speaking

Skype English conversation classes

Many students are now opting to self study as access to ESL materials via the internet becomes easier and the pace of modern life leaves little time to attend private school classes.

skype english conversation
Click here to download this post via our mobile website!
Download: This blog post is available as a convenient and portable PDF that you can take anywhere. Click here to get a copy. (Download)

However, while many aspects of the language can be acquired independently using books, videos and audio resources, fluent spoken English cannot be gained in isolation. Skype English conversation classes fill this knowledge gap and offer a solution for those seeking to improve their speaking skills, correct their mistakes and gain native insights into the language.

Learning English properly means having a correct native model to follow. If you are studying British English, then useful material might include: BBC News broadcasts, British Council podcasts, audio books, UK newspapers, British TV series and films, textbooks published by Cambridge University Press, Penguin or Macmillan. As long as you practise on a daily basis and try to increase your contact time with the language, you will make good progress in reading, listening, vocabulary and grammar. However, this still leaves several key skills – speaking, writing and error correction (or native style for higher level learners). Skype English conversation classes with a British native speaker provide this missing piece in the jigsaw puzzle.

The problem

Many students acquire reasonable knowledge of reading, writing and grammar while still at school or university. However, most foreign education systems tend to ignore the significance of speaking. This can be due to a number of factors, such as: lack of native English teachers, large class sizes, local tutors who are not confident in their own speaking ability and so favour textbook work over interaction. Speaking must be regarded as the most important skill in any language as it is the primary means of communication. It should be practised from day 1 and not year 5! Failure to acquire a good level of spoken fluency in English ultimately means that you will not be able to communicate effectively in the language. In order to speak English well, you must SPEAK it.

Conversational English online

There are several advantages to Skype English practice with a native speaker. Firstly, if you live outside a majority English speaking country, then your access to British teachers will be limited. Choice is a must when looking for a suitable ESL tutor and the internet provides this. Secondly, studying with a native speaker will help you improve your spoken fluency and style in modern English as well as your listening skills through regular interaction excluding your native language. Thirdly, Skype English conversation classes will save you both time and money compared with face-to-face classes in your local area. There are many good reasons to learn English online as part of a wider self-study approach.

Is Skype English practice right for you?

The simple answer is: you don’t know until you try! Nowadays, most people are confident PC users and are already familiar with VoIP programmes like Skype. The online study format is a little different from that of the traditional classroom, but it also provides access to useful internet-based resources in a way that was previously impossible. When studying conversational English online with a British teacher you will still benefit from genuine interaction with a native speaker via both video and audio. The use of a headset can also help improve sound quality and really “put you in the room” with the tutor. Skype is simple to use and was created with communication in mind. It is therefore ideal for English conversation classes.

If you would like to try studying via Skype with a British English teacher, then please visit our homepage to request your 15-minute trial consultation!

Click here to download this post via our mobile website!
Download: This blog post is available as a convenient and portable PDF that you can take anywhere. Click here to get a copy. (Download)

Find this post useful? Share it with friends!
Read more
  • exams
    How to Pass the FCE Speaking Exam (Tips from an Examiner)

    Ever wanted a certificate that proves you are a B2 level English speaker? If so, the FCE speaking exam could be the IELTS alternative you are looking for. The First Certificate in English is a B2 level Cambridge exam. In this study guide, I am going to explain how the speaking exam works and give you my secret tips on how to pass it! Continue reading

  • study
    16 English Phrasal Verbs With Bring

    In this study guide, we will teach you 16 common phrasal verbs with ‘bring’. Learn their many meanings, explore real native examples of phrasal verbs in context, and try our exercises at the end to test your understanding. You can even save a pdf copy of this guide to use later. Ready? Let’s take a look at the list! Continue reading

  • study
    A-Z of English Idioms: 150 Most Common Expressions

    What are the most common English idioms used today? This post lists the 150 most popular idiomatic expressions to help you sound more like a native English speaker! Our A-Z of idioms gives you the meaning of each expression, along with example sentences. Don’t forget to download your free pdf copy of this guide and to practise your skills with the exercises at the end! Continue reading

  • study
    How to learn phrasal verbs in English

    Due to their complexity, phrasal verbs often cause problems for foreign learners of English. Continue reading

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Learn More. GOT IT!