My specialised courses – RECOMMENDED

British English Pronunciation Course

  • Focus on single sounds, connected speech and changes in pronunciation that take place in fast speech when compared with slower speech
  • Less pronunciation theory, more pronunciation practice
  • Shared audio files – so you can practice at home
  • Feedback from Steve on YOUR voice recordings
  • Tips to sound like a native speaker
  • PDF files for each lecture

Intensive Online Course for Polish Learners of English

After just 20 short lessons lasting between 15 and 25 minutes, you will gain knowledge in the following areas:

  • Language learning strategies – such as how to use the PELC Word-Phrase Table to store vocabulary and collocations
  • Personalisation – the benefits of creating personalised sentences which contain new vocabulary and collocations
  • The English Tense System – 95% of interactions in English take place in only four tense aspects – present simple, past simple, present perfect and present perfect continuous. You will have the chance to tell some stories about yourself using only these tense aspects
  • Polish to English language transfer – Many Polish learners of English are not aware of the effect their mother tongue has on the quality of their English. Language transfer theory refers to the manner in which learners transfer Polish word-order patterns and grammar structures into English. For example, many Polish learners of English might translate “bardzo lubię wiosnę” as “I very like spring”. The correct translation should be “I like spring very much”. This course explores the issue of language transfer and the types of mistakes Polish learners of English typically make
  • Connected speech – avoiding the isolated pronunciation of words in conversation
  • The schwa sound – an important factor when it comes to achieving fluency in English

High quality materials include:

  • My self-written texts – My self-written texts contain natural phrases and collocations often used by native speakers of English
  • TED talks – a great opportunity to analyse native speaker speech

The aim of this course is to help you become a self-directed and independent learner of the English language.

After the final session, there will be an opportunity for you to have your own texts, voice recordings and Word-Phrase Tables checked – for FREE!

Enrol now for a FREE trial consultation meeting.

General English ‘Fluency Development’ Course

  • Supplemented by engaging texts based on the founder’s life experiences and observations of the world
  • Conversation-based
  • You’ll become familiar with typical phrases and collocations used by native speakers
  • Opportunities to create a Word-Phrase Table to record newly-learned words and collocations. Create personalised sentences which contain these words and collocations.
  • Analysis and discussion of online news articles. Each article is supplemented by voice recordings and a summary of the most useful words and collocations

Other Courses

IELTS – Intensive Preparation Course

  • Intensive course designed to familiarise students with the writing and speaking components of the IELTS exam
  • By the end of the course, students are able to speak fluently and confidently under exam conditions
  • Supplemented by a coursebook and self-designed materials

Cambridge English – Advanced (CAE)

  • More than 6,000 educational institutions, businesses and government departments around the world accept Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) as proof of high-level achievement in learning English
  • Supplemented by a coursebook and self-designed materials

C2 Proficiency Speaking Test

  • Cambridge Assessment English’s highest level qualification – evidence that you are a highly competent speaker of English
  • Passing the exam shows that you can negotiate and persuade effectively at senior management level in international business settings
  • A C2 Proficiency qualification means you have the level of English required to study demanding subjects at the highest level, including postgraduate and PhD programmes
  • Check out this extended guide to acing the C2 Proficiency Speaking test
  • Supplemented by coursebooks and self-designed materials

Business English Course

  • Business English course for professionals and those wishing to enter the world of Business
  • Utilises articles about a range of business-related topics in order to stimulate discussion
  • Materials have been meticulously designed in order to encourage incidental grammar acquisition and the retrieval of useful phrases and collocations in future conversations
  • Business English vocabulary
  • Supplemented by worksheets and a coursebook

During a work assignment in Łódź, Poland, I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to teach highly-motivated entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors and warehouse logistics managers employed by international companies, such as L’Oréal.

British boarding school interview preparation

  • Eight years’ experience preparing children of all ages for their UK boarding school interviews
  • Focus on helping children to speak about their academic strengths, extra-curricular talents and leadership skills
  • Techniques for developing spoken fluency within a short space of time
  • Written feedback after every session
  • Two FREE consultation phone calls with parents