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Speaking Practice (at the right pace, with level-appropriate feedback) (A2 - C2)

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  • Language taught: English
  • Course type: Other
  • Sessions taught: 1873

Individual Sessions
  • 60 minute session - 175 ITC
  • 90 minute session - 235 ITC
Session Packages
  • 5 x 60 minutes - 795 ITC
  • 5 x 90 minutes - 1050 ITC


I lead a conversation 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.

NB Speaking Practice is *not* a course. They are stand-alone sessions that were designed as a service / product for self-directed adult learners who want on-demand sessions, with no commitment. Most learners come and go and that makes planning difficult. A lot of learners really need + want time and space to speak, with good quality feedback in a friendly environment from a professional interlocutor / teacher who can keep the session moving at the right pace. I set a metric of 70% student talk time. That is what these sessions are for.

I do offer structure + homework options -- there is a session called Speaking-focused Professional Lessons for that.

I've done 1200+ assessment interviews over the last six years with speakers from almost every language group and cultural background. I've benefited from some world class training about how to do assessments in a way that gets the best out of people, even in high stakes situations. I am a patient and friendly interlocutor so -- even if you're quite nervous, even if you're A2 -- if you're not sure where to start, this might be a nice session.

50 min / 80 min