Here is where you learn to express your great ideas in English

Because when you translate, all that greatness is gone... And what's left is confusion.

  • Online

    It's four months of work online. You can join and work from anywhere in the world. At your own pace.

  • Unlimited Support

    All the work you submit is going to be checked. All participants get personalized feedback on their work.

  • Results

    You will learn to apply a system of simple self-correcting algorithms to reach native-like fluency.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome! Let's get you to the next level!

  • 2

    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

  • 3

    How to edit your writing. Part 1. Brevity

    • How to edit your writing. Part 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

    • Explaining your job. Complicated vs Simple. Example

    • EXTRA: how to use ProWriting Aid. (VIDEO)

    • How to take the best from the 30daychallenge

  • 4

    How to edit your writing. Part 2. "Is it even English?"

    • VIDEO: How to edit your writing. Part 2.

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    • 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

  • 5

    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

    • Zombie nouns. More examples

    • VIDEO. The Structure of the English Sentence

    • Practicing Clarity. Explain your job title

    • Homework. Explain your Job Title

    • How to submit the homework

    • Homework. Practical Exercises

    • REVIEW. DO this after you do the homework

  • 6

    Daily writing practice. More tips

    • Working with vocabulary in the #30daychallenge

    • Video answers to your questions

    • How to find the right synonyms

    • Words to say instead of VERY

    • Grammar video (most non-native speakers misplace modifiers in their sentences)

  • 7

    English punctuation

    • The English comma

    • Practical tasks on punctuation

    • How to use a dash

    • How to use a semicolon

  • 8

    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.

    • Why you need to read more to write better

    • Advice on creative writing from Stephen King

    • Metaphors and idioms that can spice up your speech

    • Creative Writing. Useful links & Examples

    • How to submit Homework

    • You can ask any questions here

  • 9

    Let's check how you're doing! Checking CLARITY

    • The skill of summarizing

    • Practical task: summarizing long texts

    • Your turn! Summarize everything

    • Paraphrasing tools

  • 10

    BONUS! 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

    • TED Karaoke exercise explained

    • How to add speaking and improve the level of fluency

    • Practical task. Writing + Speaking

    • The Speaking assignment

    • How to sync reading, speaking, and listening. FREE resources

    • Review

  • 11

    BONUS! Creating your individual practice routine

    • My TOP 10 favorite things to do to continuously practice. Try them out!

    • Topics for your journal. Continue your daily writing practice

  • 12

    REVIEW of the entire course

    • Your final "Exam". It's easy, don't worry:)

Final assignments and video feedback at the end of each chapter

Download the file below to learn which types of assignments students complete in the course

Course structure

You get access to all the course materials for three months.

  • VIDEO LESSONS

    20+ Video Lessons with easy & clear explanations

  • Video tutorials

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

  • Full Immersion

    120 Days of work and continuous support

You get personalized feedback from your trainer

You're not supposed to work alone!

All participants get personalized feedback when they submit their work. We practice in an online community where everyone can take the opportunity to learn from other students as well.

Meet Your Trainer

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.

Deadline to apply is January 25, 2020

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Why is it for NON-NATIVE speakers specifically?

  • Non-native speakers make mistakes because they translate.
    This course is designed to help you shift your thinking paradigm and learn to formulate your ideas correctly in a foreign language

  • Most business people worldwide today are non-native speakers.
    As non-native speakers, we need to learn to communicate clearly with anyone, whatever their cultural background is or what their mother tongue is. When you write, you learn how to develop your speaking skills and apply the new thinking paradigm to the situations you face at work.

  • Non-native speakers need resources to check their writing MORE than native speakers.
    People often genuinely don't know what is a mistake and what is not, what sentence makes sense and what doesn't. The course offers enough strategies and resources to learn to edit the way people think so that they can apply the same strategies in situations where they have to speak.

  • Many non-native speakers struggle with creative writing in English.
    Yet, it is part of many brainstorming sessions in international companies and it's an essential skill for people who need to deliver compelling presentations in English.

  • Non-native speakers need help with metaphors.
    All it takes is to be more attentive. For examples, listen to the speech by Steve Harvey, which went viral. He says there: "You gotta jump. You gotta dash off that cliff and jump out there as far as you can". Knowing how to use metaphors and analogies is another important step towards native-like fluency. Metaphors make your writing easy to imagine and your ideas - easy to remember.

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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 and understand my videos, most probably your level of English is enough. If you already write a lot in English and you feel that you need to improve your skills, the course is for you. Check out the welcome video, and if you understand everything I say - you will do great in the course.

  • What if my level of English is already Advanced?

    Congratulations! It's a great achievement. People who take my courses already have a good command of the language. Many are advanced, some teach English as a foreign language. If your English is already advanced, you will still find a lot of useful tips and tools here to continue moving towards native-like fluency - the level of absolute freedom of expressing yourself.

  • How to apply to participate?

    You need to write a paragraph to apply (you will find instructions when you click "apply") You will receive feedback on your writing too. I choose participants based on their paragraphs.

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

    There are no deadlines in the course. I believe that everybody works at their own pace, and everybody needs their own amount of time to do the work. My approach is that I don't motivate. I don't remind you to do the homework. However, I am always there to give you personalized feedback on your work. You can also participate in live videos and ask your questions in real time.

  • Can I access the course materials after the course is over?

    You receive access to all the course materials for four months. You receive lifetime access to the online community where you can keep practicing. You will keep receiving feedback from your peers and the trainer. You will also get unlimited access to the live videos (including those that will be released after your membership expires).

Watch Intro Video

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We write and speak this way because we THINK this way.

Freedom is unattainable when you translate. Learn to easily switch between different cognitive systems instead

Standard Price

One payment of 45,000 RUB
Or 4 monthly payments of 13,900 RUB

  • Four months access to the course materials

  • personalized feedback on your work (will be given in the form of texts, video and audio messages in our online community)

  • monthly live videos to correct mistakes and answer your questions

  • Life-time access to the online community (where you can keep practicing)

  • Life-time access to all the live videos for the course participants (including videos that will be released after your membership expires

Individual Coaching

In order to apply for individual coaching with Natalia, please mention in the application that you prefer individual work.
Step 1 to request individual coaching - submit your application
Step 2 - we schedule a 20-min video call
Step 3 - payment details will be discussed with approved participants

The trainer reserves the right to refuse the request for individual coaching.
In case a person gets refused, they will be offered practical exercises to strengthen the skills required to take the course.
They may reapply for individual coaching after they complete the exercises.

  • access to all the course materials for as long as we work together

  • Individual learning plan and a goal-setting video session with the trainer

  • Weekly video calls with the trainer (90 min each)

  • Feedback will be given individually (in the form of texts, audio and video messages)

  • Access to all live videos for the course participants (including videos that were released before you joined and that will be released after your membership expires)

  • Life-time access to the online community (where you can keep practicing)

  • Personal chat with Natalia and unlimited feedback

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