Dzina Lappo, Translator, Belarus
Little by little, one step at a time, and before you know it, the miracle happened! I started speaking like I was born in the United States! I would like to give a huge thank you for your wonderful program! I was born in Belarus and I came to the USA in search of a better life like lots of people do. I had been learning English for many years and was pretty fluent when I arrived but I never actually paid attention to my accent. It was that irritating question “Where are you from???” that made me think in this direction.
I became really nervous about it. At my job I deal with many people and I was fed up with hearing that question every 30 minutes… Every day and every week. I stopped going out, I tried not to talk to people. I felt bad about myself and I didn't have any confidence. I especially hated talking to young people (I am 23 now); it felt like I was from another planet. I just hated myself and was feeling miserable.
So I started to look for some solution to my problem. There were so many different programs out there! But I liked Paul's the best and I bought the course. I was so desperate that I decided to swallow the program - just go one lesson a day, I figured, one lesson a day - and in about two weeks I'll be walking around speaking perfectly. Ha! I forgot an important thing which Paul repeated so many times - It takes time! So after a while I was upset again - so much money for what??? I was upset and miserable again for a couple of months. And then I looked at the manual and it said that it recommended focusing on one single session a week. And so I did. To my greatest surprise, I started to notice big, big changes after a few weeks. Today, I feel good about myself, I am not scared to open my mouth and say something, because I know - I speak clearly and in the right way. I got the "rules" Paul was talking about. And guess what? Sometimes I ask people “how is my English.” And they look at me and say - it is...normal! Some even say they thought I was born in America.