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Praise for the CAE Speaking Success course
"A relevant and important tool for both teachers and students.
It should be used in every CAE prep. classroom."
"A helpful tool for anyone eager to pass CAE! Marvelous!"
"Clear, simple and effective."
"This is the sort of resource I have been looking for so far.
Clear and simple as well as assertive. I couldn't possibly be more grateful
for your help! I'm sure your feedback will get all students through
"I highly recommend everyone to try this e-tool! Be sure you will
enjoy it and find something new for yourself and your students. I really
Iryna Zuyenok, Ukraine
"I think it's fabulous! I'm really impressed with the lesson I've
just done...You are doing such a wonderful job to help us with English...THANK
"Your new learning tool is very useful for both students and educators.
It highlights the typical problems of candidates and gives clear examples,
explanations that help students to be more aware of these issues during
the preparation. The media tool is attractive and easy to use so working
with it was a pleasure."
"What an amazing job! Congratulations to everyone who worked on
it. I'm sure it can make the difference between a bare pass and high
pass in the interview."
"It gave me very useful tips about the exam I wasn't thinking
about. This helps me alot in my preparation for the exam."
Praise for the Splendid Speaking online course
very important for me in order to organize the mental process in
the acquisition of a new language. (My native tongue is Spanish.) It's a friendly
learning environment, which is very important. Thank you!"
Teodoro, English Language student, Chile
"When the CAE exam came, I was
perfectly calm and self-assured, because I had done it before, and the hands-on
training had taught me practically the right strategy, which I applied making
my speaking paper a great success
If it were not for your help, it would
have been at least one grade lower.
Andrzej Pyka, English Language student, Poland
"The Splendid Speaking strategies
are a remarkable opportunity to get more fluent and confident in English. Thanks
to Pete and Fiona for creating so splendid way of learning Speaking skills."
Daniela do Vale, English Language student, Brazil
believe that a good speaker is made and not born, so the tips Splendid Speaking
provides are really helpful. Using the 'Spontaeous Talks' techniques it provides
really helped me to achieve more fluent communication of the message."
Corina Bold, English Language student, Romania
is giving me the tools and the confidence to improve my speaking skills, providing
explanations and tips on the best approaches to answering a question."
Solange, English language student, Brazil
"What to say more
than: absolutely helpful!
Excellent preparation for the speaking part of
Vukosava Narancic, English Language student, Portugal
B. Praise for the Splendid Speaking website
"Cracking use of technology,
but seamlessly done. The learner just sees (or hears!) the lesson. This is truly
embedded technology, absolutely brilliant."
Rob Englebright, Policy Advisor FE, British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta)
to Pete Travis for producing an excellent podcast which will prove a valuable
resource for all students of English as a foreign language. Pete has lots of experience
in this field and knows how to make his podcast fun and interesting. Keep up the
good work Pete - I'll tell all our ESOL students about Splendid Speaking."
Alan Carr, Elearning Manager, Mid-Cheshire College
perfect way for students to practise not only listening but speaking as well!
It's a wonderful idea that allows you to learn from other people from all over
the world." Vicky, Argentina
" An excellent resource for learners of English and I will definitely come here again for more podcasts. "
"I congratulate you for these very helpful
podcasts that I enjoy listening to. The feedback is very interesting, and trying
to guess the errors is a challenging task for me."
Genevieve Rolland, Co-ordinator of Language Teachers, France
"It's great to visit your podcast which provide concise correction and feedback to CAE students worldwide, especially me."
Somrat, English Language student, Thailand
think it's worth writing to congratulate you: not only does the idea of podcasting
perfectly match to our needs, but it's really well done, agreeable, and useful!
What else could we dream of? Hoping you'll keep doing it, thanks a lot."
"Splendid Speaking is an excellent
source of improvement for those who will take Cambridge Examinations such as CAE
and CPE. Peter Travis makes quite interesting comments which are always a plus
to the recording exercises. Congratulations!!!!"
Glaucia Pereira Lopes, Cultura Iinglesa, Brazil
to say that this site is the most powerful tool for english student who want to
pass in CAE, it is really worthwhile. I strongly recommend using every day to
improve your english skills and to get self-confidence."
Glauberson Cardoso Vieira, Brazil
is a great solution to get more fluent in English. It's more interesting way of
learning English than the typical ones and a very good opportunity to prepare
speaking was a very helpful site for my studies towards CAE."
Edit Mändli, Switzerland
Splendid Speaking website is very useful for preparing an exam. I appreciate the
speaking examples and the worksheets which you send with email every week. Thank
you very much."
Karen Dörr, Switzerland
a teacher and recommend Splendid Speaking to my CAE, CPE and business students.
The worksheet provide excellent vocabulary they can use immediately. Thanks!"
R. P., Internatinal House, Spain
you want to pass CAE exam with flying colors or just like to keep in touch with
English language I really recommend you follow Splendid Speaking."
C. Praise for the Splendid Speaking community
creates a worldwide web of English learners who share the same interest in improving
their speaking skills."
Teodoro Enrique Yagnam, Chile
find the Skype project a very good opportunity to improve my speaking and to overcome
the anxieties about the exam.The techniques that are practised help a lot.Taking
advantage of Skype as a way of preparing for the exams is a brilliant and innovative
"The Skype program is a
great tool but I must say too that if it weren´t for the community created
by the team, it would not be possible to do half of was done to practise my speaking.
Splendid Speaking has created the very opportunities to meet CAE trainees willing
to enhance their speaking. I´m definitely keeping good memories about all
Filipe Mendes, English Language Student, Brazil