Improve your speaking and listening skills in the comfort of your home.
Learn some tips to help overcome the difficulties you might be experiencing, using some of the simplest methods to improve your English communication skills. In this course you will gain an understanding of how to select your words, how to create sentences, how to speak more clearly and the importance of listening to others.
You might be an excellent speaker when it comes to your mother tongue, but expecting the same standards from yourself when speaking in a foreign language may not be very realistic.
The most important thing for you to improve the fluency of your speech is to learn English in phrases or chunks of language, instead of memorising grammar rules.
This course is not designed to explain grammar rules, but to listen and take note of the many phrases used during your conversations.
There might come a time when you can use one particular sentence with little, or no alteration at all. Unfortunately, many people learn words by heart but have no idea how to use them in a sentence.
It is such a relief not having to worry about whether the sentence is correct grammatically or not.
When speaking in a foreign language, you might be so focused on what you are saying and whether it is correct or not, that you forget to listen to what others are saying. This is a big mistake as they might be using the exact words or grammar you'll be needing later on. So pay attention to what's being said around you, it is your most important resource at the time of speaking to someone. Suitable for Intermediate and above students.
Free for NZ resident and citizen / $30 for non-resident
Please note: All courses need a minimum number to go ahead. If your course does not have enough enrolments, we regret that we will have to cancel and will let you know either by email or text. Courses are usually cancelled, when necessary, 2-3 working days prior to the scheduled start date.