Speak to Me

Speak 1:1 with a native English speaker.

Speak to Me now!

This program is for female Intermediate English learners who have the ability to have a decent conversation, but not the opportunity.

That's why I’m here.

This program is designed so that you talk at least 50% of the time on topics that interest you.

You will:

  • Do assignments that are specifically targeted to your needs.
  • Practice real-life situations.
  • Work on your pronunciation and grammar.
  • Work on your communication and conversation skills.
  • Learn new expressions.
  • Speak English confidently with a native speaker!

There are two streams:

A. Natural Conversation

  • You choose topics from a list or suggest your own.
  • The conversations are structured with pre-determined discussion questions.
  • You have the opportunity to use new expressions and vocabulary.
  • Practice on your own by doing writing assignments.

B. Communication for Work

  • You have specific documents and/or situations at work that you want to work on intensively. (eg. customer service phone calls, emails, presentations, etc.)
  • You provide materials for me to help you (if you have any).
  • You practice and I coach you and give you suggestions to improve.

Your Instructor

Pona Tran
Pona Tran


I am an experienced instructor who creates personalized English programs. You are welcome to join me from anywhere in the world. My clients have included: the director of a school, an airport security offer, a customer service manager, a surgeon, and numerous clients at the Government of Canada.

Each client's experience with me is different. My teaching style builds confidence, and transforms people from shy and doubtful about their ability to speak English, to people who can communicate effectively.

I am friendly, professional, and extremely patient. I promise that you will not be afraid to speak with me.

So if you're ready to start speaking English now, I'm here for you. Just sign up!

Courses Included with Purchase

Opal Library
Quick tips to help you speak better English. Short, clear, and ready to use right away!
Pona Tran

Original Price: $7

It kept me motivated all the time. I was excited to get lessons from Pona. My writing skills improved a lot. I get motivation to speak and write without any worries. [To anyone thinking of participating in the program]: Go ahead! It's worth it!

- Meenu, India

J'ai trouvé que l'ensemble des supports étaient utiles à commencer par la bibliothèque de vidéos Opale. J'adore le concept de courtes vidéos d'apprentissage expliquée de manière concise et pédagogue avec exemples. Les instructions avant, pendant et après le rendez-vous sont consciensieusement établit pour nous faire progresser. On peut y revenir à tout moment pour les réutiliser et revoir les supports mis à notre disposition ( lien vidéos, textes, exercices, jeux...), la méthode proposée est complète et nous entraine à exercer notre cerveau en anglais. J'ai également beaucoup apprécié les enregistrements audio fait par Pona permettant de corriger la prononciation, c'est tellement utile pour moi!

Souvent, en France on a peur du regard des autres quand on parle anglais et on souhaite toujours faire des phrases parfaites, ce qui nous fait réfléchir pendant un moment et perdre le fil d'une conversation et se décourager. Pour mon cas , c'est surtout ça et je trouve que avec Pona, je parle plus en confiance et de manière plus fluide et plus rapide. J'utilise désormais chaque occasion pour parler anglais même si je fais des fautes. J'ai encore une marge de progrès mais je suis très contente du programme. Donc pour quelqu'un qui pense à prendre le programme, je lui dirais de ne pas hésiter. Il améliorera son anglais de manière significative et toute en confiance :-).

- Nafessa, France

Me ayudaron mucho los videos y la información de respaldo que estaba en Drive. Fue a una ciudad en el norte de México, pegado a USA y tuve que hablar en inglés todo el tiempo, descubrí que me han ayudado mucho las lecciones que tomé contigo.

- Alejandra Salce, Mexico

I would like to thank you for your excellent work. I made excellent progress thanks to your great patience and excellent teaching method. You were always understanding and gave me just what I needed to apply my English in daily life.

- Juliet, Colombia

How does it work?

  1. Please read this entire page to see if the program is right for you.
  2. Request an English Level Test. It will be emailed to you.
  3. Schedule a free 15-minute conversation with me to see if it will be a good match.
  4. If accepted, I will create a personalized program for you.
  5. Choose a program option, and make your payment.
  6. Choose the dates for your Speaking Practice (flexible scheduling!)

All course material is custom-designed just for you and available in your own Google Drive folder.

Program Options:

All programs options are customizable, just ask!

Payment plans are also available (for example: Is a one-time payment of $327 too much? You can do $110 a month for 3 months).

Pearl | $227 USD

  • Personalized Program
  • PDF Program Book
  • Opal Library
  • Speaking and writing assignments
  • 8 hours of 1:1 speaking practice

Rose Quartz | $267 USD

  • Personalized Program
  • PDF Program Book
  • Opal Library
  • Speaking and writing assignments
  • 8 hours of 1:1 speaking practice
  • One audio recording every week of vocabulary words and expressions seen during 1:1 sessions.

Diamond | $327 USD

  • Personalized Program
  • PDF Program Book
  • Opal Library
  • Speaking and writing assignments
  • 10 hours of 1:1 speaking practice
  • One audio recording every week of vocabulary words and expressions seen during 1:1 sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the program?
It depends which program option you choose and your availability. It could take anywhere from two months or more.
When does the program start and finish?
You choose your own dates and times. Since this is a 1:1 program, your timing is flexible.
What platform do you use?
My main platforms are: Zoom, Skype, and Google Hangouts. I also use Google Drive for all learning materials.
I don't see my currency.
This school supports a large number of currencies. After you complete your English Level Test and your free conversation with me, I will add your currency (if it is supported) if you choose to enrol in the program.
I am not available for an appointment.
You can cancel or change a Speaking appointment 24 hours or more before it starts. If you do not cancel, it will be a no show and will not be rescheduled or refunded. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the appointment, you can schedule a 30-minute makeup appointment for the first cancellation only. Also, if you don't arrive within the first 15 minutes of an appointment, it will not be rescheduled or refunded.
What do I do if I am not happy with the program?
If for whatever reason you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me within 30 days after your purchase for a full refund. After 30 days, there will be no refund.
Is there an option without speaking appointments?
Yes, you can check out my course, Sound More Fluent. It was created from materials I use in the Speak to Me Program.

You are invited to join if your goals are to:

  • Communicate with locals in an English-speaking region.
  • Make small talk in English at work with colleagues.
  • Practice natural and spontaneous conversation.
  • Learn new vocabulary and expressions naturally, and in the context of real situations.
  • Improve your pronunciation.
  • Get a HUGE confidence boost.

Please DO NOT JOIN if:

  • You are a complete beginner.
  • You can't read this page.
  • You want to learn English fast without working hard.
  • You will not do your homework.
  • You have a very low level of comprehension, you do not speak French*, and you cannot understand spoken English.

*Je parle français.

Are you ready?

Step 1: Request an English Level Test.

Step 2: Schedule a free conversation.

Risk-free 30-day money back guaranteed.

If you are not happy with the program, you have 30 days to receive a 100% refund.

5% of all profits will be donated to UNICEF Educate a Girl at the end of the year.

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