71 real, unscripted interviews with native speakers
Full transcripts for every native interview
60-day study plan including quizzes and speaking lessons
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The Bridge to Connection Method

Our method works better than a textbook. Use real English and build real skills to respond in English.

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REAL ENGLISH

Build REAL vocabulary and listening skills in every lesson.

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EXERCISES TO IMPROVE

Fix your specific pronunciation problems with targeted activities.

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PRACTICE AND CONNECT

Practice new skills with motivating speaking activities.

What Success Looks Like

It's so exciting to make connections with other members of your program and I can sense progress and improvement of speaking english every day. Best of all: It´s not work – its fun!”
Anna Noth
  • Fluency
    Built new skills in vocabulary, listening, and speaking
  • Organization
    Used our 60-day study plan to organize her study time
  • Connection
    Got connected to hundreds of other students in our private Facebook group

30-day money back guarantee

If you are not satisfied with your course for any reason, just let us know within 30 days of your purchase and we will refund 100% of your course fee.

Skills You'll Build In This Course

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Vocabulary

  • Learn REAL native vocabulary, like slang, idioms and phrasal verbs
  • Get the vocabulary you need to connect on a deeper level in English
  • Take quizzes to find out if you really understand this native vocabulary
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Listening

  • Build skills to listen to fast conversations
  • Be able to understand when natives change the topic
  • Understand spontaneous English
  • Follow and track the conversation when it’s not clear and there is background noise
  • Take quizzes to challenge and improve your new listening skills
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Fluency

  • Be able to carry on conversations about deep topics in English
  • Learn to connect with native speakers in any situation
  • Improve your pronunciation so natives always understand what you say
  • Learn the skills to sound more natural and be yourself in English
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Culture

  • Meet Americans from all over the country and discover how locals live from the East Coast to the West Coast
  • Find out how to engage in everyday conversations with Americans, about common topics like food and travel
  • Learn how Americans feel about deeper topics, such as gun rights and racism, so you can understand our culture and develop your own views
  • Practice expressing your own opinions on a variety of topics, so you can experience real connections with native speakers

Course Modules

Module 1: Americana the Beautiful

  • View real conversations with American inventors, artists, and creators.
  • Learn how to emphasize your point in English using swear words.
  • Become fearless when you use native idioms to talk about local food and beer innovation.
  • Pronunciation: Practice pronouncing the final (-s) sound that many non-natives don’t say.

Module 2: The Rust Belt

  • Meet passionate people working to reduce poverty in the American Rust Belt.
  • Build confidence to tell a story in English like a native speaker.
  • Prepare to participate in a vibrant conversation with a native speakers about urban issues.
  • Grammar: Practice using impressive transition words to tell personal stories in English.

Module 3: The Wild West

  • Learn about the American way of life in the Western US.
  • Build English skills to understand American humor.
  • Get vocabulary you need to describe natural beauty and landscapes.
  • Learn how to have intelligent English conversations about controversial issues like Native Americans and the American government.
  • Pronunciation: Practice native word stress to describe places more naturally.

Module 4: Let's Be Honest About Homelessness

  • Learn native pronunciation patterns from real interviews on the streets of Portland.
  • Use video interviews to see how natives use participles and practice them.
  • Meet homeless people, hear their stories, discuss solutions to the problem in English.
  • Pronunciation: Practice pronouncing the final (-d), (-t), and (-y) sounds many non-natives don’t say correctly, in order to talk about social problems and solutions.

Module 5: The Fight for Gay Rights

  • Hear Americans’ opinions on both sides of the issue and learn how to articulate your perspective in English.
  • Learn how to track native speaker tenses while you listen to a fast English conversation.
  • Get 9 phrasal verbs that will make you sound eloquent in real conversations.
  • Pronunciation: Improve your natural English rhythm when describing people.

Module 6: The California Coast- Redwoods to Hollywood

  • Travel down the coastal highway and meet Californians.
  • Learn about LA traffic, surf culture, spicy tacos, and more.
  • Get better at not giving up when you listen in a fast conversation.
  • Practice understanding English with an accent.
  • Build skills to articulate your worldview and your dreams and goals in English.
  • Pronunciation: Practice pronouncing the (-th) sounds and describe your own travel adventures.

Module 7: Americans and Their Guns

  • Find out why so many Americans defend their right to carry guns.
  • Get better at listening when natives drop sounds and use pronouns.
  • Learn how to selectively share your opinion in English.
  • Form a more informed opinion on guns and have a conversation about this issue.
  • Intonation: Improve your expressive intonation in order to honestly express your opinion to others.

Module 8: The Deep South: Natchez to Nashville

  • Experience the American South through deep accents, Elvis, and country music.
  • Find out how slavery and Jim Crow laws set the stage for racial issues that we see today.
  • Get better at tracking events when someone tells a story in English.
  • Improve your ability to stay focused and catch references when natives speak.
  • Pronunciation: Learn how to add natural pauses when speaking English and practicing talking about topics like discrimination.

Module 9: New York: Brights Lights, Big City

  • Find out what it’s like to live in NYC from real New Yorkers.
  • Meet local actors, artists, singers, and a contortionist.
  • Get better at listening to a story when the information is unfamiliar.
  • Share your own favorite city moments and personal dreams in English.
  • Bring all your speaking skills together in order to describe your dreams for the future.

Your Teachers

IELTS Ex-Examiner

Jessica Beck

  • Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics, University Southern Queensland
  • 14 years ESL teaching and training experience
  • 16 published ESL textbooks from Cengage and MacMillan
  • Native English speaker

Lindsay McMahon

  • Native speaker of English from the US
  • 14 years of ESL teaching experience
  • Bachelor's Degree, University of Mary Washington
  • Master's Degree, Lesley University
  • TESOL Certificate, School for International Training

What Students Are Saying

In addition to learning English, I began to really understand American culture. I recommend it to anyone who wants to train listening and learn English in a spontaneous and relaxing way.

Ingrid Davidovich

It's so exciting to make connections with other members of your program and I can sense progress and improvement of speaking english every day. Best of all: It´s not work – its fun!”

Anna Noth

Anna Noth

This course has been such a journey, wonderful for my understanding skills, thanks. Nowadays, even when I’m doing something else and the TV is on with something in English, I get some understanding without paying attention. Only after some months with this course. I extremely recommend it!! Thanks a lot.

Jhairo Nunez Garcia

Jhairo Nunez Garcia

This is something completely different from every other resource to study ESL. The gap between what I was used to listening to in all my English classes and the real people in the US was always so big. You’re bringing up real people in their real lives and that makes a huge difference.

Ricardo Rodriguez

Ricardo Rodriguez

They take you to parts of the USA to which you may never have the opportunity to go. One of the biggest benefits of the Bridge To Connection was I quickly gained confidence in my pronunciation and it I felt my communicating skills were freed like by magic. My english speaking friends noticed the difference right away!

Fred Vanvogue

Fred Vanvogue

I’d like to congratulate you for the incredible course Secrets of The Connected Communicator, every lesson is such an enhanced class. It’s a blast!

Fabriciano Braga

Fabriciano Braga

Secret of the Connected Communicator is beyond my expectations. Every topic is unique and very deep so it stimulate my interests unlimitedly. We can learn deeply about America, and also we will be trained to talk about our countries with these topics.

Yumiko Yagi

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Choose Your Plan

All plans include 120 days of online access to the course. All prices are in US dollars.

Basic
$97
one-time payment
60-day study plan
72 video lessons
Interviews with native speakers
Transcripts for every interview
Facebook group membership
9 quizzes
Final Exam
Pronunciation speaking exercises
4 months (120 days) of 24/7 access to the online course
3 live coaching lessons with a member of AEE team

Choose the plan that works best for you.

30-day money back guarantee

If you are not satisfied with your course for any reason, just let us know within 30 days of your purchase and we will refund 100% of your course fee.

FAQs

Will I get to practice my English and get feedback?

Yes! If you choose the Connection Club Plan or the Personal Coach Plan you will have options to practice your speaking. If you choose the Basic Plan then you can find your own speaking partner in our Facebook group.

What English level do I need to take this course?

This course was designed for intermediate to advanced English speakers. If you have spent years working in textbooks and English classes but still cannot CONNECT with real native speakers in real conversations then this course is for you.

Are there any books included?

No! This course is 100% online! As soon as you buy the course you will receive your username and login and you can sign in and get to work anytime you want, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Can I use the course on my mobile phone?

Yes! The course is mobile-optimized and the videos can be played on your phone or other portable device.

How will I ask questions during the course?

You can ask your question in our members-only Facebook group. Jessica and Lindsay respond as well as other students. You can also upgrade to Personal Coach to schedule a practice session where you can ask your questions
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