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About

I’m Gabby Wallace, the Language Angel, and I’m on a mission to inspire English learners to have the confidence and fluency they've always wanted, while using English language as a tool to connect with people and live their ideal life.

I believe you can learn English at any age, and you do not have to learn in a classroom. In fact, you can learn better when you understand yourself as a learner and your reasons for wanting to be fluent. There is no better time than now to get empowered through English.

That’s why I want to write the Go Natural English book and I need your help to make this mission come true by ensuring this message reaches all the people who want to learn English on their own terms.

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@GoNaturalEng is on a mission to help you learn English on your own terms. Help her write her book! 

Want to finally be fluent and confident in English? Then support @GoNaturalEng so you can! Support her to write a book!

The Background To This Book

I know how it feels to want to be fluent in a language, but frustrated by traditional language lessons that don't work and teachers that don't believe in you. 

Up until 21 years old I could only speak English. I've become fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and speak a few other languages based on a method I've developed for real world communication and use. 

And that’s why I want to write the Go Natural English book for you, and for the thousands of people around the world who believe there’s a better way to live and learn the English language.

I want this book to challenge your current way of thinking.

You don’t need:

  • A teacher to lecture you 
  • A text book 
  • "Homework," tests or grades
  • To go to a physical classroom or meet with a tutor or classmates face-to-face
  • To pay thousands of dollars for private language school tuition
  • More than a few months to start thinking fluently in English

Who is this book for

This book is a resource for the intermediate to advanced English learner, suggesting the tools and resources for an alternative way to become fluent in English that really works.

 It’s for anyone who wants to quit old ways of language learning that don't work to create their own path to English fluency, focusing on your own purpose, what they enjoy and what will be useful.

It’s for the adult professional who's working hard to see improvement in fluency and confidence, but needs an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide, fast learning strategies, and real conversations from native speakers to learn from.

This book is for you if you’re a forward-thinking English teacher or tutor who wants to use a clear method for helping students with conversational English.

It’s also for innovative English language school administrators who would like to explore new ways to empower your students so that they are happier with their language school experience.

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About time @gonaturalenglish wrote her book. I'm supporting her on Kickstart and you can too!

You can be confident and fluent in English on your own. Support @GoNaturalEnglish to find out how

What it Covers

I want to show English learners that you can teach yourself using methods, strategies, and a step-by-step guide that works. Using online (free) tools like social media, YouTube, podcasts, blogs, the news, and other language learning websites with free and paid materials.  You can be clever about how you teach yourself. 

I’ve already started researching and writing the first draft of my book that I want to complete by my half-birthday, August 24, 2015.

Based on what my community, fans and clients want to know and learn I’ve narrowed it down to 3 sections (including the introduction and 10 Chapters):

1. A Step-by-Step Guide to Fluency in English

➢ How I use 7 clear steps to go from 0 to 100% in any language
➢ Specific notes for learning English and it's common mistakes & challenges for non-native speakers

2. Transcripts of real conversations + phrase guides
➢ How to use audio and text to reach fluency
➢ Real examples of unscripted native conversations on common topics + phrase guides to learn from
➢ How to find your own audio & text conversations to continue expanding your knowledge

3. How to Succeed with English - Clear & Easy Strategies
➢ The future of English language learning is online - how to use the Internet as a powerful study tool and suggested websites to learn with
➢ The only 4 things you need to learn English from anywhere
➢ The types of learners best suited for using the Go Natural English method
➢ The best of the best online tools to improve and check your English 
➢ How to build your confidence and lose your shyness in English
➢ How to build a support team and how to stay fluent forever

I'm flexible on the final structure of the contents of this book too as obviously it needs to cover the topics you most want to know.

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There’s no better time than now to learn to be fluent and confident in English to connect with others and live the life you want. My friend Gabby Wallace thinks it's time to empower English learners to make this happen on their own terms. She's writing the Go Natural English book to show you why it's more possible than ever to learn English on your own. Show some love and check out her Kickstarter Campaign today. 

How You Can Shape The Future Of English Language Learning

I’ve been teaching and learning languages entirely online, on social media and with online tools. So it seemed a no-brainer to use a great tool like Kickstarter to get the word out about my mission.

If you agree then show your support by choosing one of the rewards on offer gives you a chance to be part of history, to help me write this book and to prove that everyone has the power to be fluent and confident in English.

Where will the money go

The typical advance for most first time authors is just $5,000 and for that they give up a lot of control, profit from book sales and still have to fork out money for marketing their own book.

The investment you make to help me self publish goes towards covering the editing and publishing of my book and, if it goes well, the marketing of my book.

Based on extensive research, here are my estimated costs:

Content editing = US$1,000
Copyediting = US$1,000
Layout, cover and production = US$1,000
ISBN code for book (10 codes) = US$ 250
Shipping costs of books and free copies = $1,000+
Book Website setup and design = $1500+Kickstarter fees = $600

Also, writing a book is a lot of work! 2+ months and countless hours of research and writing :-)

Approximate Total Publishing Costs = US$6,350

This doesn't include the costs of an online marketing and PR campaign, about $3,000-5,000, or the cost of the research and actual time to write the book.

Nor does it include the costs of the world tour that I will be covering myself (aside from sponsors who will hopefully work with me on the 7 meetups). I've already held several live meetups with Go Natural English learners in Tokyo, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh and I really want to continue to meet learners around the world!

This campaign is REALLY about building support for the book, for alternative ways of learning, and involving the people who want to read it first -- YOU!

Risks and challenges

The only setback will be not completing my book to get it out to be edited and published for when I've said I'll have it delivered. But once I set a goal I usually meet it and will be determined to do this and keep everyone informed who has supported it.

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    Buy me a coffee so I can keep working on writing the book! I'll also say your name and "thank you" on an episode of the Go Natural English YouTube channel or podcast.

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    Get the digital eBook of the Go Natural English book first, before it's available to anyone else, PLUS an AUDIO version read by Gabby.

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    Receive one copy of the Go Natural English paperback version (includes shipping costs anywhere in the world) and a personal thank you note.

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    Get an exclusive autographed paperback copy of the Go Natural English book mailed to you anywhere in the world (free shipping) and a postcard from Boston, MA, USA with a special thank you note. PLUS you get the AUDIO version too!

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    Join a VIP Go Natural English party live meet up in a select city.

    You will also receive a softcover signed copy of the Go Natural English book.

    What is this?
    You will hang out with Gabby at a special, happy hour small group event as part of the GNE world tour from 2015-2016. The pledge is a ticket to the exclusive meeting.

    Where & When is this available?
    Bangkok -- May 2015
    Tokyo -- June 2015
    Moscow -- July 2015
    Berlin -- July 2015
    Madrid -- August 2015
    Paris -- August 2015
    London -- September 2015
    New York -- October 2015
    Miami -- November 2015
    Mexico City -- December 2015
    Rio de Janeiro -- January 2016
    Sao Paulo -- February 2016
    Belo Horizonte -- March 2016

    Don't see your city listed here? Would you like to bring Gabby to your city? Send me a message!

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    BEST DEAL: You will join the editorial team and get access to each chapter to read first and provide feedback on. That means you directly influence the making of this book and making it the best it can be.

    Also receive a signed paperback copy shipped anywhere in the world (free shipping), audio version, and your name & photo featured on the book website alongside your review of the book.

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    EXCLUSIVE OPTION: Get a 30 minute 1-to-1 online meeting with me (not available anywhere else) to help you with any English language challenge or fluency questions, to discuss teaching English language, or related consultation topics. This will take place between June-October 2015 on Skype or Google Hangouts. You will receive a recording and a summary write up.

    Also, you receive an autographed paperback version of the book by November.

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    Sponsor a chapter of the book and receive a 150 word personal write up, promotion and genuine recommendation from me about your product or service (please contact first). To be included in the digital version only and you'll also be featured in prime position on the book website.

    Also, receive 5 paperback book copies.

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    Be the key sponsor behind 1 of the 7 international book tour meetups (starting from August, 2015 through August, 2016). You will be featured on the book website tour section, acknowledged in the book, featured in an exclusive email to all those on the book tour email list and represented live during the meetup with a personal thank you and visual branding where possible.

    Also, receive 10 copies of the book to give to your clients, customers and friends.

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