Por qué aprender a hablar inglés en la academia de idiomas Callan School of English

Some people are able to learn languages simply by listening to others and practising. However, for most people it can be difficult to do this.

Some people are able to learn languages simply by listening to others and practising. However, for most people it can be difficult to do this.

 

Are the teachers native English speakers?

Any good English academy will offer courses which are taught by native English speakers, or at the very least, teachers who have proficient level English and are basically capable of speaking the language like a native.

Always ask the academy about the teachers and their English level. Ask if the teachers are native or not and if not, what their level is. You should strive to get the best experience and most benefit for your money, so ensuring that you are being taught by professionals who are native speakers is important.

 

What are the benefits of studying in an English academy?

Studying in an English academy is a great way to improve your level because you are dealing with people who have a comprehensive knowledge of the language. A good academy will only employ people who are qualified or trained to teach the language. In this way you know that you are being taught by people who know what they are talking about.

Es importante que la escuela disponga de un programa estructurado que siga el proceso paso a paso y enseñe cada contenido en el momento más adecuado.
Imagínate que eres un principiante, no es conveniente que aprendas el futuro perfecto continuo porque antes debes comenzar con una gramática y vocabulario más básicos. Es fundamental que estudies lo más apropiado para ti y que estará marcado en tu programa de enseñanza.

Your learning is structured. This means that you will follow a step by step process, which means that you will learn things at the right time when you need them. For example, if you are a beginner, you won’t study the future perfect continuous tense. You will begin with basic grammar and vocabulary. You will be studying what is important to you at that point of the process. This also ensures that you don’t miss anything and you build on your grammar and vocabulary.

You can also get helpful advice. If you have any questions, you can ask your teachers. You will have the chance to do exercises and take part in activities, which will further help you to improve your English.
These are all things that you would not get if you didn’t take lessons in an English academy.

 

What kind of classes can I take?

You can take group classes. This means that you have an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.
You can also take private lessons, which means it will only be you and the teacher. In this kind of lesson you get even more opportunities to speak and ask questions because the class is specifically for you and not anyone else.

Don’t forget that most English academies offer activities too. For example, you could take part in conversation clubs or take seminars on grammar, phonetics, pronunciation among other subjects.

 

Would I have to do an exam?

As with any kind of educational course there is usually an exam at the end of it, but don’t panic. An exam is a very good way to find out how much you have learnt and also to see the things that you don’t know yet and so you know what you have to work on.

Some exams can be written exams and others can be oral exams. A written exam means that you have time to read the question, think about the answer and then put it on paper. An oral exam is about how well you understand spoken English and whether or not you can respond by speaking.

These will help you to monitor your progress and ensure that you can fill in the gaps in your knowledge during your studies. So don’t think about them as a daunting task but as a helpful way to check your level.

We read!

 

G. Harman
Callan Team

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