What are the advantages to learning English online? Let’s find out…
1. Engaging and Interactive Lessons
Just like our in-school courses our online lessons are always engaging and interactive. They’re all live and delivered by one of our specially trained English teachers. We use the same communicative approach that we use in school to encourage you to actively participate throughout the whole lesson.
2. Meet New People
One of the greatest benefits of studying with us (as well as developing your English skills of course!) is that you get to meet people from all over the world. Our online courses are just the same! Your teacher will encourage you to speak with your classmates as much as possible. Using Teams for our classes is great, you can go into pairs and mini-groups to have one-to-one conversations. Not only will this help with your speaking skills but you will get to know your fellow students as well. You will be able to keep in touch with your classmates outside of lessons on Teams too, so you can discuss your self-study work and have a nice chat too.
3. You Can Track Your Progress and Goals
Your teacher will give you regular feedback on your progress in your lessons. Every week you will have an informal review test to complete in your own time which will help you to see what you have learnt well, and what you still need to practice from that week.
4. Learn From the Comfort of Your Own Home
You don’t need to leave your country, you don’t even have to leave your house! So no packing your bag and putting on your jacket. You can wear something comfy and focus on learning English.
5. It Fits In With Your Life and Schedule
Life is busy and we all have a lot to manage. Work, family, friends, hobbies, daily tasks – there is always something to do or that has to be done! So it can be hard to find the time to travel to the UK to learn English. Studying online is more flexible. You can choose the right class time that suits you and do your self-study work when it’s convenient for you.
6. Increase Your Confidence in Using English
Maybe you’re thinking of coming to study English in the UK? Taking an online course before you do is a great way to start. It will improve your confidence so you feel ready to live and study here. Maybe it’s been a long time since you studied or used English? This is a great refresher to get your mind back into English before you arrive.
7. It’s Almost Like Being in a Real Classroom
Conversation and interaction √
You even get the homework and tests!
8. Award-Winning Course Materials
We use Outcomes by National Geographic for our online courses as well as our in-school ones. They really are the best coursebooks out there and we love them. Online students will receive their own Outcomes E-book which is annotatable so you can make notes in it as you move through the course.
You will also get access to National Geographic’s specially designed online resources. There’s lots of extra practice to help you to consolidate new grammar and vocabulary studied on your course, and to practice your skills further. Your teacher can monitor your progress on this and give you feedback and advice. And best of all, you can’t lose or forget to bring your book to class!