Learn English speaking

Learn English speaking and conversation skills

What does ‘learning English conversation’ involve?  Conversations are all around us from the moment we wake up in the morning to the moment we fall asleep. We interact with family and friends at home, we exchange ideas with colleagues at work, we ask for information from strangers in the street all through conversation.  We converse with people of all ages and we often try to converse with people whose mother-tongue is different from ours.  

Conversation is difficult to learn, you need the right stimulus to create conversation. We believe our touring English courses offer plenty of talking points for natural conversation to take place.

​Conversation is more than just ‘speaking’

Everyday conversation means knowing when to use polite and formal language as opposed to impolite and informal language - ‘Please be so kind as to leave me alone’ rather than ‘Bog Off!  It means knowing when it is right to say ‘He kicked the bucket’ rather than ‘He passed away’ and how to express surprise and a whole range of other emotions.

Touring English courses with Plus English will teach you a variety of colloquial and more formal language.

Conversation is a dialogue not a monologue

This means listening is as important as speaking and knowing how to respond to the verbal and visual clues of others as they speak. Do you know how to take a full and active part in a conversation in English?

On our touring courses we give you plenty of opportunities to take part in natural conversations. From admiring scenic views and describing them on our tour for Nature Lovers to afternoon tea conversations about many topics on our Food & Drink tour, you will be speaking English naturally every day of your touring English course.

Plus English ​provides opportunities for you to learn and practise some of the features of English conversation

Our small group touring English courses allow you to participate in stimulating conversations with your guide and people from other countries – using English.

If you wish to practise and learn English conversation skills, a small group touring course provides plenty opportunity to speak English in a safe and supportive environment.  You can participate in interesting discussions about a wide variety of topics and have the help of an experienced English teacher to help you express yourself and your ideas clearly and precisely in English.  

With a maximum of only 6 clients per group, you will have the best opportunity to participate in discussions and really improve your English conversation skills. Scottish people are known to be friendly and talkative!  Learn more about our tours.

"I really managed to listen to authentic English and speak to people in English every day of the tour! It was a great way to improve my English and put into practise what I have learned in my own country."