FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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English Harmony System de Luxe Edition
- What exactly does the English Harmony System de Luxe Edition consist of?
- Are the lessons in the English Harmony System de Luxe Edition the same as your YouTube channel videos?
- What level of English is required to use the English Harmony System de Luxe Edition? Can even beginners with little English knowledge use it successfully?
- What’s the total amount of time that I have to spend on using the English Harmony System de Luxe Edition? Am I really going to achieve complete English fluency after a month?
- Is the English Harmony System de Luxe Edition downloadable?
- Can I possibly memorize every single phrase contained in the System and then retain them all in my memory?
EH System’s Technical Troubleshooting
- How and when am I going to receive the download link and the activation codes?
- Can I use the English Harmony System on my other PC/laptop?
- I’m trying to activate the software, but it keeps telling me the activation code isn’t correct!
- I started doing the Confidence Mentor lessons, but they stop halfway through!
- I could activate the software but none of the speech exercising lessons work, what’s going on?
- The lessons are loading very slowly, is there anything I can do to improve streaming?
- I’m trying to activate the Modules, but the following error message keeps popping up…
Fluency Gym Coach Program
- What is the product about and who is it meant for?
- Why did you create the FGC Program if the EH System is so popular and does exactly what it says on the tin?
EH System vs FGC Program
- What is the main difference between EH System and FGC Program?
- Do I have to buy both products in order to achieve the best results in terms of my English fluency improvement?
Improving Spoken English and Fluency
- What is English Harmony all about? Is this a website for English learners?
- How can I improve my English?
- How can I speak like a native English speaker?
- Do you offer Skype lessons? I’d like to practice English with someone so could you help me out with this, Robby?
English Harmony System de Luxe Edition
A: At the moment there are 90 speech exercising lessons included in the System (every lesson is around 10 minutes long). They’re video lessons where a digital character speaks with you and you have to repeat and memorize different English phrases, idiomatic expressions, and sentences; after that you have to use those phrases in a dialogue and it’s a great way to develop your spoken English!
As far as I’m aware, EH System de Luxe Edition is the only software product focusing solely on getting you to speak the English language, and believe me – that’s exactly what you need after years spent studying English academically by writing and reading.
All of those phrases, phrasal verbs, idioms and sentences included in the lessons have been purposefully selected by a native English speaker to provide the best mix in terms of relevance and usage in everyday conversations etc.
Every lesson is to be done twice over the course of 3 months; after that you should repeat the whole set of 90 lessons again to revisit the phrases and make sure you imprint those natural speech patterns into your mind.
What’s very important – it’s not only about memorizing the phrases; your mouth gets trained to produce English sentences INSTANTLY and you can easily REPLACE some words to create new sentences depending on the specific situation. All of a sudden speaking English becomes your second nature instead of racking your brain and trying to stick words together as you speak!
Also, there’s a set of 10 meditation lessons included in the English Harmony System and they’re based on using affirmations and visualization to build one’s confidence.
This is very, very important because most of my fellow foreigners who struggle with English fluency also experience confidence issues and are afraid of making mistakes while speaking, which in turn leads to all sorts of problems – getting tongue-tied, hesitation, and others.
So as you can see, the English Harmony System is going to address ALL the different aspects of your spoken English – it’s going to re-build your active vocabulary according to natural speech patterns, it’s going to enable you to speak instantly and without thinking, and it’s going to make you into a confident speaker who’s not afraid of making mistakes BUT also speaks with confidence and can speak about any topic with anyone!
A: No, the speech exercising and meditation lessons are completely different. They’re recorded by native English speakers – professional voice artists with impeccable English pronunciation – and all content has been created by a native English speaker, too.
The speech exercising lessons are interactive, i.e. – you’re required to take action by clicking on active areas in the Flash videos to do the repetition and dialogues. My YouTube videos, on the other hand, are purely of an informative and motivational nature, and they’re exactly the type of videos the Fluency Gym Coach Program consists of, by the way!
A: This multimedia course is for those who have already spent a considerable amount of time studying English but still haven’t reached spoken English fluency.
You need to understand everyday spoken language used in the lessons to make it work for you. Of course, you might come across a few words and expressions that might require you to look them up online; however, all content has been created so that it’s as self-explanatory as possible.
So even if some words and expression might not be quite clear to you on their own, context will make it nearly impossible for you not to understand meanings of phraseology and expressions used in the English Harmony System de Luxe Edition.
A: If you follow the standard study plan, you’ll be using the English Harmony System de Luxe Edition over a six month period. And yes, even within the first month you’ll notice a considerable improvement to your English fluency and you’ll build upon it during the next five months.
There are also two accelerated study plans I’ve created for those who want to shorten the study time and improve their English fluency rapidly; they’re 3 months and 2 months long and will require more of your time so would be best suited for someone with more time on their hands.
A: Yes, the English Harmony System de Luxe Edition comes as a download and you’ll get 4 EXE files – 1 for each Module – and also a PDF file with the Insider’s Secrets eBook. You need a constant Broadband connection to run the EXE files because all the videos are hosted remotely due to the large file size.
A: Here’s how the EH System is supposed to work. You learn the phrases and sentences. In the process you’re forming a habit of speaking spontaneously and without much planning, and that’s the main goal of the whole exercise! You won’t be able to recall every single one of those sentences AT YOUR WILL upon the completion of the course; it’s simply impossible.
It’s not even remotely possible in your own native language – for example, start listing words starting with a particular letter and see how long the list is going to be. After a while you’ll realize that you’ve run out of words to list while at the same time it’s going to be obvious that there are thousands of more words starting with that letter!
Same thing applies here – all that content you learn is going to be retained by your mind and while at certain times it will seem that you’ve forgotten most of what you’ve learnt, nothing could actually be further from the truth!
When the right opportunity arises, you will be able to say the right thing; the trick is NOT TO FORCE yourself to recall this or that particular phrase or word when speaking; you have to kind of allow your mouth to say what it naturally wants and to your surprise you’ll see that on 90% of occasions you will say the right thing!
EH System’s Technical Troubleshooting
A: Please watch this video where I’m explaining everything – starting from clicking on the Order Now button and ending with your spam folder in case you can’t find the activation code e-mails in your inbox:
A: You can activate each Module on up to 3 different PCs or laptops.
A: Please COPY and PASTE the exact activation code into the respective window in order to activate the software! It’s quite easy to make a mistake if you’re typing the code into the activation window. Also, please make sure you don’t copy some odd character – such as a space – when you’re copying the code.
A: Please get the latest version of Internet Explorer and upgrade your system because the software used to create the English Harmony System’s Modules uses IE settings to determine various parameters.
A: If you’ve been able to activate the software and open the specific Module, the software is working fine. Any issues with video playback are a direct result of the local PC or laptop settings that may affect video loading.
Please do the following:
- Update your Adobe Flash player;
- Update the Internet Explorer – get the latest version online and install it (currently the latest version is Internet Explorer 10);
- Disable any Internet Explorer add-ons and also lower Internet Explorer security settings – reset them to default.
Basically here’s how it works – all English Harmony System de Luxe Modules are password protected HTML documents compiled into EXE files, so they effectively work as Internet browsers. Just as your Internet browser might not display certain elements due missing plug-ins, the EH System’s Modules might not display the videos due to the lack of up-to-date Flash Player and other features.
A: If you experience very slow video content streaming, please do the following:
- Uninstall Adobe Flash Player and clean up all the remaining files (click HERE for a detailed explanation on how to do it)
- Install the latest Adobe Flash Player
- Install latest Adobe ActiveX plugin
- Install the latest version of the Internet Explorer
- Clear all Internet Explorer temporary files including hidden files (current User\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5)
- Allow ActiveX plugin in Internet Explorer
- Set Internet Explorer security setting to ‘low’
Now video streaming should be back to normal!
A: The error message saying that the hostname can’t be resolved would normally pop up when you’re using a work computer, for instance, and you’re not allowed to connect directly to external servers. When you’re at work and you’re using your company’s network, there are proxy servers involved, and direct connections to the Net aren’t available.
In order to activate the EH System you need to have a direct access to the Internet, so you need to make sure that your computer or laptop has that direct connection.
Another reason why this problem might happen is due to your antivirus software prohibiting access to the server in which case you should lower your security settings and allow the Modules to connect to the Internet in order to be activated.
Fluency Gym Coach Program
A: FGC Program is a motivational English fluency and confidence coaching program consisting of 33 motivational and instructional videos as well as the Action Plan which is going to assist you with setting your English fluency improvement related goals. It’s meant for any foreign English speaker experiencing the typical fluency issues, but unlike the English Harmony System where you’re required to repeat and memorize phrases and use them in dialogues, the FGC Program will help you work with yourself and improve your confidence by drawing hundreds of parallels between the fitness world and spoken English improvement.
A: I created this product because I’d been receiving plenty of positive feedback from my YouTube subscribers. I have my followers burning my YouTube videos onto CDs as MP3 files and listening to them in their cars, so I thought – why not create a motivational video program where I’m going to address ALL fluency related issues and do it all using the gym environment as a metaphor? That’s how the idea of the FGC Program was conceived, and it’s been proven a hugely successful one because my customers really enjoy the parallels drawn between the fitness world and English fluency improvement; it’s made so much easier to understand why spoken English is a purely practical skill and why it’s very important to engage in regular spoken English practice.
For FGC Program’s technical troubleshooting, please refer to the troubleshooting steps in relation to EH System because both products have been created using the same HTML to EXE compiler.
EH System vs FGC Program
A: EH System is going to teach you to speak automatically and without much planning – it’s all based on unique speech exercising lessons. FGC Program, on the other hand, consists of motivational videos providing plenty of advice on how to improve your fluency and confidence via self-practice and implementation of various fluency management techniques.
Basically EH System is the practical part whereas the FGC Program is the motivational part.
A: English Harmony System de Luxe Edition is a complete product on its own and it also has motivational lessons in the Confidence Mentor Module which are going to deal with a lot of psychological issues a struggling foreign English speaker may have. If you do the speech exercising lessons accordingly to the study plan included in the EH System, you will see a significant improvement to your ability to produce fluent and automatic speech, there’s no doubt about that!
FGC Program takes the motivational factor one step further, and if you like watching my YouTube videos, you’ll definitely enjoy this product because I will teach you every known English fluency management technique you can apply on your daily English conversations.
Both products, however, will beautifully work in conjunction! You can use the EH System and watch the FGC Program motivational lessons concurrently to get the best of both worlds, so to speak!
Improving Spoken English and Fluency
A: English Harmony is a website for those foreign English speakers who don’t have much difficulties understanding, reading and writing in English but they’re struggling with speaking in English.
Being very nervous and too embarrassed to speak, making all sorts of mistakes and not being able to say anything in front of other English speakers despite clearly knowing in your head what you want to say – they’re the kind of issues I’m dealing here on English Harmony.
In other words – if you can read my website and understand everything, but you’re aware of certain English fluency issues and limitations you may be having – clearly my website is for you!
A: I keep receiving this question all the time, and it’s so general that it’s kind of hard to give a short and thorough answer to it.
I’ve written a blog post explaining the basic concept behind English improvement and what you should focus on, so please read that article here. It should give you the basic understanding of what English improvement entails, what you should stop doing, and what you should start doing on a regular basis to develop your English fluency.
A: Well, first of all let me point out the obvious pitfall in this approach – if you’re setting yourself up against native speakers, there’s a big chance you’ll keep running into fluency problems all the time simply because native speakers have been speaking English since they were toddlers, and we shouldn’t aim to reach that level! While it’s doable, it would require half your lifetime!
It’s better to stick to realistic goals, stop comparing yourself with others, developing your potential to its full and find comfort in the knowledge that your English is unique – it’s YOURS, and it doesn’t matter if you can’t be as fluent as a native English speaker.
So, I warmly suggest doing the following things, and you may just become as fluent as a native speaker:
- engage in as much English conversations as possible:
- if you haven’t got opportunities for communication – make a habit to speak with yourself as often as possible in English;
- stop translating in your head while speaking and develop the habit of thinking in English;
- jot down any phrases, sayings and new words you may hear on a daily basis, repeat them, and make the point to use the in your spoken English practice;
- find yourself some hobby or some occupation to improve your fluency through those activities;
- buy the English Harmony System de Luxe Edition - it might just make all the difference between your fluency now and a couple of months down the line!
A: As much as I’d like to have a chat with you, please understand I’m extremely busy and every minute of my time is scheduled. I deal with customer e-mails and my website visitors’ queries right after coming home from work, then comes article writing for my blog and video production for my YouTube channel and that’s pretty much all my free time! Besides, moderating my blog and YouTube channel comments may take quite some time on certain days as well.
On top of that I recently started running more blogs – AccentAdventure.com, EasyIdioms.com and BestEnglishFiction.com, so please understand I really don’t have any time for chatting over Skype, sorry!
But if you’re just looking for any English speaker to practice your English with, there are many opportunities you can avail of online – you can go to language exchanges, for instance MyLanguageExchange or ConversationExchange and find people to chat with there.