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Welcome to  The English Tower.  This is a site for those who want to learn English.   Do you have problems with the present perfect?  How many ways can we say thank you? Do you love learning new idioms? My blog explains grammar and teaches vocabulary such as functional language, phrasal verbs and idioms.

Functional language is the language we use to help us to communicate with others.  For example: asking questions, saying sorry.  In this blog, you can also read about life in the United Kingdom and some of the famous people who have lived there.  I would like to help you improve your understanding of English.


English teacher Lisa

Lisa The English Tower Learn English

My name is Lisa and I am a teacher of English as a foreign language and a blog writer. I trained as a teacher in London in 1994. After qualifying, I moved to Germany. I spent many years teaching grammar, conversation and English for business and exam preparation. I have worked with students from many different countries and with many different language needs. When I returned to the UK I began teaching Skype English online. I love my job. Every student is different and has different needs. I enjoy creating lessons that are personal to each student and their needs and interests. Also, I am trying to learn Spanish online. This really helps me understand the difficulties students have learning a language on the internet. I understand how difficult it is to learn new grammar and practice pronunciation.


Individual Skype English lessons

Some students want to learn another language because they want to live in another country. Others learn because they want to travel.  Many students learn because they want to get a new job.  Some people learn because they simply like learning languages.  Each of these students will have different needs.  One-to-one lessons can help the student improve their language skills much faster than in a traditional group class.   Students can practice and improve all of the four learning skills, reading, writing, speaking and listening, with a teacher.


What type of lessons?

  • Business language
  • Functional Language (asking for permission, saying sorry, etc)
  • Vocabulary, Grammar, Pronunciation
  • Exam Preparation (Cambridge and Trinity exams)
  • Reading, listening, writing and speaking skills
  • Individual lessons for each student
  • Feedback after every lesson
  • A patient and kind teacher

Teaching Qualifications and Experience

  • Bsc (Hons) Applied Linguistics
  • Cert. TESOL (Trinity College)
  • 20 Years’ teaching experience
  • 4 Years’ online teaching experience
  • Business English, Conversation
  • Grammar, Vocabulary,
  • Pronunciation practice
  • Exam Preparation

Can I learn English online?

Yes, you can! The best way to learn a language, of course, is to spend time in a country where they speak that language.  However, for most people, this is not possible.  Classes are a good way to learn a language although it might be difficult to find a class. Learning a language online gives you flexibility and a lot of real-life language examples to help you learn.  This internet is full of excellent learning materials.  There are online apps that help language learners practice with each other.


Do I need Skype English lessons with a teacher?

If you want to improve your speaking, listening and pronunciation skills it is a good idea to have lessons with a professional teacher. It is possible to learn a lot without a teacher.  However, a teacher can help you get the best results if you want to:

  • Improve your vocabulary
  • Study for an exam
  • Improve your grammar
  • Learn English for work
  • Improve your pronunciation
  • Information on your progress
  • Help with the four skills:
  • reading, writing, listening and speaking

Work and business language

  • Formal vocabulary
  • Letter and email writing
  • CV/resume preparation
  • Telephone English
  • Small talk
  • Business vocabulary
  • Negotiations
  • Diplomatic language

Functional language

  • Introductions and greetings
  • Complaining
  • Making suggestions
  • Asking for and giving advice
  • Agreeing and disagreeing
  • Making requests
  • Giving opinions
  • Apologising

What type of learning materials are there on the internet?

  • Newspapers
  • E-books
  • Blogs
  • Online magazines
  • youtube, Vimeo and other video sites
  • Films and TV shows
  • podcasts
  • language learning apps

You can follow also me here:

  • Twitter: @theenglishtower
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theenglishtower/
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_english_tower/

Helping you to learn English


 

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