English as a Tool

We build tools to amplify our abilities and language is merely another tool we employ. As the world has developed into an interconnected global village, English has become the lingua franca – the predominant tool for communication. Before English was French or Chinese or Latin, but currently, English is our global linguistic tool.

My goal is to assist my clients to build their own abilities in using this tool for the communicative needs they each have; to personalise and tailor this language to how they need to use it, both now and in the future. This process takes a reasonable amount time and depends largely on how much time and effort is spent applying and refining the use of this tool.

I have no set plan or expectations as to how my clients will use English: I begin by assisting my clients with analysing their needs, and what – and how – they would like to improve. This is an on-going process and generally results in rapid improvements. It is rare my clients are unable to immediately identify how they can develop their use of this language.

Rather than focus specifically on how the language works or common phrases used in particular situations, I focus on my client’s ability to accurately gauge nuance and confirm their understanding of content. While this does take longer for clients to produce the language without assistance, it does result in people able to function autonomously – and to gauge their own progress toward their own goals.