We know there is no such thing as “the best course for everyone” – but you might easily find that Speak Your Mind could be the best course for you.

While some teaching programmes work towards narrowing things down and separating people into categories, we have always worked towards developing materials and procedures that open things up to accommodate as many people as possible. A look at any school’s waiting-room will show you teenagers, business people, retirees, university students, doctors and waiters.

Speak Your Mind has stood the test pretty much everywhere, from the school classroom to the company boardroom – even to the prison library.

Who learns with Speak Your Mind


  • Young learners 11–15
  • Young learners 16–18
  • Young adults 19–25
  • Adults 25–40
  • Adults 41–60
  • Adults 60 +


  • Studies
  • Work
  • Personal
  • Other

“When you have a method and it’s effective at beginner level, and the same method evolves so it’s still effective and enjoyable at advanced levels – that’s really useful. That’s really good for everyone because the teacher can really concentrate on the most important thing – the students.”

The students

Speak Your Mind is a widely accessible General English course for adult and teenage learners from a wide cross-section of backgrounds and ages – our most senior current student is an 83-year-old architect! Speak Your Mind is also successful with younger learners, and most schools organise courses for ages 11 onwards.

English for Exams

When results count, you can count on Speak Your Mind – the record of exam-pass-rates demonstrates just how effective and complete the programme is. Schools where demand for international certification is strong can boast an average pass-rate of around 90%. Most associate schools organise preparation courses for KET, PET, FCE, CAE, IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC. Whatever exam you plan to take, the Speak Your Mind programme will take you up to the level you require in order to follow a short specific exam-preparation module (for levels and exams see The Programme).

Company language training

Many corporate clients have seen the real advantages that language-training with Speak Your Mind can provide. Active, speaking-based lessons, clear lesson-to-lesson progress, no compulsory homework – this is part of the appeal to staff. High attendance-rates with good results, a structured programme with accurate in-time course monitoring and reporting – these are the reasons why quality language training with Speak Your Mind represents a sound investment for companies.

Groups and 1-1

Speak Your Mind is designed to be effective for groups and for 1-to-1 courses and most schools will offer that choice for students who need extra flexibility for lesson-schedules or prefer the complete focus of individual lessons.

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