Overview: Callan Method courses are designed to improve your understanding, and spoken English. The main focus is on speaking, listening and pronunciation.
Description: You may have studied grammar at school for many years but still find understanding and speaking English difficult, or you may be a complete beginner. Whatever your level of English, the fun, fast Callan Method will really help you!
The lessons are designed to immerse you in English with rapid questions and answers which improve your understanding and allow you no time to think and translate into your native language. After a short time, you will begin to think and speak directly in English!
Constant systematic correction of your mistakes, by native English speaking teachers, greatly improves your pronunciation and confidence when speaking.
New vocabulary and grammar is taught and practised each day so that you quickly build up your knowledge of words and phrases, which help you speak more fluently. More advanced grammar and vocabulary is taught as you move through the stages, as well as important idioms and phrasal verbs.
There is a lot of revision; so there is no need to worry if you do not understand or remember everything the first time; practice makes perfect!
You will also have some reading and writing in the lessons, so you practise all four skills. Written and oral exams follow the completion of each stage, so it is easy to follow your progress.
Courses focus on:
Speed: the lessons are taught at a fast speed. There is no time to think and translate into your own language. This quickly improves your confidence and speaking skills.
Correction: you will listen and speak for most of the lesson and all your mistakes will instantly be corrected by your teacher.
Repetition: the lessons are taught through constant repetition and revision of grammatically correct sentences.
Entry requirements: On your first day we will test your level of English and assign you to the appropriate class. We offer two days of trial lessons – which you only pay for if you sign on. We do not offer trial lessons during July and August.
Progress and testing:
- Stage exams - written and oral exams at the end of each stage
- Tutorials, one to one meetings with your teacher
- Students' reports
Certificate: At the end of the course, you will obtain an accredited ABC School of English Certificate stating your level of English and attendance.
From beginners to upper intermediate
CEFR A1 to C1
Any time, beginners’ courses start on Mondays
14 students, average 8 to 10
Flexible, from 1 week to 48
All students and professionals
Each Callan Method hour includes a ten minute break.