Support Category: Conversation

What do you talk about in the conversation classes?

The classes are structured around a topic to enable everyone to have a chance to speak, even if they are attending for the first time and don’t know the other participants. Past topics and the tutor’s questions are available inside the site, and can help you prepare for that week’s topic. When you see the questions, you will see that intermediate questions are asking you to use past tenses, the future tense and sometimes the conditional, whereas the advanced class takes you into subjective opinion, desires and other areas that demand more advanced grammar.

Although there is a structure to the class, the tutor will let it run if it develops into a natural conversation in which everyone has a chance to speak.

I am still not confident speaking. Can I attend a conversation class just to listen?

If you think this would help you more than using our free listening resources, then you are very welcome to attend. On entering the class, please use the chat function to let the tutor know (in any language) that you are there to listen.

You can then signal to the tutor if you feel confident to speak, and they will start to direct conversation towards you.

Can I attend a conversation class if I’m a beginner?

We recommend that the minimum level for conversation classes is A2 – for the intermediate class- and B2 for the advanced.

If you are a beginner, you will find the intermediate class difficult, as you will need to use the past tenses and other forms of grammar which you haven’t yet been taught.

I have registered for a Plus / Premium account but I can’t post on the forum, register for events or access revision courses.

The first thing to check is your email inbox. In the confirmation message (sent by is a magic link that enables your account. This is an anti-spam measure.

If you have not already done so, click this link, then log out and log in again. You should now have access to everything you’re entitled to.

If this doesn’t work, or you can’t find the email, please log a support ticket using the buttons to the right.

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