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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CAN’T TRAVEL, BUT STILL NEED TO LEARN ENGLISH?
The world-wide Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on our normal way of life. Across the globe people are required to stay at home and businesses are being forced to close. International travel has ground to a halt, and nobody knows when it will resume.
STUDY FROM HOME?
Assuming your country is also in lock down, you have a lot of free time on your hands. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn or practice new skills. So where does this leave you when it comes to improving your English?
There are many different ways that you can improve your English: from all of the different apps to binge watching your favourite TV series in English, or maybe taking an online course. But how much progress are you actually going to make? Sure, you may learn some new vocabulary, or maybe take down a few more grammar rules – but are you really improving? Is your English genuinely getting better, or are you just learning a few more facts? We call this “book smarts”. However, taking what you’ve learnt from a book and using it in real life when you’re face to face with an English speaker is the real challenge in your English journey.
COMMUNICATION IN THE TIME OF THE CORONA VIRUS
Let’s face it – we can all learn from a book or an app, but what we really want is to be able to communicate. And to improve your communication you’ve got to be talking to people! But how can you do this when everyone is practicing social distancing? Traditionally people have travelled to an English-speaking country and attended a course at an English school. This is typically the best way to learn English: in a class of fellow students being taught by an experienced teacher. Obviously, this is currently not an option for anyone. So how do we find the next best thing?
ONLINE ENGLISH CLASSES
What if those English classes can come to you? What if the experienced teacher and the other people wanting to learn English can join you at home in your living room? Wouldn’t you want to participate in regular, well run classes with fellow students and an experienced teacher? You can get all the benefits of an English course, like communication, interaction and guidance, without having to leave your home.
THE BENEFITS OF AN ONLINE ENGLISH CLASS
Participating in an online English class can provide you with many of the typical advantages of a traditional English course, like:
- Being guided through high-quality materials by your teacher
- Listening and talking to other students
- Joining a class discussion
- Learning from other student’s questions
- Being challenged by your teacher or classmates
But there are some unique advantages to an online English class that you don’t get from a normal English course:
- They’re much cheaper
- You don’t have to take time off work to study
- You don’t have to travel (this can be seen as both an advantage and a disadvantage!)
- You spend less time on your studies, meaning you have more freedom with your time at home
- You can study at home
- You make faster progress than studying alone
- There is interaction with people that you don’t get from an online English course
JOIN AN ONLINE ENGLISH CLASS TODAY
As English learning innovators, English One is offering top quality online English classes to suit any requirement. You can choose from group classes or private lessons which offer a wide variety of options. Here are some examples of our standard online classes:
- General English group classes
- Conversation classes
- Business English
- Medical English
- Aviation English
- Legal English
- And more!
Now is the best time to keep learning and keep improving your English – even while you’re stuck at home.