Arsenio’s ESL Coaching & Membership Services

Hello, all! Here’s the comprehensive overview of my membership and coaching services! I’ve had a lot of inquiries, so I wanted to make sure that everyone knew exactly, step-by-step, how much it would cost for the different packages involved.

January 2021 New Pricing

As of January 1st, there has been a 33% increase in hourly coaching packages, but it’s still similar to the 5-hours coaching packages.

1 hour = $40 an hour.

5 hours = $200 per package (one hour free) so a total of 6 hours.

Last Year

1 hour was $30 an hour.

5 hours was $150 an hour (no free hour). With the free hour now, last year’s package of 6 would technically be $180 — so there’s not much of a difference.

Group Learning

2-3 students = $30 per student/per hour (25% reduction).

4-5 students = $20 per student/per hour (50% reduction).

So, the more students there are, the cheaper is is for every individual student. The cap is at 5 students…and even so, understand that teaching IELTS Speaking and TOEFL Speaking with 4-5 students may be a bit difficult because the talking time for each student. Other areas, + TOEIC, would be far easier to teach with that amount of students.

Top-up packages will be coming soon!

Keep in mind, this is for all test preparation courses ONLY.

More questions? Book my calendar! Or email me arseniobuck@icloud.com

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Discussion Topic | How Thai Students Have Failed At Learning English

I was sitting in class, going back and forth in what I thought was an amazing conversation with a new student.  While I was speaking to her, I was figuring out the specific areas of focus she needs: planning, sales, marketing, corporate finance, vocabulary that focuses on that, listening capabilities, developing confidence, personal development. This is why I do….with my online students.  A day later, the complaint had come and I was shocked. “Arsenio, teach 70% in the book.”  What? Are you kidding me? I just customized a perfect course in which I charge big bucks online for and you want to learn page-by-page like how the old foreigners have taught for centuries?

Do people still believe that the book is the key? I mean, if I need to learn Spanish 501 verbs, then the book is important.  Relearning something that you already know is a waste of time.

In the likes of Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand and other Asian countries, it’s all about THE BOOK. The book has all the answers. Learning the verb “to be” is going to ultimately take you to the next level, and this is why Asia is lagging behind South/Central American, European, and even sub-Saharan African Nations. 

This brings me to your question: “what and how should I learn then?” In this podcast, I dive into details, systems and learning things in context.

Podcast

Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6 | Sales | Clarifying Needs

When you go into meetings with potential customers, remember that it’s what the customer needs, not you boasting about your companies accomplishments. The customer really doesn’t care about your accomplishments and they may already know about you since they’re inquiring.

I say this with vigilance because I’ve been in a situation where I had to save a potential client by asking them the correct follow-up questions. So, how do I do it in my ESL business? Thailand? Tune in!

2nd Podcast to Break 3k Plays! | THANK YOU!

2nd podcast to hit 3,000 plays! BIG THANKS to EVERYONE out there! Here are the top 10 countries.

🇲🇽 Mexico – 9 %
🇩🇪 Germany – 8 %
🇺🇸 United States – 7 %
🇮🇳 India- 6 %
🇯🇵 Japan – 5 %
🇧🇷 Brazil – 5 %
🇹🇷 Turkey – 5 %
🇮🇩 Indonesia – 4 %
🇹🇼 Taiwan – 3 %
🇪🇸 Spain – 3 %

It’s absolutely astounding and has been a long time coming. Just amazing to see what has transpired over the year and to see how amazingly successful this podcast has become. Not only that, it has propelled me to building my online business which is going to go 100% next year! THANK you to EVERYONE!

Podcast

Grammar & Vocabulary Review | Prospecting & Planning | Patreon Special

For those of you who want some grammar review (lower levels will only be introduced on Patreon), it’s now available on my Business English Podcast Badge on my Patreon! The link is down below and it covers the basics. Remember, lots more is coming your way soon, so get ready because you guys are going to love it! $20 a month gets you all the templates and exclusivity!

Patreon

Pronunciation Course | Phase II | Grammatical Endings: -s/-es and –ed

Welcome back to the third-to-last video of this series! Remember, the Phase III audio will be available on all Patreon badges, and the video series will go live on Podium soon. Nonetheless, there’s a lost to be learned in this video, so get ready!

Objectives

In this chapter, you will learn:

  • The pronunciation of the grammatical word endings –s/ -es/ and –ed
  • The effect of grammatical endings on the number of syllables in a word.
  • The importance of linking the end of one word to the beginning of the next word in a phrase.

The sounds written as –s/ -es and –ed are common word endings in English.  Sometimes these endings are pronounced as extra syllables (e.g., crash-es; start-ed).  Most of the time, however, the endings are added consonant sounds, not extra syllables.  For example, in drives, the sound –s sounds like /z/; in kicked, the –ed sounds like /t/.

To make these strings of consonants easier to say, some students drop the grammatical endings.  Other students might put a vowel sound between consonants and create extra syllables (e.g., kick-ed instead of kicked). In running speech, these kinds of errors can change the meanings of not only words but also phrases.

  1. Former states                                     1. Former status
  2. Keep the notes                                    2. Keep the notice
  3. The tasks                                             3. The task is…
  4. Official quotes                                                4. Official quotas
  5. Perfect hosts                                       5. Perfect hostess
  6. Planned a garden                                6. Planted a garden
  7. Explained to me                                  7. Explain it to me
  8. Looked up                                            8. Look it up
  9. Used to cook                                       9. Use it to cook
  10. Canned a salmon                                10. Canada salmon

Task II

Record yourself while reading the passage below.  After learning this entire lesson, come back and record yourself again and listen to the difference.

Have any airlines ever lost one of your bags? Most lost bags are reclaimed by their owner, but what happened to suitcases that nobody ever claims? They are actually sold to the Unclaimed Baggage Center.  Each year, a million tourists from around the world (40 different foreign countries) visit the story.  Customers find a wide variety of items for sale including hats, coats, sunglasses, neck pillows, electronics, and more.  The goal of the Baggage Center is to “find a new home for what was once lost.”

Task III

  1. John’s answer                                     1. John answers.
  2. The baby’s smile                                 2. The baby smiles.
  3. Jakes dance                                         3. Jake dances.
  4. My mother work                                 4. My mothers work.
  5. His friend helps                                   5. His friends help
  6. Our dog barks                                     6. Our dogs bark.

Rules and Practice

We use the –s/ -es ending in the following ways:

Plurals: We haven’t checked the answers yet.

Verbs (present singular): I hope that answers your question.

Possessives: I want to ask my teacher’s opinion.

Contractions: My teacher’s absent today.

Audio now available on Patreon

{Patreon Special} Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Discussion Topic | How Thai Students Have Failed At Learning English

Welcome to a scintillating podcast that packs a powerful punch. This podcast, however, will not debut to the public until December the 30th. But if you’re on my Patreon, regardless of badge, you’ll have full access to this podcast. So, with that being said, tune in!

I was sitting in class, going back and forth in what I thought was an amazing conversation with a new student.  While I was speaking to her, I was figuring out the specific areas of focus she needs: planning, sales, marketing, corporate finance, vocabulary that focuses on that, listening capabilities, developing confidence, personal development. This is why I do….with my online students.  A day later, the complaint had come and I was shocked. “Arsenio, teach 70% in the book.”  What? Are you kidding me? I just customized a perfect course in which I charge big bucks online for and you want to learn page-by-page like how the foreigners have taught for centuries?

Do people still believe that the book is the key? I mean, if I need to learn Spanish 501 verbs, then the book is important.  Relearning something that you already know is a waste of time.

In the likes of Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand and other Asian countries, it’s all about THE BOOK. The book has all the answers. Learning the verb “to be” is going to ultimately take you to the next level, and this is why Asia is lagging behind South/Central American, European, and even sub-Saharan African Nations. 

This brings me to your question: “what and how should I learn then?” In this podcast, I dive into details, systems and learning things in context.

Patreon

{Patreon Special} Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6 | Sales | Push & Pull Communication

Another amazing Patreon special. The write up is exclusive to my Business English Podcast Badge down below in my Patreon link — and the podcast is available on both the Early Access Badge and the Business Badge. So, tune in down below!

Have you ever been in a meeting where someone is trying to push their point of view on another person? What’s the result of this? Going round in circles, getting angry, then storming off after the meeting.

So, how could you avoid this? Well, next time you disagree with someone, why not try pulling them towards you? In today’s podcast, I’m going to teach you how to encourage people to help them re-evaluate their position and think about your position in a different light.

Patreon

Pronunciation Course | Phase I | Speech Profile

Before we begin, I wanted to make this as interactive as possible.  What you’re going to do is send me a video – yes – a video of you speaking and giving a thorough introduction of yourself (if you want to do an audio, that’s ok, too).

Why? I want to give you feedback on your pronunciation before we begin the course.  If I don’t, we’ll never know exactly if you will have improved or not.  So, your introduction will be based on the questions down below.

  • Your name, where you’re from
  • Tell me about your hobbies, interests, passion
  • Reasons for taking my course, areas you would like to improve
  • Your overall goal as a non-NES speaker (or Native Speaker)

Pronunciation Features

Consonant Sounds

Vowel Sounds

Grammatical Endings

Word Stress

Rhythm

Thought Groups

Focus

Final Intonation

Connected Speech

Consonant Clusters

After you submit your recording, I will grade you in the areas above before sending it to you.

arseniobuck@icloud.com