Speaking Methods

Here you will find methods to improve speaking. Starred articles are among the ten best on the site.



Learn how to generate hundreds of examples from a single example. Perfect for a daily spoken drill.

Also appears in WRITING



Learn what I consider to be the single best method for learning a foreign language

 Also appears in READING / LISTENING / Speaking



This is an excellent method that can stand alone or be used after Shadowing a text. It focuses on reading and listening, with the added option of speaking. 

 Also appears in READING / LISTENING / Speaking 

Doodle-og: The

Art of Memorising


Memorising texts has been around for centuries- here's a new approach to the method. Get your doodling pens ready!

About Me

My name is Neil and I have been teaching English professionally for almost 20 years, the last ten of which at my language school. 

Apart from a diploma in teaching English as a foreign language (Cert Tesol), I have a BA in modern and Classical Chinese. I also speak Spanish, Italian, and French, and read Latin. 

Besides continuing my daily studies of these languages, I have also set myself a language goal of one new language a year. I’m looking forward to starting Japanese or German on the 1st January 2021.



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