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Day 15 and on!

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Misc | 0 comments

 

So ladies and gentlemen, our free 14-day New Year Language Code Refurbishing Course is over. We really hope it made a change for the better in your life.

 

Here is something very personal: It was just a beginning for us – to share with the universe our personal knowledge this way, and we didn’t know many things – technical and mostly, how it works for people.

 

As we had agreed in the very beginning, in return for these two weeks we would very much appreciate if you give us your sincere feedback.

Write us an email or fire away with a private message on Facebook, WeChat or Skype.

 

Tell us everything you feel worthy to share, and on top of that, how useful for you this course was, what you think about the technology, its name, the tasks, the way we communicated with you, whether you’ve actually done any of the tasks, what difficulties stood in your way, how you think a course may be improved to engage you better.

 

We know that nothing is by chance and the fact that we met on this path means something. Let’s consider it a perfect chance for future networking. As an extra task – tell us about yourself, what you do, your interests, challenges, wishes – in English of course together with your review of the course.

 

We know our approach to learning languages works – it has worked for the founders of Brine Angels, for our families and kids, and a handful of close friends, not counting billions of people who are learning their native languages for God-knows-how-many centuries on this planet. We are just trying to intensify and shorten this natural process for adults who are discovering their second language.

 

As you probably know it is psychologically proven that a new habit forms within 21 days. With that idea in mind we have constructed our 21 Day Course of Building a New Language Code, a part of which was this 14-Day Course. If you wish to continue with the remaining 7 days of the complete course we offer you a special deal on it.

 

We will close down our 14-Day New Year Course Facebook page, WeChat and Skype groups. But instead we are offering you something better:

 

For the next 7 Days, starting Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 (that’s two days for you to think) you can get access to the rest of the 21-Day course with exclusive intensified tasks.

 

As I have mentioned, we are at the nascent stages of developing our course and have decided to pack it full with all the features of the individual online package.

 

You will complete the rewiring process which would allow you from then on to discover English easily and naturally – either on your own or together with the Brine Angels’ yearly course. The tasks will be custom-made and personalized, with increased accountability and support from our team, which will boost the results ten-fold.

 

You will be able to listen to daily podcasts with detailed explanations of the tasks and the philosophy, with actual examples and step-by-step scenarios on how to organize your daily life interweaving English into the context of your very existence.

 

On top of that during these 7 days we will offer two (!) hours of live personal online consultations with the Brine Angels – the founders of the course, using popular voice communication platforms. These two hours could be broken down into bitable daily pieces to suit your schedule and requirements.

 

Personal talks increase motivation and reveal many things which are hard to grasp on impersonal mass email lists.

 

What’s included in those consultations?

  • Assessment of your personal level.
  • Individual follow-up on all tasks (including those of the completed 14-Day course).
  • Construction of further individual tasks fine-tuned for your personality and way of life.
  • Review of the philosophy which drives your language usage and rewiring it to include a new language into the very fabric of your normal existence.
  • Building the fool-proof system of life management which helps transfer your way of life into the realm of English without making drastic changes to the actual schedules and routines.
  • Easy English practice with no judgment

 

Besides you will have a personal connection to your Brine Angel on a messenger convenient for all, where you can ask questions, vent and give your comments. We usually answer as soon as we see your message but due to time difference and work load that may take up to several hours.

 

We are offering these 7 days which would complete the 21-Day Rewiring Course

for 5,000 Rubles (500RMB, US$88)

 

Language is indeed free and flows abundantly everywhere. It is the time and energy of the one who helps you tune to that flow which costs money. Is your ability to wield a foreign language as if it were a native one worth any certain amount?

If so, take action.

Drop us a message via Skype, WeChat, Facebook or email

and we will make a personal arrangement.

 

Payment can be done via PayPal, yandex.money, bank transfer, bank card transfer, WeChat, Kiwi – contact us for details.

 

Thank you very much and wishing you all the best,

 

We remain sincerely yours,

Brine Angels

Why “brine”?

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 in Misc | 0 comments

Many people express their raised-eyebrows misunderstanding and even outright opposition to the name “Brine Angels”. Especially in Russian. It brings up negative associations. Pickles as the vodka chaser. The salty solution of the pickles as the hang-over remedy the morning after. The red-neck bumpkin low class way of life. Ah, all those associations.

First off, all our associations are made of ourselves. For some all women are naked under their clothes. Huh? Do jars of pickles on store shelves necessarily suggest an alcoholic binge for you? Three men are building a church, one is making money, the other is toiling at the hateful slavish work, the third one is building a temple to praise God. Blind men feeling up an elephant. You know the metaphors.

At any rate learning a foreign language is your intimate thing, there are only two players there – the language and you. If you are trying to bring in other players, like cool schools, pretty names, opinions of others, pleasing associations and mimicking the ways of others, you are risking to lose the true essence of owning a language. Because you can’t possibly own anything pretending to be somebody else. Learn a language as yourself. Do not associate with any names. Including our name. Taking it a bit further: disassociate from any names. Perhaps one of the ideas behind Brine Angels is to underline this idea. The other is that it is simply funny. And reflects the process of learning like nothing else. All other interpretations are just add-ons of wandering minds.

Would you rather prefer to accept a gold nugget from dirty hands of an old vagabond monk or a prettily wrapped plastic replica of the same nugget from perfumed hands of a drop-dead-gorgeous movie actress? Given you will never ever see either person again? Many choose the latter. But stopping to think for a moment may help to reconsider. To first reconsider the choice, and then who those givers really are. Those postmen. The delivery men. The messengers. The angels.

Why allow yourself to actually learn stuff only after you find a school generally accepted as cool, a “working for others” methodology, a flashy textbook, a pretty teacher? Learn a language because you can go about your own life using it as yourself.

No associations with the most prestigious or pretty-sounding language school will ever compare to actually speaking a foreign language like a native – the path you’ve reached it notwithstanding!

I don’t mean go for ugly names and ditch pretty names. I mean, look at the root of the matter.

 

To listen or to hear or…

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Misc | 0 comments

The concerned community on all possible media ask me:

What is this whole listening thing about?
Do we have to listen to it non-stop for a month?
Is it normal that I feel repulsed when listening non-stop?

And I am happy to answer:

Yes, in this language-code rewiring course you have to listen to spoken English non-stop for at least those 14 days (ideally, a month).

There was a time when I was concerned that my previous students reported happiness and lack of fatigue when listening non-stop. But he skyrocketed in English after those 21 days, started doing grammar exercises on his own, there is no stopping him.

Because yes, sooner or later you have to reach that point when you feel repulsed, hateful towards English, full to the brim, sick of English, ready to throw up. This is normal.

And this is the tipping point when your actual learning is about to snowball.

Here is how it should work in the perfect world: When you start hating this whole English listening thing you feel like withdrawing, having a rest, stopping for a while or for good depending on how it goes. But I challenge you not to stop – not to withdraw, but go through this whole situation – your feelings notwithstanding – and exit on the opposite side of this whole shenanigan. That is – not to go back to where you started BUT go right through and exit on the other end. In other words that English substance which filled you to the brim and you can’t hold it any more – let it overflow, so that you turn into a vessel through which flows an unobstructed endless language flow.

That said, I realize that it might not be possible to listen actually non-stop. But I encourage you to listen at all possible times whenever you can.

On the other side of this language torture you are supposed to see a certain revelation, a new feeling of the language.

A little tip: Try not listening but hearing spoken English. It is important that you go about your usual routines and not pay attention to the sounds of English.

See, the idea is to get pickled through and stay in the brine as long as it takes. Of course your old self is trying to push the new away. Do yourself a favor – linger in for a bit more. Let’s assess whether it worked at the end of the 14 days.

Tell me how you feel, tell me what you think. Who doesn’t feel like throwing up?