Opportunities to speak to native English speakers

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Subject: English » English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
Last updated: 15/05/2012
Tags: english, native

Lots of the people who are trying to improve their English in London tell me that they never get the chance to meet (and speak to) native English speakers. It can be very difficult to find native English speakers in such a large city like London but it is possible.

So, where can you go if you’re trying to learn English and want to meet native English speakers? Well, in London there are many different opportunities.

Join a club! There are many different types in London where you’ll likely to meet English speakers. Try these:

  • Walking clubs
  • Social groups
  • Sports clubs
  • Reading groups
  • Film groups


Or, what about signing up to do an evening or daytime course? I’m not talking about another English course! Instead, choose a fun subject that you don’t have to work hard at, but where you’ll be taught in English and meet native English speakers. There are many Further Education Colleges in London, including those with charitable status, and they all provide a wide range of courses. Try something like:

  • Art (drawing, painting, pottery etc)
  • Jewellery making
  • Photography
  • Music (learning an instrument or music appreciation)
  • History (there are some local history courses that include short walks around and area)
  • Film and cinema


There are lots of opportunities to meet native English speakers in London and be able to speak with them, but you have to look for the opportunities.

Gail Golding English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (South West London)

About The Author

I enjoy having the opportunity to teach people English and British culture. It is an enormous pleasure to find new and exciting ways to teach English that help the student to achieve their goals.

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