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New learning format: Challenge-Marathon with Venya Pak
Boost both your vocabulary and pronunciation in 3 weeks.
"A challenge-marathon is a 3 weeks-long course with a ranking system. Those who complete all challenges get to the top, boost their English faster, and win prizes. The course runs for a month, without any breaks or delays."
Venya’s the author of two textbooks: “English Like a Boss” and “Tenses”. He also developed his own language-teaching methodology, based on his personal experiences and success.
Venya has his own YouTube channel called VenyaPakTV with over 690,000 followers. There, he talks about life in the USA, shares tips to help people learn English and shows you how Americans react to Russian music.
Venya lives in the U.S. and communicates with native English speakers on a daily basis. He makes his own music, writes song lyrics and records covers of tracks by popular singers.
Venya Pak about the course
One marathon lesson is 1.5 times cheaper than a lesson with a private tutor. In a month, you’ll save over $200 and learn as much as you would in a month of private lessons.
Motivation and personal growth
Through the marathon, you’ll develop the habit of daily English. Our rating system and special prizes will help keep you motivated, so you’ll never want to miss a class.
Focus on both grammar and vocabulary
This marathon has lessons dedicated both to grammar and vocabulary so you will boost your speaking and writing skills.
Overcome the language barrier and start speaking English with confidence through in-depth lessons on essential grammar and vocabulary.
6 Lessons Each Week
For example, in one week we’ll learn new vocabulary, practice new grammatical skills, and talk about phrasal verbs. Then, at the end of the week, we’ll have a livestream on pronunciation or speech practice.
Working with a partner
Each marathoner will have a partner to work with. When choosing a partner for you, we will make sure they have similar hobbies and English proficiency. Together, you will do team homework and have a chance to win prizes.
There will be two types of homework: individual and partnered. The individual homework helps you improve English but does not count in the ranking. It’s just for practice. The partnered homework boosts your English, influences your rating, and gives you a chance to win prizes. It only takes 15 minutes to do both sets of homework. And no, you can't just skip it.
Fail your partner — lose your position in the ranking
The idea is simple: if you don’t do the homework with your partner, you let them down. This makes you lose your position in the ranking. Rules are strict but fair. And they’re here to help you learn.
Lessons and live streams
14 lessons and 4 live streams. You can watch the recorded materials as many times as you want.
Ranking to keep you motivated
To get to the top of the class, you need to complete all partner homework correctly and on time. If you don’t want to participate in the course competition, let us know. You’ll get the same course, but without any partner tasks.
Memos and a tracker of good habits will help you take less notes and memorize everything more quickly.
Certificate and discounts
All participants in the marathon will receive a certificate of course completion, and a special discount of $10 on any intensive course.
Chat for communication
In chat, you can ask questions and chat with other students, course coordinators, or Venya Pak.
There is also an option to get access to a chat with Venya for 3 weeks. There, Venya checks your homework and answers any questions about the course.
First livestream with Venya Pak
EXPLORING VOCABULARY #1
EXPLORING VOCABULARY #2
EXPLORING VOCABULARY #3
Pronunciation live stream
EXPLORING PHRASAL VERBS
EXPLORING VOCABULARY FOR WORK
WISHES AND HYPOTHESES
HOW TO ASK BETTER QUESTIONS
IN SPITE OF / DESPITE…
Speech practice livestream
PREDICTING THE FUTURE
ADJECTIVES -ED & -ING
IMPROVING YOUR STORYTELLING
OPINIONS, AGREEMENT & DISAGREEMENT
COMMONLY USED EXPRESSIONS
Final live stream with Venya Pak
"Don’t delay your registration for too long! Prices increase twice each week. Booking now will not only get you savings, but you’ll also get your perfect partner. Your partner should match your interests, time zone, and English comprehension level. Many of our previous students keep in touch even after the course."
I previously participated in the marathon, “Speak like a Pro,” and I liked the course a lot. It was the first time I’d participated in such a course. The format of homework was hugely interesting and informative--there was a lot of new and useful vocabulary for everyday communication. As the vocabulary was explained via song lyrics, I discovered a new way to study the language for myself. My partner for this course was perfectly chosen. We became good friends and did all tasks on time. And I’d like to specifically mention “The Chaos Poem:” amazing thing to boost your pronunciation! It was a challenge within a challenge.
All lessons were delivered in an interesting and engaging format. All examples given were helpful for increased comprehension and memorization of the information, to build emotional connections. My partner was chosen nicely, we have kept in touch with him after the end of the marathon.
Intensive lessons with Venya were memorable for me because I received only relevant, current information on the topic. Everything was explained with real-life examples, in simple terms, and with humor. :-) Furthermore, I was pleased with the technical and organizational sides, including webinars, chats, and reminders. Everything was clear, modern, and tasteful. I'm looking forward to the next intensives!
Venya is a very good teacher. He always smiles and jokes. And when the mood is good, I’ve noticed it’s much easier to study. When explaining the material, Venya usually gives such vibrant--I would even say "flashy"--examples that stick in your memory very well. I also liked that Venya communicates with everyone as if they were long-familiar friends. This vibe is very comfortable. That would be great to talk face-to-face! I have done only one intensive grammar course so far. It was rather short but capacious. It may seem a bit complicated if you’re a complete beginner. But those who know the grammar will still find something interesting in the course. And it won’t necessarily be related to the grammar :-) It is more important that there be instant communication with the teacher, a resident of the United States. He is immersed in the language environment and knows all the life situations first hand. It was very useful that he repeated and reinforced many rules and topics. To all those who are still thinking about it, I recommend trying at least one intensive course. That way, you’ll see how the process is organized and how Venya is in action. He’s so cool!
The recorded lessons are located in your personal account on linguacourse.thinkific.com. You can rewatch the lessons as many times as you need within a 2-month timeframe since the start. Online broadcasts are also available in the personal account via links. We recommend that you do one lesson per day to memorize the material better.
This marathon is best for those who have intermediate level of English or higher. For beginners, it will be a bit hard, for advanced speakers — a little boring.
If you don't want to, we won't force you. To complete the course without partnered homework, mark in the questionnaire that you don't need a partner for assignments. You will find the questionnaire in an introductory letter. Be attentive, if you mark in the questionary that you do need a partner, you won't be able to easily refuse the participation in the ranking.
Yes. You can watch lessons and online broadcasts from any device - a phone, computer, or tablet. For watching livestreams you will need to install the app Webinar.ru.
Those who finish the course will receive the discount. It will be in the last lesson.
Those who book the Guru package receive a personal chat with Venya. He will go over all your mistakes, explain them to you, and answer all of your questions.
Yes, but only before the start of the course. Once the course has begun, and the memos and course access sent to you via email, we’re unable to give any refunds.
If you have any questions, email the coordinator of our intensive courses at firstname.lastname@example.org.
He answers emails from 1 am until 7 am (PT). If your email arrives after this time, he will respond the following day.
Reserve your spot in the online marathon "Speak English Like a Pro 2.0"
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