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A Really British Guide to English - Online Course & Digital Book

A Really British Guide to English - Online Course & Digital Book

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This online course is the ultimate 'welcome pack' to life in the UK. It's the perfect course for anyone planning to live, study or work in the UK. With over 30+ videos and quizzes, this course will teach you how to speak and live like a local, so that you can integrate and thrive in the world around you. 

Including a series of video lessons, a 300-page digital book and lots of practice exercises, the course will help you: 

✅ Learn words and phrases Brits love using, so you can connect with the local people, express yourself more clearly and show your personality in English.

✅ Decode confusing common expressions and cultural references to better understand and engage with the world around you. 

Understand British culture, including everything from famous catchphrases and significant events to pubs and typical British food (yes, we have our own cuisine, and it’s not that bad, promise!).

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We explore the wonderful world of British English vocabulary, unlock the fabulous sounds of British accents and get to grips with all the cultural elements that make the UK such a vibrant and special place.

What's included?

A Really British Guide to English Online Course

This course is designed for anyone planning to live, study or work in the UK. 

Think of it as the virtual equivalent of receiving a huge welcoming hug as you come through arrivals at Heathrow Airport. 

It’s the friendly local who expertly guides you through your first encounters in the UK and helps you navigate the linguistic and cultural challenges that await.

With over 30+ videos and quizzes, this course will teach you how to speak and live like a local, so that you can find your feet and grow into your new life here in the UK. 

A Really British Guide to English Book

This is an all-you-need-to-know guide to the language and culture of the United Kingdom. Inside, you'll find a huge A-Z dictionary of modern British English words and phrases. We then help you untangle those crazy British accents that you've heard but never understood. Once we've dealt with the language, it's time for a little culture. From the unspoken rules of British pubs to our most famous TV catchphrases, we shine a light on what makes this country tick. So, whether you're a language lover, a tea enthusiast, a Premier League football fan or simply someone who loves all things British, this is the book for you.

  • "I fell in love with British accents thanks to you! No teacher inspired me more than you did. I promise to keep this inspiration!"


    LILY - Belaraus

  • "Your pronunciation course was brilliant. Thank you for your kindness, your knowledge, your patience, your time and everything."


    ANET - Hungary

  • "When I saw this course I didn’t have any doubt that I had to take it. It was exactly what I was looking for. I knew I had to focus on my pronunciation skills."


    ALEJANDRA - Argentina

What's inside the Course?

The course is broken down into 4 modules and aims to bring the book to life through short bite-sized videos. From '20 Essential British Slang Words' to 'British stereotypes' we cover everything you need to know about life in the UK. With over 30 videos and lots of fun quizzes, this course is the perfect introduction to all things British.

  • Module 1: Really British Life & Culture  

    Module 1 is where we dive into the culture of the UK. From the history of the British flag to the best of British food, this module introduces you to all the things truly British. Other themes include historical British events, English football culture, the unwritten rules of British pubs, British stereotypes and so much more. It's designed to help you integrate and understand the world around you and ultimately experience life like a local. 

  • Module 2: Really British Words

    Module 2 is where we look at the wonderful world of British English vocabulary. From Cockney rhyming slang to British idioms, this module will get you speaking like a local. You'll learn all the words and phrases Brits love using, so you can connect with local people, express yourself more clearly and show your personality in English. There's even a video all about Brits and sex (x-rated)!

  • Module 3: Really British Accents 

    Module 3 is where we study 5 of the most well-known British English accents. We look at the main pronunciation features of Modern Received Pronunciation, Cockney, Multicultural London English, Scouse and Mancunian. The aim is to help you understand a wide variety of English accents, and with each video, there are practice exercises, so you can have some fun trying to sound like a local.  

  • Module 4: Really British Conversations

    In Module 4, we join Teacher Tom as he chats to a variety of people about all things Britain. From moving to the UK to popular English seaside towns, these light-hearted mini-conversations will bring you closer to what life is really like in the UK. 

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What's inside the Book?

A 300+ page digital book titled ‘A Really British Guide to English’ (Second Edition). 


  • A one hundred and forty page A-Z dictionary of British English words and phrases. It includes regional variations and slang terms. 
  • Sections on Cockney rhyming slang and modern London slang.
  • A guide to British accents with a deep dive into six of the most predominant. 
  • A section on British vs World Englishes with a focus on USA and Australian vocabulary differences. 
  • The best British TV shows to learn English

+  loads of practice exercises and a quiz. 


  • A guide to British food and drink.
  • A section on the must-know public figures in the UK.
  • 8 events that have shaped modern Britain.
  • Great British TV catchphrases.
  • A guide to all the big sporting and cultural events that take place in the UK. 

+  lots more.

Here are some of the chapters...

  • A-Z of British vocabulary

    Get to know your ‘cuppas’ from your ‘brews’ and your ‘Billy no-mates’ from your ‘Bob’s your uncles’ with this handy A-Z of all things British. We’ll have you speaking like a local in no time.

  • What Brits say and what they actually mean

    Brits are renowned for not saying what they actually mean, so this little guide is intended to help you navigate the most common phrases. You’ll soon be an expert in speaking British.

  • Cockney rhyming slang

    Get to grips with London’s traditional rhyming slang so that you can tell someone ‘You’re having a bubble!’ Once you get your head round it, you’ll have so much fun.

  • Modern London slang

    Discover what the youth of the capital are saying with this guide to contemporary London street slang. Never let it be said that ESD doesn’t provide the freshest modern English for you guys.

  • A short guide to the best British food and drink

    From Sunday roasts to deep-fried Mars bars, we take a look at what’s on the plates of Brits up and down the country. Be warned: this section might make you hungry.

  • Tom’s favourite British TV shows to learn English

    Whether you love Sherlock or Peaky Blinders, TV shows are one of the best ways to learn about a nation’s language and culture. We’ll give you Britain’s best and explain how each show can help you learn English.

  • British vs American vs Australian English differences

    A list of over 100 words that are different in British and American English. And a list of the most common differences between British and Australian English.

  • Tom’s must-know British cultural events

    From great music festivals to enormous street parades, Britain is a hotbed of cultural events throughout the year. We round up the very best for you, so that you can come and experience them for yourself.

  • British Accents

    Ranging from RP to Geordie, we breakdown six British English accents and their main pronunciation features. So that if you want to speak like the King or David Beckham, this section has got you covered.

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Is this for me?

  • This is for you if… 

    ✔️ You are planning to live, study or work in the UK.

    ✔️ You love the language and culture of the UK.

    ✔️ You want to connect with British friends and colleagues.

    ✔️ You want to understand British culture references.

    ✔️ You want to understand British English accents.

  • This is NOT for you if… 

    ✖️ Your English level is A2 or below (elementary).

    ✖️ You don't want to learn British English.

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Plus you’ll be backed by a 30-day “try it, test it, apply it” money back guarantee

If you’re on the fence… Or if other trainings have left you skeptical… Then I want to give you EVERY opportunity to put A Really British Guide to English Online Course into action and experience how easy and exciting it can actually be to confidently speak English and express yourself fully. 

That's why for a full 30 days, I'm giving you the chance to go through the course, complete the assessments and implement your new found English pronunciation in day to day life. I'm SO confident that if you implement what you learn inside of the course, you'll see incredible changes to how you speak (and even think) in English. The only thing you have to do is believe in yourself and the process. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Rogelio Jiménez Jiménez


Alexandra Dornieden


Line T.
So good!

If you want to know more about the British world and want to explore all aspects of it in a very interesting way, this course is for you. This course and the book complement each other really well. A lot of information, very well explained. I highly recommend it.

Best British English guide ever

I have used the first edition of Teacher Tom's book since 2020 and I can say this guide is second to none when it comes to British English. So whether you're moving to the UK, already live there or you’re passionate about British culture, accents and slang, look no further. The course videos are the perfect complement to the second edition and you can keep the e-book always in hand in your mobile. Get everything wrapped with Teacher Tom's deep knowledge, professional style and, above all, lots of humour added to it.

Daniela Goncalves
I'm loving this course and the book!

I got these two last week, and I've been loving them!
I'm only a few lessons in, but I've learned so much, even though I've been living here for nearly seven years! And the book is so cool, the section "What Brits Say and What They Actually Mean" has me in tears, so accurate and after so many years here, I catch myself saying sorry way too much 😂

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I get access to my course?

Within a few minutes of your purchase you will receive an email with your access to the course. All of your training will be inside, along with all the tasks and resources. 

What level of English do I need to use the course?

Great question - You should be a minimum B1 level speaker (lower-intermediate). 

There are subtitles for each video and you can slow down or speed up the videos depending on your needs. 

How long will it take to complete the course?

This course is designed for you to go at your own pace. We recommend spending a minimum of 10 minutes per day to build momentum into your practice. You will complete the course in around 2/3 weeks if you do 10-15 minutes per day.

How much time do I need to put into the course?

A minimum of 10 minutes per day is advised. But the way the course is built, you can go through it at your own pace.

Will I get a certificate at the end? 

Yes! You will receive a certificate of completion once you have finished the course. 

How long do I get access to the course for?

You get lifetime access to the course. Watch the lessons over and over again as many times as you want.

What's the difference between your courses?

'The Ultimate British English Pronunciation Course' is focused entirely on pronunciation. You will learn all the sounds of British English and master the tips and tricks proficient English speakers use to sound more fluent. It's ideal for anyone who has difficulty communicating in English and wants to speak more clearly, confidently and fluently.

'30 Days to Better English' is an online course that focuses on helping you use English in everyday situations. There are daily lessons on vocabulary, pronunciation and British culture. It's ideal for anyone who wants to kickstart their English and create positive learning habits. It's also perfect for anyone who lives in an English speaking country or who needs to communicate in English on a daily basis whether that's for travel, work or with friends.

'A Really British Guide to English Online Course' is heavily focused on helping people who are planing to live, work or study in the UK. You'll learn hundreds of British English words and phrases plus all the cultural information you need to feel completely at home here. The purpose of the course is to help you integrate into life here so that you start speaking and living like a local. 

I have one of your other courses, is this for me?

Yes, absolutely. This course pairs perfectly with both of the other courses we have on offer. 

I'm moving to the UK, is this for me?

Yes, we've designed this course for anyone moving to the UK (or already in the UK) who wants to understand the language and local culture. Predominantly international students and people moving here for work or family reasons. You should have an English B1 level and above.

Do you offer a guarantee?

Absolutely! I'm so confident that you're going to LOVE A Really British Guide to English course that we offer a full 30 days for your to test it and try it and if you don't love it, let us know and we'll buy the program back from you.

I still have a question...

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