Do you realize that in 2014 most non-English speaking countries will learn English online? It may seem hard to believe, but honestly, it is the most convenient way to learn English. You don’t have to be in a classroom to take a tutoring class, travel by train or car to get to your class on time.
How does this work?
Too easy. You don’t need to take notes to remember it.
- Just download an application, a software like Skype, Facetime or QQ
- buy a headset with a microphone
- find an English tutor whose English is their mother tongue
- pay the fees
- set your schedule
- And you are ready for your first class.
What is skype? For those of you who are tech savvy, this question is so ridiculous to you. But what about others who don’t know Skype? Skype is free software that you can download online. Google the word “SKYPE”. Once you find your website, proceed to the download button. Get your Skype working or else you won’t be able to call. Calling someone from Skype to another Skype is free. Even if the person lives in another country, they will not spend a penny just to talk to someone.
Facetime is an application available only for Apple products. You can only connect with someone who has a Facetime app on their iPhone, iPad, or PC using their email or phone number. Like Skype, you have voice and video calls for someone that is free. The only difference between Skype and Facetime is that if you have the latest Apple products, you have a video call with someone
QQ is one of the leading free applications that helps Asians to learn another language through the Internet. One of the downsides is that QQ runs using Chinese characters. For English tutors, what they can do is use Google Translate to register and get a new account.
Why should your tutor have English as a mother tongue?
The reason is simple. Improved accent. Even though you have thoroughly improved your English grammar, spelling, and reading, having to master English speaking can be challenging. There is an accent that you need to improve. And, one way to achieve that goal is to listen to a tutor who is a Native American / English speaker. Watching movies can help you. But the fastest way is to learn it with an English tutor.