EXLT by Ryan O'Shea

Lessons, Jazz, and Practice.

Take a moment to look at the picture below. What does it say to you?

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John Coltrane (from left to right), Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis and Bill Evans.
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That's Miles Davis, the trumpeter, with his band in a recording studio in 1959.

Press play on the Soundcloud link to hear what they made that day. Take a few moments to listen.

That’s the first track to “Kind of Blue.” The biggest selling jazz record ever. And is called a classic.

I think how it was made is interesting, and I think there is a lesson for you and me.

The recording of the album was completely improvised in the studio. Without any rehersals. In one take. One recording.

Miles gave the band a very general direction. And then out came the music in a perfect form.

They owned the moment.

So, what does that have to do with learning English?

Own English and Beat the Blackout

Ryan O'Shea

Ryan O'Shea

Most English language learners in Berlin have had 1000s of hours English practice and training.

I know that from 10,000 hours of teaching in Berlin at Wall Street English. Just like trained musicians, you have practiced, and practiced, and performed. And if you understand this then you are at good level.

However, even those at C1 have fears of blackouts and making mistakes, and apologise for their “bad English.”

Let's stop that. Let's own that moment. Let’s communicate without fear.

I want you to walk into a meeting, job interview, party, or a date and own it. Just like Miles and his band did in 1959.

Contact me to make English your EigenEnglish.

Ryan O'Shea

EigenEnglish Workshops

1800 - 1930Wednesday14th MarchMr VertigoWorkshop
1200 - 1300Friday16th MarchMr VertigoChat
1800 - 1930Tuesday20th MarchMr VertigoWorkshop
1800 - 1930Wednesday28th MarchMr VertigoWorkshop
1800 - 1930Wednesday4th AprilMr VertigoWorkshop


Really looking forward to seeing you again!

You'll make me even happier if you send me a short message to confirm!

And please bring a friend. If you do then you get more chances to win a coaching course!

Use the form or email me directly at ryan.oshea@eigenenglish.de

Very sorry that you can't find something you like.

Why don't you have a look at the ABOUT page to find out more.

But if you want something on a different day or time then let me know.

Or feel free to send me an email. We can sit down, have a cup of coffee and I can give you EigenEnglish free consultation.


Whenever you want!

EigenEnglish Offers

Weekly Workshop

Group discussion and tasks every Wednesday for 90 minutesDoors open at 1730, class begins at 1800Level: B1 and upLocation Mr Vertigo, Chausseestrasse 17


Task or project based language coaching with free consultationBy appointment, Monday to FridayLevel: B1 and upLocation The EigenEnglish Studio. Rosenthaler Platz



by Ryan O'Shea


Send a message with any questions or to say hello.


Let's talk about your needs and how EigenEnglish can help.

Send me a message to organise a free 30 minute consultation.

You can also email me directly at ryan.oshea@eigenenglish.de

Or send me a Whatsapp message.


Really looking forward to seeing you there!

Your first class is: Free
Afterwards one 90 minute class: €18.00

Price for first lunchtime chat: Free
Afterwards one 90 minute class: €8.00

Payment on the day, or by bank transfer.

To make your reservation please fill in the form or email me directly at ryan.oshea@eigenenglish.de

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To make your reservation please use the EigenEnglish@Eventbrite link below to book your place and make your payment.

If you have any questions please email me directly at ryan.oshea@eigenenglish.de

Looking forward to seeing you at Mr Vertigo on Wednesday!

Unfortunately, I can't get the Eventbrite page working. Which means all bookings are manual.

But very cool that you are so interested.

Send me an email or a WA message and let's talk.ryan.oshea@eigenenglish.de

And keep an eye on your inbox! I will get that page up soon!


EigenEnglish, Inhaber Ryan O'Shea
Fehrbellinerstr 35
10119 Berlin
St.-Nr. 82 947 016 581

Terms and Conditions

Coming soon...

A page of legal definitions, what you can expect from me as a service provider and what I expect from your as a customer.

The type of page that gives everyone a sense of security.

It's going to be great.

What EigenEnglish Does

EigenEnglish is an English language teaching and coaching service that works with English Speakers at B1 and higher.

EigenEnglish recognises that many speakers at this level know how to learn and communicate, and have access to many language learning tools, platforms and resources.

EigenEnglish provides safe and supportive spaces where learners can dive into language learning and language use, to define personal development tasks and and learning projects that are meaningful to them, and not just to the school, teacher or course book.

EigenEnglish uses techniques and methods that the founder, Ryan O'Shea has used over the past 15 years in his work at Wall Street English.

EigenEnglish offers group classes that are based on Dogme ELT, Task Based Learning, and Community Language Learning. Follow the links for more details, or contact EigenEnglish if you want to know more about how the classes work.

Who's is Ryan?

Photo - Eric Troudt, 2016

Ryan O'Shea has been an English language teaching professional since 2002.

In Berlin, he worked exclusively at Wall Street English as a manager and teacher in Berlin for 12 years.

He has experience in:
recruitment, training and sales coaching for interviews, presentations, and for professional purposesthe pursuit of five star educational service design thinking
Find out more on Linkedin

As of January 2018, he has had the pleasure of working on this EXLT concept, and the joy of bringing it to market.

Ryan also organise events under the banner of exitroute. He'd be very happy to talk about that and any other projects he is working on.


Coming soon...

In the meantime please think back the good old days and send me your positive memories!