What we're about
Is your English level upper intermediate or higher? Do you like chatting and exchanging ideas and learning about other cultures? Do you want to improve your daily vocabulary, learn new idioms and colloquialisms and are not afraid of a little (friendly) error correction along the way?
I am an American, CELTA-trained, private English teacher with experience in conversation classes at the intermediate and advanced level. Also, as a former journalist with over 12 years of human-interest reporting experience from all over the world, I sometimes hold lively discussion classes on current events for students learning English as a second language.
We can discuss cultural, political, social, health and parenting issues -- or any other issue that interests the group. Some coffee and conversation members have just recently arrived in London. We sometimes discuss the challenges in, and joys of, discovering London!
I am fluent in French and Spanish and so know how important use of a language in everyday situations is, as well as how daunting it can be to practice a new language when not feeling very confident. Five students maximum per group.