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Centre for Languages and Inter-Communication


"Thank you for your helping me to improve my English proficiency. I can now interact with native speakers with confidence.

"I learned many words and phrases and useful conversations. I will recommend this to others!

"Everything was useful and practical. It’s exactly what I wanted to learn and needed to learn. I enjoyed the course.


Speaking Fluently & Appropriately Courses

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English and covers a variety of spoken language, ranging from the more formal language needed for seminars, discussions and conferences, to the more informal everyday language used in the office or the student house, or in wider social settings, whether online or face-to-face. It runs at two levels (Intermediate and Advanced) and takes into account the needs and wishes of participants by conducting brief individual meetings prior to the start of the course. This is an opportunity to meet people and to practise your spoken English online in an informal and relaxed environment.

BOOKINGS OPEN 28th September 2020:

  • Intermediate-level course: course begins Wednesday 7th October 2020 - book here
  • Advanced-level course: course begins Thursday 8th October 2020 - book here


The Lent term online pronunciation course will consist of a mix of teacher input and small group supervisions. We will cover the main aspects of pronunciation for one hour each week (Wednesdays 11.15-12.15), and then reconvene for further practice in small groups of three (30 minutes per group), on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings.

Times / groups for this practice will be arranged in class.  If you have any questions or would like further information, please email Sheila Dodds (smd48).

  • Lent term: course begins Wednesday 20th January 2021 - book here (bookings open 30/11/2020)


Practising your Presentations in English: Easter Term 2021

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who feel that they would benefit from the opportunity to have frequent practice in giving presentations in English.  It will consist of a mix of teacher input, individual presentations and regular feedback. We will meet together for the first class (11.15am on Wednesday 28 April), and thereafter we will meet mainly in small groups of 4-6 students, at 11.15 am on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Depending on exact numbers, each group session will be between 1 hour and 1.5 hours long.  Groups and precise times will be decided in the first class.

  • Easter term: course begins Wednesday 28th April 2021 - book here 



Signing up for a course requires commitment for the full course. If you fail to attend the first workshop of the course and do not email your reason for not attending, your name will be removed from the attendance list without notice to make space for those on the waiting list.


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