Practice & improve your English
for real life results
How do you feel about your English?
It is no secret that the languages we speak best are the ones we practice most.
Unfortunately, I see few opportunities to get professional support in a school or anywhere else that specializes exclusively in English language practice.
That's why Phil's Conversation focuses entirely on getting you to practice and improve your English in meaningful and relevant ways so you can express yourself authentically and clearly with confidence and clarity.
Phil's Activation Method
The conversations we have are the heart of the learning experience.
Each conversation gives you the practice you need to improve your vocabulary, grammar, and speaking.
Each activation task is designed to prepare you for our next conversation.
They aim to improve your ability to respond to a wide range of topics.
Here we put your preparation into practice.
Practice speaking the English you need to gain confidence, expand your vocabulary, and begin to express yourself authentically with ease.
By practicing one also learns
Nils Giese, 36
"His way of teaching is not like a school, it's like meeting a friend and having a good time."
Family and work take up so much of my time that there was not much time left for me. But thanks to Phil's flexibility there is always a way.
Whether we take a walk together or meet for lunch in a Café around the corner, Phil helps me to improve my English by letting me focus on the topics I want. Sometimes we go deep into a topic or we might even just discuss some gossip.
His way of teaching is not like a school, it's like meeting a friend and having a good time.
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After years of teaching English at various language schools in Zurich, I decided to leave the traditional classroom setting of school life, and instead focus on doing what I love most: helping people in Switzerland become better at communicating in English.
I created Phil's Conversation to provide stress-free English practice to develop your authenticity in English so that you can express yourself naturally, confidently, and without thinking twice.
Learning made easy
Each client gets free access to my app
new vocabulary from our conversations for you to practice
awesome tasks that I post in your very own to-do list
a personal calendar we can to keep you committed to your goal
your own chat so you can get in touch with your questions or thoughts
Mich während einer Stunde auf Englisch unterhalten – das kann ich nie und nimmer. So dachte ich, bevor ich mich zu einer Probelektion angemeldet habe. Ich schätze es sehr, dass wir genau den Wortschatz aufbauen, der für mich persönlich wichtig ist, und dass auch immer wieder Grammatikinputs dabei sind. Das Lernen in einer solch entspannten Atmosphäre macht Freude, genauso wie die Buch- und Filmtipps, die Phil immer wieder einstreut und Anlass sein können für weitere Gespräche.
Marianne B., Korrektorin
''Das Lernen in einer solch entspannten Atmosphäre macht Freude'
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Thanks! I really enjoyed it.
Make sure to check your to-do list.
You did a great job today : )
How can I accelerate your English?
we do it
This method is designed to allow you to focus on more of what you love by tailoring everything we do to your needs and interests.
We start using your English right away in ways that benefit you the most to build confidence, increase your vocabulary, and get you talking comfortably in any situation
Learning by Doing
Making mistakes is ok! I even encourage it. Only by actually using the language will you develop a level of comfort to express yourself with confidence.
Any materials, new vocabulary, tasks, or exercises I give you are based solely on your interests and tailored to your needs. Each task is designed to keep you motivated and engaged so that you do not have to waste time motivating yourself.
How & Where
Conversations can take place in person at my conversation space at Wehntalerstrasse 104 (incl. parking) or at a place in the city of Zurich, e.g. in a café, your office, at home or wherever you feel comfortable practicing
Conversations can also take place online using any of the available platforms such as Skype, Zoom, Teams, or FaceTime
A trial conversation costs 40 CHF for 60 minutes either in person or online.
Only pay if you decide to continue.