We know there is no such thing as “the best course for everyone” – but you might easily find that Speak Your Mind is the best course for you.

Speak Your Mind is a widely accessible General English course. We have always worked towards developing a method that is “open” and can accommodate as many people as possible. A look at any school’s waiting-room will show you teenagers, business people, retirees, university students, doctors and waiters.

Who learns with Speak Your Mind

AGE RANGE

  • Young learners 11–15
    8%
  • Young learners 16–18
    11%
  • Young adults 19–25
    18%
  • Adults 25–40
    37%
  • Adults 41–60
    21%
  • Adults 60 +
    5%

REASON FOR STUDYING

  • Studies
    24%
  • Work
    47%
  • Personal
    23%
  • Other
    6%

“When you have a method and it’s effective at beginner level, and the same method evolves so it’s still effective and enjoyable at advanced levels – that’s really useful. That’s really good for everyone because the teacher can really concentrate on the most important thing – the students.”
R. Scott, teacher

Speak Your Mind: beyond General English

English for Exams

When results count, you can count on Speak Your Mind – the record of exam-pass-rates demonstrates just how effective and complete the programme is. Schools where demand for international certification is strong can boast an average pass-rate of around 90%. Most associate schools organise preparation courses for KET, PET, FCE, CAE, IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC. Whatever exam you plan to take, the Speak Your Mind programme will take you up to the level you require in order to follow a short specific exam-preparation module (for levels and exams see The Programme).

SYM Professional

A completely original concept, SyM Professional is a practical and effective alternative to traditional Business English courses.
Developed for working adults, SyM Professional is a series of short modules designed to ensure maximum participation as each lesson provides continual opportunities to express yourself in a range of practical and interesting professional contexts. At the same time Professional modules also present specific work-related vocabulary to help you talk about your work – and perform your work with greater confidence.

• Active lessons with full focus on work-place English
• Up-to-date and relevant content
• Practical activities to develop real-life skills
• E-mails, telephoning, meetings, presentations
• Wide variety of work-related contexts each lesson for high interest

Company language training

Many corporate clients have seen the real advantages that language-training with Speak Your Mind can provide. Active, speaking-based lessons, clear lesson-to-lesson progress, no compulsory homework – this is part of the appeal to staff. High attendance-rates with good results, a structured programme with accurate in-time course monitoring and reporting – these are the reasons why quality language training with Speak Your Mind represents a sound investment for companies.

Groups and 1-1

Speak Your Mind is designed to be effective for groups and for 1-to-1 courses and most schools will offer that choice for students who need extra flexibility for lesson-schedules or prefer the complete focus of individual lessons.

i-Speak my-Speak

i-Speak my-Speak is a completely original English course for children aged 6 to 10. Conceived and written by the creators of Speak Your mind, i-Speak my-Speak provides a high-participation learning format. With plenty of variety and fun to keep kids motivated, at the same time there is a carefully designed development of vocabulary and structures to give kids a solid start and to keep them on track for successful learning .

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