Our General English classes are taught using the Callan Method, a fun and interactive way of learning, which involves systematic revision and reinforcement. In the lesson, there is a lot of speaking and listening, but there is also reading and writing practice, so that you revise and consolidate what you have learned.
The Callan Method was first developed by Mr Robin Callan in 1960 and is based on the Natural Approach. Similarly to the way children learn their first language: the student first hears a new word, then imitates what he hears, later sees the word written and finally writes it himself. The Callan Method has 12 stages, from beginner to advanced, and takes an average of 1 year to complete from start to finish.
So, what exactly happens in a Callan Method lesson, and how does it work?
The teacher asks you questions. Each question practices a word, an expression, or a piece of grammar. The teacher asks the questions to the students one by one and repeats them twice. This way, you have a chance to listen if you don’t understand everything the first time. The teacher helps you with your answers and corrects all your pronunciation mistakes the moment you make them.
Although the Callan Method emphasises the importance of speaking, this does not mean chatting (free conversation). You learn English quickly with the Callan Method partly because the lessons are organised, efficient, fast and busy. In every lesson, apart from learning new English, you also do a lot of revision, so that you can remember what you have studied. The reading and dictation practice is an essential part of Callan’s systematic revision process. First, you learn a new word in the speaking part of the lesson; a few lessons later, you meet it again when you are reading; finally, the word appears in a dictation. This is all written into the Callan Method; it happens automatically.
Free Online Callan Method Student Practice Area
Studying with us gives you free access to the interactive Student Practice Area. It works on your PC, tablet or mobile, so you can carry on learning wherever you are and whenever you want to. You can listen to the same questions that you heard in the lesson, answer them, record yourself and compare your answers to a recording of a native English speaker. You can write dictations while watching videos and do lots of app-friendly Extra Practice exercises to revise what you have learnt at school.
I loved the method, I think It’s a useful way to learn English as a second language.
During 5 months I studied at Speakeasy, it is not a expensive school. What gonna make the school good or not for you it is your english level. I just would recommend this school for who has a basic level of English. Because when you know a little more, this can be really boring. Repeating and repeating. When you apply to be a student at this school, need be clear on your mind that you just gonna repeat what the teacher say. The Method Callan which is using by the school to teach the students has focus on repeating. You don't learn about grammar properly. When you study there you gonna practice the listening, reading, writing and speaking, but gonna be the same over and over again. Even when you approach other stage, on my opinion, don't change that much between the levels. The teachers never use the whiteboard. If you are exchange studied and expect make some friends at the school, it gonna be a little bit difficult because we don't have opportunity or time enough to interact with others classmates. The staff and teacher are good, in special Maikon and Steve, they make the class less boring. I reccomend you make a trial class before you study to check if the Method Callan suits to you.
It was my first time with Callan Method and it was fanstastic. You can learn fast. The teacher are amazing and lesson are fun. I would like to return next year!
Wonderful school, best teacher, excelent method and good space. 💛
I love this school! This school gave me wonderful experience. Teachers are professional and kind. Thank you.
My experience in this school was beautiful! All teachers are professional, attentive to your mistakes and also very funny! The Callan Method is fast, intuitive and great for all people who want to learn English soon! Excellent value for money! If one day I will return in London, I will want to return to this school! thank you all! Stefania
Speakeasy school uses the Callan Method for teaching English. The Callan method is constantly asking questions so you're hearing and using the language as much as possible. When you speak in the lesson, the teacher corrects your grammar and pronunciation mistakes and you learn a lot from this correction. The teachers are very friendly and helpfully. The school price is better than the other schools.
I study English with “Speakeasy School of English” from April 2018. I like the method which is using the “Speakeasy School of English”. “The Callan Method” suit for all levels students. Native teachers asked you a questions and you answer. Every lesson a teachers change with each other. You listening , understanding , speaking and writing. It’s always funny and productive. I tried different English courses but this School and method is the best for studying English. Welcome to “Speakeasy School of English”!
It's a really Very good school,easy to learn language and teachers are great, professional and interesting. If you come to London and want to start speak English I would recommend to begin here!
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- Duration 50 hours
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