English Conversation

Are you interested in online English conversation sessions to practise your English?

Maybe you have an English speaking test like IELTS coming up and you’d like to practise talking about a range of topics? Or perhaps you’d just like to feel more confident when speaking English in a social situation, with colleagues or when travelling abroad? Whatever your reason, I can help!

Online English Conversation Sessions

I’m a native English speaker from the UK offering informal, relaxed, general English conversation sessions for adults 1-1 via Zoom.

In each session, we will focus our conversation around a specific topic. Every week, I will prepare questions on two up-to-date articles from the BBC, and you can choose which article you would like to talk about. The articles will be on a range of different topics e.g. work, travel, hobbies, family, technology etc.

The idea is that you read the article beforehand, and then in our session we will look at the article together on screen and talk about the topic. Don’t worry if you don’t understand everything you read in the article; the most important thing is that you get a basic understanding of the article so that we can have a conversation on the topic. The article really just serves as a springboard for discussion.

Zoom is a great tool for screen sharing, and it also features a really useful whiteboard. If you are not familiar with Zoom, it is super easy to use! I email you a link to join a session, and all you need to do is click on the link.

Please note that you will need to have an intermediate level of English or higher to benefit from these sessions, as the emphasis is on improving your existing conversational skills and not on building the foundations of English.

In these sessions, we will focus on fluency, and I will help you with any vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation points that arise.

This Week’s Article Choices

Topic: Tourism

Coronavirus: Spain races to save tourism as cases surge

Topic: Health

Obesity: Unhealthy ‘buy one get one free’ deals targeted

Don’t want to talk about either of these two articles? No problem. Choose a previous article to talk about from my articles page.

About Me

I’m a highly qualified linguist and English as a Foreign Language Teacher with the following qualifications:

  • Trinity College London TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate
  • MA Literary Translation
  • BA Italian and Spanish

You can read more about me, my background and my interests on my About Me page.

Student Testimonials

I love meeting people from all over the world and helping them with their English. Here is what a past student had to say about my services:

“I have known Helena since September 2015, when I started being her student. I think that Helena is amazing. She is a very cheerful, kind and sensitive person and she has a natural way of teaching. I am really pleased with her because I have improved my speaking skills in a fun way. She is always looking for interesting topics to talk about and I could also learn about British culture. I am a little shy, but she has made me feel comfortable every lesson and I could get confidence in myself. She is also really organised and she always finds the way to encourage her students. Overall, I have found Helena a joy to be around and I hope that you do too!!”

Patricia, Spain (Primary Teacher)

Pricing

  • 1-hour session = £35
  • Ten 1-hour sessions = £315 (includes a 10% discount – reduced from £350)

Availability

  • Monday to Sunday – please enquire for more information

To Book

To book a session, please send me a message via my contact form. I will then send you a form to fill in. Once you return the form to me, I will get in touch to organise a free 10-minute video consultation via Zoom. That way, I can find out more about you, and you get the chance to decide whether the sessions will work for you. Also, we can smooth out any technical glitches prior to our sessions! If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

To Pay

Once you have had your free consultation with me, please read the terms and conditions and purchase your sessions via the appropriate PayPal link below:

English Conversation Session (1 Hour)

A one-hour, general English conversation session (1-1) for adults learning English as a Foreign Language. To benefit from these sessions, you should have an intermediate level of English or higher.

£35.00

English Conversation Sessions (10 Hours)

A package of ten one-hour, general English conversation sessions (1-1) for adults learning English as a Foreign Language. To benefit from these sessions, you should have an intermediate level of English or higher. This package includes a 10% discount off the price of ten individual one-hour sessions.

£315.00

I look forward to meeting you and to having lots of great conversations!

Helena 🙂