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Integrated Speaking & Vocabulary | Topic-based Program (A2 to C2)

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  • Language taught: English
  • Course type: Other
  • Sessions taught: 2165

Individual Sessions
  • 60 minute session - 170 ITC
  • 90 minute session - 225 ITC
Session Packages
  • 5 x 60 minutes - 775 ITC
  • 5 x 90 minutes - 1150 ITC


I lead a session based on your interests, work and hobbies. You will learn new vocabulary you won't learn in textbooks and I'll correct your errors, if you like. I have lists of topics, human resources questions, interview questions, exam speaking test questions -- you will be surprised how fast an hour can go and how much you'll enjoy talking about your life in English :-) I modulate / adjust my speaking speed and complexity to suit different people.

This session is about systematic but personalized vocabulary learning and error feedback via friendly but focused discussions. These sessions create the conditions where gaps in grammar mastery create opportunities for 'just-in-time' learning i.e. we'll spend a few minutes on grammar when and where it's needed. I was an examiner for six years in Toronto and understand what proficiency at different levels looks like. I try to help learners with feedback + micro-teaching that bridges them to the next level.

If you're looking for a sequenced program with homework, please choose the Bespoke sessions. Speaking Practice is for people who want to learn through doing -- it's about oral interaction. This session's topics are loosely based on a British Council CEFR-based syllabus; however, Speaking Practice focuses on student talk time, thoughtful feedback on errors, learning natural phrases and ways of speaking in context without getting bogged down in explanations and grammar.

I think absolutely grammar is essential but let me know if you need me to be that resource in your learning plan. Many people do NOT want an over-emphasis on grammar in Skype sessions because they do that on their own.

Need practice? Choose this session.
Need lessons / structure? Choose the Bespoke session.
Need a challenge? Choose the Watch Video session.
Not sure? Choose this session, we will figure it out :)

50 min / 80 min