Welcome to The English Tower. This 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 language we use to help us. For example: asking questions, saying sorry. In this blog you can also read about life in the UK and some of the famous people who have lived there. I would like to help you improve your understanding of English. You can do this from the comfort of your own home!
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 am also sensitive to the problems learners have when they try to learn new vocabulary, understand difficult grammatical points 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?
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
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
Letter and email writing
Introductions and greetings
Asking for and giving advice
Agreeing and disagreeing
What type of learning materials are there on the internet?
youtube, vimeo and other video sites
Films and TV shows
language learning apps
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Helping you to learn English