Skype English lessons with UK tutors are an effective, modern alternative to traditional classroom models and offer greater flexibility, wider access to qualified native English teachers and better overall value for money. Studying English online with a British tutor saves time and lessons can be conducted 24/7 from anywhere with a good internet connection.
Studying with an English tutor by Skype offers several advantages over older teaching models and is ideal for one-to-one language training. If you are pressed for time, tuition of this kind can fit in with even the busiest schedule – Skype English lessons involve zero travel and can be taken from the comfort of your own home, office or even on the move.
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As English continues to gain popularity around the world, the demand for native English tutors is increasing. Unfortunately, there are simply not enough qualified native speakers in cities around the world to cope with this demand. Therefore, class sizes are increasing while prices are rising. Individual classes with a native tutor in your city or town will involve either you or your teacher travelling. You have the choice of either spending more time on travel yourself or paying extra for your English teacher to travel to you. This is neither cost- nor time-effective.
In contrast, the internet gives you access to a wide range of native teaching talent from across the English-speaking world. Regardless of your time zone, you will always find a suitable Skype English tutor ready to have lessons at a convenient time for you. Online classes are often more flexible and sessions can be rescheduled around your work commitments, business trips, etc. You can learn English by Skype from anywhere with a good internet connection, which means fewer missed lessons and faster progress with your English.
Students who study in groups often make slower progress because they receive very little individual attention and error correction from their teacher. If a group class is 90 minutes long and there are 10 students in it, each of them will receive just 9 minutes of quality time with the English tutor. Therefore, group classes are structured differently and often involve students communicating amongst themselves rather than with the native speaker. While this may be fine for learning the basics of English grammar, vocabulary and simple phrases, it is of little use when it comes to spoken fluency and conversation practice. Once you have mastered the basics, it is time to consider one-to-one sessions with a native English tutor.
Skype English lessons with British tutors provide a personalised approach to learning and focus on the unique needs of each individual student. OTUK courses are tailored to cover a diverse range of subject areas – from job interview preparation and business English to conversation practice and exam preparation. One-to-one training means that you receive 100% of your teacher’s attention throughout your course of study and have the opportunity to establish a good working relationship. This contributes to better overall understanding, greater motivation to study, and faster progress.
Individual training with a Skype tutor offers students the opportunity to achieve better results more quickly while saving time and money. Learning a language is never easy and it involves both hard work and commitment on the part of the student. However, it is important to have the right guidance, support and input from the teacher. All of our British English tutors at OTUK are friendly and enthusiastic professionals who have a genuine interest in seeing their students succeed. We aim to actively engage our students in the learning process and help improve their spoken fluency through stimulating discussion and conversation practice. Whatever your goal, we can help you achieve it!
If you would like to try Skype English lessons with UK tutors, you can request a 15-minute trial consultation by visiting our homepage!
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