Intrepid English Academy Introduction

Intrepid English Academy

Your personal path to success in English

What is the Intrepid English Academy?

For several years, Intrepid English has been providing one-to-one English lessons to students like you from all over the world. When we asked our students to tell us what they need help with the most, one thing came up again and again.

“I want to know exactly what I need to do to reach my goals.”  

The Internet is full of language-learning treasures, but unless you have a clear learning strategy, it’s so easy to get lost, lose motivation and give up.

That’s why we created the Intrepid English Academy.


Take the first step on your path to English fluency

All new members get a free one-to-one lesson with one of our experienced English teachers. During your free trial lesson, we will ask you lots of questions about your learning needs and goals.

We can then create a Success Path for you with recommended courses to work on the areas of English that you most need to master.

Your Success Path is just for you. It will show you where you are now and what you need to do to reach your English goals.

We will guide you every step of the way!

Whether you need to work on business English, general English, exam preparation, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation or anything else, we have self-study courses to help you.

The first course you should study is the Level Assessment Test. This will tell you what your level is now.

Help and support every step of the way

Regular one-to-one lessons with your teacher give you an opportunity to practise the English that you have learned. Every teacher in the Intrepid English Team is happy to answer your questions, give you advice and keep you on track to ensure that you make progress as quickly as possible.

Join our IEA member’s only Community space where you can talk with other learners, ask questions and practise the English you have learned.

If you have any questions along the way, just contact any of the Intrepid English Teachers. We are always happy to help.

The Intrepid English Academy includes:

Free Trial Lesson

Book a FREE trial lesson to discuss your learning needs and goals.

Success Path

Receive your personalised Success Path with recommendations to achieve your English goals.

Self-Study Courses

Study the skills you need to master right now in our library of self-study courses.

One-to-One Lessons

Book regular lessons with your dedicated teacher to practise what you have learned and to keep you on track.

Intrepid English Community

Join the Community of Intrepid English Learners, practise, ask questions, enter competitions and receive members-only benefits.

Assess Your Level

Measure your progress over time, progress to increasingly more advanced levels and watch your goals become reality.

Our Team

Our team of experienced English teachers are here to help you to practise the skills you have learned and give you feedback on your progress.
Get real-time practice speaking English and build confidence in a fun environment.

Lorraine Venables

Founder of Intrepid English

A Selection of Our Courses

Do you want to finally master phrasal verbs? Let's get started!

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7 Lessons
Welcome to the TOEIC preparation course!   What is the TOEIC exam? TOEIC stands for the Test of English for International Communication. It is split into two sections – one that evaluates your reading and listening skills and another that tests your speaking and writing skills. It is unlike other exams as it doesn’t focus […]

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7 Lessons
What is an idiom? Some might say it’s difficult to define. This is because idioms are words, expressions or phrases that aren’t meant to be taken literally. The meaning of an idiom cannot be derived from the exact words. Instead, they have hidden meanings. Let’s look at an example.   ‘I think I have cold […]

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7 Lessons
  Do you want to prove to yourself how good you are at English? Are you thinking about studying in an English speaking country? Do you need an English certificate for a promotion at work? Do you need a bit of motivation to keep improving your level? Then, the Cambridge Advanced Exam (CAE for short) […]

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9 Lessons
You’re going on holiday to an English-speaking country. That’s great! It’s a wonderful opportunity for you to use your English language skills and to learn about a different country. It can sometimes be a little scary thinking about all the different situations you will encounter and the vocabulary you will need. Don’t worry! We have […]

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10 Lessons
Subject-Verb Agreements seems like a straight forward thing to learn in your first English lessons, right? Well yes, if you want to communicate the following two sentences accurately. “I like playing video games.” “My family eats dinner together every night.” However, as we all know, English is never as straight forward as just that. (Sorry!) […]

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9 Lessons
    “The speaking section of the IELTS exam is the hardest part” Many students consistently tell us that their IELTS speaking score lets them down. On the whole, the listening, reading and writing sections of the IELTS exam tend to be a little easier and can be practised without the help of a teacher. […]

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10 Lessons
The 10 lessons above focus on real-life English. Each lesson is designed to strengthen your knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary while also showing you ways to better express yourself.

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10 Lessons
  This course is designed for busy professionals who need to learn business English for the international workplace and is suitable for intermediate to advanced learners. You can choose to work your way through this course from the first lesson to the last, or simply pick the business English skill that you want to master […]

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6 Lessons
Verb tenses are the backbone of English grammar and are the source of confusion for English learners the world over. This is a crash course into the twelve verb tenses in English and some of their main uses. It's a helpful way to get an overview of this area of English grammar.  Here at Intrepid English, we have helped countless students from all over the world feel more confident using English verb tenses correctly. We know that some verb tenses can be easy to learn, and others take a long time. Understanding the rules is the first step, and using those rules correctly takes practice.  Unfortunately, it's not possible to include all of the uses for every verb tense in this course. That's why we have created much more detailed courses, which are available to members of our Intrepid English Academy.  If you are not yet a member of our Academy, you can book a one-to-one lesson with one of our friendly and knowledgeable English teachers who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about English.  So, let's get started!

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12 Lessons

What our students are saying

Before the lessons with Jen, I felt shy. Maybe it took 2-3 lessons to get to know each other. But one to one or learning online is better. Speaking English with native speakers make me feel shy and more nervous than with other people but I have a very good memory of learning with Jen, I hope I can keep studying.

Peggy, Taiwan

I found lessons with Gemma very useful. She knows how to explain even the most problematic grammar issues. She also shares lots of interesting stories and insights that make lessons more entertaining. Altogether, Gemma is an excellent teacher and I sincerely recommend learning English with her help.

Miho, Poland

I felt comfortable after only a couple of lessons because Tom was truly friendly and patient. Now I am feeling more confident. I have more beautiful vocabulary and expressions thanks to the lovely materials my teacher suggested. I received the result of my TOEIC speaking and writing test today. I got the best score I’ve ever had. In particular, my pronunciation was evaluated HIGH. I attribute it to my teacher’s great help.

Momo, Japan

Lorraine is the best English teacher I’ve ever had. Thanks to her I’ve made big progress concerning my language skills in a very short time. Her methodical skills are excellent. She is not only a professional, English teaching is her passion! I’ve perceived her enthusiasm and extraordinary motivation from the first meeting and enjoy every lesson with her. If you learn with Lorraine, you will be not only very successful but you will love to learn each English word.

Dr J Kowalska.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Not sure if the membership is right for you?
Still have some questions about the Intrepid English Academy?
Check out our FAQs for some answers.

How do I pay?

Choose from monthly or annual membership and follow the instructions to set up a payment through PayPal or Stripe. Feel free to contact us if you need any help.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes, you can input your credit card details and the payment will be processed through the payment system Stripe.

How do I cancel?

If you have a monthly membership, you can cancel at any time and still access the Intrepid English Academy until your current membership period expires. Simply contact us giving a reason for your cancellation and feedback about your experience.

If you have purchased an annual membership, you will have a 14-day cooling-off period where you can cancel to receive a full refund. After this time, it will not be possible to cancel. Simply contact us giving a reason for your cancellation and feedback about your experience.

What type of learner is this suitable for?

At Intrepid English, we believe that total-immersion courses and lessons (that means entirely in English) are most beneficial for learners at pre-intermediate level and above. To find out your current English level, please take our free Level Assessment Test.

You can see which English level each course is designed for on the main Intrepid English Academy page, or on the course itself. We recommend studying courses within your current level. However, as an Intrepid English Academy Member, you have unlimited access to all available courses, so you are welcome to try courses at any level.

Can I book one-to-one support as part of the membership?

Your Intrepid English Academy membership fee entitles you to:

  • One FREE trial lesson during which your teacher can assess your learning needs
  • Access to the Level Assessment Test to ascertain your current English level
  • Unlimited access to the full self-study courses library
  • Entry into the Intrepid English Academy Members’ Community
  • Technical support if you experience any problems with the website

It doesn’t include any one-to-one English lessons with your teacher. For information on the one-to-one lessons, including available discounts, please visit our One-to-One Lessons page.

Do you offer discounts for purchasing multiple lessons?

Yes, we offer discounts on packages of 10 lessons.

For more information on the available discounts, please visit the Lesson Packages page.

Do the self-study courses have a time limit?

No. We have always believed in encouraging our students to study at their own speed.

That said, to make progress as quickly as possible, we recommend that you try to complete the self-study courses within one month and schedule a lesson with your teacher at least once per month too.