The last year has been a difficult one to say the least. Many of the things we took for granted are now hardly highlighted and doing the simple things has become much harder than ever before.
For those who had plans to extend and improve their education, the likelihood is that this will need to be done online for the foreseeable future. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives and not for the better, but it has highlighted the price of not doing the things you want to do in the here and now.
With that in mind, have you wanted to learn or improve your current level of English but not got around to it yet? Whilst there are some evening classes available despite the pandemic, the uncertainty of what is going to happen in terms of class availability and safety over the coming months means that more and more people are choosing not to move forwards with their linguistic education for now.
However, online English lessons are a great way to continue learning despite the pandemic and to do so in the comfort of your own home.
Here at London Governess we want you to continue with your education as best you can and not to put your future on hold due to the current situation we are all living through. As such, we have an online English tutoring service which could be the answer to your current worries. This is also a great option for anyone who leads a busy life and doesn’t have the time to leave their home and travel for lessons or anyone who simply doesn’t want to learn in a group with other people. By tailoring your education to your needs, you can improve faster and develop our confidence ten-fold as you go along.
Why Learn English?
The ability to speak native level English is a major advantage in many different situations. Whether you work in the UK or live in the UK permanently, the business world is predominately English-speaking, especially across the USA and Europe. Even businesses who have different native languages all choose to speak English when communicating with International clients, and being able to do so yourself means your career chances are boosted in a big way. This opens many doors and if you’re considering English lessons for your child, you’re certainly arming them with the tools for future career development early on.
It may be that you have recently moved to the UK for work or general relocation and you want to improve the level of written and spoken English that you already have. No matter what your starting point, choosing to learn and improve your language skills is never a waste of time and always opens more doors for you. It also helps you to live a more comfortable life within the UK.
When living in the UK, speaking good quality English will make your life much easier. Not only will you be able to solve any problems you have far more quickly but you’ll also be able to make friends and form social connections with those around you, minus any language barriers getting in the way.
Of course, children who are living in the UK or those who have aspirations to travel in the future should also consider learning English very early on. Encouraging your child to do so is a great option as a parent and will open many doors for them as they move through their eduction and perhaps towards university and work in the future.
However, choosing the right route for learning is vital. Not everyone learns in the same way. Some students prefer a more hands-on learning route, some prefer a more visual learning option, and others prefer to listen and repeat. For that reason, one on one lessons are often a far better investment than groups. It’s true that you will meet other students in groups and that can help you to practice, but having a teacher’s full attention also means that you can be corrected when your pronunciation is a little wrong, and specific feedback can be given according to your needs, rather than missing out due to class sizes.
However, there are many online learning groups which you can use to practice with other students, but it doesn’t mean that you need to have your actual lessons within a group. It’s the best of both worlds in many ways and there are groups for both adults and children.
The bottom line is that learning English is never a bad choice. As a child, learning early makes the whole process easier but even as an adult, making the brave decision to learn a completely new language or focus upon improvement means that only positive changes can come your way.
Why is Learning Online a Good Choice?
The current pandemic situations has made education difficult. Students at universities across the country are finding that a large amount of their course is now online, to combat social distancing and to ensure safety. For that reason alone, distance learning is having some what of a rebirth.
Despite the pandemic, learning English online is a good choice for many other reasons too. A little earlier we mentioned that everyone learns in different ways but everyone learns at a different pace too. With a language such as English, one which often changes its rules like the wind and doesn’t make common sense a lot of the time, a one on one online teacher means that you can be more relaxed in your own surroundings, giving you a far better chance of concentrating fully and being able to understand the lesson content. Then, your teacher is there before you on the screen, giving you the total attention you need to progress with your learning.
Not everyone finds it easy to leave the home to attend lessons either. You may have a young family and not have the time to attend lessons, you may be a carer for someone, you may have a job which requires shift work or other irregular hours and as a result you can’t commit to lessons at a set time every week. Online teaching gives you more flexibility and allows you to learn at your own pace, around your own schedule.
Of course, some people just don’t like attending group lessons. For that type of situation, online learning is key. This allows you to be comfortable and when you’re comfortable, you’re far more likely to progress. When you’re feeling out of your comfort zone, learning will be much harder.
Children can also learn online very effectively and again, the ease of arranging lessons around their schedule is far easier than travelling to and from lessons. In the current situation, online lessons may also be a safer option for children and therefore make them more comfortable and amenable to learning progress.
As you can see, online learning has a lot of benefits. Sure, it’s not for everyone but there is a reason why this type of learning is so popular. Most people find that once they try it, the awkwardness of speaking to a computer screen goes away, and they focus upon the subject matter at hand.
How London Governess Can Help
Here at London Governess we know just how important it is to be able to speak high quality English when you find yourself living or working within the UK. No matter what your situation, whether you have recently moved from a non-English speaking country or you speak a certain amount of English and want to improve and progress, online learning is a great option.
We have over 1000 candidates able to teach English online, with 85% of those candidates fully qualified teachers and many former English language teachers themselves. All of our tutors are highly experienced in working with both children and adults in an educational setting and can change their approach according to the age group they’re working with. Our tutors have also worked internationally, so they understand the difficulties of not being able to speak a fluent language when in a new country. This understanding gives them the empathy and understanding they need to encourage you and help you to improve and learn.
Many of our tutors are educated to PhD level, some having studied at Oxford or Cambridge. The range of education amongst our tutors is wide-ranging so whatever you need, we can cater for it.
Learning English online isn’t something you can do effectively from an app or a regular website. You need a one on one tutor who can dedicate the time and attention to you, and someone who understands your particular proficiency level to begin with. You also need to be able to create a comfort bond with your tutor so you feel comfortable speaking in a language which isn’t your first. By doing this, you are far more likely to succeed and within a shorter timescale overall.
For children learning English, and online tutor who not only understands how children learn but has experience in teaching children in the past, can help your child to improve their English very quickly indeed. It’s often the case that children learn languages faster than adults, simply because they have a ‘no fear’ outlook! Our tutors are able to harness that desire to learn and turn it into fast results.
Whatever your situation, reaching out to us and letting us know your requirements is the first step towards expanding your horizons. Life in the UK is always 100% easier when you speak the language and it will enhance your time here in many ways. Your social circle will expand, your working situation will improve and you will find small tasks are done so much easier and faster. A language barrier, although not a rare situation, can cause a lot of discomfort and confusion and if you’re tired of that happening to you, improving your English is the way forward.
Of course, for a child, being able to speak another language is a major plus point. This will send them in good stead not only for their education but for their working life after that. In terms of making friends and expanding their social circle, this will help infinitely and your child will be more confident and much happier as a result.
Take The First Step Today
Here at London Governess we are simply waiting for your call or email. Reach out and let us know what you need and we will work to match you up with the ideal tutor for you. Whether you’re a complete beginner or you already speak some English and want to improve, we have a range of tutors to meet your needs.
Some people simply want to learn the basics of grammar, to improve their written English in a working situation, some people can understand English quite well but want to improve their conversational skills and boost their confidence to the point where they can hold a conversation with a stranger in the street perhaps, and others are complete beginners who have very little grasp of the workings of the English language. None of this matters because after a short time of having regular online English lessons with one of our experienced tutors, you’ll see your progress and you’ll be proud of how far you have come.
Apps and webpages may help with vocabulary but there is no replacement for a person teaching you in person (virtually in this case) and practicing written and verbal English with you in your own time and at your own pace. No rush, no stress, and no deadlines, learning English online means that the control is in your hands and you can take as much time as you need to ensure that you have all the knowledge and confidence required.
Simply give us a call today or send us an email and we will reply to you as quickly as possible to arrange your lessons.