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by Nina

26.11.10

How do I improve my speaking skills?

Posted by Nina Hanakova |


Are you bored learning English from textbooks? Do you feel like you´ll never learn to speak English? Do you or your students need more practice with real people? I might have a solution for you...
  
There is a new programme on the Internet called English Out There. It was put together by an English teacher and online professional Jason West from London. Jason owns a language school and works on developing effective, yet simple products for students who desperately want to skyrocket their speaking skills but don´t know how.

English Out There is the only project, that I know of, which incorporates social interaction (via social media sites such as Facebook) with fluent and native English speakers. And it is an absolute bargain. For only $0.25-$0.40 per hour you can now follow a course which, as Jason claims, will finally make a difference. I know it did in my course!

So how does it work? Very simply. You download an e-book on your speaking level, study a lesson  (usually 3-4 worksheets), alone or with a teacher, and then you go and practise the target language online with your conversation partners. 


And how do you find conversation partners? Here is one option - use one or more of these social websites:
Facebook
Palabea
MyLanguageExchange
LiveMocha

It is advised to speak only to native and fluent English speakers in order to hear correct language and learn authentic spoken English.


I am currently using English Out There with my students as part of their self-study programme in my local courses in Brno, Czech Republic. Listen to the students´ BEFORE and AFTER recordings and how EOT helped my students to improve their English in just 4 months.

The EOT courses are available to buy in every level from beginner to advanced. Each pack includes 20 lesson plans and audio files and they come in both teacher and student versions.

Here is a more detailed presentation on how EOT works:


 
TEACHERS - £25 per level
  • Full  teacher instructions
  • Licence to print and copy for your students in class
  • Social media toolkit
  • Copy kit
  • Audio files
  • 100% money back guarantee
Beginner level - level A1, 152 pages, see course overview here
Elementery level - level A2, 150 pages, see course overview here
Pre-intermediate level - level B1, 113 pages, see course overview here
Intermediate level - level B2, 132 pages, see course overview here
Upper-Int level - level C1, 158 pages, see course overview here
Advanced level - level C2, 150 pages, see course overview here
All 6 levels (£125)


STUDENTS - £5 per level
  • Full student instructions
  • Social media toolkit
  • Copy kit
  • Audio files
  • 100% money back guarantee
Beginner level - level A1, 152 pages, see course overview here
Elementery level - level A2, 150 pages, see course overview here
Pre-intermediate level - level B1, 113 pages, see course overview here
Intermediate level - level B2, 132 pages, see course overview here
Upper-Int level - level C1, 158 pages, see course overview here
Advanced level - level C2, 150 pages, see course overview here
All 6 levels (£25)


Nina

4 comments:

Silversal said...

Wonderful blogpost on Eot, Nina.

I hope language learners everywhere can appreciate how important this is. Your clear presentation of English Out There should certainly point them in the right direction.

Your personal video is cool - I sense some show biz talent, as well as, creative teaching tricks up your sleeve!!

anita adnan said...

hi Nina! interesting write up and i am sure Jason would love it :)
i love your clear explanation, and will link this to my teacher friends in Malaysia. all the best!

Nina said...

Hello my dear colleagues!
Thank you so much for your support and your comments. I love this new community we are shaping online!
Nina

Anonymous said...

hi
my name is mohsen
i am from tunisia
i have been teaching english for 11 years
i am really interested in your words
and i like to share and learn from your experience
please keep in touch and let me know about your recent teaching and learning activities and strategies

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