Small Group Classes to Maximize Your Speaking Practice & Your Progress

Master Your Skills;
Advance Your Level

Exclusive to Fluency School Graduates

You’ve finished Fluency School and now you might be thinking…

How Can I…

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Get more speaking practice

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Keep & grow the progress I’ve made

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Receive consistent feedback + support

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Learn new vocabulary

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Gain stronger grammatical accuracy

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Advance to a higher English level

Introducing Advanced Conversation

In Fluency School, you learned to speak with clarity and flow; you made progress in your English confidence and fluency.

Advanced Conversation refines your skills for mastery.

And takes you further with advanced vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and communication skills.

Speak With Fluency

Speak at length clearly, without significant pauses or fillers, and speak to a variety of topics, including topics outside of your comfort zone and abstract topics such as culture, philosophy, beliefs, art, etc.

Increase Accuracy

Use the correct grammar tense most of the time and you’re able to correctly use a variety of sentence structures and vocabulary when speaking, including figurative language. 

Communicate effectively

Start, lead, and participate in conversations effortlessly, requesting clarification when needed, and respond to questions — both expected and unexpected — without difficulty.

Be Clear & Organized

Be consistently able to organize your thoughts, ideas, and details and communicate in a way that is clear and easily understood by native speakers and your classmates.

Develop Your Voice

Forge a deep, personal connection with the language to confidently convey your unique perspectives and personality through personalized feedback, nuanced language practices, and engaging dialogue.

Both my manager and colleagues have provided feedback, mentioning that I am now speaking more slowly with lots of pauses, which has made me much more understandable to them.

I am genuinely grateful to you and your team for helping me enhance my communication skills.

Subbu

I feel more confident in English and have had different experiences where I could not recognize myself years ago.

The most important to me has been to be myself again, and I feel grateful to see myself growing in English.

Claudia

I have learned a lot about American culture during the classes and this is very valuable to me. Even more, these classes has had a profound impact on both my personal and professional development.

Daniela

Today I saw one of my former directors (non-French speaker) again after 5 years.

He visited my company to have a few meetings and left for CDG airport afterward.

When I saw him at office (open space with more than 100 employees), he was enjoying a small talk with his former team members in English. I approached him and said, “Sorry to jump into your conversation. I’m so glad to see you again!’ and participated in the conversation.

I was so surprised by myself because I was unable to do that before Fluency school, Advanced Conversation, and Mastering Conversation classes, especially in an open space.

Today I could realize the progress I had made since the first day with you.

Yumi

Develop New Skills Every Month

Advanced Conversation is a month-to-month program with 2 classes per week.

The learning curriculum is new every month, so you consistently expand your English know-how, make progress, and advance your level.

Small Group Classes

Support & Feedback

Expanded Speaking Skills

Advanced Vocabulary

Fine-Tuned Accuracy

Fluency & Confidence

What You’ll Get with
Advanced Conversation

Your confidence blossomed in Fluency School; that’s just the beginning of what is possible for you.

Advanced Conversation expands your confidence and keeps you going on the English journey.

We provide the roadmap forward with our weekly lessons that are more advanced so you can keep your confidence, master your fluency, and take your English to the next level.

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Practice with Support

Join two small group, intimate classes every week. Our lessons focus on modern English vocabulary and advanced grammar, combined with in-depth training on speaking skills. Our class size is 5-6 students to maximize your speaking time and personal feedback.

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Advanced-Level Training

Gain new skills every month. We focus on B2-C1 level skills with a new theme every 4 weeks. You’ll perfect the strategies you learned in Fluency School and advance to a new level with stronger vocabulary and more accurate grammar.

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Tracked Progress

Get personalized feedback in a small group environment. Set new monthly goals with regular check-ins to monitor your progress. Plus, download our monthly progress journals to keep track of what you’re learning month to month.

Elevate your English skills to new heights with Advanced Conversation, building upon your Fluency School foundation for unparalleled precision and ability.

We introduce new topics and skills each month. 

Here are examples from previous months.

Quick switches in politeness and tone

English speakers know how to switch from direct structures to polite structures in a heartbeat, helping them to sound more polite in difficult conversations. This is essential when you want to…

  • want to sound friendly and interested
  • ask someone for a favor
  • need to make a suggestion to your boss
  • … or get something you want!

Adjusting our English in this way requires key skills, including:

  • choosing the right verbs, including modals (could, would, should)
  • switching between direct and more polite structures with ease
  • understanding the cultural expectations for specific situations

Learn how to make quick decisions and change tone quickly to adjust politeness and tone in any situation.

Shades of meaning

Finding that word – the perfect word to capture meaning – feels fantastic and can make your stories more memorable, vivid, and compelling.

By contrast, words that feel too general might feel flat or – even worse – totally inaccurate!

Communicating with greater nuance and flexibility goes much faster when you can:

  • grow your knowledge of synonyms – even for common, everyday vocabulary
  • use comparisons to describe your meaning more clearly
  • adapt the “rules” to create your own words and phrases when you need to

Explore the “shades of meaning” as we examine words with subtle differences. 

If I were... I would

With conditional structures, you can express regret or wishes about the past, give advice, and imagine what could happen.

However, these structures are complicated, and it can be hard to know when to use one or the other in a particular situation.

Moving between these structures easily and without any thought or worry requires:

  • being familiar with how and when English speakers switch between the real and unreal
  • knowing the right words and structures for each situation
  • choosing the best verb form to communicate clearly

Learn how to use verb tense and conditional structures intentionally so that it is clear to the listener whether something is possible, imaginary, or real; discuss possible outcomes for a variety of choices; and talk more deeply about how our lives could have been different.

Discussions for deeper understanding

Look at these conversation questions. What do you notice about the questions in bold?

  • What do you do in your free time? vs.  How can daily routine help maintain work/life balance and avoid burnout?
  • What are your daily work responsibilities? vs. How might culture influence an individual’s approach to work?
  • What’s your favorite movie? vs. How has western media impacted other countries and their values?

They’re more complex, right?

Now, imagine yourself discussing your personal opinions, culture, or values with a group… and having completely different points of view. Or opposing ideas.

How do you feel about your ability to understand what others say? What about your ability to share your ideas in a meaningful way?

Deeper discussions need patience, care, and specific English skills to be a success. This includes the ability to:

  • paraphrase and clarify ideas
  • show genuine curiosity through active listening
  • frame your own ideas in a respectful and accurate way

Learn to discuss topics connected to cultures and values. 

Advanced Conversation — 2020

Recently, I received a message from a recruiter, who forwarded me a job opportunity, but the interviews will be all online. I normally prefer in-person interviews, I always struggled with phone interviews. But now, there is no choice.

So I tried, but surprisingly, I had a one-hour online interview with the manager, then half an hour interview with CRO, then half an hour interview with the CEO, they all went well and smoothly, I didn’t expect I could go this far.

The difference is that I don’t need to handle my feelings inside myself, so I have the freedom to focus more on the content in English. It feels great, and I can feel the power of communication. It is wonderful.

I really appreciate what this course brings to me and how it changed me. I will keep going, love this course.

Jie

I would like to share my big success story from last week! I did a 45-minute virtual presentation on my expertise topic in English!!! It took me a lot of time to be ready. But it was a good invested time.

First, I wrote what I wanted to say using signposting. I went back to the Fluency School notes and revised what I learned. Then I applied the strategies.

Second, I recorded myself and practice with a colleague. I heard the recording and identified the words I needed to practice the pronunciation or change intonation. Also, I detect the fillers (ehhhm)! When I practice again I used pauses to avoid them! Believe me, I applied every strategy ending with a great presentation.

But the best was that I answered all the questions without problem! I used the school videos and took notes on what I can applied. Yes, practice makes a huge difference! Thanks to everyone because I’m learning from my AC classmates in every session, also!

Suhey

Before FS and AC, I used to take many short tests to check my English level. I recently had the opportunity to take another one and I was extremely stunned with the result: I was able to understand a very complex “listening exercise,” and I got the highest score!

Regarding my work issues, I should admit that improving my English boosted my confidence to get more responsibility at work. Two years ago there was a vacancy to  co-coordinate one of the working groups in the project I am currently working on. I have applied for it and the project leader agreed.

Now I am one of the coordinators of the upgrade of one of the most relevant detectors of my work field. I am sure that if I had not joined the Fluency School and had kept going with the Advanced Conversation courses, I would not have the confidence to apply for the position, since communication is a must-have skill for those.

Marisol

Ready to Join?

Follow These Steps to Join Today

Step 1

Review Our Class Calendar 

The calendar below shows classes with available spots for the next month. Confirm/select your time zone to review current class availability accurately.

We’ve labeled classes with numbers & colors so it’s easy to see the class days/times.

Note: If another student fills a spot, the class will say ‘Full.’ 

Step 2

Identify Your Class

Do you see a class that works for your schedule? Great! Take note of the class number — for example, Class 1. Or Class 2.

Note: Please be sure to identify a class you can commit to and attend consistently during the month. All students choose 1 specific class and attend that class 2 days per week.

Step 3

Register

Follow the steps to register.

Choose your registration preference and click the ‘Join Today’ button.

When you complete the registration, you will include your selected class time with us to reserve your spot in that class.

 

How much does Advanced Conversation cost?

Advanced Conversation is $180* USD per month.

We also provide a 3-month plan for $480. When you pay for 3 months, you save $60. (This plan must be used for 3 consecutive months, for example, June, July, August. They cannot be separated over time.)

*Please note this investment is subject to change.

How many small group classes can I join?

You may schedule 2 classes per week.

Currently we offer a Monday/Wednesday schedule and a Tuesday/Thursday schedule.

We ask that our students choose a schedule and class time that they can commit to every week. This helps us ensure small group classes and helps our students develop meaningful relationships in the process of advancing their English skills.

 

How long is this course?

Advanced Conversation is a month-to-month course. This means that you can join for just one month or you can choose to join multiple months.

Your membership in the course will automatically renew every month, which means you will be billed $180 USD every month (or every 3 months if you select the 3-month payment plan).

What if I only want to join for one month?

No problem.

When you join, you will pay for the first month ($180). After one month, you can then pause or cancel your membership at any time.

However, you must do this before your next billing cycle. You will automatically be billed for $180 every month unless you pause or cancel.

We cannot provide a refund once you’ve been billed for a month.

 

Who can join?

Fluency School II: Advanced Conversation is only available for former Fluency School students.

The skills and themes of the course are based on what you learned in Fluency School.

Will there be materials available or homework to do? Do I need to watch videos and complete speaking tasks?

This course is 100% focused on the small group conversation classes – just like the classes you participated in during Fluency School.

In each class, you’ll continue to master the speaking skills you gained in the course.

There will not be any videos or speaking tasks in this conversation course.

When necessary for the weekly small groups, we will provide materials that will help you develop your speaking skills, expand your vocabulary, and deepen your grammar knowledge.

I joined Fluency School a year ago. Can I still join Advanced Conversation now?

Absolutely! Advanced Conversation is available to you whenever you would like to join, now or at a later date.

What if I miss a class?

All classes will be recorded and shared only with our group.

We also provide class notes at the end of every class.

If you miss a class, you can always catch up with the recordings and notes.

I need to cancel my membership. How can I do that?

Good news — it’s simple to cancel your membership.

Simply go to your billing settings and select to cancel. This will stop future payments. Doing so means we will offer your spot in the class to a new student.

 

If you prefer NOT to lose your spot in the class, you can also select one of these options:

  1. Keep your membership and attend classes while on vacation.
  2. Keep your membership and watch the recorded lessons you missed.

👉 Please remember that students must cancel their membership before their next payment to avoid being charged. We do not provide refunds once a payment has been made.

If you want to rejoin, you can email us at [email protected]

At that time, we will let you know what class options are currently available for you.

 

*IMPORTANT: When you cancel your membership, we will offer the spot to another student on our waiting list. That means the class may be full when you want to restart your classes. If you cancel your membership and decide to restart later, you’ll need to restart at the current Advanced Conversation cost.

Can I join any class time I want? Can I change class times when I need?

Great question.

We ask students to choose 1 class time they can commit to and attend regularly. For example, Monday and Wednesday at 7:30 PM.

This allows us to keep our class size small and provide the best experience for every student.

If you are not able to join your regular class time, you may be able to schedule another class time if there is an open spot. However, we cannot guarantee that a spot will be open.

I joined Advanced Conversation. But how do I schedule my weekly classes?

Don’t worry — we do it for you!

When you register for Advanced Conversation, we ask you to select a specific class to join consistently. That is the class you will be scheduled for.

At the end of every month, typically the last Friday of the month, we schedule all the classes for the next month. When we do, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the date/time you selected and a link to the online classroom.

Do you still have classes during the holidays? For example, in December?

In August and December, we close for 2 weeks. That means we do not have classes.

Because August and December are short months, we automatically apply a discount to the billing cycle so you only pay for the classes we offer.

I heard about a class called Mastering Conversation. What is that?

Mastering Conversation is our newest, highest level course.

We have many students who work with us in Fluency School and stay with us in Advanced Conversation. As our students continue to make progress and reach a new level in English, we want to provide the right support and lessons they need to continue their advancement.

Membership for Mastering Conversation is by invitation only. This course is not open to the public.

Every month, our teaching team evaluates student progress in Advanced Conversation. When we see students demonstrating specific skills consistently in their English communication, we will invite them into Mastering Conversation.

About SCE

Speak Confident English is an online English education company created to inspire, educate, and coach international adults on how to build the courage and confidence they need to be successful in English—for work and daily life.

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