As an experienced English language teacher with over 12 years class room experience, I have seen the good and bad when it comes to English teaching and English learning. I’ve used countless programs, curriculum and teaching styles. The main constant I have witnessed in students who excel in English is the presence of a native speaker.
English is a difficult language with numerous grammar rules, exceptions, idioms, and slang. To truly become fluent, one must incorporate speaking practice with a native speaker in their learning. The best way for a learner to practice speaking is to connect with a native English language speaker. This can be done in a social, professional or scholastic environment.
English language learners should ideally interact with a native speaker 3-5 times a week to develop fluent language skills. In my experience, students who regularly socialize with native speakers improve their speaking, listening, writing, and reading at a much faster rate than students who attend classes or self study. Regular interaction provides opportunities for live sentence formation, vocabulary usage, and real world speaking and listening practice.
This is a large part of what we do at Passport English. We connect learners with native English speakers in a live environment to quickly improve your English language skills in a practical and comfortable way. We believe that English fluency will open up opportunities and broaden your horizons. English is your passport to the world. Visit www.passporteng.com today to see how we can help you.
Justin Gray is the owner and head teacher of Passport English. He is TESOL certified and has taught all over the world but currently resides and teaches in his home State of Oregon in the USA.