What is Futuresay?
We’re the only organisation dedicated to teaching English for the creative industries – no one else has the same sensitivity to how language is used in the arts, advertising and media.
Industry insightOur courses are designed and taught by professionals in your industries. Our lessons address the real life scenarios that you face doing business internationally.
Community-based learningWe take care to assemble groups of like-minded learners within your industry. We assemble people of similar professional experiences and linguistic ability.
Inspiring venuesWe hold our courses in museums, galleries and other locations where we can bring the English language to life. This helps us to switch your thinking away from the classroom.
Short and intensiveEach course lasts less than four weeks, creating the intensity for a short period of rapid progress, when you can set aside the other distractions of professional and personal life.
Specialist student kitsEveryone receives a course booklet containing all the vocabulary, phrases and documents for the course, as well as additional exercises for further practice.
CommunicativeOur aim is to help you to communicate. We use communicative tasks, in which your teacher coaches you to use what you’ve learned as well as expanding into new areas.
Our top courses
Each course is focused either on specific skills or on professional spheres. We’re developing them continuously and write student kits especially for each one.
Group size: 6-12 people
Next course: Sept 12, Moscow, Russia
Group Size: 6-12 people
Next course: July 15, Moscow, Russia
Maximum Group Size: 6 – 12 people
Next course: Sept 5, Moscow, Russia
Group Size: 4-8 people
Next course: early Sept, Moscow, Russia
This five-hour course draws on insights from curators and galleries around the world to help artists promote themselves internationally. We focus on the most effective language and style for artist’s statements and work together to perfect each student’s own statement. (2 instructors per group)
Group Size: 6-12 people
Next course: Aug 1, Moscow, Russia
Group Size: 1 person only
Next course: within 7 days
Our course designers
Our courses are designed and taught by experts in their fields – we work with people who can inspire and lead a class, as well as sharing insights from their professional lives.
ElenaElena is an art journalist and television producer. She started her career as an English teacher in the Soviet Union before joining ABC News as a translator. She has produced documentaries for BBC, National Geographic, Arte and the Discovery Channel, including the three-part documentary, Art of Russia.
NickNick has lived in England most of his life, but his family is from all over the world. Normally he studies Russian Language and International Relations in London, but has come to Moscow for a year to perfect his language skills. He has been participating in debates for the last eight years, and has been teaching debating for the last two.
Diyar is a British and American educated lawyer and political scientist who has always loved history. He has worked for UNESCO as a senior manager for social and human sciences developing education related projects in Russian and CIS and is currently an executive with the Citigroup in Moscow.
Student success stories
Elena Bistrichan, art manager and curator
Elena studied on the Artspeak course (read more testimonials).
Maria Shamshurova Moscow State University
Maria studied on the Express Yourself course (read more testimonials)
Dmitri Tcherniakov, theatre director
Dmitri Tcherniakov, who was directing at the Bolshoi Theatre, came to Futuresay for an intensive course to improve his English for his increasingly international career.