English Learner who wants to practice their English Speaking Skills? Fill our English Learner Application to become a part of our growing community!
Sailors have a saying: «7 feet under the keel » when they wish each other successful and safe sailing, meaning that there should be no less than 7 feet of water between their vessels and the bottom of the sea for them not to run aground.
7-Ft Successful Life Navigation includes 7 Components, insuring safe & enjoyable life sailing:
“My reading & writing English level is 4 or even 5, but my speaking is so bad that I decided to join level 2,” – a young lady who just came to the States from Ukraine sounded very upset. I listened to her with compassion & then an idea came to my mind: “Wait a minute, if your reading & writing is pretty good, it means that you just need to practice your English speaking skills & overcome a psychological barrier that each ESL student, myself included, experiences to a certain extent. I know who can help you! I have a very good American friend who loves to help new immigrants! I am sure that she will be thrilled to help you as well!”
We follow 7-week cycles that follow an Introduction week. Each week of our 7-week cycle is focused on one Component of Successful Life Navigation:
7-Ft English Club is created as a friendly environment for Immersive English Learning & at this point, there is no specific tailoring to any particular ESL level. It is up to each ESL member to try & decide if such an approach is beneficial for them, being at a specific stage of their learning process. We hope it is & we are open to any suggestions on how we can better your learning experience!
On Tuesdays at 5:00 PM-6:00 PM (PST), we hold our main zoom meetings, which include:
In our zoom breakout rooms, 2 or 3 ESL Learners can practice their English Speaking Skills by discussing three provided questions.
Our Basic Paid Club Membership includes an opportunity to discuss those questions with a Native or Fluent English Speaker.
We can’t wait to see you in our weekly zoom sessions full of exciting discussions, creative presentations & remarkable people!
Our Advanced Paid Club Membership provides ESL Learners with even more possibilities to practice their English Speaking Skills by attending 1-hour Weekly Small Groups with Native or Fluent English Speakers.
Our Advanced Club Members also get an opportunity to practice their Public Speaking Skills by preparing with their Small Groups presentation on our weekly topics.
Our Advanced Paid Club Membership also includes Monthly Small Group Life & Career Coaching zoom sessions during which we map out Personalized Success Plans, based on the results of the 7-Ft Stay Afloat test.
These coaching sessions help our Club Members:
We invite all our members to a Private 7-Ft English Club Facebook Group where we create a safe space for everybody to connect during the week between our zoom meetings.
Since we are an English Club, all posts & comments are expected to be in English 🙂
Mariya (ESL Club Member): My first club meeting was unforgettable!! Amazing meeting, amazing people!!! Thank you all so much!!! It is a great pleasure to meet such wonderful people!
Alexander (ESL Club Member): It helps me to improve my English. In my school, they we’re amazed: it’s it true? Yeah, it’s possible! Thank you so much for your job, that’s great!
Joy (Native English Speaking Volunteer): This is the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my entire life. I have learned to appreciate new cultures, appreciate women and gentlemen who have worked so hard to come to our country and become part of the community that the U.S.A. provides for them, as well as supporting their own communities. That brings such joy to my heart!
Viktoriia (ESL Club Member): It’s very good time for me, because I don’t have practice in America. I have my Slavic community, … this group is a very good lesson for me, and challenge that is good. That’s intended to be so. Thank you so much.
Stan Hustad (Native English Speaking Volunteer): My heart has always been with the refugees. We had very good breakout sessions, and you did an incredible job. It was well done and very helpful and useful particularly for people in an immigrant way of life.
Olha (ESL Club Member): Thank you so much! It was a good experience! Thank you, Nadiia & Elizabeth & all group! Without you all, I could never do it!
Elizabeth (Native English Speaking Volunteer): I’ve enjoyed the most just watching the confidence! When Olha and I first started talking, it was much more difficult, but now the conversation really flows. I feel like I’m speaking to somebody who is an English speaker. Her ideas are big and complicated, and she finds language to express them and to express them beautifully. And I’m just really enjoying this whole experience. Thank you, Nadiia, for organizing it. I really like the community that you’ve gathered here, and when we do an all group discussion, I feel more part of the community. Oh, that’s great!
Aleona (ESL Club Member): the opportunity to speak English, increase your vocabulary, ask questions about incomprehensible grammatical structures and words, discuss important topics for life are very helpful. I can observe the difference in traditions and way of life.
Vitalii (ESL Club Member): Real speaking gave me more confidence, and native speakers now don’t seem so scary 🙂
PAID – $199 per 7-week cycle + Free Intro Week (Scholarships: Limited Spaces)
• 1-hour Weekly Zoom Meetings
• Breakouts with two other ESL Learners & one Native or Fluent English Speaker
• 1/2-hour Life & Career Coaching one-on-one Zoom Session
• FB Community
BASIC – $149 per 7-week cycle + Free Intro Week
ADVANCED – $249 per 7-week cycle + Free Intro Week
• 1-hour Weekly Zoom Meetings on Business topics
• Breakouts with 2-3 other ESL Business people & one Native or Fluent English Speaker with Business background
• 1-hour Monthly Small Group Zoom Sessions lead by Native or Fluent English Speakers with Business background
• FB Community
PREMIUM – $449 per 7-week cycle + Free Intro Week
• 1-hour Weekly Zoom Meetings on Business Topics
• Breakouts with 2-3 other ESL Learners & one Native or Fluent English Speaker with Business background
• 1-hour Weekly Small Group Zoom Sessions lead by Native or Fluent English Speakers with Business background
• 1-hour Monthly Business Coaching One-on-One Zoom Sessions
• Public Speaking & Business Presentation Opportunities
• Business Networking Events & Conferences Discounts
• FB Community