Out of the thousands of students who create a profile on Fluentify, only 15% of them will actually book and do their first session. Your new student has probably gone through a long internal battle about when and how to start their journey on Fluentify. This first session means everything and 90% of the time it will determine whether they book another session or not. In the past we’ve talked about good ways to structure a first session or how to assess your student’s level in that first session, but one thing that we have tried to stress again and again is the importance of sympathizing with your student. Learning a language is hard, most of us have done it ourselves, and we know that it can be challenging, frustrating, annoying, but most of all rewarding. Today we wanted to give you some articles that you can send to your new student after a first session that will remind them- you know what they’re going through and you’ll be there to help.
This article explores some of the ‘myths’ of language learning and presents some stats and information on the best ways to learn a new language when you have limited time.
This article goes through all of the mistakes most language learners make- such as apologizing for their English level or comparing themselves to other English speakers- and discusses why it’s important to let these things go in order to truly start learning and making progress.
This article is written by a polygot who speaks nine languages and it goes through some of the best tips and tricks he has used to become fluent. As an included bonus, there is also a video of him talking about his language learning process- in nine different languages.
This article goes through some of the more extreme ways to learn, such as moving to a country that speaks the language and studying for five hours a day, but it also presents some more helpful tips that any language learner could use.
This is an article that we published a few months ago that has some practical tips specific for the students who use Fluentify. It has some of the best motivational and useful ideas that we’ve collected from tutors and students, so thanks!
Sending any one of these articles to your new student after a first session will make not only a good impression but also encourage them during this challenging process.
TIP: Send one of the articles as a follow up activity and have the student write down any new vocabulary or phrases they find. Many of these articles are written in a casual, colloquial way, so there will definitely be some things to discuss!
Are there any other good articles that you like to share with your student? Leave a comment below!