English Conversation Classes

“…I first off wanted to say, WOW!…”

Zach A.

Speaking Practice

At ESL Red Deer you can take Speaking classes to improve your English.

Our speaking classes are usually one-on-one, but we sometimes form groups when we have two or more students at the same level who want to practice their conversational skills.

Some of our students take a one-hour speaking class every week because they don’t get opportunities to speak English at work.

You can take speaking classes in our classroom or online.

Please call/text Angela at 403-350-8709 for more information.

A Typical Speaking Class

During your speaking class you and your tutor will choose a topic that you find interesting. You’ll then listen to, or read, a short passage related to the topic. The passage will raise important issues that you will go on to discuss. As the discussion proceeds, your tutor will help you with vocabulary and expressions and note down any new words.

Towards the end of your conversation class, you may look at a picture of some data. You and your tutor will discuss the data and its implications.

At the end of your class, your tutor will give you the list of unfamiliar words and expressions that you have used during the conversation. We suggest you review this list daily until the next class. Make up sentences with your new vocabulary and use it to describe everything you see, smell, hear, taste and feel.

Technical Requirements for Online Conversation Classes

To take an online speaking class, you need a full-sized monitor and speakers. You can use a laptop, an iPad, or a computer monitor.

For much of the class your tutor will share her screen so that you can talk about pictures, work through exercises, and follow examples. The small size of phone screens makes it very difficult for you to participate in your class fully.

Common Topics for our Speaking Classes 

Some common topics in our speaking classes include:

* entertainment
* parenting
* chivalry
* equality
* friendship
* success
* creativity
* greed
* freedom
* loyalty
* justice

Scheduling Online Speaking Classes

You can schedule your classes for the same, or different, times each week. Classes can be scheduled Monday – Friday 10am and 9pm Mountain Time

You can pay for your class using debit, e-transfer, credit card, Paypal, cheques, or cash.

All classes must be paid for at the time of scheduling.

Please call/text Angela at 403-350-8709 for more information.