Course Summary

Improve your English conversation skills and have fun along the way!

Improve your ability to be understood by others through conversation on various topics.  The class is suitable for those with intermediate – upper intermediate level of English who want to enhance their vocabulary and conversation skills.

English Conversation Skills course

This class will focus on improving your conversation skills for everyday life and in the workplace. New vocabulary will be introduced focussing on casual conversation expressions and slang that can be practised with colleagues in the workplace.  Pronunciation practice will be included with individual attention to speech sounds in the context of conversation. We will look at intonation, humour, role plays, group and individual presentations. This interactive class will provide lively discussions and debates on a wide range of topics. The class will take place in a relaxed and stimulating environment using authentic materials.

English Conversation Skills course content

Session 1: Introductions, what constitutes clear speech and communication, Australian slang

Session 2: Speech sounds, idioms, discussion around travel and Melbourne attractions

Session 3: Tongue twisters and further focus on speech sounds, travel presentations

Session 4: Role plays and discussions of news articles

Session 5:  Conversation starters, ice breakers, business etiquette and small talk

Session 6: What makes a successful conversation, debate, more idioms

Session 7: Intonation, investigating topics for conversation, strategies to keep a conversation going, ending a conversation

Session 8: Review, further role plays and discussions, individual presentations, feedback


Course outcomes

  • Have confidence in discussing a range of topics
  • Be more aware of idioms and slang and how to use these in conversation
  • Have enhanced vocabulary
  • Participate in a wide range of fun and practical activities in a relaxed, supportive environment

What should I bring?

Please bring along a pen and paper to each session.

Delivered by:

As a professional speaker, corporate trainer and communication coach, Andrew Monaghan has an interactive and engaging style that makes learning easy. He is a specialist presentation and communication skills trainer.  Andrew has been teaching public speaking skills for over 10 years.  He has extensive real world experience in the workplace.

Andrew teaches effective techniques that help people get their message across when speaking in front of groups or in meetings.  He is focused on delivering quality outcomes for participants.To make it easier, he teaches effective ways to control presentation anxiety.  Andrew creates a relaxed environment in class to reduce stress levels.

Amongst many awards, Andrew has been Australian champion presenter with Toastmasters and a member of the National Speakers Association.

Next Steps

Also checkout our Business English – Writing for Work and Business English – Speaking for Professionals courses which have everything you need to improve your English speaking and English writing skills in the workplace

Course Sessions

Tuesday, 18th February - 8 classes

Session ID SKAS6101C
18 Feb - 7 Apr 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$490 / $466 (conc)
Andrew Monaghan

Tuesday, 28th April - 8 classes

Session ID SKAS6102C
28 Apr - 16 Jun 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$490 / $466 (conc)
Andrew Monaghan
Last updated: December 10, 2019 04:34pm