All our lessons are tailored to your level and individual needs.

The lesson will begin with a warm-up involving general chat, storytelling games or jokes.  

We will  move onto activities to help you to understand the tale we are working on.  

The tale will then be told.  We may work on one longer story over a few weeks or several short ones.  The student's preferences will be discussed in the first lesson.

The story will be followed up by more activities.

In advance of your lessons, you will be sent a written/spoken task to complete.  This is to help us to assess your level.  This is not compulsory but will save time on your first lesson if you do complete these tasks. 

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How to book your time slot

How to book your time slot

Please contact us at to let us know how often you would like a lesson and what days/times you can manage regularly in UK time (GMT).   We will then match your availability with the teacher's.  Please book your time slot at least seven days in advance.  For continuity, it is best to book the same time slot each week.

If you have any particular requests, please contact us.

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Sally Kawamura

I am the founder of Sparrow Stories. I have been teaching since 2003 in universities and language schools in Japan and the UK. I created Sparrow Stories as stories teach language and cultural tradition very effectively. The stories I enjoy telling are mainly from Scotland and the Bible.  I am also happy to help students work on their own material.