Speak English Confidently
with the Callan Method

Improve your confidence in speaking English with the assistance of an innovative, dynamic and interactive method

These course can be also funded through the Erasmus+ program.
For more information contact your National Agency.

Course overview 

Do you have a problem when you need to speak in English? Does your confidence in speaking suddenly drop when you have to say something in public?
Nowadays, there is more and more pressure to speak English on a daily basis. For the majority of us, understanding English is not an issue. Problems come up when we need to speak, because often our confidence disappears and we go blank. Even the simplest of words fail us, which can be very frustrating and sometimes humiliating.

At Initiative for Education we offer specialized English courses that strongly focus on speaking and improving fluency.

With the Callan Method for English language learning, trained teachers make participants speak from the moment they enter the classroom. Our dynamic and fast-paced method is taught by native speakers who ask participants questions designed for their level. The teachers then assist learners in their answers and correct any inconsistencies in their pronunciation. Participants will also be guided through relevant workshops that will assist in their daily operations.

Available courses
| location and dates |

27 Jun - 2 Jul 2022
25-30 Jul 2022
8-13 Aug 2022
22-27 Aug 2022
26 Sep - 1 Oct 2022

Main objectives 

The focus of this Erasmus Plus training course is to promote fluency to all members of an educational organisation through structured Callan Method English lessons and a variety of workshops.
Participants will be instructed entirely in English on proper pronunciation and sentence structure, and will use the power of repetition to achieve this smoothly. Participants will also be guided on creating professional documentation such as letters, memorandums and agendas. 

Participants can expect to:

  • Learn to speak confidently
  • Actively speak in English at all times
  • Improve their understanding and listening skills
  • Repeat grammar and sentence structures
  • Be instructed on how to properly pronounce words and complex sentences
  • Become familiar with technical English for professional activity
  • Improve their presenting and speaking skills in English

Tentative schedule 

Day 1 – Course introduction
- Introduction to the course, the school, and the week’s external activities;
- Setting the framework: expectations, goals, rules and roles;
- Basics of the Callan Method;
- Callan Method English lesson.

Day 2 – Grammar Lab and Deeper Understanding of the Callan Method
- Callan method English lesson – 2-hour session;
- Grammar LAB – revision and practice of the most common grammar rules;
- Callan Method English lesson – 2-hour session.

Day 3 – English Business Communication skills
- Callan Method English lesson – 2-hour session;
- Workshop: Business Communication in English – 2 hours.

Day 4 – Small Talk and Presentation Skills
- Workshop: Business Small Talk in English – 2-hour session;
Callan Method lesson – 2-hour session;
- Workshop: Presentation Skills (theory and practice – learn how to present yourself and your institution) – 1 hour.

Day 5 – Revision Class and Final Examination
- Callan Method full revision class;
- 1-on-1 consultations.

Day 6 – Course closure & cultural activities
- Course evaluation: round up of acquired competences, feedback, and discussion;
- Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
- Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Please note:
The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the trainer delivering the specific session and the requests of the participants.
If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion.
The trainer will send you the definitive course schedule approximately two weeks before the course.
The number and schedule of the cultural activities depend on the location, not the course; further information is available on each location’s webpage.
At the request of the participants, course closure awarding of certificates can be completed on Friday afternoon to leave more time for the Saturday cultural activities.

Who is it for?
This Erasmus Plus training course is designed for any member of an educational organisation, be it trainers, school management, administration staff, marketing advisors, etc.

Language proficiency
This Erasmus Plus training course is best suited for those with at least a B1 level of knowledge. All of the exercises and materials will be presented in English.


Our mission is very simple. We want to help you speak English confidently and without a mental barrier.
We help people speak English confidently and free them of the fear of making mistakes. The Callan Method is a fast and dynamic method that consists of guided conversation with native speakers. Our students learn English actively, practising it during the lesson. The goal of the method is to improve your listening, understanding and speaking skills. The method focuses on spoken language, not traditional, high English.
Callan classes are fast-paced, dynamic and interactive! During a Callan Method lesson, students speak English the whole time, and the teachers are there to correct your mistakes! Repetition makes you more fluent and, most importantly, raises your confidence level and frees you from your fear of speaking

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