The Importance of Quality Teaching in Effectively Learning English as a Second Language
Today English is as important as Latin was in Roman times. Every level of comparison has been attempted between the hegemony of Rome in imperial times and imperial England’s, as well as today’s prevalence of United States influence around the world. All comparisons aside, the truth is that English classes are a common necessity for anyone who would like to ease their development and success in international activities, be those artistic, business-oriented, diplomatic and political, financial, academic, or in any other field.
The quality and speed with which ESL classes can actually produce an English-speaker is very variable. What students seek is to speak the language as quickly as possible and at a level that allows them to converse in an intelligent and relaxed fashion. They also want to have a reasonable understanding of the written language and to be able to comprehend texts in English. They want a good vocabulary that allows them to engage any kind of situation they may encounter in the activities they will be conducting, and they do not want to embarrass themselves by writing a letter full of spelling mistakes – they want to be able to give a good impression though their written communications in English. English classes would then have to address all of these stated needs.
Most sought-after is the ability to speak English. Reading, writing, and spelling are usually second tier, but are also very important. Most quality schools combine these three language aspects, but there are many that have decided to cater to the public that is mostly interested in being able to speak the language as quickly as possible.
Verbal communication is the first gateway we encounter when attempting to reach people of other cultures. Anyone who has experienced trying to have a conversation through a translator will tell you that it is very possible to have real communication, but the exchange can be exhausting, and a lot of important information that is usually conveyed through tone of voice and other emotional indicators that we can read when having a face-to-face conversation with someone are lost. There is also the risk of seeming impolite when asking the same question two or three times to try and get a real answer to what we are trying to find out but have not been able due to the involvement of the translator. The point is that English classes that focus on speaking abilities first are necessary because the majority of students are looking for a solution to their first problem: how to get information through direct conversation.
Reading and writing skills usually come second to ESL students, and they do represent a second, higher level of proficiency that most business people and academics will want to master. Being able to receive and comprehend information in texts, with all their nuances, brings another sphere of comfort to the ESL student. Being able to write correctly and transmit ideas with proper construction and vocabulary is also another sign of great comfort with language. These skills complement and add to the ability to converse at a higher level – then the conversation begins to feed the other two – and an ascending spiral of proficiency begins to take place. ESL classes that do bring the right combination of these three skills to their lesson plans and practices will make this ascending proficiency spiral happen for most students.
High-quality ESL schools are easier to find given the very high demand for English learning. The English classes that have proven successful for a great number of ESL students have incorporated their experiences into their lesson plans and methodology.
LCI English is such an esl school. We have been around for more than ten years and have an excellent record of success. We offer proven and effective classes that will make an English speaker out of any willing student or increase an English speaker’s abilities to higher proficiency levels. We can offer on site ESL classes that are very similar to regular school attendance programs; we can also offer immersion courses and a great variety of programs with different intensity levels and purposes to accommodate the needs of the thousands of ESL students who need to become English speakers for many different reasons.
LCI English is proud to offer all necessary services so you can come and get to work on your English skills. From personal advisers to student immigration assistance, from host family placement to offsite registration; we are geared to make your ESL dreams happen and get you to school and speaking, reading, and writing in English as soon as possible. We will also be there if you want to come back and polish the skills you picked up at your LCI English classes by offering you more advanced courses and practice sessions and situations.
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