Broken Listening to Speaking Connection

The #1 Mistake Intermediate & Advanced Learners Make

Have you ever listened to something in English…

You can hear and understand almost every word perfectly!

But later, when you try to speak in English…
You can’t remember and use the words that you heard and understood.

Because of that,
It feels like you can only remember really simple words.

The same simple words that you use ALL the time. 

To try to improve your speaking skills, you have decided to do things like:

  • Listen to podcasts every day
  • Watch different TV series on Netflix
  • And read books or a newspaper article

Things that are ‘good practice’ for someone at your level. 
After all, you aren’t a beginner anymore!

There is ONE really important step missing here. 

And it’s probably the reason why you aren’t making much progress with your speaking skills. 

Listen to this podcast lesson to find out WHY you can’t USE these words in your speaking. 

And what you need to do, to change that!

Lessons With Teacher Curtis from the Real English Conversations Podcast!

Whether you need to improve your speaking fluency, sharpen your listening skills, or build your confidence, Curtis can help you see results within your first few lessons. Curtis' specialty is helping students with communication confidence, pronunciation, and sounding more natural when they speak in English.


Expert in Speaking Fluency


A Proven System for Building Confidence


Listening Skill Development


English for Professionals

Job interviews, presentations, customer service, sales, participating in meetings

Schedule Your Trial Lesson with Curtis!

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I felt confident, focused and present in the job interview which allowed me to get my dream job as a business consultant. Thanks for the excellent preparation! I couldn't have done it without your help!

Eli Santos - Business Consultant
Living in Canada (from Brazil)

For years, I was terrified to speak English. After only a few lessons, I started to feel more confident and felt free to speak my thoughts. Now, I can finally speak without fear and I feel like myself in English!

Amara - University Student
Living in the USA (from Puerto Rico)

I could not understand native speaker clients for my job and it was embarrassing. My teacher helped me to improve my listening very quickly. Now I feel confident to speak up in meetings and make phone calls.

Lili - Accountant
From Hong Kong

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is Teacher Curtis available in my time zone?

To see the teacher's availability, just scroll down to look at the calendar. The times showing are automatically adjusted to YOUR local time zone.

Is teacher Curtis a native speaker?

Yes, Curtis is a native English speaker from Canada that are experienced with teaching adult learners that want to improve their speaking fluency, listening skills and sound more natural when they speak.

How do I schedule a trial lesson?
Watch this video for step-by-step instructions:

What can I expect in the lesson?

First Lesson (Trial Lesson):

Start of the lesson: You will explain your goals and learning challenges. At the same time, your teacher will evaluate your communication abilities.

Next the teacher will choose a small activity that is perfect for your level and focuses on the skills you want to improve.

Lastly, the teacher will talk to you about their recommendations to continue learning and how they plan to help you in your personalized course.


How do I join the lesson?

We use a video calling platform like Zoom or Skype. Once you schedule your lessons, you will receive an email with instructions to connect with your teacher.