the text of your presentation, that publication in English you have started... And you will learn to write like a native speaker.

Meet your trainer and the founder of the system

Natalia Tokar

Natalia's first language is Russian. In this video, she shares her view on why investing in writing skills is a sure way for non-native speakers to drastically improve their speaking skills and their communication with the English-speaking world.
The approach offered in this course ultimately changes the way people THINK in English

Meet Your Trainer

  • Natalia Tokar

    Founder

    Natalia Tokar

    Natalia Tokar is the Founder of this online school and UpSkillMe. She is a Public Speaking & Communication Coach for non-native speakers, business leaders, and sales teams. She has written publications for Marie Claire, Forbes, Biz360, Executive, and she continuously writes articles in English on her LinkedIn page. She creates podcasts on sales and communication skills together with her colleagues from the UK, USA, and Germany. Find all episodes on CastBox and SoundCloud. Feel free to check out her videos.

Course structure

You get access to all materials for 6 months.

  • VIDEO LESSONS

    30+ Video Lessons with clear step-by-step instructions

  • Video tutorials

    You will see EXACTLY how it's done and how you can do it yourself

  • Full Immersion

    180 Days of work and continuous support to make sure you develop a SKILL

Watch Intro Video

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Course curriculum

  • 1
    Confident Business Writing for non-native Speakers.
  • 2
    Introduction to the course and how to use it
  • 3
    SKILL 1. Learn to think in English, stop translating
    • VIDEO: Why thinking in English is better than translating
    • Skill 1. Video Tutorial
    • Skill 1. Presentation
    • Homework and all the useful links
    • How to do the 30 day writing challenge?
    • Where to submit homework?
    • Video answers to FAQ. First homework, 30-day challenge and our FB group...
    • HOMEWORK. Practice thinking in English
    • You can ask any questions here
  • 4
    SKILL 2. How to edit your writing. Part 1. Brevity
    • How to edit your writing. Part 1
    • Skill 1. Part 1. Video Tutorial
    • Weak Words. VIDEO
    • Weak Words: The answers... and a new task
    • Part 1. Presentation
    • Homework. How to practice saying a lot in few words
    • How to submit Homework for this part
    • Homework. Revisiting long emails & texts
    • EXTRA: how to use ProWriting Aid. (VIDEO)
    • You can ask any questions here
  • 5
    How to edit your writing. Part 2. "Is it even English?"
    • VIDEO: How to edit your writing. Part 2. FREE PREVIEW
    • Video Tutorial. Is it even English?
    • Presentation. How to edit your writing. Part 2
    • Links to the resources where you can check yourself
    • Video example: How to revisit what you think, say, and write in English
    • Video example 2: How to revisit what you think, say, and write in English
    • Homework
  • 6
    How to edit your writing. Part 3. Clarity
    • VIDEO: How to edit your writing. Part 3
    • VIDEO Tutorial. How to achieve more clarity in your writing
    • Presentation. How to edit your writing. Part 3
    • VIDEO. The Structure of the English Sentence
    • Practicing Clarity. Explain your job title
    • How to submit the homework
    • Homework. Practical Exercises
    • Homework. Explain your Job Title
    • REVIEW. DO this after you do the homework
    • EXTRA: what if you only know the word in Russian? How to find the meaning without.a dictionary
  • 7
    SKILL 3. Creative Writing
    • Creative Writing. Video Tutorial
    • Creative Writing. Presentation
    • My personal collection of Inspirational quotes
    • VIDEO: How to use Pinterest and other social networks for inspiration
    • How I use Pinterest to practice creative writing
    • Writing a Letter to Self. Examples.
    • Advice on creative writing from Stephen King
    • Why you need to read more to write better
    • Creative Writing. Useful links & Examples
    • How to submit Homework
    • You can ask any questions here
  • 8
    Let's check how you're doing! Checking CLARITY
    • The skill of summarizing
    • Practical task: summarizing long texts
    • Your turn! Summarize everything
    • Paraphrasing tools
  • 9
    SKILL 4. Writing Sales Copy. Emails
    • VIDEO Tutorail. EMAILS. Tone and Language
    • Presentation: Tone & Language
    • VIDEO tutorial. Anatomy of a good email
    • Anatomy of a good email. Presentation
    • Cold email Templates
    • EXTRA: Examples of Subject lines for Marketing people
    • EXTRA: Video example. How to write a clear request email
    • Write in such a way that it SOUNDS great! (applicable to emails & other texts)
    • How to submit the homework for this section
    • TEMPLATES: Follow-up emails.
    • You can ask any questions here
  • 10
    SKILL 4. Writing Sales Copy. Reports, Pitch decks, Product description
    • VIDEO: How to add human touch to your writing
    • VIDEO Tutorial: Writing Reports
    • Presentation: Writing Reports
    • Reports: Extra Tips & Templates
    • EXTRA: Harvard Style of Report Writing
    • EXTRA: SAP report template
    • Video: Writing a product description
    • VIDEO Tutorial: How to write a product description
    • Presentation: How to write a product description
    • More examples of product descriptions
    • How to submit homework for this section
    • Examples of pitches of famous startups
    • You can ask any question here
  • 11
    SKILL 5. Resume, Cover Letter, LinkedIn profile
    • Resume. Introduction
    • Resume and CV. Structure & Outline
    • Video Tutorial. Resume and CV: Structure & Outline
    • VIDEO: Worst Resume Mistakes
    • VIDEO: Writing an Executive Summary
    • Executive Summary. How to write it + Examples
    • Executive Summary. More Examples
    • Practical Task: submit your executive summary here
    • LinkedIn Summary and Headline
    • Learn how to fascinate. Use vocabulary that describes you best
    • How to formulate your achievements. Examples
    • Submit your achievements here
    • Homework
    • Review and questions
  • 12
    SKILL 5. Cover Letter and LinkedIn
  • 13
    SKILL 5. Video Resume
    • Reasons why you need a video resume
    • How to approach a video resume. Where do I begin?
    • 5 things to talk about in a video resume
    • Examples of good video resumes, including mine!
    • Things to avoid in a video resume
    • Submit your first draft
    • Tips on voice, intonation, rhythm and pauses
    • Submit your final version here
    • Feedback
  • 14
    Clarity Review
    • Your tagline. The Skill of making your message brief and to the point.
    • VIDEO: What's a tagline + Examples
    • Tagline for a small business or your professional services
    • Examples of great taglines (for your inspiration)
    • The evolution of my UpSkillMe tagline. Personal story
    • Homework
  • 15
    SKILL 6. Blogs and Publication
    • What will you learn here. VIDEO INSIDE
    • Let's define your focus for this section
    • Practical task #1
    • HEADLINES for your posts and publications
    • Examples of great headlines and tools to analyze the ones you create yourself
    • Video Tutorial. The Zoom-In-Zoom-Out technique
    • Zoom-in-Zoom-out Technique. Presentation
    • Two simple tips to begin a story. Begin, end, make a point. Close the loop.
    • VIDEO TUTORIAL. 7 ways to begin a STORY
    • 7 ways to begin a story. Presentation
    • Summary of practical tasks so far in this section
    • Practical task: Submit the beginning of your story here
    • How to end a story and get your point across
    • VIDEO Tutorial. How to end your story and get your point across
    • Examples how you can get your point across in a story
    • Where to find inspiration? Podcasts, Blogs, Stories.
    • Your story. Practical Task
    • A smart tip to edit your beginning/end....and also scan your resume!
    • Skill # 6 Review
  • 16
    SKILL 7. Connecting your ideas
    • How to connect your ideas and why it's important
    • Download a list of connectors you can use every day
    • Practical exercise. Where to look for great connectors
    • Examples of good connectors. Another Practical task
    • Homework
  • 17
    SKILL 8. Adding reading, listening, and speaking
    • How to add reading and improve your vocabulary
    • Practical task. Read this
    • How to add listening and learn to HEAR every single word
    • Examples of interviews and podcasts you can use to practice.
    • Practical task. Listen to this.
    • Practicing with a song
    • How to sync reading, speaking, and listening. FREE resources
    • TED Karaoke exercise explained
    • How to add speaking and improve the level of fluency
    • Practical task. Writing + Speaking
    • Practical task. Speak
    • Review
  • 18
    SKILL 9. Creating your individual practice routine
    • My TOP 10 favorite things to do to continuously practice. Try them out!
    • Things to write about in your journal.
  • 19
    REVIEW of the entire course
    • Your final "Exam". It's easy, don't worry:)
    • A check list of all practical tasks

Deadline to apply is October 20, 2019

You get access to the course materials and individual support for six months

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Why is it for NON-NATIVE speakers specifically?

  • Non-native speakers can't achieve clarity in their writing because they translate.
    This course is designed to help you change your thinking paradigm and learn to formulate your ideas correctly in a second language

  • Most business people worldwide today are non-native speakers.
    Yet, they all use English as the language of business. As non-native speakers, we need to learn to communicate clearly with anyone, whatever their cultural background is. When you write, you learn how to develop your style and adapt it to the situation.

  • Non-native speakers need resources to check their writing MORE than native speakers.
    People often genuinely don't know if this is a mistake or not, if this makes sense or doesn't. I'm sharing what I've been using myself for years. All the strategies, all the tricks, all the resources to become a great writer. And most of them are FREE.

  • Many non-native speakers, especially Russians, don't know how to talk about their achievements.
    And yet, it's a fundamental skill for writing a good resume. Everyone here will learn to create a marketing tool (a resume) to successfully sell themselves as professionals to foreign companies.

  • Non-native speakers need help with metaphors.
    All it takes is being more attentive. Steve Harvey gave a speech, which went viral. It received 34M views and was quoted by so many entrepreneurs. He says there: "You got to jump. You got to dash off that cliff and jump out there as far as you can" Using metaphors and right analogies help you sound more like a native speaker. Metaphors make your writing easy to imagine and your ideas - easy to remember.

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Feedback from the course participants

FAQ

Most often asked questions

  • What's the required level of English to participate in the course?

    The course is 100% in English. If you can read this website no problem, most probably your level of English is enough. If you already write a lot in English, or you are starting to write a lot of emails, and you feel that you need to improve, the course is for you. Check out the introductory video, and if you understand me well - you will do great in the course.

  • What if my level of English is already Advanced?

    Congratulations! It's a great achievement. I work with people whose level of English is already above average, and you can find a lot of useful tips and tools here to continue moving towards a higher level than an "Advanced" certificate - a level of real fluency and absolute freedom of expressing yourself.

  • How to apply to participate?

    You need to write a paragraph to apply and fill out the form. I choose course participants myself based on their paragraphs. The deadline to apply is June 20, 2019

  • Are there any deadlines when I need to submit my work?

    There are no deadlines. I don't remind you about the homework. I don't demand any reports. But I am always there for you if you need me to give feedback on your work. All the work that you submit will be checked, and you'll always receive feedback. You can also participate in live videos and ask your questions in real time. If you don't ask questions, I am unable to give any feedback. I believe that everybody works at their own pace, and everybody needs their own amount of time to do the work.

  • Can I start with the RESUME lessons right away? I need it the most

    I recommend that you start in the beginning. The first two skills are essential and will make it easier for you to move forward. Then you can jump to any chapter you like the most. If your focus now is Resume only, you can join the course "Get your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile done. In English". Find this course in the catalog.

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PRICING OPTIONS

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FORMER PARTICIPANTS

of my writing course get 50% off - 20,400 RUB

  • access to all course materials for sixindi months

  • personalized feedback on your work for six months

  • regular live videos to correct mistakes and answer your questions

STANDARD

40,700 RUB (or two payments of 22,000 RUB)

  • access to all course materials for six months

  • unlimited personalized feedback on your work

  • regular live videos to correct mistakes and answer your questions

  • Life-time access to our FB group and unlimited feedback on your work in the group after the course is over

SELFISH

62,700 RUB (or two payments of 32,000 RUB)

  • access to all course materials for six months

  • unlimited personalized feedback on your work

  • regular live videos to correct mistakes and answer your questions

  • Life-time access to a closed FB group and unlimited feedback on your work in the group after the course is over

  • One extra month of feedback from your trainer

  • Individual support with writing your resume/updating your LinkedIn Profile

  • Two individual sessions with Natalia (60 min each)

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