The Splendid Speaking Course
an easier and more effective way to improve
your speaking skills and confidence in English
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"When the exam came, I was perfectly calm and self-assured, 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 P., English Language student, Poland
How can Splendid Speaking help me?
Let's be honest - speaking English in high-profile
situations can be challenging when its your second language. The impression
that we make on other people often comes down to:
What is the Splendid Speaking Course?
Splendid Speaking is an online self-study English speaking course to teach advanced learners of English top-level speaking skills and communication strategies. It comes in two volumes ('Introductions and Small Talk' and 'Powerful Presentations') and covers 12 key strategies for communicating effectively, as well as a range of useful vocabulary and language topics.
How does it work?
First, there's nothing to download or install. Splendid Speaking is an online course so all you need is a web browser and an internet connection. You sign-up for a username and password account and then you can log in from any computer - at work, at home, in your local library or internet cafe. When you have half an hour to spare in your busy day you could be working through a speaking strategy or brushing up on your vocabulary!
Splendid Speaking is perfect for
People who need to speak English at work.
University and college students studying in an English-speaking environment
Advanced learners of English who have a good grasp of grammar but who lack confidence in speaking in real-life situations.
Candidates for any advanced English language exam with a Speaking component, particularly the Cambridge CAE, CPE, BEC Higher, IELTS and BULATS.
How can it help me with my exam preparation?
Choose any of the examinations below to find out how Splendid Speaking can help you with your area of interest.
What does my subscription include?
Introductions and Small Talk
In addition to these 12 key strategies you can test yourself with our interactive quizzes on useful collocational phrases to do with work, business, education and relationships, for example.
And that's not all
In addition to these 12 key strategies you can test your knowledge of useful topical collocational phrases, question formation and the particular features of spoken English such as the use of 'heads and tails' and 'vague' language.
Live Teacher Support
To help you stay on track with your
studies we invite course members to join us and other students on one of our live monthly 'askthetutor' tutorials. (Times are advertised on the course homepage.) We will focus on the key Speaking skills covered in Splendid Speaking and try to answer any questions you may have. And if you can't attend a session, email us your question and we'll try to help.
Are there an special technical requirements?
No! There's audio throughout the course so you'll need a reasonably good Internet connection and the content is developed using Flash and you'll need Flash Player 7 or later (most people have this).
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Best wishes for your English studies!