Join travel writer, photographer and english teacher Ian Middleton on a weekend holiday in the UK or Ireland. The perfect way to improve your photography, practice speaking English, or just plain have some fun.

"I often joke with my English students that they can't have their teacher on holiday with them,
so they must practice."

"Well, now you can!"

Walk and Talk English:

Intensive four day English speaking courses with a difference:

  • Are you learning English as a second language?
  • Want to practice speaking English?
  • Would you like to visit England or Ireland for a weekend?
  • Would you like to maximise your time speaking English?
  • Want to learn how to get better photos at the same time?

If your answer to some or all of these is yes, then perhaps my weekend courses are for you.

My name is Ian Middleton and I am a travel writer and photographer and have also been teaching English as a second language for many years now. As a native of England, a travel writer and photographer, I have decided to combine my skills and experience to offer unique short break holidays for learners who want English speaking practice, travellers who want to get better photographs, or people interested in ancient Irish legends.

English Language Students

You will:

  • Speak English the whole time, much more than if you go on holiday there by yourself
  • Learn lots of local expressions
  • Hear and learn different accents
  • Experience the local food, drink and culture.
  • There will be time for sightseeing, shopping and many other activities, making this a fun-filled active way to learn English.

Speak more English than you would if you went on holiday by yourself

While taking a holiday to an English speaking country on your own might mean your get to speak English more often, in reality most people don't speak as much as they could. If you go with friends, you usually speak more among yourselves in your own language. If you go alone, you will still only speak English when necessary. With me you will all speak English on a daily basis as a group, and I will be there to help and encourage you when speaking to others.

Much better than taking a standard English course.

While there are many English courses you can take in England or Ireland, most of them are not much different than the ones you might take in your own country, other than getting a native speaking teacher. And you might get to speak a little English with your host family, and when you are out and about. But my weekend tours will be a much more fun way to learn. You will be out and about, visiting new places, doing a variety of activities, coming into contact with different people and using English in a much more natural, and useful way. All with your teacher there to help you.

Photography enthusiasts

As an experienced photographer, I will also help you get the best photos possible from your trip.

Most people think that it takes a great camera to get great photographs, but this is completely untrue. No matter what camera you have, I will show you some basic techniques and tips on how to understand your camera's limitations and how to get the best from whatever camera you own.

So, if I have aroused your interest, then please read more about my two tours: Jurassic Coast, UK and Mysterious Ireland, and contact me with any questions.

I also offer private lessons and walk and talk courses in Slovenia. Read more here:

Private lessons

Walk and Talk


UK 0794 1951884

SLO: 051 812368



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