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English Courses Online Are For Everyone

May 11, 2008
Many people have the idea that online English courses are just for those learning English as a second language. However, the benefits of taking these courses or even looking into what they entail are many and for a wide group of people. For one thing, both adults and children can easily gain extra practice and instruction form these courses. They are also designed in a way that a person could actually learn English form taking this course on its own without any other form of direct instruction.

All students who are applying for college or university are required to write an essay. The ability to write an essay is also the requirement of courses in English in high school. By using the resources of the online courses all students can benefit from the instruction in how to write an essay in the step-by-step format in which it is presented. There are examples of what you should and should not do when writing an essay. This is something that is important for students to see in print because it is rare for any printed material to contain mistakes.

ESL teachers can use these courses to help the children in their classrooms, especially children of immigrants who do not have Internet at home. Teachers can monitor the children as they use the flash cards and worksheets in the classroom and can further explain the instructions to them. Teachers who are trained in ESL can also use the same type of exercises as the online practice sheets to develop more exercises for their students.

Students whose mother tongue is not English have to write the TOEIC exam in order to advance their careers or to be accepted into colleges. This exam is the Test of English for International Communication and does test the four components of English language - reading, writing, listening and speaking. The test preparation to help students prepare for this exam consists of sample questions for students to answer and the answers, which students can then use to compare with the answers they give.

Students of English who do need extra practice to complement their courses can benefit from the online courses in the English language because they deal with all facets of the language. They can listen to passages read by a native English speaker, practice reading passages and take advantage of the online dictionary which will translate words from English into the mother tongue and vice versa.

Most websites that offer ESL courses also have opportunities for students to choose a pen pal with whom they can communicate and this helps them work on and improve their written English skills. Teachers of English who have a desire to teach abroad can also check out the list of jobs available for ESL teachers in all parts of the world. Students who wish to study abroad can also find opportunities for studying and working abroad in a list of language schools that offer the instruction in English that they are looking for.
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