Confidence in Communication
We teach English to individuals of all levels, both as a foreign language and to native speakers who are preparing for exams or wish to improve their writing skills.
Our courses place emphasis on the oral aspects of the language in order to aid progress in reading and writing, and grammar is learnt as an integral part of the listening, speaking, reading and writing within each lesson and in the learner's daily life.
Each course begins with an initial taster lesson, test and discussion of your requirements. We then plan a course appropriate to your level and interests.
For more information on English lessons, please contact us.
Conversation groups are oral "lessons" with emphasis on participation. Through a variety of activities facilitated by the teacher, students learn together and teach each other. After each conversation group, they receive a summary of the grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation learnt, which they then work on at home or in individual lessons. If you would like to join an English conversation group, please contact us. Discounted price for those who bring friends!
Discussion groups are advanced oral "lessons" based on a topical theme of relevance to English culture and society. Learners discuss their own opinions on current issues, or take on controversial roles in debates. After each discussion group, the learners receive a list of the vocabulary learnt, as well as a summary of grammar and pronunciation points to work on at home or in individual lessons. If you would like to join a French discussion group, please contact us. Discounted price for those who bring friends!
If you have a document to be proofread , please contact us for information or send an extract with your contact details, the total word-length of the document and your deadline requirements. I can also help you with letter-writing, job applications and exam or presentation preparation.
See our proofreading page for more details.
Students of English Language and Literature preparing for GCSE and A-level exams benefit from extra tuition, encouragement and motivation as the exam period approaches. We also provide ongoing support for those who need regular or intermittent support over the whole academic year. We aim to help children and young people gain confidence and improve their rate of progress. Please contact us for more information.
We also help people writing letters, CVs, application forms and other documents. If you would like help with any kind of writing at any level, please contact us.
As a writer of both poetry and prose, with a passion for encouraging creative writing as a way of viewing the world, I hold workshops in schools and at university and local events. Please contact me for more information or to see some of my work.