ICA consists of weekly conversation sessions with people from all over the world.

Each week there is a particular topic to discuss, with suggested questions sent to participants in advance.

It's also a great opportunity to make new friends and become more knowledgeable about other cultures.

Course aims

  • To improve both your speaking and listening skills through informal conversation
  • To improve your understanding of different world cultures


Pre-intermediate and above (IELTS 4.0+)


Weekly on Wednesdays (12pm UK Time)


No certificate is available for this course

Sessions and materials



Books and Reading 

Also available as: Books and Reading (PDF , 107kb)

Childhood   Also available as: Childhood (PDF , 2,526kb)
Christmas  Also available as: Christmas (PDF , 277kb)

Also available as: Cinema (PDF , 101kb).

Crime and Punishment

Also available as: Crime and Punishment (PDF , 107kb)

Cultural Icons

Also available as: Cultural Icons (PDF , 208kb).



Also available as: Culture (PDF , 107kb).


Also available as: Easter (PDF , 3,083kb)

The Environment

Also available as: The Environment (PDF , 101kb)

Famous People and Celebrities

Also available as: Famous People and Celebrities (PDF , 15,724kb)

Festivals and Celebrations

Also available as: Festivals and Celebrations (PDF , 103kb).

Food and Cooking

Also available as: Food and Cooking (PDF , 185kb)

Free Time 

Also available as: Free Time (PDF , 162kb).

Gender Roles

Also available as: Gender Roles (PDF , 113kb).

Ghosts and the Supernatural 

Also available as: Ghosts and the Supernatural (PDF , 99kb)

Guy Fawkes

Also available as: Guy Fawkes night (PDF , 5,966kb)


Also available as: Halloween (PDF , 319kb)

Healthy lifestyles

Also available as: Healthy Lifestyle (PDF , 1,206kb)


Also available as: Holidays (PDF , 368kb)

Hopes and Dreams

Also available as: Hopes and Dreams (PDF , 393kb)

Learning a Foreign Language

Also available as: Learning a Foreign Language (PDF , 103kb)

Love and Marriage

Also available as: Love and Marriage (PDF , 108kb)


Also available as: Manners (PDF , 106kb)

Money and Shopping

Also available as: Money and Shopping (PDF , 141kb)


Also available as: Music (PDF , 97kb).

New Year Celebrations and Customs

Also available as: New Year Celebrations and Customs (PDF , 4,224kb).

Pub Culture 

Also available as: Pub Culture (PDF , 238kb).

School Days

Also available as: School Days (PDF , 98kb)

Social Media

Also available as: Social Media (PDF , 157kb)

Social Issues

Also available as:

Social Issues (PDF , 219kb)


Also available as: Sport (PDF , 99kb).


Also available as: Stereotypes (PDF , 155kb).


Also available as: Superstitions (PDF , 164kb).

Tea Culture

Also available as: Tea Culture (PDF , 105kb).

Technology and Inventions

Also available as: Technology and Inventions (PDF , 156kb)

Understanding Britain

Also available as: Understanding Britain (PDF , 108kb)

University Life

Also available as: University Life (PDF , 114kb).

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