In the first year of ACC membership, I learned a lot more than I learned in many years of traditional study and I'm still improving!
“Hello everybody. My name is Massimo. I’m 44 years old and I come from Italy. I’d like to tell you my story. I’m a neurosurgeon and I work in Italy. For many years I attended meetings and medical courses abroad. The official language was always English.
Actually, I was only able to interact with people and colleagues at these meetings when we were speaking about technical and medical topics. When I had to speak with someone about normal life (such as normal things at dinner, lunch, roaming around the city, at the hotel and so on) I realized I was not able to be fluent and confident. I was embarrassed. My English was quite poor. Mostly, I felt I was listening to a weird language. Now I know it was the real English!! I heard a “strange” way of speaking slang and idioms that I didn’t know the meaning of. I was struggling to be close to people from all over Europe and the United States. I thought, “But is it not true that I studied English a lot at school for many years?” I answered myself, “Yes it’s true. Therefore, why am I struggling in this way?”
Friends, I was really frustrated and sad. I realized two main things. First off, I didn’t have knowledge of “real” English. Secondly, maybe the most important thing is that I didn’t have confidence, along with a calm and relaxed mindset. I didn’t speak fluently. Speaking was like climbing a huge mountain!! I needed an improvement. Then, I turned my life around.
In January of 2014 I met Kristin, AJ and Joe online. They have meant a huge change for me in my learning. Not only that, they are incredible sources of new information, skills and knowledge in many of life’s different areas. I think they are really forerunners and incredibly passionate about what we can call, based on their teachings, emotional learning. They made me understand what my plight was and what I had in my mind thanks to wrong and boring past learning methods. In a few words, I cured my English trauma thanks to them. In the first year of ACC membership, I learned a lot more than I learned in many years of traditional study and I’m still improving! I really have a lot of gratitude and I want to recommend these three amazing English teachers to whomever wants to learn English for the rest of their life.
Thanks from the bottom of my heart.”