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1:1 Chat with a Native English Speaker

Have an informal chat with an experienced English instructor and get feedback to improve your speaking skills. 
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Benefits of the Session(s)

Chat with a Native Speaker

The chance to have a friendly chat with a native speaker of English who is qualified with years of experience of teaching and advising learners of English.

Improve Grammar & Pronunciation

As well as just chatting, you'll get tips on some of the systemic errors you appear to be making. After the session you'll get a list of grammar areas you can work on.

Boost your Confidence

It can be difficult to get the opportunity to chat with a native English speaker. Boost your confidence in speaking English in a non-judgemental and friendly speaking situation.

Get Exam Advice

Are you taking a university entrance exam such as IELTS or TOEFL? If so, at the end you'll also get some general tips on how you need to improve for the test.

Your Speaking Buddy:

Welcome! You'll be chatting with myself, Russell. I have taught English as a second language for over 20 years. In particular, I've specialised in English for academic purposes and English for the IELTS test. I'm an ex-IELTS examiner, having examined for over 10 years.

I want to help you to improve your spoken English and we'll do this by having an informal chat and seeing where the conversation takes us! Or you can specify some topic areas if you like.

I'll also have my ear attuned to any noticeable errors that could be occurring during our chat and at the end of the chat you'll get some tips on how you can improve.

Frequently asked questions

How many speaking sessions is this for?

You are just buying one 40 minute chat.

How will the session work?

The session will just consist of a chat between us - it will start by getting to know each other then we can chat about anything that crops up as is the case with casual conversation! However, I'll also have a range of topics on hand if needed to talk about. You are also welcome to chat about anything you like or suggest topics you'd like to talk about.

How can it improve my speaking?

The main problems with speaking are grammar and pronunciation. I'll make a note of any common issues that are apparent when we chat and either during, when appropriate, or near the end, I'll flag these up with you. I'll also send you the list of areas to work on afterwards. This should provide you with some key areas of where to improve.

What if I want more than one session?

If after the first session you want more then you can purchase another. Alternatively, if you want more than one, you can choose how many you would like and do a block booking. We can arrange that between us. There will be a discount for block bookings.

How will I book the time for the session?

Once you have purchased the course, you'll have access to my calendar and you can book your slot at a time that suits you. I'm on UK time but I can be flexible.
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