The home of Coffee & Confidence, the AWARD WINNING methodology



Don't waste any time more time looking for a teacher. You've found the home of Coffee & Confidence and The Interactive English Studio, winner of the Best English Language Academy in Spain award 2020. Coffee & Confidence is a proven methodology developed by me in 2015 and has consistently improved Confidence and fluency skills for speakers of English as a second language within the first three months of studying with me.

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Individual classes

25 or 50 minute classes with a flexible or fixed timetable
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Group Classes

55 minute classes in groups of up to 4 people
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Live English classes with a native teacher by Videoconference for levels from B1 and upwards



With over 13 years experience teaching English as a foreign language to directors & professionals in companies such as Repsol, BBVA, telefonica and many more fortune 500 companies I am the founder of The Interactive English Studio, a unique language academy originally founded in Madrid in 2016. Now entirely online with all classes via video conference you can learn from anywhere and FINALLY gain confidence when speaking and listening in English, improving your ability to self-correct and finally maintain natural conversations about anything from Politics, social issues and business related topics.

Live English classes with a native teacher by Videoconference for levels from B1 and upwards



With over 13 years experience teaching English as a foreign language to directors & professionals in companies such as Repsol, BBVA, telefonica and many more fortune 500 companies I am the founder of The Interactive English Studio, a unique language academy originally founded in Madrid in 2016. Now entirely online with all classes via video conference you can learn from anywhere and FINALLY gain confidence when speaking and listening in English, improving your ability to self-correct and finally maintain natural conversations about anything from Politics, social issues and business related topics.

A little about me and my classes....

My name is John Hewson and I am an experienced English teacher, specialising in fluency and confidence building when Speaking English as a second language.

I could talk about my experience and qualifications but instead I ask you to ask as many questions about my background as you would like when contacting me. For now, I’ll say that I use a variety of recognised techniques, using an immersion method, meaning your classes will be entirely in English without the use or your native language allowing you to use and build on your existing knowledge of the language.

As a speaker of a second language (Spanish) I have gone through the fustrations of learning a language and those moments when making mistakes causes embarrassment so I understand your lack of confidence when speaking the language. I will guide you step by step and get you taking about things that you never though you would be able to talk about!

As I provide a personalised service, I only give classes to those students who I know I can help, ensuring success. So you’ll need to apply online and go through a short interview to allow me to determine if I can help you. I’ll always be honest with you about what you can achieve and establish clear expectations before we start classes.

My service is via video conference because I live on a boat on the UK canal network and I move around a lot. So you’ll get to know the UK and learn about parts of it you never thought you would, from local traditions to towns and villages where you would never normally visit. I hope to incorporate cultural topics into your classes and convert you into a bonefide Algo-file!

So what is Coffee & Confidence?

Coffee & Confidence is a way of learning through structured conversation classes that focuses on improving speaking and listening skills with a lot of correction from your teacher. At Interactive English Studio® we use a way of learning that focuses on improving speaking and listening skills with a lot of correction from your teacher.

Before class your teacher will send you an assignment to do, watch a video or read an authentic article (they are not from textbooks!) And answer the questions asked by the teacher. Although they are not exercises focused on grammar tasks, the teacher selects the task so that you can practice certain structures and objectives and help you prepare for class. 

During the class you will focus on the conversation on this topic and develop your way of expressing yourself and better your vocabulary at the same time and with great correction. We guarantee at least 80% of class time speaking and practicing with verbal corrections about your mistakes.

There are also several options for receiving written corrections, as well as corrections to your written assignments so that you can work on your writing skills and personalized reports of your oral mistakes made during each class. These classes are only available for students who have at least a B1 level and they are ideal if you have been learning English for a while and want to strengthen your confidence and gain skills for conversations in social situations on very varied topics or where you have to interact with several people at the time. If you see that you get blocked when speaking due to lack of vocabulary, these are your classes!

Express

Express

With a focus on building your descriptive skills and cultural appropiateness, I'll teach not just what to say, but how to say it.

Understand

Understand

In a world where we now use videoconferencing much more, develop your listening skills in a more real world environment

Correct

Correct

I'll correct your spoken errors while speaking so you'll notice you self correct your own errors in very short time.

Real world

Real world

No more text book exercises or pretending you're ordering a coffee in a bar! Instead, real world conversations on topics from politics to social issues.

Confidence

Confidence

Build confidence by using a pre-class activity to help you prepare for your class, so there's no surprises when we connect.

personalised

personalised

I'm with you every step of the way! - I'll adapt the topics and classes to work on your weak areas and ensure you're the best you can be.

Become a student ...



I want to know everything about your motivation and reasons for learning English before I agree to take you as a student. Unfortunately I can only take a limited number of student each academic year and I can only provide this to student who have a level between B1 and C2, as virtual classes are not suitable for beginner levels.

You'll need to go through an application process and short interview to see if I can help you. I only accept student who I know I can help and those who demonstrate they are willing to put the work into learning as this is a two way relationship, i'll commit to you if you commit to me.

To make sure I can help you we'll go through a series of checks first. For this reason the registration process can take up to 7 working days to process. Please be patient.

As the sign up process is very personalised and requires a lot of work from me, I ask that you only apply if are willing to continue should you be accepted. If you'd like more information or have a question before applying please use the contact form.

Step 1

Go to to the online shop and place your order for the type of classes you would like. You can pay with all major credit and debit cards or the revolut app.

Step 2

If your level test places you between B1 and C2 I'll contact you to arrange a 20 minute whatsapp video interview in English where we'll check your spoken level and discuss your objectives.

Step 3

Once you've been accepted, you can start your classes with 3 working days. If for some reason you are not accepted you will recieve a full refund immediately.

Unable to follow group conversations? Here's your solution!



If you've found yourself in a group meeting and not been able to understand of follow the conversation, GROUPS OF UP TO 4 PEOPLE are the BEST solution! You'll learn from others and develop your interpersonal communication skills in English while learning new vocabulary, expressions and recieving correction.

These 55 minute classes with a fixed timetable include a pre-class activity and lots of discussion and debate allowing you to practice interacting with others in a culturally correct way. Choose your package below...

24 classes
of 55 minutes each
£75
per month, for three months

Monthly Billing

classes taken over a 3 month period

Fixed timetable, twice per week

Maximum of 4 people per group

Coffee & Confidence methodology

Virtual classroom with videoconference

noticable results within 3 months!

48 classes
of 55 minutes
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Six months

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*Minimum contract of three months, payable monthly or in one payment.
***Not suitable for beginners, only levels B1 to C2***

So why are these classes so good and how do they work?



It's really important to distinguish the different between online and virtual classes. All my classes are with me, live via video conference, there is nothing automatic and everything is personalised. We''ll connect via a virtual classroom where we can talk and see each other live, chat via text chat, share videos and documents. With individual classes there'll be just you, and me in the classroom and for group classes you, me and three other people. You'll be able to speak with me just like in a face to face classroom.

You'll practice your writing, reading and listening skills by completing a short pre-class activity before each class and then we'll focus on speaking, listening and interpersonal communication skills during the class improving your fluency and correction skills in NO TIME AT ALL!

There is no miracle formula here, I'll motivate you to do the work and with your commitment to learning and my commitment to you, this time, YOU WILL IMPROVE!

Before the class...

actividades previas a la clase
Every Friday afternoon you'll receive a pre-class activity for each of your classes next week. Just log into your student account and complete the reading or listening task, answer 10 short questions and do the research task. Give as much detail as possible and send the task to your teacher at least 24 hours before your class.
Your teacher will look at your written work and identify your weakest areas on the topic you have been given. They will then plan your class to help draw out those weak areas and get you talking and practising them during the class. They will use your answers to help direct the class so that you talk about things important to you.
In standard packages your teacher will not correct your written work in the pre-class activity but you can choose the optional extra to receive full written correction. Look for this feature when ordering your classes online.

During the class..

Clases grupales por videoconferencia gratis
We'll connect via your virtual classroom at the arranged time of your class. Remember to be on time, if you're more than five minutes late you will not be able to access the room.
We'll start by discussing themes related to the topic that you have prepared in your pre class activity and gradually develop the conversation introducing new words and phrases. I'll correct any mistakes as we go.
During the class I'll prompt you to discuss certain things that I think you'll need to practice based on what I have read in your pre class activity to you can be assured that I'm adapting the class at all times, to you.
By the end of the class you will have discuss the topic in detail with guidance from me and the conversation will simulate a real world discussion, there's NO TEXTBOOKS, NO ROLEPLAYS!

After the class...

If you're taking individual classes you'll receive a short class report detailing 5 or 6 errors that you need to work on and practice in preparation for your next class. You do not receive this is group classes but at the end of each class we will review some key points.

INDIVIDUAL Classes with FLEXIBLE or FIXED timetables



Suitable for students from B1 to C2, these classes focus on building your confidence, fluency and self correction, while at the same time learning new vocabulary and expressions. You can choose from 25 or 50 minute classes, all with a pre-class activity to help you build your listening, reading and writing skills in order to prepare for our class. After each class you'll receive a personalised report showing 4 to 6 errors that you need to work on and indicating your overall progress. With a proven track record these classes should be taken at least twice per week and for a minimum or three months for best results!

24 x 25 minute classes
Billed Monthly
£90
month

Paquete de 8 clases de 25 minutos

Clases taken over a 3 month period

Flexible or fixed schedule

Recommended twice per week

Cancel your class up to 24 hours before

Pre-class activtiy before class

Post class feedback report

24 x 50 minute classes
One time fee
£480

Longer classes, more practice

Up to three months to use your classes

Pre-class activity

Post class feedback report

24 hour cancellation policy

Just you and your teacher in class

Best for low intermediate levels

*Minimum contract of three months, payable monthly or in one payment.
***Not suitable for beginners, only levels B1 to C2***

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