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Sample screenshot from Splendid Speaking Unit 2: Make Effective Small Talk

Let's be honest - speaking English in real-life situations can be tough for our learners when English is their second language. The impression they make on other people often comes down to:

  1. how they present themselves when meeting someone for the first time - whether it's a job interview or a social event - and
  2. the impact they make when having to speak at length, either in a formal presentation or an 'off the cuff' talk.

And that's precisely why we developed this The Splendid Speaking Course and based it around the strategies adopted by successful communicators.


How can The Splendid Speaking Course help my students?

The Splendid Speaking Course teaches upper intermediate and 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. (See 'Syllabus)


The Splendid Speaking Course is perfect for…

  • General EFL/ESOL students who lack confidence in speaking in real-life situations.
  • Students preparing for language exams such as IELTS, Cambridge CAE, CPE or BEC Higher.
  • Students working on pre-sessional and EAP courses.
  • Students on Business English programmes.

Here's what some of our users say ...

"I really believe that a good speaker is made and not born, so the tips the Splendid Speaking Course provides are really helpful. Using the 'Spontaneous Talks' techniques it provides really helped me to achieve more fluent communication of the message."
Corina B., English Language student, Romania

"Splendid Speaking 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 an exam."
Vukosava N., Portugal

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