Learn English via Skype
The most effective and personal way possible!
Whether you are a complete beginner, or already use English at a professional level, together we can get the most out of your online English lessons. We will focus on your oral and written language skills in a way that is best for you.
How does learning English via Skype work?
You have a native speaker at your side who has 20 years of experience teaching English and learning languages.
In my lessons I focus on the “classics” like grammar and vocabulary, speaking and pronunciation and if you wish writing and reading. Mastering these skills is however not enough if you are a person who is shy or unconfident. Do you sometimes not answer the phone just because you know the caller will speak in English instead of your native language? Do you rather wait for them to send an email so you can avoid speaking and listening? Have you ever taken the stairs instead of the elevator or eaten lunch at your desk only to avoid small talk with English speakers?
Together we will work on boosting your confidence and you will soon realize what a big load is taken off your shoulders when you no longer stress about speaking (= language coaching). In our one-on-one lessons via Skype we will have all the time and patience we need. Every language learner brings his or her individual personality and learning experiences into the lessons and deserves a different approach. Therefore no group class can ever fulfill each person’s needs. Individual lessons will let you get where you want to be much faster, as it’s all about YOU!
I use the chat to write down all notes, errors, vocabulary, examples, etc. allowing you to focus only on the language. The chat history will not be deleted from your Skype account and you can always go back over the notes.
Some students choose to write their own vocabulary lists, others just read through the notes again and again. You decide, everything is and stays there for you.
Should we need extra material, I will create a private shared folder for us. You are free to download the materials, work on them, print them and of course also upload any work you have done. Dropbox notifies you when new files have been added.
The days of searching through emails and attachments, or wondering whether you really sent them, are a thing of the past.
You will discover that learning online (with or without a camera) is just like a personal face to face lesson. Only better, as you have the added benefit of having complete freedom over content, time and location.
If you choose to switch on your webcam, you will also be able to see my facial expression, lips and hand gestures. This helps you to understand even better.
Should you prefer not to activate your camera, it will be like having a real phone conversation when you can only rely on your listening skills to understand. If you need to do a lot of conference calls or regular phone calls in English, this would be excellent practice for you.
Should you have more ambitious goals or need to prove your current language level, I can help you prepare in our lessons for any test you may have to take: A general grammar exam, one of the advanced IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or Cambridge Exams, a placement test, or any kind of oral examination or (job) interview.
Of course you can also focus on Business English, working on your email and presentation skills, building up your vocabulary. We can practice telephone conversations and role plays.
If you are a beginner, we will of course start with the basic vocabulary and grammar. I will encourage you to speak and feel confident using English. To learn English via Skype will be the perfect way for you to start and continue speaking English!
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