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Navigates the difficult path between written and spoken English clearly and concisely


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taking english learning outside of the classroom

Thompson Language Center is a globally acclaimed English instruction organization which offers a boutique of services including one-on-one coaching; ESL instructor training; keynote speaking and a broad range of publications and resources for guiding both instructors and learners of English.

The organization continues to grow and adapt to the changing world, with practical, fun and engaging methods to help individuals communicate seamlessly in global conversations.


Shining a light on the contribution of culture, conventions and non-verbal cues as aspects of fluency


LISTENING SPEAKING KEY CONCEPTS

Thompson Language Center Original Copyright Materials

RUTHLESS ASSESSMENT
CONTEXT FOR ENGLISH STUDY

FOCUS SOLELY ON READING & WRITING SKILLS

ASSOCIATE SOUNDS WITH CONCRETE IMAGES
THE SOUND IS IN THE COLOR

ELEGANTLY BRIDGE PRONUNCIATION AND SPELLING

RANK KEY ELEMENTS
SHIFT PRIORITY TO CRITICAL ASPECTS OF COMMUNICATION

CONTEXT, STRESS AND GESTURES CARRY THE DAY

PATTERN LEARNING
SCOPE AND SEQUENCE OF THE SIX DEFINING RULES OF SPOKEN ENGLISH

REAL RULES DO NOT HAVE EXCEPTIONS

SEPARATE ACCENT AND INTELLIGIBILITY

ACCENTS ARE CHARMING, INTELLIGIBILITY IS SOMETHING ELSE

USE FIRST LANGUAGE
ISOLATE THE ENGLISH SOUNDS THAT ARE NOT IN YOUR FIRST LANGUAGE

LANGUAGES ARE MORE THE SAME THAN DIFFERENT

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FLAGSHIP OF THE TLC SPEAKING METHOD

English conversation is governed by six simple patterns showcased in the book. The book is currently part of the English education curricula in more than 60 countries.

English is Stupid, Students are Not is a must for every teacher who needs to help students speak English confidently. Recommended for all Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Levels.

Julia Chemali, TCDSB, Toronto, Canada
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COMPANION TO CHAPTER ONE OF EiS

Hundreds of classroom exercises and activities that feature individual sounds, holding sounds as the building blocks of language.

I love English is Stupid and the EPA Workbook. In a very short time I see a big difference in my students’ speaking and listening. It is so encouraging to see breakthroughs in confidence and ability so quickly.

Gisele Freire, Brazil
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AN INSTITUTIONAL PRODUCT

Teaching speaking to learners of every level from any language background; A 370-page, 42-hour course curriculum.

After a one-hour interview with two recruiters, I got the job. I can say all this happened because of you! Thank you for your Speaking Made Simple course.

Barinder Singh Grewal, India
HANDS DOWN, BEST ESL RESOURCE EVER

EASY ACCESS TO ENGLISH FLUENCY

English is non-phonetic, spelling does not make sense. Learners access expressions and fluency through sound association not spelling.

I am a non-native ESL teacher. I set up an English Training Center here in my country. For us, How Do You Say? is the cream of the crop. We are very grateful to you. Thank you.

Abdullah Koufa, Guinea, West Africa

BACKPACKER’S GUIDE TO TEACHING ENGLISH TRILOGY

Handbooks for effective informal instructors

Jargon-free, the booklets are an easy read. Myriad charts and diagrams in the Backpacker’s Guide to Teaching English help you stick-handle your way through razor-sharp assessment, using first language, the value of context and word stress, culture, body language and everything else you didn’t know you didn’t know about how English works.

Just wanted to say what an absolutely brilliant idea, to connect the sounds of English with colors!  I am an International student in South Korea. I speak English, so my new Korean friends asked me to teach them. Sure I said, but how? The Backpacker’s Guide to Teaching English PDFs arrived in my Inbox and we were good to go. Thanks to your wonderful booklets it was easy to help them learn and practice. Travelers need these books desperately! Many thanks & keep up the good work!

Tanya Cooper, Washington USA

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Effective Communication is the ability to write and speak the language with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate smoothly and effectively in most formal and informal interactions on practical, social, and professional topics.


Judy Thompson, Founder

Unique structure, content and technology integrated to facilitate the use of English Language quickly, confidently and effectively

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JUDY THOMPSON

Judy Thompson is a Language Coach, Subject Matter Expert, Author, Innovator and a fearless influencer in English Language education

Dissatisfied with contemporary methods of teaching ESL which often left learners without the speaking skills and confidence they needed to succeed, Judy Thompson pioneered and innovated her own ESL instruction.  Her method, renowned for its radical approach to teaching based on unique insights about how students learn, has been instrumental in assisting millions world-wide with more effective ways of acquiring English proficiency.

A student of French, German and Korean and graduate from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Teacher of English as a Second Language (TESL) certification from Humber College. Acquired Canadian Language Benchmark Assessor accreditation.

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Literacy was her first Adult ESL teaching job before teaching all levels and all skills (LSRW) for the Peel Board of Education. Judy was chosen to participate in a joint education venture between Canada and South Korea. For Sheridan College, Judy created Speaking Canadian English for foreign-trained professionals. By incorporating coaching aspects of assessment, customization, accountability and autonomy, her students’ real-world ability transformed dramatically. Oxford University Press NYC hired Judy to write the Pronunciation component of Speak Now Book 4. Trend Business School in Sao Paulo contracted her as a Language Coach to train teachers, and banking and mining executives throughout Brazil. A corporate coaching career flourished through partnerships with Human Resources.

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TESTIMONIALS

Brilliant. The most inspiring presenter I’ve ever heard at a TESL conference!

TESL Ontario

On behalf of the entire TEDx Oakville volunteer team, thank you for making the first ever TEDx Oakville the fantastic success that it was!

Sonny Jelinek, Oakville

Judy’s course gave me the confidence to speak on CBC radio. I don’t worry so much about grammar or my accent. –

Yuriy Mityuryayev, Engineer/Program Manager

There is a lot of English training center here, but they always talking about grammar- not like you. I have watched your video on YouTube. I follow the secret, English is a stress-base language. The result is awesome! I can speak to google translator and it can recognize what I say! I can correct what I have done wrong for years.

Huỳnh Văn Hiếu, VietNam

Many thanks… great books!!! I love the clarity of your ideas. I am a curriculum developer for National Defense working on a language program for international officers from over 28 different countries.

Mary Lou

I would absolutely recommend English is Stupid, Students are Not to others. There currently is little room in curriculum for pronunciation and few good resources available. Absolutely for all levels. It works. I teach at a Canadian institution. EiS, is a ‘treasure’ I bought when in Toronto.

Fozia Jamal, Qatar

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