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Issue #007 -- Week 16/06/14-22/06/14
June 23, 2014
Greetings and general information
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Last week brought developments on the mobile front, although not as extraordinary as we may have expected. You kindly started a WeChat Lucia group, which I finally joined after I got myself a smart phone. Sam and Josh also started a group for our departure.
I think it's great to be part of these groups and I shall figure out in time how to maintain the contact with you by using WeChat. However, for now I find it very difficult to keep up with all the messages in the few minutes we have between classes, when many students try to talk to me as well and I also have to concentrate on changing my class materials correctly and get to class in time...
I also find it very fatiguing on the eyes to write using the screen keyboard and to correct typing mistakes. I spend too much time on the computer anyway, but this one proves to be really hurtful.
So, I think the best solution for this is to try to use the voice messaging on WeChat. This will help you with your listening and speaking as well - do you agree? If this works internationally, we shall be able to maintain the contact over the months and hopefully years ahead.
OK, that's the latest news, now let's get straight into the subject and see what happened last week at Web.
Tuesday June 17 - Building Your Online Business
Having told you the way I taught myself to build a website without any programming experience or other web design skills last week, this week we looked into more details about the subject.
We looked at how you can build a website, even if you’re a very busy person (just like me…) and that all you need for this is to have a good idea, to have a dream, to be prepared to work hard, to prepare for success and to turn your dream into reality. NOW is the best moment – start small and grow big.
You need to get guidance and learn how to:
We looked at the book Starting an Online Business [for
He split this book into 5 parts:
And 10 chapters, as follows:
Then we looked at how the course I took (from the system I’m using for my website) can help in this process.
This is structured in 10 parts as well, for our convenience. The parts are called ‘days’, but these
are not normal ’24-hour day’ units, they are just steps in reaching the ultimate goal of building a fully functional website. Everybody taking this course should take their time in mastering each day.
Day 2 – Develop your site concept
Day 3 – Fully brainstorm your site concept
Day 4 – Investigate & plan monetization
Day 5 – Register your domain name
Day 6 – Build a site that gets the click
Day 7 – Build free traffic strategies
Day 8 – Build relationships
Day 9 – Get to know your visitors
Day 10 – Monetize and Monetize It!
Thursday June 19 – Use Your English for Work NOW!
In this lesson we looked at how one can use one’s English from the moment ‘Go!’. This means that … when you know 3 words in English, you must use them, when you know 10 words, you must use those, when you know 1,000, you must use those and so on – you must use the language you learn AS YOU LEARN IT – not ‘later’.
Whatever it is that you wish to use your English for, you need to just make a conscious decision to start. Think “TODAY!”
Reasons for using your English for work - Your choices can be:
Application for your English - You can use your English for:
Improving your vocabulary
- You can do this by reading,
writing and speaking – nothing new here…;
Use the Internet for this
Use a story board for this
Explore lots of possibilities
We then looked into the wealth of self-employment opportunities described in the book “The 200 Best Home Businesses” by Katina Z. Jones, which you can find on the computer in the English Corner Room, as usual.
Saturday June 21 – Make It Light!
This was another session of games online. We used the same website ‘Learn English Teens’ and we also did some listening exercises at the end from the sister site ‘Learn English Kids’.
I am using these websites a lot these days because I want to leave them fresh in your memory, as they are indeed very good at every level.
You can learn as you play in the games section of ‘Learn English Teens’. These games will help you to improve your vocabulary at the same time. So, have a break from your studies, relax and check out the games.
This is it, my friends!
Good to see you all there last week and I wish you all a great week ahead. I look forward to seeing you again this week.
I hope you found this newsletter interesting and inspiring rather than depressing. Give it a little thought and find a suitable way for you to keep in touch with me in the future and start as soon as you can.
Have fun in the meanwhile!
Lucia da Vinci
Founder of My English Club
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