From $59

  • 100% Online
  • Delivered in English
  • Suitable for ages 14-20
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What will you learn?

Our Verbal Communication course will help you to minimise stress and misunderstanding when interacting with others and to approach different types of conversation with confidence.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify your communication strengths and weaknesses
  • Interact confidently and build rapport
  • Engage others by speaking clearly and expressively
  • Structure your message concisely
  • Respond to others and manage turn-taking
  • Handle difficult conversations

Course features

This course is 100% online and packed full of engaging learning materials, with a personal action plan and a knowledge test for each learner. Additional features are available if you wish to take this course as part of a Study Group.

  • Designed by Eton College experts
  • Personal action plan
  • Interactive tasks, videos & quizzes
  • Knowledge test

Available on our Group Study course

  • Tutorials with Eton trained tutors
  • Graded assessment
  • Collaborative learning
  • Certificate from Eton College

How can you take this course?

There are three ways you can take this online course, depending on how you wish to study and how much support you require.

Self Study Course


  • Start any time and work at your own pace
Course breakdown

  • 7-10 hours of self study learning materials

  • Progress dashboard

Tutorial Course


  • Start any time and work at your own pace
Course breakdown

  • 7-10 hours of self study learning materials
  • 1 online tutorial (1-2-1 lesson with tutor)

  • Progress dashboard
  • Eton trained tutor

So what are the next steps?

1. Sign up to EtonX

Create an account with us by providing your email, date of birth and country of residence.

2. Choose your course

Look at our course menu within your account to select the skills course you want to take.

3. Decide how to study

Depending on how much support you require, pick from Self Study, Tutorial or Study Group course options.

4. Purchase your course and start learning!

Why should I take this course?

This course is right for you if you are aged 14–20 and you want to:

  • Communicate in English in a clear and confident way
  • Get better at starting and sustaining conversations
  • Build better relationships with the people around you

Communication is the top-ranked soft skill amongst employers

I improved my English, but most important, I improved my communicative skills, which now I use in my daily life.

Nikita Tristen, EtonX student, Belarus

Frequently Asked Questions

What is effective Verbal Communication?

Effective verbal communication can be challenging. Although we may be clear in our minds about what we want to say, the words we use to express this can be easily misheard, misunderstood or misinterpreted by the person we are talking to.

Effective verbal communicators know how to ensure that the thoughts and ideas they have in their minds are effectively transferred and decoded by the people they are talking to. They use techniques such as structuring their message, speaking clearly, concisely and expressively and checking for feedback in their listeners.

All these techniques and more are covered in our course. You can also find more on communication skills in this EtonX article.

Why should I take this course?

Being an effective communicator helps you build better relationships with your peers, parents and teachers, avoid conflict and misunderstanding, and save time (by not having to repeat yourself or need to do work over again).

Effective communicators make good interviewees so good communication skills can help you achieve your goals such as getting into the university of your choice, being selected for internship opportunities and eventually, getting the job you want.

I’m already a confident communicator. Will this course help me?

EtonX’s courses are designed for all abilities. You may be good at speaking, but do you pay as much attention to your skills as a listener? Both are vital for good communication. You will find working with peers in the online classroom particularly useful because you will be communicating online and possibly with people from other cultures. These are both additional skills that all future employees need.

Who are the tutors?

All our tutors are UK based and have been trained at Eton College. They are highly experienced online tutors used to working with students from all over the world. Every EtonX tutor has passed a rigorous selection and training process and has been cleared to work with children by the British government.

Will I have a teacher from Eton College?

Each course has a Course Director who is a teacher at Eton College. The Course Director has worked with EtonX to produce the course and features in videos introducing and summarising each week’s work. You will also have a chance to hear from students at Eton.