For adult students of any level (from beginner to proficiency) who wish to improve their English for any number of reasons, Profesor Ingles Online offers one-to-one courses in real time via video-conference.
During the intital (free) interview, I assess your current level in order to determine the best way for you to advance quickly. By doing activities which are challenging (neither too easy nor too difficult) and which are fun, you will feel motivated to keep learning and improving. For example, if your objective is to become more fluent and confident when speaking and to understand spoken English better, we’ll focus our attention on how best to achieve that depending on your current level, with a series of targeted exercises. Furthermore, you wiill have access to a wide range of materials for self study between classes in order to advance even more quickly. (These materials are free of charge).
This will depend on your objectives but for most students who wish to take general English courses, the main priority is to improve oral communication skills (both speaking and listening).
With this aim in mind, activites are chosen in accordance with each student’s level, needs, interests and objectives.
The study program is very complete with a variety of exercises, activities and conversational practise to help you improve the key skills below:
- Speaking: improve fluency, accuracy, pronunciation and confidence.
- Understanding: fine tune listening comprehension skills in a variety of contexts and improve reading skills.
- Vocabulary: develop a large vocabulary with the aim of improving one’s ability to speak and understand English.
- Natural Expression: learn idiomatic expressions, phrasal verbs and sayings, which make up such an important part of the language.
Eliminating common mistakes
For native Spanish speakers, great emphasis is placed on eliminating the most common mistakes. These errors are of various types and can often confuse your listener or impede communication completely.
a) Structural mistakes:
These occur when translating word for word without taking into account the structural differences between English and Spanish.
b) Incorrect word use:
Some words which seem to be identical in English and Spanish have completely different meanings. We call these false friends. In addition, many words are used mistakenly for a variety of reasons.
English pronunciation is often very difficult for Spanish speakers due to the large number of vowel sounds and the manner in which a word or parts of a sentence are either accentuateed or compressed.
We will deal with the most common problems and use a systematic approach in order to improve pronunciation.
If you would like to learn more about the methodology used at profesor-ingles-online.com, ask for a free interview and level assessment.