Live abroad? Speak the language fluently but still feel held back in some situations?

Do you also…

  • Use the language in your daily life but sometimes find yourself in tricky situations where you feel clumsy (ie. social, at work, etc.)
  • Occasionally feel like a fraud or like your language skills are holding you back from expressing yourself as you would in your native language
  • Find you have gaps in knowledge but aren’t sure how to fill them since you’re not interested in attending more language courses
  • Compare yourself with native speakers and feel you’re at a disadvantage

I got you covered with Language Coaching! It also sounds like you’re at the Expand phase of learning. Read on!

Language Coaching @ the Expand phase

What is the expand phase?

In this context, the expand level means you grow beyond your current level and are able to express yourself in more detail. It involves the learner (that’s you!) working 1-on-1 with a language coach (that’s me!) in a way that’s entirely customized to your needs: to spot opportunities, create a strategy and work together to smooth out the wrinkles as you implementing said strategy and begin to expand!

To expand (verb)

– to spread out; unfold; develop
– to increase or grow in extent, bulk, scope, etc.
– to express something more fully or in greater detail

What do we focus on at the Expand Phase?

  • Identifying pain-points and blocks that keep you from learning in particular situations
  • Finding opportunities for learning and growth as part of your daily life
  • Building confidence in yourself & your abilities, as the expert in your learning journey
  • Supporting you to overcome current challenges and reach the next level on your language learning journey
  • Deepening your understanding of the language learning process, from where you are to where you want to go!

What’s included in the Expand Phase Program?

A fully customized curriculum suited to your own unique needs and situation.

Live calls with Irina to help you identify & overcome your current challenges.

Access to Expand Program videos to refresh and optimize your approach to language!
Bonus: Ground & Integrate modules also!

What Do the Videos Cover?

1) The Foundational language learning modules help you deepen your understanding of the entire process of learning language, no matter what level you’re currently at.

Video 1: ‘Introducing the language learning process’ covers…

  • 3 rules of language learning that (ironically) set you up for freedom and progress over frustration
  • The 5 dimensions of language learning – and why they’re distinct from one another
  • An overarching narrative for how language is learned, in steps from start to ‘finish’
  • & more

Video 2: ‘Introducing your brain & the 3 pillars of language learning’ covers…

  • What learning a language is similar to & what it’s very different from
  • The 3 pillars of language learning that hold the key to your progress, no matter what level you’re currently at right now.
  • How your brain learns
  • & more!

BONUS: The Ground & Integrate modules to optimize how you learn vocab and grammar + to help you see language learning beyond the confines of individual effort and ride the way of collective on-goings.

Next Steps

Are you ready to expand?

Leave your name and email below to explore the next steps!

What people are saying so far…

About the Language Coaching Program…

“[Irina] gets it. [She’s] been in our position and know what it feels like to make progress or not make progress. My own enthusiasm returned for learning the language and made it fun for me again!”

About working with Irina…

“I have to give you a lot of credit for giving me the tools to knock down the barriers to speaking Finnish. I feel much more comfortable to speak […] and I owe that to you. So thank you.”

Who am I?

Hey there!

My name is Irina and I’ll be your guide and language coach. So what do I know about learning languages in immersion?

I was born in Romania, raised in Canada and moved to Finland in 2010. I’ve always wanted to understand what people were saying and communicate with them from a very young age. Though we spoke Romanian at home, I learned French in kindergarten, English from TV and later studied Spanish in high school and German in university. English is now what I consider my native language.

When I decided to move to Finland in 2010, I was excited to learn Finnish, but after the first few years, I felt frustrated that my usual methods weren’t paying off as expected. Plus, I was supposed to be ‘good at this’ and yet, I felt anything but confident. I eventually realized Finnish needed a whole new mindset…

I see that Finnish required me to be more strategic and systematic with my energy and focus, compared to other languages I’d learned. It wasn’t that the language was special, but that for the first time in my experience, I actually needed to think about the language learning process and align my efforts with it, because it didn’t unfold naturally.

Once I did this, everything changed. I went from speaking to all my friends in English and only using limited Finnish to speaking mostly in Finnish. I went on to get a job in a brand new field entirely in Finnish, something I wouldn’t have imagined possible, and excel in my role there.

Although the Language Coaching program was initially designed for Finnish, it works for other languages too, because it helps you see the process as it’s meant to unfold, when it’s not unfolding.

I genuinely believe that anyone can learn a language and see big progress if they set their mind to it, and that the benefits bring so much joy, confidence and richness to life. I wish the same for you, and if you’d allow me to, I’d love to be your guide!



Next Steps

Are you ready to expand?

Leave your name and email below to explore the next steps!

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