Language Energy FAQ ???

Any questions?

Language Level?

Intermediate-advanced (Beginners find this approach frustrating)

Fitness Level?

Any. Nordic walking is a very versatile sport, recommended particularly for people with back and heart problems, there will be breaks and stretching at the end.  Here’s one of the less attractive shots of me with my big bottom shot to put you at rest…

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We’re not all lycra queens! Here’s a big bum shot of me.

We’re not all fit when we start, but regular language energy sessions will help you feel fitter in no time, fit in English!

…and whilst we talk about the week ahead we S-T-R-E-T-C-H !

What should I wear?

We are not lycra queens, so no need to go out and invest in the latest gear, (unless you’re looking for an excuse of course) just wear something comfortable and ideally breathable. Bring something waterproof just in case. From time to time we go to a sport shop after/instead of the walk to get kitted out.

Dogs?

I love four legged companions, but please only bring well behaved, quiet and friendly dogs that can keep up with the group.
If you do not feel comfortable with dogs please let me know so that I can tell you which groups are dog free. If all of the groups have four legged companions, then one to one training could be an excellent workaround. Here is one of the puppies on the waiting list…

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Poles?

You don’t have to use poles, but it as a qualified nordic walking trainer I can assure you that it gives you a far better fitness workout if you do use them. I have extra poles, so if you need them, please let me know so I can provide them on request, no problem.  Check out the video for more information about why poles help.

Weather?

We walk in nearly all weathers, but if it is really pouring it down with rain I will contact you with an alternative venue/plan an hour before we meet. We often meet for coffee or brunch instead. Please make sure that you have appropriate clothing and footwear. Goretex shoes are great for the early morning sessions too when the dew is still on the ground. A hat for sunny days keeps headaches at bay too.

Jogging/Running?

I do not offer this yet, simply because I am not fit enough! Honest as the day is long huh? Let me know if you are interested and I will let you know when we start running. I need to be fit enough to jog/run and talk without collapsing into a heap. If I do offer this option, it will be during the daytime in Kladow.

How long are the sessions?

2 hours including coffee, usually 10:00-12-.00
3 hours including coffee and lunch, usually 09.00-12:00

Do I need to bring anything?

Just a drink, some business cards and a fabulous smile, apparently this is what I look like when I greet you.

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But how will I be able to write things down if we are walking?

Oh please don’t worry about that.

I am the kind of person that writes everything down too but I have found a couple of clever workarounds.

I record the vocabulary and grammar that needs working on either on my phone as a voice message or on paper.

Don’t forget though that because we are walking our brains are functioning better with the left and right sides of our body working together.  I also build in kinesthetic learning exercises to help you remember phrases, structures and vocabulary.

I’ll be quizzing and nudging with that pesky grin of mine to help you remember and use the language skills that we are learning.

You will receive online learning based on your new vocabulary and grammar via WhatsApp (pronunciation exercises, mini dictations, grammar quizzes, crosswords and much more)

That way you get the flexibility and thoroughness of online learning combined with the personal touch, eye contact and smiles etc of face to face training – it’s known in the trade as blended learning.  Perfect for people like me, that don’t like compromises.

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Any other questions, please, feel free to email me at info@bytesizedenglish.com, thanks.

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