Why is teaching and learning English online cheaper and more effective?
English is truly a global language. It is becoming increasingly difficult to get a good job, without good English-speaking abilities. Over the last three decades, English Language Schools have popped up everywhere, to satisfy the demand for English lessons. Online English lessons now provide a further possibility to learn English.
What makes online English lessons so attractive?
Flexibility, efficiency and individual attention, are just three of the many advantages of online English learning.
Imagine being able to learn English anytime you want to. No longer do you need to rush from work to get to your English class on time. Now, YOU can choose where and when you want to learn. Simply log onto Skype, whenever you have time, choose your teacher and start learning. As easy as that!
Why learn English as a second language?
Because English is such an important world- language, most people already know some English. As globalisation continues, the pressure to improve English skills is growing. Here are three common scenarios:
International companies employ people from all over the world. English is the language of communication between these various nationals. Whether you are working for a big company in your own country or in an English speaking country, English has become indispensable for your success.
Many families move to English-speaking countries. The sooner the parents get comfortable with English, the more they can support their children with integration challenges in the new country.
How to learn German: The lazy man's guide
German is often described as a difficult language to learn. However, it is not impossible and it turns out that it is one of the most popular languages that people choose to learn. Germany is a popular destination for international students, most of whom, will have to learn at least some German to be able to study there. Germany also attracts many foreign workers from inside and outside the EU countries. Learning the language as quickly as possible, will be key to their attempts to integrate into the country. Some people simply have an interest in the language and culture of the German people.
Whatever your interest in learning German, here are some tips to get you on your way, with very little effort:
In the beginning, it is useful just to get a feel for the rhythm of the language. Watching films in German, with English sub-titles is an excellent way of getting started. Listening to German music is another fun way to get off to a light start. You might even get inspired to start singing along!
How to speak German?
What is the best way to learn to speak German? Surprise, surprise! Starting to SPEAK German as soon as possible, of course! Arguably, living in a country where the language is spoken, is going to be your best bet. For some of us, this is an option. For many of us, this is just a distant dream. But don't despair, where there is a will, there is a way!
Here are a few tips, depending on how much time, effort and money you wish to invest. Choose what works best for your personality:
As already mentioned, visit the country for at least a few weeks if you can.
How to get a job as an online teacher for English/German?
Could it be the right thing for you?
Obviously, there are some differences between classroom teaching and online teaching. For one is not always possible to see the face of your student. Online teaching is not everybodies cup of tea. But a growing number of English/German teachers are choosing to work this way, because of the freedom it provides and the possibility to work with people from around the world.
So, weigh up the pros and cons and decide if it could be something for you, what the prerequisites are and how you can get students.
What is Skype?
Skype is a Voice over IP service provider through which Skype subscribers can make free calls to each other.
With Skype, you can make normal telephone calls, transfer files, video chat, text and set up video conferences. You can use Skype with your desktop computer, notebook or tablet computers as well as with your mobile phone. Special Skype phones are also available.
About learning English/German online
What are the advantages of learning English/German online?
Advantages for English/German teachers:
Earn more per hour, because you get to keep 100 % of the hourly rate.
Teach when you want to. If you have an hour available, simply log in, select a student and start teaching.
Teach where you want to. Through Skype, you can now teach wherever you wish. No more travelling necessary.
You save time and money.
You decide who you want to teach! Select your online students.
English is the language of the world
English developed out of a West Germanic language in England, during the Anglo Saxon Era. It spread across the globe, with the expansion of the British Empire. Additionally, the rise of political, economic and cultural power of the USA since the 1950's, further explains why English has become so important globally.
Today, English is the most widely spoken language in the world. It is estimated that over 300 million people, spread over six continents, speak English as a native language. Amongst these, are the inhabitants of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand. A further 330 million people speak English as a second language. Many of these people live in countries where English is used as an official language, due to historical ties with the British Empire. Such countries include South Africa, Singapore, Gibraltar, Hongkong, etc.
When do I need an English or German native speaking conversational partner and how do I find one?
You have learnt English or German for several years, but you still lack some confidence when it comes to speaking. You would like to improve your fluency, pronunciation and listening skills. You would like to talk about your favourite subjects and practise English or German at the same time.
Then, you have come to the right place! Talking is still the best way to improve your fluency in English/ German.
With netteacher.de you can now select an English or German conversational partner who is interested in the same speaking topics as you. Examples of the speaking topics that you can choose from, are: music, gardening, cooking, cars, child & family, books & literature, nature & travelling, health & fitness, mind & soul, education, fashion, arts & crafts and career.
TEACH , for the love of teaching
Let's face it. Teaching is not exactly the first career that comes to mind, when one has the ambition to become rich. Yet, for many people, it continues to be the first career of choice.
The fact of the matter is, that many teachers teach, because they love teaching. They teach, because for them, teaching is a calling. They teach, despite the many, many challenges that they have to overcome on a daily basis. They teach, because, for them, there is no nobler way of earning a living, than to help shape the growth of another person, be it adult or child.