- Tom from Poland5.0 out of 5.0 stars
"Each person I met was very enthusiastic about improving their English.In the past I tried to use other applications like italki and tandem to connect with the people… but it wasn't successful because the people I met their were not interested in learning English really but in other activities like flirting, making businesses or even cheating for money... so this program was perfect for improving English and I recommend it for you if you want to improve your speaking abilities."
- Hongyuan from China5.0 out of 5.0 stars
“This challenge was way better than my other English courses I’ve taken.”
- Risa from Indonesia5.0 out of 5.0 stars
"In the challenge, Stefanie really pushed us out of our comfort zone and we did all the things that we never imagined doing! But it was really effective and the best investment I made in my life."
- Dimas from Brazil5.0 out of 5.0 stars
"It was fantastic! We all have different accents and I talked with lots of people. In the beginning, I wasn't sure it would work, but now I'm so glad I did this challenge!"
- Nina from Iraq5.0 out of 5.0 stars
"Stefanie will make you do things that are scary. But once you do them, you will be more confident than ever before. Now I talk English everywhere I go without being scared."
- Nazarena from Italy5.0 out of 5.0 stars
It’s only been two weeks since I began using your system. Already there are so many native English speakers who want to hang out with me and talk to me on Skype that I can hardly keep up!
- Daria from Russia5.0 out of 5.0 stars
“The most surprising thing I’ve realized since joining Connect & Communicate is that now I have the tools to find the answer to any question. For example, several months ago, I had no idea how to immigrate and settle down in a different country. With Stefanie’s strategies, I was able to get in touch with locals, immigrate, and now my roommates are native speakers! Whatever question or problem I have, I know there is a community of people out there who can help me. I know how to find those communities, get the help I need, and meet awesome people doing it!”
- Mikhail from Russia5.0 out of 5.0 stars
“I watched all the videos 2 or 3 times already because they have a lot of information that I need. She will teach you how to be a leader, how to build your confidence, & how to talk with anyone. I used her advice and now talk with people all around the world. Before the course, I couldn’t even talk to anyone. Also, Stefanie gives so much information, it won’t just help you in English, but also in your native language.”
- Daniele from Brazil5.0 out of 5.0 stars
“You can’t get this information in any regular English course-- it’s so valuable! Now I speak English a lot more and am even using the networking strategies to find new job opportunities!”
- Bryan from Mexico5.0 out of 5.0 stars
“If you think this is like a typical English course, you are so wrong. Because you're not gonna study here. You're not gonna go to a classroom. You are gonna USE your English. And the best part is you will improve your English only doing one thing... PRACTICING!”
- Daniel from Brazil5.0 out of 5.0 stars
"Stefanie gives different tasks and they are very interesting. It's a great opportunity to leave your shyness!"
- Elena from Israel5.0 out of 5.0 stars
"I had conversations with people from Brazil, Japan, Paris, London, Russia, Hungary-- it was amazing!"
- Mario from Italy5.0 out of 5.0 stars
"Before I started this challenge, I was excited but also nervous... and it turned out BETTER than I expected! The think I appreciated the most is that in this challenge you will make friends from all over the world. In fact, that is my favorite part. You have to interact with other people. You are not alone. You have to communicate with others, make videos, speak... I can't recommend this challenge enough!"
- Yuchi from Taiwan5.0 out of 5.0 stars
“I can’t believe it! I used Stefanie’s strategies to meet a Californian girl here in Taiwan-- I didn’t even know native English speakers lived here! Now we are workout buddies who meet twice a week! I used to sound like a textbook and I struggled with conversational English. Now I feel so comfortable when I speak and I meet new people all the time!”
- Sara from The United Arab Emirates5.0 out of 5.0 stars
“When I first joined Connect & Communicate, I never imagined I could make friends with English speakers, especially here in Dubai where I live! But within a week of following your system, two native English speakers connected with me and we all went out for dinner! I joined your course in 2017, and now I interact with native speakers all the time and have over 10 American friends. I’m even part of an all-English reading group that I lead with an American friend, and I’m using English to run my business on Instagram. I didn’t know how to do any of this before. I feel like a hero!”
- Tchales from Brazil5.0 out of 5.0 stars
“I tried studying English in 2 institutes the traditional way, but it wasn’t motivating because we only did grammar and boring exercises. We didn’t ever do conversations. Then I joined online classes with natives, but I stopped them as soon as I discovered this course. I realized that with Connect & Communicate, I could use social media as a tool to reach native English speakers, practice, and build confidence. Before this course, I would never initiate conversation with a stranger, especially since I’m a shy introvert. Today I feel so much more confident and have no problem talking with people! In fact, now I lead a local meetup group for English speakers! And the cool thing about this course is that everything you learn, you can also apply in your own language. Like how to sound more professional and have good speaking habits.“
- Merima from Bosnia Herzegovina5.0 out of 5.0 stars
“Now, I feel so proud because I can record this video and I thought I would NEVER do it. But here I am! I overcame my fears and I can say that I'm really satisfied with the progress I made. I hope that you will do it too.”
- Martin from Germany5.0 out of 5.0 stars
"The best tasks were to have video chats with other challengers. Chatting with others, exchanging views and experiences, was really exciting! Now I'm confident, and I'm looking forward to taking part in the next challenge."
- Alena from Ukraine5.0 out of 5.0 stars
“I wasn’t sure it would work. I didn’t want to waste my time or money. But this challenge turned out to be the best investment I made this year.”
- Leandro from Brazil5.0 out of 5.0 stars
"I've been studying English for a long time. I was reading books, watching movies, and listening to podcasts. They were all "input" activities. With the challenge, I was able to do "output" activities-- talk with people, produce content, write a lot of posts. The challenge turned out to be way better than I expected."
- Fred from France5.0 out of 5.0 stars
"I realized that sometimes we try to be "the best speaker" before sharing something with people. And, in fact, we don't have to worry about that. We just have to take action and we will be better. I highly recommend this challenge that really gave me a boost. Just jump in!”
- Long from Vietnam5.0 out of 5.0 stars
“I was a shy, quiet guy from Vietnam, so my first 20 years in the USA were very hard. I avoided people, had no friends, and was miserable. Now it’s completely different. I have lots of American friends and I love starting conversations with complete strangers.“
- Luiz Carlos from Brazil5.0 out of 5.0 stars
“The best thing about Connect & Communicate is that it has opened our minds to a lot of possibilities. I’ve always had the tools to connect with people all over the world, but now I know how to use them effectively.“
- Naomi from Japan5.0 out of 5.0 stars
“Learning to create “mutually beneficial relationships” absolutely changed my life! Now I get paid to attend work events in the USA! That is something I had wanted for a long time, but I couldn’t figure out how to get it. Then, the professional networking strategies in week 4 of Connect & Communicate explained everything and blew my mind! I finally understood how to create this kind of “professional” relationship, and I became an in-demand consultant for an American company. And now, not only do they pay me to attend their events in the US AND include me on all their online meetings… the president, who is a professional business consultant, willingly gives me his time to listen to my problems and give me advice on my business and even on my personal life, and yes, for FREE! I wanted to share this because the strategies in Week 4 are so true and will give anyone eye-opening encounters which will lead you to life-changing experiences. I can’t believe I was able to quickly and smoothly achieve something I couldn’t figure out for a long, long time.”
- Neia Albertoni5.0 out of 5.0 stars
"Before this challenge I was not able to speak English!! I could read and write, but couldn't speak. Now I can speak and I'm so confident!"
- Francisco from El Salvador5.0 out of 5.0 stars
"You get to know people from all over the world, which is really amazing!"
- Adriana from Argentina5.0 out of 5.0 stars
"I won a lot of friends, won a lot of confidence, and learned a lot of words!"
- Milena from Brazil5.0 out of 5.0 stars
"When I got in this challenge, I was feeling afraid of talking. I consider myself good in writing and listening, but when it comes to speaking, I'm not so confident. But when I started talking with other people, people from other countries and other cultures... I was feeling so happy because I understood them perfectly. I could speak. I could share my experience of life. I could hear and learn from them. And I think this challenge made by Stefanie is so powerful. Because it's not just about speaking. It's about learning cultures. Learning how to respect everybody. Learning how to deal with different accents. And it's amazing. I highly recommend you to join this challenge.”
- Jackie from Japan5.0 out of 5.0 stars
“Doing traditional English courses is not enough to survive in the USA, communicate with American people, and feel like you “belong.” I felt so alone before this course. Now, I’m connected with my local community, have lots of friends, and am confidently pursuing my passions!”
- Yusuf from Indonesia5.0 out of 5.0 stars
“The community is awesome --full of positive vibes-- and an excellent support system that encourages you to speak more, interact more, and make long-lasting relationships with people. Stefanie will help you unlock your true potential.”
- Steven from Costa Rica5.0 out of 5.0 stars
“I applied several times to get a promotion to the English-speaking department in the company I used to work and they always said no.Then just a few months after I joined "Connect & Communicate", I already landed an amazing job at a prestigious travel agency! I'll be talking to people from all around the globe – and there's no way I could have gotten the job without this course! Thanks, Stefanie!"
- Philip from Sweden5.0 out of 5.0 stars
“I joined this course to improve my English speaking and to be honest, before signing up, I was a bit skeptical because of experiences with other courses that fell short of expectations. But right from the start, the amazing content I found inside BLEW MY MIND. This course is different because it focuses on connecting you with like-minded people. Not practicing for the sake of practicing-- which is boring.”
- Eva from Peru5.0 out of 5.0 stars
“Stefanie shows us real topics for real life! Now I speak a lot more with my co-workers who are native English speakers. I’m an introvert, so this what a huge success for me!“
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