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Book Club

Do you want to improve your English speaking skills while meeting other English learners and having fun? Do you also like reading? Are you an intermediate English learner or higher? If so, my book club is for you!

Each week for two months, we read a few chapters of the assigned book on our own, and I give you a list of vocabulary words and expressions that might be new to you based on the reading. Then we meet as a group to discuss the book during a live discussion on Zoom. I create a list of discussion questions to guide our conversations, but I welcome students' questions as well. At the end of each session, I give general feedback to everyone on their speaking, and I give you personal feedback as well. Join us!

Can't make it to the discussions on Zoom? That's okay! I also run a group on Telegram for the book club so students can still practice their speaking skills and discuss the reading after the live sessions!

Study Group

Join the book club if you want to:

Participate in more advanced conversations with other English learners

Grow more confident in your English speaking skills

Learn new vocabulary and expressions in context

Receive feedback from a certified English teacher

Improve your reading skills

What An Actual Student Has to Say

"I love Rachel's book club. Rachel creates such a nice environment to share your thoughts and she has excellent taste in books. I always wait with excitement the moment when we'll know which book we are going to read next. She always brings smart questions and she is interested in what you have to say. She does a great job hosting a book club."

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Get started with the Book Club!

  • Basic Book Plan

    For students who want to improve their speaking with books
    Valid for 2 months
    • Weekly teacher-led group discussions
    • Opportunities to learn new vocabulary in context
    • Both general and personal feedback from the teacher
    • Access to a Telegram group for even more practice
  • Book Smart Saver

    For students who want to level up their speaking with books
    Valid for 4 months
    • Weekly teacher-led group discussions
    • Opportunities to learn new vocabulary in context
    • Both general and personal feedback from teacher
    • Access to a Telegram group for even more practice
    • Consistent speaking opportunities

Your Teacher

Hi, I'm Rachel! I'm a qualified English teacher from the U.S. with over 9 years of teaching experience. I help my intermediate students advance their conversational skills and become more confident speakers!

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  • What exactly do I have to do in order to participate?
    You will be asked to watch (or just listen to) one video every week for 6 weeks that we will talk about during our live discussions. While you're watching the video, I'd like you to write down one new vocabulary word or expression that you heard and share it with us during the live discussion. Before we meet, you will share an audio or video recording in our Telegram group answering a question I will give you based on the video. You will then attend the live discussion, where we will talk more about the video, and then after the discussion, you are welcome to share other thoughts you had about the video in our Telegram group.
  • When, where, and how long are the weekly live discussions?
    You have the option of joining a live discussion on Mondays at 11:00am EDT (3:00pm GMT), Mondays at 2:30pm EDT (6:30pm GMT), or Fridays at 9:00am EDT (1:00pm GMT). All live discussions will take place on Zoom (you will receive the link when you sign up) and will last 45 minutes.
  • What types of videos will we be watching and how long are they?
    We will be watching videos that cover current events and other topical content. The videos are all 10-20 minutes long.
  • When do I have to answer each week's question
    Please leave an audio or video recording answer the week's question in our Telegram group the day before we meet at the latest (so if you're in one of the Monday groups, you should share your answer by Sunday, and if you're in the Friday group, you should share by Thursday).
  • How many students are in live discussions and in the Telegram group?
    The live discussions will have a minimum of 3 students per group and a maximum of 7. The Telegram group is for all participants, so it will have a maximum of 21 students.
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