English lessons - Learn to speak natural english

CEO - Rowan Pita

We have information in Chinese , Japanese, Korean and Arabic.  You can watch our free videos on our Samespeak Utube site.




Welcome to Samespeak, the website that lets you practice speaking English live with English speakers from around the world.

I am passionate about language, communicating across different cultures and learning more about people around the world. Samespeak is a result of my own experiences in teaching and learning different languages. It is designed to simulate real life interaction with real life people so that you learn how to converse in English naturally and not like a textbook!

  • Rowan is a trained Secondary School English language teacher with extensive academic and practical experience in the teaching of English, Maori and Japanese as first and second languages (MA Applied Linguistics, BA English, Diploma Teaching Secondary). She taught English in Japan for 6 years, speaks English, Japanese, and Maori, and has studied French and German.



Learn English

Samespeak is the fast, easy system that accelerates your ability to speak and sound like a native speaker of English

Try our fast, quick and easy Audio (MP3) courses. We offer a free intensive mini course where you receive 4 MP3s and a bonus lesson with a live native speaker of English through skype. This is a great way to try it out and see how quickly you can improve your spoken English. These are our cheapest and most popular courses!

To improve and maintain your English, you can book native speakers of English from around the world as your own personal conversation coaches and also receive all the written and audio conversations you will need to effectively communicate. These lessons are one on one and very intensive.

Samespeak is designed to complement formal language learning in a school or educational setting by giving you the opportunity to practice real conversations with real live native speakers whenever you like. The more real life practice you have, the better you become at speaking and listening to native speakers.


Set Up Your Profile for English Speaking Lessons

Equipment you need to take an English Lesson

You need a computer with broadband, a headset with microphone and free registration with Skype computer calling by downloading the free software from www.skype.com.

Set Up Your Profile

Register as a student on www.samespeak.com and set up your profile under Settings. Put in your Skype Name and select your timezone.

Buy lesson time

Buy time in 30 minute slots, choose the topics, conversations, coaches, the dates and the times for your live conversations. With the audio courses, you gain access to 3 audios and a live lesson per week for 5 weeks. You automatically receive audios and written conversations before the live call.

Free English Lessons

Try a free lesson. Go to MY SETTINGS, put in your  SKYPE NAME.

Go to LESSONS, FREE and try all of the free lessons. Press the Wait for Coach button to practice speaking live!

You can listen to the audio or read the conversation while you are waiting.

You will learn to speak natural English through:
- vocabulary (new words and phrases)
- sentence patterns
- conversations
- questions and answers
- discussion

Free lessons are only 10 minutes. Paid lessons are 30 minutes.

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Your 30 minute English Lessons

Your English Lesson

You receive an audio (MP3), the written lesson material (download) AND a live lesson with an English speaking Coach.

Cost for an English Lesson ($1 = 2 minutes)

  • 1 x 30 minute lesson = US$15.00

  • 5 x 30 minute lessons = US$63.75 (15% discount)

  • 10 x 30 minute lessons = US$120.00 (20% discount)

  • 20 x 30 minute lessons = US$225.00 (25% discount)

You can book the same coach or try different ones from around the world and use up your 30 minute lessons whenever you like. We use a secure payment system using credit card or Paypal. We will refund all money that you do not use if you request to have it returned. The coach only receives payment when the live call is completed.

Choose Your Own Personal Coaches

Quality Coaches

Coaches come from a wide variety of professions such as engineers, lawyers, teachers and voice talents.

All coaches are guaranteed first language speakers of English and competent users of the Samespeak language system.  Coaches request to be verified by the company in online interviews where they are tested on their speaking ability, competence running a lesson and competence using the system. If they complete this process to our standards then they receive a verification star. This is our guarantee to you that we have good quality coaches dedicated to ensuring that you get the best possible experience and learning time for each lesson.

We also ask you to rate the coach and give feedback. The coach will rate your effort and give written feedback. We carefully monitor the feedback from students and coaches and will make direct contact if there are any issues.

You can use an unverified coach but you do this at your own risk. Please read coach profiles carefully if you choose to do this and immediately report any issue directly to us using the feedback link or the contact us tab.

The Conversations

The Conversations

All conversations are natural, authentic and based on real, everyday language used by native speakers.

There are a wide variety of topics for you to choose from. You can do single lessons on different topics or lessons on the same topic.

The audios are conversations by real life native speakers of English at normal speed as you would hear them in real life.

Conversations use more complex vocabulary and sentence patterns the higher up the level you go. You should be doing formal English study already or have done formal English study previously as you are practising and building on what you know to improve your speaking ability.

The Levels

The Levels


Elementary
 - you understand simple sentences in English, but only speak isolated words and expressions.

Intermediate - you understand and speak conversational English with some hesitancy and difficulty.

Advanced - You understand and speak conversational English well but you may have difficulty with specialised topics, vocabulary and idiomatic expression.

We recommend for Elementary and Intermediate Levels:

  1. Free lessons at each level (this will help you and your coach determine your speaking level).

  2. A course of 10 lessons to begin with at your level taken every 2 days

  3. Listening to the audios everyday (first thing in the morning, last thing at night) and reading the transcripts for clarification between lessons

  4. Using an English – English dictionary first and then only translating very difficult words in your own time (coaching time is for YOUR spoken practice, not lengthy explanations by your coach that you may not understand)

  5. Testing yourself by taking an IELTS practice lesson and then an IELTS practice test to help gauge your progress as you will receive feedback on your speaking level

  6. At least 2 lessons per week for 40 weeks until you have gained competency in the level (the more intensively you practice speaking, the better you become).

We recommend for Advanced Level:

  1. Take a free lesson for advanced to ensure that this is the appropriate level

  2. Take one lesson every week to maintain your language speaking ability

  3. Listen to multi-media in between live speaking lessons and read English materials such as newspapers, journals and books

  4. Test yourself by taking an IELTS practice lesson and then an IELTS practice test initially and then every 6 months or so

  5. It is easy to lose a language if you do not use it!

The Methodology

 The Methodology

The Communicative Language Teaching Approach:

  • activities that involve real communication promote learning
  • language that is meaningful to the learner promotes learning

Communicative language teaching uses almost any activity that engages learners in authentic communication particularly: 

  • functional communication activities: aimed at developing certain language skills and functions, but which involve communication, and
  • social interaction activities, such as conversation and discussion sessions, dialogues and role plays

You can contact us on admin@samespeak.com

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Lesson Instructions

STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS (Elementary and Intermediate Levels ONLY)

INTRODUCTION

Introduce yourself to your coach by saying, “Hello, my name is __________”.

TRY NOT TO READ OFF THE CONVERSATION. YOU WILL SOUND AND LEARN MORE QUICKLY IF YOU LISTEN AND RESPOND TO THE COACH. ONLY LOOK AT THE WRITTEN CONVERSATION IF YOU HAVE GREAT DIFFICULTY.

VOCABULARY

Learn how to say the words and expressions naturally. The vocabulary exercise is also designed to warm you up and get you attuned to listening to natural English.

CONVERSATION

  1. Do the conversations with your coach and practice saying the words and phrases correctly. You will also learn a range of spoken sentence patterns and be able to insert your own information during the gap exercises.

  2. Answer the questions on the conversations and on the topic and then ask your coach the same questions to hear model answers.

  3. Discuss the topic using your own experiences and information.

FAREWELL and EVALUATION

Your coach will end the call and ask you to rate the session and give feedback.

STUDENT TIPS

  • Read and listen to the conversation before you skype the coach. The audios may sound fast – don’t worry, they are recorded at natural speed. Your coach will adjust the speed to suit you but your aim is to gain competency in listening to natural English at natural speeds

  • Make sure you understand the conversation BEFORE the session if you have time.

  • Use an online English-English dictionary first and ONLY translate words or phrases that you do not understand. This will help your learning.

  • If your coach is speaking too fast for you, ask them to “please slow down”

  • Listen to the audios in your spare time.

  • It is ideal to speak natural English with a native speaker everyday or on a consistent and regular basis

Remember – your goal is to speak and sound natural

The more natural practice you get, the better you will become.

Korean Translation

Samespeak (세임스피크)는 여러분이 영어를 원어민처럼 말할 수 있는 능력을 향상시켜주는 빠르고 쉬운 시스템입니다.

전세계에 있는 영어 원어민을 여러분의 개인 회화 코치로 예약하시고 효과적인 의사소통을 위해 필요한 대화문을 문서와 오디오로 받아보실 수 있습니다.

Samespeak는 여러분이 원하실 때마다 실제 원어민과 실제 대화를 연습할 수 있는 기회를 제공하여 학교나 다른 교육 기관에서 받는 영어 수업을 보강하도록 구성되어 있습니다. 보다 많은 실전 연습을 거칠수록 원어민과 보다 능숙하게 이야기하고 들으실 수 있게 될 것입니다.

시스템

초고속 인터넷 서비스가 제공되는 컴퓨터와 마이크가 달린 헤드폰을 준비하시고, www.skype.com 에서 무료 소프트웨어를 다운로드 받으시어 스카이프 (Skype) 컴퓨터 전화 서비스에 무료 가입하셔야 합니다.

www.samespeak.com 에 학생으로 등록하시고 개인 프로필을 작성하세요.

30분 단위로 수업 시간을 구입하시고 실제 회화를 위한 주제, 코치, 날짜, 시간을 선택하세요. 실시간 통화가 이루어지기 전에 자동적으로 연습용 오디오 및 문서 형식의 대화문을 받으실 것입니다.

비용

30분 수업 1회 = US$15.00

30분 수업 5회 = US$63.75 (15% 할인가)

30분 수업 10회 = US$120.00 (20% 할인가)

30분 수업 20회 = US$225.00 (25% 할인가)

같은 코치를 예약하시거나 전세계에 있는 여러 다양한 코치들을 예약하실 수 있고, 구입하신 수업 시간 30분은 여러분이 원하실 때는 언제든지 사용하실 수 있습니다. 회화 코치는 통화가 모두 완료된 후에만 비용을 지급받습니다.

자연스런 영어 구사

여러분 스스로 듣고 읽을 수 있는 자연스러운 대화문을 많이 모으실 수 있습니다.

연습이 필요한 단어와 구문들에 대한 피드백을 받아 여러분의 개인 사전으로 이용하실 수 있습니다.

모든 코치들은 영어 원어민임을 보장하며 저희 회사로부터 자격을 부여받은 여러분과 같은 일반인들입니다.

회화

모든 회화는 자연스럽고 정통적이며 원어민이 실제 일상생활에서 사용하는 언어를 바탕으로 합니다.

여러분께서 고르실 수 있는 다양한 주제가 마련되어 있습니다. 한 수업 시간에 여러가지 다양한 주제를 고르시거나 한 가지 주제로 수업을 들으실 수 있습니다.

오디오는 여러분이 실생활 속에서 실제 영어 원어민이 말하는 것을 들으실 때와 같은 속도로 진행됩니다.

레벨

초급 – 간단한 영어 문장은 이해하지만 단편적인 단어와 표현만 말할 수 있는 분을 위한 레벨입니다.

중급 – 영어 대화를 이해하고 말할 수 있지만 다소 망설여지고 어려움을 느끼는 분을 위한 레벨입니다.

고급 – 영어 대화를 이해하고 말할 수 있지만 전문적인 주제와 단어, 관용적인 표현들을 사용하는 데 어려움을 겪는 분을 위한 레벨입니다.

교수방법

의사소통 중심 언어 교수법:

  • 실제 의사소통을 포함한 활동이 학습을 촉진시킵니다.

  • 의미있는 일을 수행하기 위해 언어를 사용하는 활동이 학습을 촉진시킵니다.

  • 배우는 사람에게 의미있는 언어가 학습을 촉진시킵니다.

의사소통 중심 언어 교수법은 특히 배우는 사람이 실제 상황에서 의사소통을 하게끔 하는 활동을 이용합니다.

  • 기능적인 의사소통 활동: 의사소통을 포함하는 특정 언어 능력과 기능을 개발하는데 목표를 두며,

  • 사회 교류 활동은 회화, 토론, 대화 및 역할 연기 (role play) 등을 포함합니다.

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