My aim is to improve your English in an interesting and welcoming atmosphere

You can expect lots of feedback, error correction, and language input, especially on providing you with the vocabulary to get your message across as precisely as possible. As a language learner myself, I know that to communicate effectively, you need the right chunks of language, as well as accurate structures. Improved language skills really can open doors for you.
Hannah Shipman

Hannah Shipman

Teacher, Trainer, Lecturer, Voice Artist, Life-long learner, Materials Writer, Language Assessor, Proofreader

Get in touch today to let me know what you need to do in English, and how I can help you to do it more fluently, accurately, and efficiently.
As you can see, I am involved in any kind of project connected to improving the level of English here in Lithuania.

How can help you?

I'd like to improve my spoken English

All of my classes are hands-on. You will be given plenty of chance to speak in pairs, small groups, as well as with me. To improve your speaking, it is not rocket science to point out that you need to have a chance to speak!

I've got loads of questions!

Great, please ask away! I might not always be able to answer, but I'll do my best to find the answer. Language is not static; it's organic and always changing, which is why it is so exciting. There are also lots of 'Englishes'. I will happily answer your questions about British English and culture.

I know my vocabulary is weak

During our lessons, I will expose you to a lot of new vocabulary, either through exploiting listening or reading texts or while talking to each other. I'll try and point out patterns and make sure you know how to use the new chunks or expressions. You should prioritise about 6 word partnerships to use out of class in your daily life. We'll do some activities or play revision games to recycle the expressions and help you to remember them.

Tenses - they're so difficult!

Sometimes it is clear which tense you should use. The fun starts at higher levels when we analyse why one tense is more suitable than another, which inevitably involves all the interesting nuances of language. What hidden information do we convey when we choose one tense over another?

I would like to understand more TV programmes and music

Fantastic. It means you are already interested in the cultural aspects of learning a language. I'll share with you the programmes I think you will enjoy watching and some useful podcasts. The first step is motivation, so it sounds as if you are in the right frame of mind to learn.

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Books by Tim Shipman

If you are interested in politics, Britain, Brexit, and modern history, you might appreciate these books. They just happen to have been written by my brother! These are links to the Kindle version available on Amazon.