So how can you practise your English Speaking skills with a native teacher, and fit regular classes around your lifestyle?
Online English lessons is definitely the best solution, when the teacher can be available for you at a time that suits you. You don’t have to take lessons every day or even at fixed times each week. Life has a habit of getting in the way and we understand that, so flexibility is key. All our online English lessons are fit around your lifestyle. If all you have is 25 minutes twice a week free, great! Let’s have a chat – you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve!
English speaking practice with a native teacher has a number of benefits. First of all, the teacher can correct any mistakes you make and guide you towards using more natural-sounding words and expressions. Also, if you want to be able to have a lively conversation or discussion on a wide range of topics in English, you’ll need to be able to keep up with the conversation. Practising your English Speaking and Listening skills with a native English teacher will give you the opportunity to keep up with fast speech, and learn strategies to help you express your opinion and really join in.
Some people are worried that if they are Beginner Level, they won’t be able to understand what a native teacher says or to follow the teacher’s instructions. You shouldn’t worry – a qualified and experienced English teacher will have taught hundreds of students at a Beginner or Elementary level, and will know how to help you build your confidence. You will gradually start to understand more and more as your teacher will set a pace that suits you, and introduce new vocabulary and set homework exercises – not just by practising grammar but through Writing practice as well. Writing is a great way for the teacher to establish any gaps in your grammar knowledge so they can be dealt with. Also, it pushes the student to use and experiment with new vocabulary and structures which builds confidence and active range of language.
What about higher levels – Intermediate, Advanced or Proficient? For these, regular English speaking practice with a native teacher is absolutely essential:
-If you want to work on sounding more like a native, then a native teacher is, of course, by far the best option. Any native speaker can hear those sounds you make that just aren’t quite right but it’s only a native teacher who can give you the strategies and confidence to be able produce that elusive English accent and tone.
-As your level improves and you are more comfortable with the basics, the time will come for you to top up your game. If you want to start showing your personality through the way you express yourself, a native English teacher can make sure you start becoming aware of nuance of meaning.
-Also, as you know, even at higher levels, those grammar mistakes can still creep in. A native English teacher won’t let you get away with this and allow your mistakes to become habit. They’ll push you to break those bad habits and aim for a higher level of accuracy.
-We live in a fast-paced world where new expressions are being born everyday (often on social media). Words that were popular yesterday are out of fashion today! Meanings can shift and change very quickly and a native teacher is always alert to this. They will make sure you sound up to date and not stuck in the 1950s!
When it comes to our CELTA qualified native English teachers, you can rest assured that they have a world of experience in teaching all English levels and ages from young children to mature students, and they have lesson plans suited to every learning style, be it visual, auditory or kinaesthetic.
We pride ourselves on treating every student individually, and if you have a specific area you want to work on, your online English teacher will prepare and write a course just for YOU – all you have to do is discuss it in your FREE Demo English lesson.
So what English course can you have? Well, we have quite a few for you!
Online Conversational English lessons for everyday life
It’s never too late to build on your English skills whatever level you are at, and whatever your objective – whether it is to gain a recognised qualification, support your career or just to have fun. We offer a wide range of online opportunities. Our live online English courses include Conversational English, Travel English, British Lifestyle and Traditions, American vs British English and Pronunciation courses.
Online Conversational English lessons for work
English language skills can also support your career development whether in your home country or for working overseas. Our online Business English courses with native British teachers cover key skills such as Job Interview Preparation, Job-Related Business English, General Business English, English for Negotiations and Presentations, Business English Writing Skills, English for Telephoning, English for Emails, English for Socialising, Diplomatic and Polite English, and also Business English Proofreading.
Need to improve your work-specific vocabulary? Check out our industry-related online English courses for work: Medical English, English for Banking and Finance, Accounting, Hospitality and Tourism, Bar and Restaurant Staff, Construction, Legal English and many more. If you are a non-native English teacher, we offer an online Teacher Training course covering Creative Methodology, Professional Development, and Methodology and Language Skills for junior school teachers, senior school teachers and university lecturers.
English exam preparation: online with a Cambridge examiner
If you are preparing for on of the English exams – Cambridge, Trinity or IELTS – our online English teachers can help you achieve the desired score. Most of our teachers are Cambridge/IELTS examiners, and they will make sure that you won’t miss out on any hints, tips or knowledge needed to get the best grade.
Online Conversational English lessons for children
There is not time better to learn a new language than when you are a child. It comes naturally and easily. All a child needs is an English teacher who is fun and engaging and gives them a learning experience that doesn’t feel like learning at all. A teacher who lights that spark so before you know it, your little one is chatting away in English! All of us remember that teacher we loved when we were at school, who inspired us and who we never forget. That describes our online English teachers. That can happen for your child!
As you can see, there are so many options available. We cannot stress enough how important it is for you to have regular speaking practice, so you can achieve that fluency you so desire, and stop translating in your head before you speak!