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Conversation Courses

Cactus offers 4-week online conversation courses. The conversation classes allow you to develop your speaking skills. A great option if you are looking to maximise your language exposure. Develop your conversational skills in French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish with Cactus.

  • Develop your language speaking skills
  • Experienced and qualified language teachers
  • Learn to speak the language from day one

About our conversation courses


Conversation Courses

  8 hours in total
  1 hour classes
  2 classes per week (8:00-9:00am or 5:00-6:00pm)
  Start dates: Every month
  Average of 5 students per group
  Live online Conversation classes
  • Small group class sizes
  • 4-week group courses
  • Levels from Basic to Expert
  • Course material included
  • Online and interactive lessons
  • Learn from anywhere in the world
  • Qualified and experienced tutors

Conversation Classes with Cactus

Join our lively conversation courses and improve your language skills! Whether you want to learn French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish, our interactive approach focuses on developing your speaking skills.  

Whether you love everything about Spanish, salsa and siestas, or you need some serious German language skills to impress your boss, these courses are fantastic value for money. They also come highly recommended by both past and current students.

Conversation Courses Levels

  • To join our basic level for you need to complete 5 weeks of the Beginner 1 General language course. Or you need to study French for approximately 10 hours of class time.
  • There are 12 topics for each level. To cover all 12 topics you need to take 3 months of French conversation courses at that level.
  • The topics are not progressive, and the course content is rolling. This means you can join a French conversation course any month of the year.
  • There is new content every month for 3 months before the content is repeated. We therefore recommend that all students sign up for the same level of conversation course for 3 consecutive months. After that you can progress to the next level
Students learning in a virtual classroom
Conversation LevelGeneral Cactus LevelCEFR Level
Basic LevelBeginner (1, 2 and 3)A1
Competent LevelElementary (1, 2 and 3) and Intermediate (1, 2 and 3)A2 – B1
Expert Level Upper Intermediate (Lower and Higher), Advanced and ProficientB2 – C2

How Conversation Lessons Work

Step into our virtual classrooms for some language fun! Our online platform brings the language classroom to you, so you can chat and learn from the comfort of your home.

Our conversation language lessons focus on speaking and listening skills. Our classes are interaction and fun. In class you will meet other like-minded language learners, with our approachable, qualified teachers leading the way.

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How to book with Cactus

Select language

Simply select which language you would like to learn and from the box below and click lets go.

Take level test

This is a quick test to help you find the right course for your current level of knowledge.

Book your course

Use our simple online booking system to select your course.

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • Catalan
  • Czech
  • Croatian
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
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Frequently asked questions

What will I learn?

Our Course Outlines give an overview of the content and learning framework of Cactus courses. Includes themes, grammar and vocabulary you can typically expect to cover. These are intended as a guide only. Language teachers may at times adapt the course content to suit the specific level, aims and interests of the class.

How do I know what level I am?

Are you unsure where to start or progress to? Then take our level test and read our level descriptions for guidance.

Do I receive a qualification or certificate?

At the end of your course you receive a certificate of participation. You will be able to be download it from your MyCactus account. This confirms the language and level of course you have taken. Our course levels are based on two internationally recognised systems. You will have a universally accepted reference for your studies. (Important: Please note that you must complete the end of course questionnaire sent to you to be able to get your certificate! You will receive the course questionnaire by e-mail at the end of your course.)

Do I need a course book?

You will need a course book to attend your course. Course books are not included in the course fees. We recommend that you buy your own course book separately before your course starts. We will let you know which course book you will require and advise where you can purchase this. Please note that a course book often covers more than one level. So if you progress to the next course, you may not necessarily need to buy a new book. Again, we will advise you of this at the time. The course book is chosen by our teachers and academic team. This is based on which book is most suitable for the level of the class whilst offering the most communicative approach.

Still have questions?

Beginners Speaking Classes

Are you a beginner? If so, we have a comprehensive range of speaking lessons for beginners. Whether you are a complete beginner or a false beginner. Find out which level to choose and what to expect with our basic conversation classes for beginners.

Other Speaking Lessons Options

For those who prefer individual tuition we offer one-to-one speaking lessons. More information on our Private Speaking Classes division. Develop your public speaking skills with a private tutor and a tailored programme.

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