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English Speaking: Conversations on Life

This course is intended for non-academic support staff members who feel that they lack the skills and/or confidence to speak English freely and fluently on general life topics that go beyond holiday English. Conversations on Life takes place online in a small group and a safe environment. The classes can be seen as a follow-up to the regular intermediate General English course, but it is not necessary that you have taken that course first. The classes focus exclusively on speaking; each class has its own themes:

1.       Family and friendship

2.       Goals and dreams

3.       Values and drive

4.       Joy and wellbeing

5.       Fears and regrets

6.       Tradition and change

7.       Success and failure

8.       Life lessons: defining moments


The focus lies on refreshing existing knowledge, exploring new vocabulary, and gaining freedom and confidence by practicing English speaking skills on a weekly basis.


The course will consist of 8 sessions of 1.5 hours each over the course of 8 weeks. No additional time investment is needed outside of class, so there is no homework and no level test before or at the end of the course.

  • Course code


  • Programme is for

    Employees (non-academic support staff)

  • Date

    Check the available course dates on the page below  

  • Time

    Check the available time slots on the page below

  • Course fee

    UT-employees: €250,00 

    Service departments will be charged with the course price, so you do not pay yourself. You need permission from your head of department, and a project number. 

  • Trainers

    UT Language Centre qualified teachers 

  • Location

    via Canvas/MS Teams online

  • Maximum participants

    Maximum 8 participants

  • Course materials

    No course materials needed

  • Requirements

    The course will be given at B2-level or upper intermediary level (see CEFR for reference). No intake is required, and anyone is welcome no matter what your initial level is. The course is targeted at non-academic support staff.

Further information
UT Language Centre
Support Office
053 - 4892040
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