FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions about online English courses? Or about Speak Think Learn? Maybe your questions are answered here. If not, you can contact Kenn or sign up for a FREE 30-minute TRIAL LESSON.
There is very little difference between internet and presential lessons. The content and subjects will be the same. We will do speaking, listening, reading and writing. And you can take lessons anywhere you have an internet connection.
It depends on your current level and your objective. During the trial lesson I will access your level and ability and make recommendations for improvement. Together, we will create a plan to move you towards your goal. You can always add more lessons later but you will miss out on package discounts.
After your pay for a course, you will be able to access a calendar where you can reserve your lessons. You do not have to schedule them all at that time.
No. You can decide from week to week -- or day to day -- when you prefer to take lessons. Check the calendar online and book any available session.
You can pay directly on the site using PayPal. European Union based students can also pay by bank transfer. Remember, lessons must be paid for before they can be scheduled.
Yes. In order to advance, you need to practice each day. Homework is usually a short article to read or a video to watch. In the following lesson, you will give me a summary of the text or video. I will also ask questions about the task and the general topic. We can also review any questions you have about vocabulary or grammar from the assignment. For exam preparation courses, homework may be a writing assignment.
As much as possible. But you should plan to spend a minimum of 1 hour each day. I will give you some ideas about how to do this while doing your normal activities.
Before we meet for the trial lesson, you will need to take an online level exam. I will send you the link when the lesson is scheduled. Also, I will evaluate your speaking and listening ability during the lesson. This will let you know your CEFR level.
CEFR is the Common European Framework of Reference. It is a way of evaluating communication ability for any language. It is based on what the learner can do at the level. CEFR was developed by the Council of Europe. But it is now used worldwide.
- A1 - Beginner
- A2 - Elementary
- B1 - Pre-Intermediate
- B2 - Intermediate
- C1 - Advanced
- C2 - Proficient
This depends on your needs. Although all the official exams are good at evaluating level, they have different uses. We can discuss your reasons for taking an exam. Then I can make recommendations about the best exam.
Again, it depends on the type of vocabulary you want to learn. In general, reading and speaking with others is the best way to improve. I can suggest tools to help you.
You must have stable and consistent internet connection. I recommend a webcam, but it is not essential. We will connect using Skype or Google Hangouts as you prefer. In some situations, it may be possible to connect using Line, WhatsApp or WeChat.