Do you speak English as a second or foreign language?
Do you have a good level of spoken English but need to learn how to speak in formal situations?
Do you need English for work or study purposes?
Do you need to speak politely in English in formal situations, such as interviews, meetings, official events?
Do you need to speak English with native or proficient speakers?
- When we speak to people we do not know very well, we should use polite English
- When we speak politely, we often get better results and make a good impression
- When we speak politely, we show respect to our conversational partner
Take the course and learn how to speak politely in English.
Learn the 3 Golden Rules of Politeness
Discover the 6 Principles of Polite Speaking
Learn common polite phrases for a variety of communicative functions, such as complaining, interrupting, expressing disappointment and many more. New lessons are added all the time.
What does the course consist of?
- Video lessons and pdf notes.
- 2.5 hrs of video content
This course is suitable for Intermediate speakers of English who need to learn how to speak politely in formal situations.
By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of polite English and will be able to communicate more effectively and appropriately in your professional life.
- You need to have an Intermediate level of English.
- You need to have a strong desire to improve your spoken English, especially for use in formal situations.
- You need or will need to use English for work or study purposes.
- In this course, you will learn how to speak politely in English.
- In this course, you will learn strategies for communicating in formal situations with people you do not know well.
My name is Dylan Gates and I am a freelance teacher / teacher trainer / materials designer and English language coach.
Learning English is a challenge. My job is to help you take your English to the next level. Becoming a fluent speaker of English is not just about learning grammatical rules and remembering vocabulary. It's about developing communication skills and becoming a confident speaker. It's about learning how to express your ideas, thoughts, opinions and experiences in English.
My courses are designed to help you become a confident and competent speaker of English.
I've been a Director of Studies at a British Council accredited school in Central London, Course Director of a Training programme for English teachers (Trinity TESOL), and I've also worked as an English for Academic Purposes tutor at King's College (famous university in London) where I prepared international students for post-graduate study in the UK. Now, I am a self-employed teacher / trainer / blogger / course designer and enjoying the freedom.
What other teaching qualifications do I have?
I have an MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching, a Diploma DELTA (advanced teaching qualification) and an E-tutoring certificate.
Is there anything else I would like to mention?
I prefer to call myself a trainer or coach rather than teacher. Learning a new language is like learning any new skill: you need to practise and train every day to become better at doing it. I hope that people watch my course and then go out and practise speaking English with other people.