In India, they are in thousands, like mushrooms in rains. I really wonder whether the title is justified. In India, we have...

Spoken English classes

These classes help non-natives speak English in a fluent way.

Is it the right title? Even strange is someone advising students:

Learn spoken English OR
Join Spoken English classes.

Spoken English? What do natives say about it?

But when it is other than English, I see other variant:

Spoken Spanish Classes Spanish Speaking Classes

  • I don't find any of those to be wrong. Commented Dec 8, 2017 at 7:24

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I think both Spoken and Speaking sound a little awkward in the course title. Were I offering the course, I’d probably name it:

Conversational English

There are plenty of courses that use some form of this, such as:

Note 1: This isn’t to say that Speaking English couldn’t be a course title; this is just a personal preference of mine.
Note 2: The links are provided as examples only. Neither I nor ELL are endorsing those particular courses.


"Spoken English class" is perfectly acceptable, and that's what I would call a class that deals with how English is spoken.

"Learn spoken English" is a perfectly acceptable sentence (in the imperative mood).

  • Spoken English Course(s)
  • Spoken English Lesson(s)
  • Spoken English Class(es)
  • Spoken English Test(s)
  • Spoken English Material(s)

More than a million combinations are possible and all of most will be correct and valid. Each will mean "concerning or relating to spoken English"

  • English Speaking Class(es)
  • English Speaking Lesson(s)
  • English Speaking Course(s)
  • English Speaking Practice
  • English Speaking Skills
  • English Speaking Tips
  • English Speaking Basics

These are actually synonyms of the above and act in the same way.

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