Online İngilizce Kurslarında görülmesi gereken 5 madde

Günümüzde online İngilizce kursları oldukça popüler olmaya başladı. Artık bu kurslar İngilizce eğitim için iyi bir seçenek olarak değerlendiriliyor. Piyasada farklı türlerde online İngilizce kursları mevcut. Eğer dikkatli olmazsanız istemediğiniz veya ihtiyacınız olmayan birşey alabilirsiniz.
Öğretmenle yapılan kurslar, öğretmen olmadan İngilizce eğitim setleri ile yapılan kurslar, video içeren websiteleri ve uygulamalar gibi çeşitli online İngilizce türleri bulmak mümkün. Bu makalede öğretmen eşliğinde yapılan online İngilizce kurslarında bahsedeceğiz.

Online İngilizce kursu satın alırken dikkat etmeniz gereken 5 şey:

1. Hey! Öğretmenim nerede?

Online İngilizce kursları birçok şekilde olabilir. Bazıları öğrencilere eğitim verirken öğretmen kullanırken bazıları bunu tercih etmez. Satın alırken öğretmen olacak mı olmayacak mı sormalısınız. Böylece zamandan tasarruf etmiş olursunuz.

2. Grup mu yoksa özel ders mi?

Derslerin grupla (3-4 kişi veya fazla) veya özel (bire bir) olarak mı yapıldığını mutlaka sorun. Online grup dersleri birçok sebepten ötürü oldukça rahatsız edici olabilir. (Diğer öğrenciler derse geç gelebilir, diğerlerinin internet bağlantısı çok iyi olmayabilir.) Mümkünse her zaman özel ders tercih etmenizde fayda var. Bu şekilde daha konsantre bir şekilde eğitim alırsınız.

3. Öğretmeniniz nereli?

Online İngilizce dersi için ders veren öğretmeninizin milliyetini mutlaka sorun. Ana dili İngilizce olan (Amerikalı, İngiliz, Avustralyalı, Yeni Zelandalı) öğretmenler genellikle oldukça pahalıdır. Bazı kurslarda ana dili İngilizce olmayan (Hintli, Filipinli, Sırp) öğretmenler de bulunur. Bu öğretmenlerin ücretleri ana dili İngilizce olanlara kıyasla daha uygundur. Eğer sadece konuşma ağırlıklı ders tercih ediyorsanız ana dili İngilizce olmayan öğretmenlerle hesaplı dersler alabilirsiniz.

4. Ders saatleri nasıl?

Öğretmenlerin müsait olduğu zamanlar hakkında bilgi sahibi olmanız gerekir. Aynı şekilde ders planı, ders için arama yöntemleri, süreler ve ders tekrar sıklığı hakkında da bilgi almalısınız.

5. Ve son olarak ne kadar ödeyeceğim?

Online İngilizce kursları satın alırken dikkat edilmesi gereken en önemli konulardan biri ücreti. Birçok kişi online eğitim hakkında çok bilgi sahibi olmadığı için gereğinden fazla para ödemek zorunda kalabilir. Az miktarlarda veya taksitle ödeme yapabileceğiniz kurslar tercih etmelisiniz. Eğer kursu beğenir ve istediğiniz sonucu elde ederseniz o zaman daha fazla yatırımda bulunabilirsiniz.

Umarız online İngilizce kursunuzu seçerken göz önünde bulundurmanız gereken konular hakkında yeterince bilgi vermişizdir. Daha fazla bilgi isterseniz yorumlardan bize sorabilirsiniz.⁠⁠⁠⁠

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5 things to ask from Online English Courses

Online English courses are becoming popular nowadays. These courses are now considered good options for learning English. There are many different types of online English courses available in the market. If you are not careful, you may end up buying something you don’t want or need.

There are many different kinds of Online course available such as courses with teachers , English sets ( without teachers), websites and app with videos but no teachers etc. In this article, we will discuss the Online English courses with teachers. Here are 5 things that you should consider when you are buying an Online English course

1. Hello ! Where is the teacher ?

Online English courses can be of many different types. Some of them use English teachers to teach students and some courses don’t. When you are buying a course, you should ask if a teacher will be involved or not. You might save a lot of time.

2. Group lesson or Private lesson ?

You should also ask if the lesson will be group lesson ( More than 3-4 people) or private lesson ( 1-to-1 learning). Online group lessons can be very annoying because of many reasons ( Other students can be late, internet connection of other students is not very good). You should always try private lessons if you can. This will give you a good opportunity to learn English with focus

3. Where are you from Teacher ?

In Online English lessons where a teacher is used, you should ask about the nationality of the teacher. Native teachers ( teachers from USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand) are usually very expensive. There are non-native teachers also available with some courses ( teachers from India, Philipines, Serbia etc.) who are generally very economic compared to native teachers. So, if you are looking for just conversation practice, you should choose non-native teachers and save a significant amount of money.

4. What are the timings ?

You should also clarify about the times when teachers will be available to teach you. Similarly, you should also ask questions about the planning of lessons, calling the method for lessons, duration, and frequency of lesson etc.

5. Finally, how much do I pay ?

Price is one of the most important things to consider when buying Online English courses. As most people have not used Online medium to study before, you should not pay a lot of money to start with. You should choose a course where you can pay a small amount or pay by installments to start the course. If you like the course and see the results, then you should invest more.

We hope we have given you some good inputs on the selection of Online English courses. If you have more questions, you can ask us in comments.

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How to become an Online English teacher ?

 

India has one of the highest numbers of educated and skilled women in World. At the same time, the percentage of employed women is also one of the worst in the world. Contrary to popular opinion, the share of working women in urban areas is less than rural areas. This is an alarming trend for the growth prospects of India. We can not have a huge proportion of our skilled workforce sitting at home and not making gainful employment. This has a grave impact on our economy.

There are many reasons for unemployment in urban women. Some of the reasons that are most cited – Staying at home to take care of kids, taking care of household work rather than looking for a job, policies of workplaces are not women friendly, women are not paid at par with male colleagues and so on.

However, the rise of the digital economy has created a plethora of new jobs that give the women the opportunity to work from home. As India moves towards a digital revolution and fast internet connectivity becomes the norm, a varied number of opportunities will arrive at our doorsteps. The connected nature of world, instant information sharing, very low cost of communication technologies has made it possible for women to utilize their skills from their home at their own terms. In this article, we are going to explore one of these opportunities – Online English Teacher or Online English trainer.

An Online English teacher is someone who teaches English using technology. The most commonly used technology for teaching is video calling ( Skype, Google Hangout), Whiteboards or even simple texting. Most online teachers work from home and use their own computer or laptop to teach. This may seem to be a new type of job in India but it is quite popular across the world. There are many famous companies such as Open English ( Latin America), Engoo and Empower ( Japan), Tutorgroup and 51talk ( China) who use online English teachers to teach their students. It is an excellent part-time work from home opportunity, especially for housewives.

Online English teaching is an excellent work from home opportunity, especially for housewives who can’t take the responsibility of a full-time job. It is an excellent opportunity to occupy your free time, improve your communication skills, learning about new cultures, make a significant impact in your student’s life and earn reasonable money.

Here are few things that you need to keep in mind if you are looking to work as an Online English teacher –

1. Update your English skills

As you will be working as an English teacher, it is very pertinent that your English skills are impeccable. You need to be fluent and confident while speaking. You should also be aware of most common grammar rules and most common mistakes made by learners. So get that grammar book out of the bookrack ( or borrow one from your kids). You can also try doing trial lessons with your friends, family to become more confident

2. Get the technology sorted

As an online English trainer, you will need to rely on technology heavily. You should have a decent laptop ( or computer with web camera), preferably broadband internet connection and a good pair of headsets. As power cuts are still the norm in most places, having power back-up at home is necessary

3. A quite place to teach

You need to make sure that you have a quiet place in your home where you can teach without any disturbances. Make sure that you find this one place and always teach from there. Having a blank wall as your background will make you look more professional.

Now you have all necessary tools to become an Online English trainer. The next step will be finding students who want to study with you. This is the most difficult part of this job. In India, the majority of people still, don’t prefer and believe in Online education. So, most of your students are going to be from outside India. Reaching out to these students can be quite difficult and seems impossible at times. However, there are many reputed companies working in this domain. These firms enter into a contract with you and provide you a steady number of students. This should be your first priority – to find such a firm who can ensure regular students so that you can just focus on teaching and not marketing.

While looking for an Online English training company, you need to make sure of following:

1. Background check

You need to make sure that you perform a proper background check on the company you plan to work with. Check out their website, speak to current customers, visit their office if possible, ask for a lot of information, search for online reviews. Only after you are 100% sure, you should enter into a contract with such a firm

2. Work, Payment policies

You need to get clarity on quite a few things before embarking upon this exciting journey
a. The Number of hours that you have to work for every day – You should know how much time you have to spend every day working as a teacher and make sure that you are comfortable with these hours. You should also enquire about what will be the timings because, for some of the companies catering to foreign students , you may need to teach in night

b. Scheduling of classes – You should also enquire about how the scheduling of classes is going to happen, whether you will get a notice in advance, can you cancel a class, what happens if a student does not come to class etc.

C. Payment – You need to know how you will get paid. Most of these companies pay on per hour basis. You need to know how will they pay to you and how frequent would be payments. You should also consider the impact on your taxes of this supplement income. You should also ask about the penalties in case you are not able to take a class.

3. Technology

You should ask in advance which technology are you going to use for teaching – whether it is going to be a video calling session or audio calling. You should also ask if the company will use their own technology or you can use openly available technology such as Skype, Google hangout.

4. Training and content

Some companies provide their own content that you will use in the classes. If not, ask them about the quality and quantum of the content the expect from you. There is one particular aspect to be beware of. Some of the companies ask you for upfront payment for providing training to you. Stay away from such companies.

Now that you have done all the formalities, you can enjoy the pleasure of working from home. There are certain things that you should take care of before you start teaching as an Online English trainer-

1. Be presentable – Make sure that you look presentable when you attend a class.

2. Culture sensitivity – You may get some students from outside India. In such cases, you need to make sure that you are aware of at least bare minimum cultural aspects of your students.

3. Be patient – And finally, you need to have a lot of patience while starting as an Online English teacher. It will take some time for you to get a regular number of students. You should give your 100% in every class and make sure that your students are happy. This will help you a lot in becoming popular and in no time you will have many students.

Best of luck !

If you are a college-educated housewife, looking to work as an Online English instructor, then you can send us an email – [email protected] or visit our website – www.speechify.in

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İngilizce’yi neden online öğrenmelisiniz?

İngilizce öğrenmek hepimiz için zorlu bir süreç. Birçoğumuz İngilizce öğrenirken ve kullanırken çeşitli zorluklarla karşılaşmışızdır. Ingilizce öğrenmenin günümüzde birçok yolu olmasına rağmen bizim neslimiz için bu oldukça emek gerektiren bir konu olmuştur.

Aslında İngilizce öğrenmek de diğer beceri gerektiren şeylere benzer. Mükemmel olmak için çok fazla pratik yapmak gerekir. Ancak maalesef hergün bu konuya ayıracak zamanımız yok. Bu nedenle İngilizceyi online olarak öğrenmek bu sorun için iyi bir çözüm olacaktır. Internet üzerinden kullanılan kaynaklarla hergün 30 dakika ayırarak online İngilizce öğrenip ne kadar kısa bir sürede ne kadar çok aşama kaydettiğinizi görebilirsiniz. Bu yolla herkes kendi seviyesine göre kolayca kaynak bulabilir.  

Başlangıç Seviyesi

Başlangıç seviyesi dille tanışacağınız adımdır. Yeni kelimeler öğrenmeye, basit dil bilgisi kurallarına, sık kullanılan bazıkalıplara ve deyişlere odaklanmalısınız. Internet üzerinde ücretsiz kelime kitapçıkları, ücretsiz dil bilgisi kitapları, İngilizce deyimler ve kalıplar gibi birçok ücretsiz kaynak bulabilirsiniz.

Ayrıca çeşitli uygulamalardan da faydalanabilirsiniz. Duolingo, Hello English başlangıç seviyesine uygun uygulamalardır.

Orta Seviye

Öğrenci, dil bilgisi kurallarını hem konuşurken hem yazarken doğru bir şekilde kullanabiliyor ve yeni kelimeleri kolayca öğrenebilir durumda, İngilizce diline az çok hakim durumda olmalıdır. Daha akıcı bir şekilde konuşmak ve pratik yapmak için daha çok çalışılmalıdır. Ücretsiz olarak İngilizcenizi ilerletebileceğiniz birçok kaynak bulunmaktadır. Seviyenize uygun diğer öğrenciler bulmak için Italki, Gospeaky gibi websitelerinden yararlanabilirsiniz. Skype, Hangout ve bunlar  gibi diğer görüntülü arama uygulamaları kullanarak bu öğrencilerle canlı görüşmeler yapabilirsiniz. Bu çalışma sizin daha akıcı konuşmanızı sağlar.

Bunun gibi canlı görüşmeleri profesyonel öğretmenlerle de yapabilirsiniz. Speechify çok uygun fiyatlarla (Ders başına 2,5 TL) konuşma sınıflarında pratik imkanı sağlar ve ücretsiz deneme dersleri alma fırsatı sunar.

İleri Seviye

İleri seviyedeki öğrenciler için önemli olan artık daha akıcı ve anlaşılır konuşabilmektir. Bu öğrenciler kitap, makale ve diğer İngilizce yazılı kaynaklar okuyarak kelime bilgilerini geliştirebilirler. Ayrıca doğru şekilde yönlendirebilecek profesyonel öğretmenlerden yardım almaları da tavsiye edilir. Uzman öğretmenler konuşmadaki akıcılık ve anlaşılabilir olma konusunda yardımcı olurlar. Speechify kullanıcıları bu hizmetten faydalanmaktadır.

İngilizce öğrenmek sürekli efor ve emek isteyen bir süreç gerektirir. Herkesin öğrenme yöntemi farklıdır ama ne olursa olsun herkes emek harcamak zorunda kalır. Bu, İngilizcede akıcı olabilmenin tek yoludur.

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How to make the most out of feedbacks ?

Feedback is one of the most important aspects of work life. In modern organizations, feedback has become the cornerstone of employee engagement and performance evaluation policies. We are getting feedback on almost everything we do (teamwork, personal performance, project performance etc.). Getting the maximum learning out of any feedback is no more optional but a necessity for high performers. Below are 5 quick tips how you can make the most out of every feedback you receive:

Let them talk.

how to receive feedback graciously

Sometimes, the feedback that we get is not all hunky-dory. This makes us want to justify our actions and defend ourselves even before hearing the complete feedback.  Don’t. Always make sure that you don’t cut off the feedback in between and let them have their say. This not only makes you look professional and considerate but also makes sure that you don’t miss out on important aspects of feedback by cutting them off prematurely.

 

Always rephrase.

How to take bad feedback ?

You need to make sure that you rephrase the feedback in your own words. This is one of the most important aspects of receiving feedback. This will make sure that there is no difference in understanding. It’s also important to rephrase clearly what you don’t understand.

 

Forget the history.

What is the best way to receive feedback ?

Sometimes you will receive feedback from colleagues/managers who didn’t have a cordial relationship with you in the past. It is very important to focus on the feedback only and not on the person. Don’t let your past relationships cloud your judgment.

 

Always define the Do’s and Don’ts

Best practices for feedback

The purpose of every feedback is to reach some clear actionable that will help you and organizations perform better. But sometimes there are expectations that can’t be fulfilled. You need to clearly state what you can do and what you can’t. This clear understanding will help you set goals that you can achieve without compromising.

 

Never walk out without a deadline

How to set deadlines ?

This is perhaps the most important aspect of receiving feedback. Never walk away without deadlines. The goals and actionable that you have agreed upon must have a set date for delivery. This will not only help you in prioritizing your work but also will not set wrong expectations.

With these 5 tips, you can make your life much easy with all the feedback you are going to receive.

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5 things you can do at your workplace to improve your communication skills.

“Communication is one of the top 5 leadership competencies desired in the leaders of top organisations across the world.” – Harvard business review. Never before communication skills have been considered so important for the advancement of careers. It is the most preferred competency across roles and one that makes you stand out from your colleagues immediately. Still communication at the workplace is mired in a lot of myths and a lot of working professional suffer from poor communication skills due to lack of information or guidance. So here are 5 things you can start doing now to improve your communication at the workplace and become a superstar in your organization.

Don’t hide behind Jargons

Everyone loves to use jargon in the workplace, however, overuse of them makes it difficult to get your point across your colleagues. Most of the jargons can be easily replaced by simple laymen terms that are easy to explain and easy to understand. Make life easy for yourself and your colleagues. Stop over using jargons!

Don’t be afraid of asking questions

‘No question is stupid’ – this advice is as relevant to school kids as to working professionals. It is always a good sign to ask questions if you don’t understand something. It creates an impression that you are a good listener and are actually interested in learning. Plus, it has actual benefits. A lot of us end up making mistakes because we were too shy to ask questions. Don’t be shy. Next time, go ahead and ask questions!

Stay on topic

Workplace meetings are notoriously considered time wasting exercises. Running an effective and efficient meeting is a very difficult task and requires effort on all the stakeholders. However, one small initiative can make these meetings much more effective – Stay on topic. Clearly identify the topic/issue pertaining to the conversation/meeting and make sure that you don’t diverge from it. This is the key to running efficient meetings/conversations in workplaces.

Rephrase the feedback

Feedback is an important part of our work life. We are constantly providing and receiving feedbacks on our performances, projects, career choices and so on. The ability to receive and provide good feedback is essential to becoming a good communicator. One simple tip can help. Every time you get feedback from someone, rephrase it in your own words. This will make sure that both parties are on the same page and can avoid miscommunication. This is one of the best ways to tackle people who give general feedback which does not add value to your work life.

Stop comparing. Start contrasting.

Today’s workplaces are extremely competitive. It’s easy to get discouraged by the above par performances of your colleagues, managers. This ever-present comparison hinders your communication with them and hence impacts your performance even more. One way to counter this is to find similarity in communication styles with these high performers. This will help you in identifying with high performers and communicate more effectively with them.

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How tо learn Spoken English

English is the language of the world. Most of Indian students and working professionals realize this and are working towards improving their English communication skills. In almost every job and specifically in the private sector, the importance of English can’t be stressed enough. Fluency in English speaking is one of the most critical factors in landing great jobs and better career progression. English communications skills are not just for exams or job interviews. English speaking helps you get connected with the world. This leads to wonderful opportunities in terms of business, research, learning and employment opportunities. Over the уеаrѕ, we hаvе mаdе great рrоgrеѕѕ in learning English. Engliѕh skills are one of the key factors for India’s соmреtitivе edge in the global есоnоmу.

Now, whеn it соmеѕ tо speaking Engliѕh, there аrе mаnу levels оf proficiency. Some реорlе know еnоugh Engliѕh tо gеt by in a рinсh. Othеr реорlе knоw еnоugh to bе able tо саrrу оn a саѕuаl conversation and then there аrе thоѕе who can speak fluently. A majority of Indian students and young working professionals can’t even express themselves properly let alone speak fluently. They are gооd at using a lot of “do” words or inѕtruсtiоnаl lаnguаgе, which is simply just not enough to stay ahead in the competitive job and business markets.

Best practices to learn spoken English

Hеrе аrе ѕоmе good practices to follow to become a fluent English speaker:

Fосuѕ оn speaking rаthеr thаn juѕt memorizing grаmmаtiсаl rules. To соnvеrѕе in English, уоu nееd tо fосuѕ оn speaking in Engliѕh аѕ muсh аѕ possible. Look out fоr реорlе who аrе good in English. Practice speaking English with them. Dоn’t bе аfrаid оf mаking miѕtаkеѕ.

Take help from Good teachers. A good teacher can really help you in improving your English fluency better than anyone else. You can find English language tutors on the Internet easily. Try to find Indian English language tutors, as they will be able to understand your problems better and design a better course to make you fluent. You can take help from Speechify. Speechify connects you with expert Indian English tutors easily.

For fluent English, you should have good grammar skills. You can take help of the plethora of courses available on the Internet which will help you develop your grammar through a variety of exercises such as reading, practice tests and writing. For developing great grammar skills, you should follow a proper plan targeting important aspects of grammar. Speechify provides a custom designed course plan to help you improve your grammar skills through various exercises such as reading, writing tests, comprehension tests available on Speechify app.

Listening is an important aspect of becoming a fluent speaker of English. You need to understand the context and meaning of conversations to become a good speaker. You should listen to audio and video content in English as much as possible. You can find a lot of good videos on YouTube, Dailymotion, Facebook. You can also try watching English news shows. These will teach you about best practices for conversing in English.

Think in English. Yes, if уоu want tо ѕреаk English fluеntlу, you nееd to think in English rather thаn thinking in your mоthеr tongue. If уоu do thаt, it will slow dоwn уоur speaking process аnd you wоn’t be аblе tо ѕреаk fluеntlу if you constantly trаnѕlаtе frоm уоur nаtivе language tо Engliѕh.

You can also take help of online English courses and mobile apps to improve your speaking skills. If you have a busy schedule and you are stretched for time, then these online courses are a great option. You can learn at your pace according to your schedule. Some of these соurѕеѕ аrе vеrу comprehensive and соvеr аll thе аѕресtѕ of listening, ѕреаking, reading and writing. Yоu will lеаrn еvеrуthing you need tо know аbоut the rulеѕ оf grammar, hоw to use the parts оf ѕреесh in dеvеlорing ѕеntеnсеѕ аnd раrаgrарhѕ, and dеmоnѕtrаtе уоur English through рrасtiсе еxеrсiѕеѕ аnd ԛuizzеѕ. Yоu will liѕtеn tо conversations dеаling with аll аѕресtѕ of daily lifе аnd use these tо imрrоvе your ѕреесh as well аѕ уоur undеrѕtаnding оf thе lаnguаgе. Speechify online course specifically focuses on spoken English by connecting you with expert tutors through video calling and providing customized exercises through its app. Yоu will bе рrоvidеd with fееdbасk оf your рrоgrеѕѕ, wеаknеѕѕеѕ, and ѕtrеngthѕ аѕ wеll аѕ ѕресifiс areas уоu nееd to imрrоvе

Be соnfidеnt in speaking Engliѕh. Yes, speaking English confidently will imрrоvе уоur аррrоасh and your соmmuniсаtiоn ѕkillѕ. Sо, don’t оnlу concentrate on thе language itѕеlf, but also оn уоur confidence, bесаuѕе if you аrеn’t confident, уоu can’t ѕреаk fluently.

Learning to speak fluent English may seem like a very difficult task. However, if you apply yourself, use right resources and take help from experienced tutors, you can start speaking fluent English easily. In fасt learning, Engliѕh can bе fun & еаѕу task if you put your mind intо it. Once you say gооdbуе tо уоur fear & hesitation, уоu will bе аblе tо ѕреаk Engliѕh fluеntlу & open new doors for great opportunities.

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