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The benefits of learning English using a one-on-one model

Released at: 11:20, 07/05/2018

The benefits of learning English using a one-on-one model

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Skype English uses a new and effective model to teach English.

by Khanh Chi

People can’t deny the importance of speaking English in today’s world. Many studies have shown that people who speak English well will likely be more successful in the fields of research, technology, and commerce.

It’s not just adults who need to learn English in order to work or travel. Most parents invest in English classes for their children when they turn 5 years old to learn pronunciation and communication.

However, it's a fact that people can only use a language fluently if they have the opportunities to live in that language’s environment. Only then will their responsive and listening skills significantly improve.

Mr. Thomas Friedman, author of The World is Flat, which was published in 2005, put forward fresh insights into how global connectivity has changed since the internet first appeared. Now because of faster internet speeds, online English learning centers that use a “one teacher – one student” model are becoming more and more common.

Enrolling in English training centers is no longer a priority as it was in previous years now that the quality of online training centers has gone up and have lower tuition fees. Many students use online English schools to have one-on-one English training. It’s completely different from a classroom at an English center where a teacher has to deal with 12-15 students. The opportunity to communicate with the teacher is limited and students have to spend time travelling to the centers.

One of the many online English training centers that follow this model is Skype English, which was established in 2013 and has become a well-known center that’s trusted by thousands of local and international students. Using the model “one teacher – one student” via Skype, learners are able to improve their English at lower tuition fees without having to spend time travelling. The students only need to own a computer, a smartphone, or a tablet, and have access to the internet.

“To attract thousands of students, we have to work hard to meet the goals of each person and ensure the highest efficiency for each course,” said Ms. Vu Thi Kim Anh, Director of Skype English Company Ltd. “We always listen to the comments and feedback of our students to improve the quality of our service. That is by many domestic and foreign customers consider us to be a quality online English training center.”

With Skype English, students have the chance to take a 30-minute free trial with a foreign teacher. After that, the teacher gives an assessment, method and curriculum that best suit the course objectives of those students.

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33 Like | Reply
This service is very good. My children all use Skype English service.


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I have been learning at Skype Enlgish for almost 2 years and my speaking and writing skills have been improved significantly. My colleagues are also using Skype English's service. In summary, the quality of this service is very very good. Highly appreciated. Thank you.


33 Like | Reply
I always feel excited to learn with teachers at Skype English. I've tried with native speakers, Filipino and European teachers. They are all qualified. The service is very good. Hope to be able to see director of Skype English. I will introduce my colleagues to join classes at Skype English


29 Like | Reply
I agree with you. This is the best service I've learnt. Thanks


26 Like | Reply
Good service


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Good lessons with good service


24 Like | Reply
A Professional and very enthusiastic service I've known in Viet nam


23 Like | Reply
My english has been improved so much since I learnt at skype english. Communication is not a problem now. True value.


20 Like | Reply
Service is very good and reliable


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I like skype english


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I am living in Japan and have been learning at Skype English for almost 3 years. The quality of service is very good. Thanks.
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