English training Personalised online English training programme
for you

  • Daily Conversations
  • Grammar & Vocabulary
  • Reading & Writing Strategies
Job Seekers
  • Interview Techniques
  • Group Discussions
  • Speaking Exercises
Young Professionals
  • Email Communication
  • Presentation Skills
  • Formal Interview Tips

How it works

online English course Interactive video lessons and webisodes

online English training Personalised practice sets

spoken English course Periodic progress checks

spoken English certificate Grand Test leading to a Certificate

More than 6,000 users have improved their English

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Chandrasekaran N
Improved by 2 STEP levels

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T Varadarajan
Improved by 2.2 STEP levels

apostropheThe course was designed in such a fascinating manner that kindled me to stay glued to your website and do more practice and that was never boring. With a sincere and dedicated effort, one could witness a jaw dropping progress in English skills.apostrophe

Improved by 1.3 STEP levels

apostropheThe stepathon course is very useful and interesting. After completion of the course, I have a new level of confidence in speaking English that will not only be useful for my career but also for helping my children with their studies.apostrophe

Swati Ramakrishna
Improved by 1 STEP level


STEPathon is a 40 hours personalised self-learning online crash course for Indian jobseekers, students, young professionals and anyone who want to improve their English proficiency. STEP from The Hindu Group is bringing a comprehensive English training course, that will train you in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. All you need to do is spend 1 hour each day, to get a 1-2 points increase in your STEP score.

  1. The course is divided into 6 weeks. Every week the course will open with modules for that week.
  2. The modules are divided into 6 different aspects – write better, speak better, build vocabulary, strategies and grammar.
  3. Each of the modules will have different webisodes or videos in which a tutor will explain the concept along with some exercises.
  4. There are independent practice sets that you need to take based on your strength and weaknesses.
  5. There will be an assessment at the end of the third week and a grand test at the end of the course for a certificate.
  6. The exercises will improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

No. The course is valid for one year. 40 days limit is to give a competitive energy for learners to finish the course in 40 days. Most of our users do the course at their own leisure time and finish the course later.

No. The course will be opened week-wise. The users can take the course at any time of the day and there are no restrictions. In fact, most of our users take the course during the weekends when they are free.

Yes you can. We have a STEP Android app. But we don’t have an IOS App.