English Speaking and Conversation Online

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Course Details

Teaching hours

Up to 4 hours per week (flexible hours)

Minimum level

A2 (Elementary)

4 Minimum class size
8 Maximum class size
18 Minimum age

About this course

 

Study at the weekend to improve your speaking skills and develop the confidence you need to use English for everyday conversations, interviews, networking and presentations.

 

Why Norwich Study Centre?

  • We are here for you | Your teacher is available to assist you every step of the way, with regular feedback throughout your course.
  • Live, interactive learning | Using Zoom technology, you will join your teacher and fellow students in a virtual classroom to practise and communicate together.
  • Come together to do more with English | You become part of a welcoming community. Join our online social activities and make new connections with people from around the world.

 

Course aims

Choose this course if you want to:

  • Communicate and become more fluent speaking English
  • Be more confident using English for different purposes and in real-life situations, including travel, interviews, telephone conversations, presentations and networking
  • Use English more accurately to say what you mean and be understood
  • Improve your pronunciation and build your vocabulary
  • Build new connections and learn with people from around the world

 

What is included in this course?

With this course, you can get:

  • 10 or 20 live, interactive lessons with your teacher, focused on developing your English speaking and conversation skills
  • A one-to-one interview with our Director of Studies to help you get the most out of your lessons
  • Access to our exciting range of online social activities
  • A certificate for your course

Course Details

When can I start?

Our English Speaking and Conversation Online course is available to start any weekend (Friday or Saturday).

 

What do I need for this course?

For the best experience, you will need:

  • A desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • A stable internet connection (at least 2.5Mbps)
  • A web camera or a device that includes a camera
  • A microphone/headset or a device that includes a microphone

Our online courses use Zoom technology. We will send you all the details and instructions you need to connect to your lessons, access resources and join social activities.

 

What is the course timetable?

Live group lessons take place on Fridays and Saturdays. Each day there are two lessons in the morning:

  • Lesson 1: 8:30am to 9:30am*
  • Lesson 2: 10:00am to 11:00am*

You can study up to 4 hours per week by booking any of these lessons. Each week, we will ask you to choose which lessons you want to join, so we can help you book your place in advance.

* All times are GMT/BST.

Please note course timetables may change. All students will be notified of any timetable changes that affect their course.

Pricing

How much does this course cost?

Our English Speaking and Conversation Online course prices vary depending on how many lessons you book. Students can pay for 10 or 20 lessons at a time:

  • Book 10 lessons for £170 (£17 per lesson)
  • Book 20 lessons for £300 (£15 per lesson)

There is a registration fee for all new students of £30. Current and previous students can enrol without paying a new registration fee.

Please note:

  • Bought lessons are non-refundable and are valid for 10 weeks from the date of the first lesson. You will need to use all of your lessons before the expiry date. Unused lessons cannot be carried forward.
  • Students must book weekly, in advance. Each week, we will ask you to choose the days and lessons you want to study. You will not be able to attend classes that you have not booked.
  • You will be sent the class codes for the days you have booked by email.
  • We will tell your teacher which days and times you intend to join the class so that they can plan to make your lessons as effective and enjoyable as possible.
  • If you are unable to attend the class you originally booked, please contact the Director of Studies / the Office before the lesson starts.
  • Please be aware that classes will be cancelled if class attendance drops below 4 students. We will update you by email as soon as possible if this happens.

What our students say

After three weeks at Flying Classrooms, I can honestly say that the teaching staff and the office crew really make you feel welcome. Teachers are enthusiastic, you learn a lot in a quaint environment and you’ll never want to stop this learning experience with all the other interesting students from all over the world. Top notch!

Bernd from Germany

I spent 1 month before my IELTS test with my teachers, Jill and Andy. It was really helpful and I got 6.5 in writing where it was 5.5 last test. I practiced a lot on reading on myself and they helped a lot with their advices and I got 7 in reading. I really liked this school and strongly recommend it.

Lama from Saudi Arabia

Well, my first time in Norwich and in Flying Classrooms was rather scary because I had no idea how to deal with English people and I had huge language barrier as well. But all the teachers in FC helped me with it, and now I feel absolutely confident about my English skills. I have been to the school 4 times and each time is a new experience in English culture, language and people. All the teachers are absolutely helpful, friendly, funny and sometimes strict. Therefore, office management is also helpful, if someone needs help, he/she just needs to visit student officer and he will help with all one’s problems.  I wish that soon I can come back to school not to study but to meet my friends (who are already best friends) to share with them my achievements which this school helped me with.

Darya from Russia

I’m quite happy about my improvements. I know that in the short time that I’ve had (13 weeks), it is pretty difficult to speak fluently without errors of grammar and to listen as well. Flying Classrooms has a great team of professionals and I have nothing to complain about them. Clever strategies of teaching really helps when you are sharing the class with students of different cultures and ages. The building is well-located and easy to find. We also had a “social activity staff”, who every Friday gave us options of entertainment on weekends like going to pubs, parks and shopping, for example.

Matheus from Brazil

I was only there for two weeks, but I learn a lot of English, and your teachers are very good. I hope to return to Norwich.

Mari Carmen from Spain

Our homestay is a very nice person. Her house is clean, breakfast and dinner are excellent and we can have very interesting discussions with her.

The school was perfect with really nice staff and wonderful trips.

Gundula from Germany

I spent two incredible weeks in this school, you feel immediately very comfortable in the class thanks to the small group. The teachers are irreproachable, it allowed me to meet people of different nationalities!
I highly recommend this school which made me progress in English!

Léa from France
I have been working with Flying Classrooms since 2010 and bring my students to spend a summer month with FC every year. Norwich is definitely a great place to study because you have the advantages of a city, but also a very good atmosphere! The school is situated in the very centre of the city where everything is close to you and you easily can satisfy all your ideas.
I would recommend FC to you if you wish to improve your English. All my students enjoyed the course and the teachers who are very professional, efficient and talented. The staff of the school are very friendly and are always willing to help! The atmosphere at school was just like being with family. The lessons were creative and dynamic. Experience at FC gave my students the motivation to learn more and more. Some of them came back to school the year later. And, of course, it helped them in their preparation for IELTS. We miss Norwich very much!
Anna from Kazakhstan

I was only in the school for two weeks but I felt like I was at home.

Franca from Italy

All the teachers were professional and helpful, so was the school staff. Everybody was extremely kind and friendly.
The activities were very interesting and involving. The school premises were fine too. The lessons were engaging, interesting and challenging. all the teachers gave us tips and hands-on suggestions to improve our work in our country. I have already planned to go back to Norwich for another course next year, a more tailor-made course only for TEYL (Teaching English to Young Learners) that the school is ready to personalize if we have some other teachers interested in the same area of teaching.

Monica from Italy

I’ve been in Flying Classrooms twice and really enjoyed that time. Recommend this school to everyone who want to know English well. Moreover, I was inspired by great teachers, absolute educational program and so friendly atmosphere there. Also you have to join the activities which Flying Classrooms organize. With love and million thankful words from Kazakhstan!

Diana from Kazakhstan

I’ve been studying at the Flying Classrooms for eight months and I’m very satisfied with the choice I made. The teachers are natives and experienced, the office staff are always ready to help and the build is adequate and well located. Every week they offer a social active, that helps with cohesion between students and introduces Norwich’s culture.

Emerson from Brazil

I know that I am very lucky that I chose Flying Classrooms to improve my language skills. All of my teachers were really good. I will never forget them.

Ro-ah from Saudi Arabia

The teachers were kind, patient and willing to help anytime. I really liked that when a student asked some question but the teacher didn’t know the answer right away, he searched on the internet or asked other teachers, so he was able to help the student after all. I especially liked the teachers motivation to find differences and similarities between English and other languages the students were able to speak.
The school is located in the centre of Norwich, which is very useful because all kinds of stores, restaurants and the most popular sights are within walking distance.
Classes were welcoming and always clean. The common room was a very nice place to meet people from different countries, no matter the age.

Daniela from Slovakia