How to tell interesting and engaging stories in English

The use of narrative to tell stories forms an important part of our everyday communication and life. Learn how to engage your audience by fluently telling stories.


> love talking with people and like telling stories, funny anecdotes and chatting about what’s been going on your life

> want to brush up these skills in English and become more fluent, use the correct grammar tenses and pronunciation

> perhaps want to learn storytelling for work; whether in a marketing context or just to be able to let colleagues know what’s been going on with the day-to-day

About this course

During this course you will have the opportunity to listen to and analyse a story told by Motown legend Smokey Robinson, before then developing both your accuracy and fluency in order to tell your own stories.

You will then have the chance to develop your understanding of a range of narrative tenses by focusing on both the meaning and the form of the structures.

I’ll also introduce you to an effective self-study method for learning new grammar points and you will create a mini-presentation.

What you will learn

  • develop fluency in storytelling
  • develop understanding and accurate use of a range of narrative tenses
  • understand and try out the learn-by-teaching method
  • make a mini-presentation on a grammar point
  • read mini-sagas and create your own
  • learn useful language for storytelling
  • practise pronunciation of past tenses
  • practise telling anecdotes and stories

What is the activation project?

It’s a big project this month! You will have the chance to write your own anecdote and also tell a story. Furthermore, for those of you feeling creative this month you are invited to write your own mini-saga.

Bonus Materials

  • Pronunciation boost: how to pronounce the ED in past tenses
  • Bonus lesson: Tips and language for telling anecdotes

Do I receive feedback and guidance on this course?

Yes! You’ll get feedback from our qualified teachers on your work throughout the course and also on your final assignment in the activation project

Can this course help me at work?

Yes. The content of this course is general English, not business English vocabulary. However, the grammar and functional language you will learn in this course can be used in any form of storytelling, whether at work or a social situation

Is there a certificate?

Yes! At the end of the course you will find a short progress test. To earn your certificate you must pass the test with a score of 60% or higher.

Access period

You’ll have access to this course for 18 month from day of purchase.

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Course Includes

  • 9 Lessons
  • 23 Tasks
  • 1 Quiz