1 hr British English for Communication
1 hour General conversation class
- 1 hr1 hour
- 21 British pounds£21
I am an outgoing person - I love meeting people, and I am quite a chatterbox in my day-to-day life! In these lessons, we will choose a topic and chat at length about it. We can use newspaper articles, videos and social media to stimulate conversation, and of course, you are welcome (and I actively encourage you) to choose a subject which is particularly interesting to you. I will ask questions about your opinions and reasons, creating lots of opportunities for you to communicate and explain your personal ideas about all kinds of things, ranging in complexity. The aim of these lessons is to get you comfortable and confident with communicating (i.e., conveying meaning) in English more effectively, so I will provide feedback on pronunciation errors only when they affect the clarity of your speech. Similarly, I will give you feedback on grammar if there are serious mistakes which make it difficult to understand, or repeated mistakes as a result of developing bad habits. This approach allows more time and space for you to practice developing fluency. I usually make notes during class, so we can go over the details of any grammatical errors later, rather than interrupting your flow. I am a natural, strong communicator, and I find I can often instinctively understand what my students are trying to express, even when they struggle to find the right words. I will offer suggestions of alternative vocabulary, idioms or colloquial expressions that might be more commonly used in spoken English, which will help your communication feel and sound more natural. I am British, and these lessons will include everyday British idioms, sayings and expressions, and where relevant, my personal insights into and reflections on British culture. They will be useful for anyone who wants to communicate with British people in general, but particularly helpful for anyone immigrating to the UK.
To cancel or reschedule, please contact me as soon as possible. Appointments cancelled with 24 hours notice (or more) will be refunded in full. For cancellations received between 12 and 24 hours before the appointment, 50% of the lesson fee will be refunded. For cancellations made within 12 hours of the appointment, no refund shall be given. Refunds will be processed as soon as possible but may take up to 28 working days.