This course can be adapted to suit any level of English. You will learn everyday conversation. For example, ordering in a restaurant, taking a train (or London Underground), shopping in a supermarket, drinking in a pub etc. In addition, I will explain basic English grammar.
This course will have a relaxed and informal feel, preparing you for a trip to England. You'll learn some common idioms and real everyday English phrases that you won't learn in a classroom. We can talk about whatever interests you most; food, trains, British television, family life, even recommendations on places to see and visit.
Greetings and self introduction. Where are you from? Why do you want to learn English? What topics are you interested in? How much have you studied already? I need to get an idea of your current English level to tailor the difficulty of the rest of the course to suit your needs.
Lesson 2 Getting a coffee
Please may I have...? Do you have decaf/soymilk/skimmedmilk? Can I have that to take away/drink in please? What kind of coffee do you like?
Lesson 3 At the Pub
A pint of Amstel/Asahi/Peroni/IPA please. Can I have a Gin and Tonic please? With Ice and a slice (of lime) May I see the wine list? Whats your house red? What flavour crisps do you have? Just a half please. Can I taste this ale? Do you have any ID? Are you ordering food? Whats your table number?
Lesson 4 In a restaurant
Do you have a table for 2? I don't have a reservation. Can I sit by the window? Can I have some tap water please? What beers do you have? Where's the toilet please? Can I see the dessert menu? Can I have the bill please? Is service included?
Lesson 5 In a Museum
Is this exhibition free? Which way is the permanent collection? Is there a Japanese Audio guide? Is there a cloakroom? Is it ok to take photos? Can I have a map please? Do I need a ticket?
City / Country of origin: Isle of Wight, England
Mother language: English
Spoken languages: Japanese
About the teacher
Nice to meet you. I'm Leah, from England. Last year I did a working holiday in Japan. I don't speak Japanese fluently so lets practice in English!
BA Fine Art- Bath Spa University 2013
I have taught English at Nano Village Eigo Mura in Okayama last year. The students were mostly adults but I also assisted in a school once a week. I also taught arts and crafts to children in Ishinomaki last year.