What we're about

This is a group for professionals and business people who have advanced levels of English. This group is for those who are working to improve their English so their career prospects (and life) improves.

Meetings will consist of a short 10 minute talk focussing on some aspect of English/learning. This will be followed by conversations where the organiser will work to make the speaker (and those listening) aware of where they need to focus their energies to make improvements on how they are speaking. For some this may be mainly in the pronunciation areas, for others the way they express themselves, yet for others it may be cultural components.

The focus will be not just on the language they are using but what they can consider doing to continue to improve in their own time. At advanced levels, ongoing improvements depend (not on how much you study but) on a range of factors to do with how you are listening, where you put your attention and on how you are using English.

The conversations will range from personal to professional, just as it would do in any professional setting.
The conversations will be light and easy to participate in.

So, if you are a professional with advanced levels of English and feel/think that you

- need to improve

- are stuck at a level..in any of the speaking skill areas

- wish to accelerate your improvement

-are bored with how you are learning

- need some motivation

consider coming along.

Upcoming events (4)

The art of speaking your way to improvement (Free)

Sally's Kitchen

For each session we will be looking at reasons why people struggle to improve their English language skills. The discussions will be kept light and easy, at times even humorous, drawing on the experiences of the participants. Whilst we are doing that, I will be doing what I can to help each speaker become more aware about issues they have with their speaking. This will be done in a seamless way with care and sensitivity. How to fix issues identified will become something that everyone can learn from as even though issues vary, there are commonalities with regards to repair Conversation and communication are skills that we will be exploring. Come along prepared to contribute and to work on your own English at the same time. The more advanced you are, the more sensitive you need to become to move your English on, in any of the areas. Be prepared to stretch your sensitivity boundaries! :-) ** Entry **is to at least purchase a drink.

The art of speaking your way to improvement (Free)

Sally's Kitchen

For each session we will be looking at reasons why people struggle to improve their English language skills. The discussions will be kept light and easy, at times even humorous, drawing on the experiences of the participants. Whilst we are doing that, I will be doing what I can to help each speaker become more aware about issues they have with their speaking. This will be done in a seamless way with care and sensitivity. How to fix issues identified will become something that everyone can learn from as even though issues vary, there are commonalities with regards to repair Conversation and communication are skills that we will be exploring. Come along prepared to contribute and to work on your own English at the same time. The more advanced you are, the more sensitive you need to become to move your English on, in any of the areas. Be prepared to stretch your sensitivity boundaries! :-) ** Entry **is to at least purchase a drink.

The art of speaking your way to improvement (Free)

Sally's Kitchen

For each session we will be looking at reasons why people struggle to improve their English language skills. The discussions will be kept light and easy, at times even humorous, drawing on the experiences of the participants. Whilst we are doing that, I will be doing what I can to help each speaker become more aware about issues they have with their speaking. This will be done in a seamless way with care and sensitivity. How to fix issues identified will become something that everyone can learn from as even though issues vary, there are commonalities with regards to repair Conversation and communication are skills that we will be exploring. Come along prepared to contribute and to work on your own English at the same time. The more advanced you are, the more sensitive you need to become to move your English on, in any of the areas. Be prepared to stretch your sensitivity boundaries! :-) ** Entry **is to at least purchase a drink.

Accent Reduction, Accuracy and Aspiration
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If you are having trouble being understood or just want to sound more native-like, come along and get personalised feedback and advice.

Past events (40)

The art of speaking your way to improvement (Free)

Sally's Kitchen

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