The perfect course for people who need an authentic, effective, flexible and affordable way to learn the English that people really use in everyday situations.

Learn General English for informal small-talk and Professional English for business small-talk.

Authentic - learn real English in 40 authentic dialogues. Practise making small-talk in different scenarios - with friends in private or with customers, clients and colleagues for business.

Effective - use my simple 4-step method to effectively learn the most important phrases for speaking confidently.

Flexible - learn when and where you want to. Enjoy the flexibility of a self-paced course.

Affordable - a value for money alternative if you can't invest in face-to-face lessons, but want to invest in your English for private and business situations.

Hi, I'm Derek! I started my career as a Professional English Coach in 2004. My home town is Dublin, but I've been living in Innsbruck, Austria for over 20 years.

In the last 16 years, I've helped hundreds of people to become more confident communicating in English. The most important thing I’ve learned is that the key to building good relationships is effective communication, and the key to effective communication is confidence.

That’s why I like to focus on functional language – the words and phrases that people really use in everyday private and business situations.

40 Authentic Dialogues

3 Hours of Interactive Video

10 Interactive Quizzes

50 Pages of PDF Study Notes

90 Minutes of Audio Downloads


“The course was great! I really like the method, I learned a lot and now I feel more confident when I have conversations with clients. Thanks so much, Derek!”

Mike, Property Developer, Austria

"Short and very interactive lessons. The dialogues are very useful and really happens in real life. The course is simple, direct and objective. Perfect for those who don't have much time to study or need to review specific topics. Derek has great eloquence and diction, which I think is important to understand the content clearly."

Robert, Accounting Technician, Brazil

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the course for?

The course is perfect if you need English for private and business situations.
It’s designed for intermediate (B1) and upper-intermediate (B2) learners who want to make small-talk and conversation more confidently and without worrying or hesitating.

What if I don't know what my level of English is?

Watch the course introduction video in the curriculum. If you can follow and understand me, then you should be at the right level to take the course.

How long do I have access to the course?

Access is unlimited, so you can take the course as often as you like.

How long is the course?

Each module contains between 1 and 2 hours of learning content.
I recommend watching the interactive video in each module at least twice.
Try to complete 1 or 2 modules per week and complete the course within 10 weeks for the best results.

Do I get speaking practice?

Yes, but there is no face-to-face interaction with me. Use my 4-step method in the interactive videos to practice your speaking and pronunciation skills.

What if I'm not satisfied with the course?

I don't think that will happen, but there is a 30-day money-back guarantee. Just let me know if you're not happy with the course and I'll organise it for you.

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Make Small-Talk With Confidence (One-Time Purchase)

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