WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TRY TO UNDERSTAND NATIVE SPEAKERS?

At first, you understand, and the conversation goes pretty well. But as the conversation continues, they speak faster and faster. You're lost and don't know what to do...

“Should I tell them to slow down? That’s embarrassing.”

“Should I ask them to repeat, again? I’ll slow the conversation.”

“Should I just smile and pretend I’m following? I’ll feel like an idiot!”

I've been in the same embarrassing situation...

"Why can't I understand?!"
(Me, trying to learn French in France in 2003)

When I studied French at school, I was the best student in my class. It was easy to understand the scripted audio conversations in my coursebook.

Then, I came to France…

What happened in conversations destroyed my linguistic confidence, every time.

“What is this language they’re speaking?? That’s not the French I learned!”

I became red, embarrassed, as I asked people to repeat. Just one more time. But slower please.

“OK, that didn’t help. Why can’t I understand?!”

Almost every time I quickly searched for a way to escape the conversation so I could stop the embarrassment.

Then, something changed...

...and I realized that I had been doing it all wrong!

3 MYTHS ABOUT UNDERSTANDING REAL CONVERSATIONS

  • “If I watch movies in English, it will become easier to understand conversations”

    No scientific evidence that supports this. Yes, it’s fun and makes you feel good, but you’re not working on your English. You’re just enjoying a movie. And that’s not learning.

  • “I just need to go live in an English-speaking country for 6 months."

    Immersion is not a magic solution. I really started understanding better when my friend became my “conversation decoder,” teaching me to notice the sounds and expressions of real conversations.

  • "If I listen to podcasts in English all the time, my ear will train itself eventually.”

    Again, there is no evidence to justify this. There’s a BIG difference between passively listening with podcasts and actively improving your comprehension with a course.

We've all met someone who has lived in an English-speaking country or “studied” English for years, but still can’t follow conversations between native speakers.

Why?

There’s a HUGE difference between just listening a lot (even in immersion) and actually learning to understand.

Let me show you an example...

"I'm losing business because I can't understand!"

Here’s a true story from a client. We’ll call her Isabelle:

“I moved to Florida 2 years ago to follow my dream and create my company, a small surveillance company. Every day we call clients, receive clients, and go on-site to their home.

I studied English for 12 years and even if I’m immersed in American English now, it’s still very difficult for me to understand, especially on the phone.

I avoid it and delegate it to one of my American employees as much as possible.

How can I be credible if I can’t make a simple phone call without being dependent on an employee?
When I can’t understand a potential client, I ask them to send me an email with their questions. The client is polite and agrees, but then I receive no email, so I lose the opportunity.

I’m losing business because I can’t understand my American clients!”

You don't have to struggle to understand fast conversations

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TRY TO UNDERSTAND NATIVE SPEAKERS?

“Understand Real American English”
makes it easier to decode spontaneous conversations
by fast-talking Americans

 A listening and vocabulary program based on real, unscripted conversations for intermediate students who want to finally understand the fast, spoken English of real conversations.

“Understand Real American English” bridges the gap between clear, articulate English lessons and makes it easier to understand real, spoken English

Result?

You no longer feel frustrated trying to understand Americans.
You feel like an insider, even in fast conversations!

What's in the program?

10 videos of unscripted, spontaneous discussions between 2 Americans

Practice listening as much as you want, so you’re prepared for conversations the real world

Transcripts for each conversation

Check you understood the fast parts and see new vocabulary, so you remember it better. The transcript gives you all the expressions in context, so you learn to use them correctly.

30 exercises for global and detailed comprehension

Test your comprehension skills and evaluate your progress as you work through the course. Each exercise highlights the most important lessons to take from the conversation.

14 video lessons, where I decode the fast sounds & colloquial vocabulary for you

Accelerate your comprehension. You’re not just listening, you’re learning to decode everything: the fast sounds, the vocabulary, and the colloquial expressions you never learned in school

10 pronunciation training exercises

Sound more natural by practicing your pronunciation with slow and natural-speed recordings. The work you do to understand better will also help you speak more clearly!

Click here to try a complete lesson

Try the complete course "Understand Real American English"
for 30 days, with zero risk

We've tested this program with real students.

Research suggests that deliberate practice (where you intentionally work to improve a specific skill) leads to faster, better results.

So I know this course works.

But it's best for you to see for yourself. Try the course for 30 days, with no risk.

If you don't love the course, just tell me and I'll refund your money

To welcome you to Speak English with Christina, enjoy a -25% discount on this course when you join today

For a limited time, you can join the course for 97€.

That's -25% off the regular price of 129€!

Click to join the program today for only 97€

Students recommend this course to help you better understand spoken English

Darren L. Darren L., Malaysia

I want to learn to understand Americans and also improve my pronunciation, to sound better when I speak. This course is already helping me do both!

Guy L. Guy L., USA

I live in the USA, but often work with other French speakers, so my English listening doesn’t improve very quickly. This course is helping me finally see what people say in real conversations, and to understand better!

Vero B. Vero B., France

My husband and I have a project to go to the USA as investors, so it’s essential for us to understand Americans the way they really speak. This course is helping me improve my comprehension and feel more confident about my English too!

Lai S. Lai S., Taiwan

I joined because I want to improve my English and better understand Americans on the phone. Even if I haven’t spent a lot of time on the modules, I’ve already gotten tips that make my conversations easier!

Take action and start learning as quickly as possible, with today's special -25% welcome discount

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My Guarantee: 

You love the course, or I refund your money

I want you to be sure that “Understand Real American English” is for you. The best way? To let you try it.

Take one month to try the course. If you don’t LOVE it, I’ll refund 100% of your money.

When you learn with someone, it’s important to feel good about the relationship. I put all of my love, pedagogy, and fun energy into my courses, because I want you to enjoy learning English with me.

More than 130 students joined the course earlier this year, to test and approve the activities for you. They had this same 30-day guarantee.

How many students asked for a refund? Zero.

So what are you waiting for?
I’m confident that you’ll see this program is like no other English course on the market.

But if you don’t LOVE it, I’ll refund 100% of your money.


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This course is pre-intermediate to advanced (B1 - C1)

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Frequent questions

“Will this work for me?”

“Is this course ok for my level?”

Yesterday, you read stories of students who took the course, and the results they had.. But maybe you still wonder if the course is ok for your level. Here’s what each level gets:

  • Intermediate learners B1 and B2: you will expand your vocabulary to strengthen your confidence with spoken English. You’ll become more confident because you understand more nuances and colloquial expressions. Intermediate learners see a big increase in self-confidence thanks to lessons that explain step-by-step the sounds and expressions of authentic spoken English.
  • Advanced learners C1 and C2: your understanding of fast spoken English will become easier and more automatic. You may even integrate some colloquial expressions into your own English, to sound more like native speakers. At this level, it’s the little details that make the biggest difference. You want your level of English language to reflect your personality, naturally.
  • Elementary A1 and A2: This course is NOT for beginners.

“What happens if I feel like I’m not improving with the course?”

First, if you follow the roadmap that I have created for you in the course, I guarantee that you will improve your English. I’ve taught English for 15 years, and I constantly update my pedagogy.

Since we opened this course in March 2018, 250+ students have joined and tested the activities.

How many have asked for a refund? Zero.

You have 30 days to test the ENTIRE course to see how it helps you. If, after 30 days, you did the work but feel you learned nothing, I refund your money, no questions asked.

There’s no risk in joining.

But imagine what you risk if you do nothing to understand English better...

“I tried the sample lesson, but it was very challenging. I understood about 50%...”

I’ll be honest. This course IS challenging. That’s why it works.

It pushes you to your limits in understanding English, to take you step-by-step to a new level.

If you tried the sample lesson and couldn’t understand everything, this course is exactly what you need to bridge the gap between the clear English of lessons, and the fast, messy English of the real world.

“Is 10 lessons really enough to improve my comprehension?”

Training your ear is not a fast process, but you can be more efficient. This course accelerates your improvement so you learn better and faster.

You’ll learn to recognize the sounds and colloquial expressions, so that you can understand them better in the video conversations. You can revise the lessons as much as you want to progressively train your ear.

And you’ll notice, when you listen to other conversations between native speakers (podcasts, movies, discussions), you’ll progressively understand more.

About the course content

What’s the difference between this course and your free videos on YouTube?

This course is a complete method. It’s a learning path where you simply follow the lessons and activities I created for you to reach your goal.

I guide you step-by-step from start to finish, and you know that you’re working towards your objective efficiently.

As you saw in the sample lesson, there are many elements in each module to help you learn each aspect of understanding real American English, and activities so you actively learn.

The free episodes on YouTube are great for learning tips on many different subjects, but they are not a structured course, and do not have exercises where you actively learn.

Are the conversations really authentic?

Yes, all of the conversations are authentic, unscripted, and just like conversations you hear in real life.

With my friends and family, we installed the camera, and just started talking about the topic of the lesson. But we didn’t do any advance preparation… just like in real conversations.

What’s will I learn in the course lessons?

Module What you learn, in addition to the colloquial expressions from each conversation
1. Planning events, with Lisa
  • The weak schwa sound
  • How to understand words that include this very weak sound (it represents 30% of the sounds in spoken English. In other words, it’s ESSENTIAL to understand)

 

2. A recipe, with Bonnie
  • Disappearing sounds at the ends of words
  • How to recognize words when they are “squished” together and sound like one strange sound
3. Talking about a past trip, with Colleen
  • Understanding words with the flap T (where you see “T” but you hear “D”, and makes “easy” words hard to understand)
4. Driving directions, with Jennifer
  • Expressions like “should have” & “could have” that sound like “shoulduh/ and /coulduh/
  • “Going to” pronounced as /gonna/ or /gowintuh/
  • “Kind of a” pronounced as /kaï nuhvhuh/
5. Catching up, with Michael
  • Recognize common questions we say fast, without thinking
  • Understand the contraction of “them” with the word before it (it becomes /’em/)
  • Ignore the filler “like”, because we use it all the time, but it has no meaning
6. Discussing movies, with Jennifer
  • Follow a “messy” discussion with lots of false starts & unclear structure
  • How to follow a conversation that changes topics quickly and with no transition
  • The use of the word “stuff” (It’s so common)
7. Talking business, with Paul
  • “Little” transition words you hear in casual conversations
  • How we pronounce verbs with -ed (and how they’re squished with the next word)
  • “A lot of” pronounced as /uh lodduh/
  • Pronunciation of difficult words like “brewery”
8. Describing your work, with Rubin
  • Syllable stress in words, and how it helps you understand and speak more clearly
  • Word stress in sentences, and how it’s essential for others to understand you easily
  • Understanding when some words are squished and fast in the middle of conversations
9. A charitable enterprise, with Zachary
  • Understanding super fast parts within conversations
  • Coping with speed variations (they speak slowly, then quickly) in a conversation
  • “Of” pronounced as /uh/
10. Discussing the weather, with Kay
  • How sounds are squished in certain verb tenses
  • -ing pronounced as /in/ at the end of words
  • Liaisons between the /in/ sound and the following word

About how to do the course

“Is there a live element of the course?”

No, this is an online course, which has lots of advantages: This course is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You connect when you want and do the lessons when you want. It’s compatible with YOUR schedule, and there are no fixed times to do the lessons.

However, occasionally, I organize a live Question & Answer session, or a live “Tip for getting the most out of your course” session. But these are totally optional, and you will have success if you do the online course only.

Do I need a webcam and microphone to do the course?

No, you not need a webcam or microphone for speaking. You only need to hear the sound and watch the videos in the course.

“When are the lessons? When does the course finish?”

You can watch the materials as much as you want. You have access for life!

I got a lot of questions on this one, so I think I wasn’t clear about this point...

This is an online, self-study course. You can do the lessons 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You do it when it’s convenient, so that you’re sure to fit it into your busy life.

No time constraints. No traveling to lessons. Start today, or when you return from vacation. You can even start now, and start again later!

It’s like a book or DVD. You get it now, but you enjoy it when, and as often as you want.

This means that the course “finishes” when you finish the modules, but I encourage you to always revise your lessons.

This is why you have access forever to the course.

I really appreciate your English courses but I’m busy…. I don’t have time.

Each lesson is divided into separate activities. You can complete each activity in about 20 minutes. If you can’t find 20 minutes in your day to improve your English, it probably means that this is not very important for you (and that’s your choice!)

Even if you do have times when you have other priorities (and this is understandable), you have access for life, so you can take a pause from the course, and then start again when you can find 20 minutes in your day to do the activities.

I know we all have many obligations in life, so I make all of my courses easy to do in short sessions, so that you CAN find the time (if you really want to).

About the course content

“I want to join the course, what’s the process?”

Simple!

    1.Go to this page: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/real-american-english-payment/
    2.Create your student account and make payment (card or PayPal)
    3.You’ll have immediate access to the course

If you have any problems making payment, contact me at contact@christinarebuffet.com. I’m happy to help you.

“What happens when I pay?”

After you pay, you will receive a confirmation email. It has your username and password that you’ll use to connect to your course.

You will also be redirected to a special page, where I welcome you to the course.

Then, you can connect to the course directly at our course site, christinarebuffetcourses.com with your username and password, to begin your activities when you’re ready.

“In the course title, it says ‘Season 1.’ Do I have to pay again, like a subscription?”

No, this is a single, one-time payment.

You join the course, and it becomes like your permanent library of real American English lessons. You keep your access forever.

We included “Season 1” in the title, because we plan to make more courses like this one, with different themes in the conversations! That will be “Season 2”, just like with your favorite American series!

My card is not in Euros. Can I join the course?

Yes. We already have students from USA, South Africa, Brazil, Guatemala, Taiwan, Russia, and more!

Both our payment system and PayPal accept currencies from all countries, so you can pay in your local currency. Our system does the conversion automatically.

How do I get my bonus (the free month of conversation practice)?

If you join before the bonus disappears at midnight on Friday February 1, my assistant Marica will contact you to explain how to join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club for your free month, and to begin practicing speaking!

We take good care of you, to make sure you get everything within 24 hours!

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What is the cost of not taking action?

Losing clients because they don't trust that you totally understand them

Missing opportunities to build relationships through real conversations

Damaging your credibility because you can't follow the discussion

Feeling frustrated and stuck with your school English (possibly for years more)

Losing time and money because you depend on emails to be sure you understand.

Now is your opportunity to eliminate these risks. I created this course to be easy to follow. No guessing. No wasting time looking for resources.

97€ is a small investment to save time and money, to avoid frustration and embarrassment.

The choice is yours.

Click to join the program today for only 97€

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