English 21st’s highly effective approach helps students practice in real communicative contexts to support authentic language learning.
Working with an experienced language teacher in real life conversation produces greater results than using digital platforms and self- learning management systems alone.
Classes focus on the abilities learners need in today’s world to communicate effectively in their professional and daily lives.
English21st combines authentic materials at every level into the lessons to expose learners to the language spoken in the real world for effective communication.
English 21st online English classes are an excellent way to help students meet the challenges of the current global world.
Time and flexibility are important factors for today’s learners, and being able to learn in a dynamic class, with the latest digital materials and resources at their convenience are high priorities for students.
Learners have the opportunity to complete assignments before classes.
Online class time with the teacher is more focused and effective in order to promote more natural conversation and better language acquisition.
Multimedia resources include text sources, short videos, audios, and authentic digital resources to support learning and reinforce language study.
Communication focuses on the whole language, rather than just mastering parts of it to emphasize language usage.
Classes are customized and “Student centered” to ensure opportunities for meaningful language practice in real situations that are relevant to the learner and their interests and language goals.
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For the benefit of our students, the English 21st program has been organized into modules that have specific learning objectives in accordance with the ACTFL (The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). These are the basic frameworks used to describe language proficiency, which are assessed by standardised evaluations such as the IELTS, Cambridge, and TOEIC/TOEFL. The chart shows the range of levels from that of a beginner to native speaker. When you take the English 21st placement test, your result will indicate the best level for you to begin your personalised program and continue your language learning starting with that module.
English21st classes are personalized to adapt to the needs of students. The levels are aligned to ACTFL and CEFR equivalent. Placement tests help students determine their levels and progress tests track their learning. Regular effective feedback is given to provide support to students with their goals and language targets.
Through Skype video conferencing students will be able to work with a schedule that is convenient for them, and learn at their own pace with a student centered approach.
The latest digital resources, and relevant and engaging materials are carefully selected to design personalized lessons in accordance with students’ specific needs and interests.
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After learning Spanish in a traditional textbook environment in a weekly university class, it became immediately clear to me upon moving to Mexico that in order to achieve and maintain mastery of the language it was important to have regular exposure and practice in my daily life. The course that I took was almost entirely based on textbook objectives that focused solely on grammatical structure. Once in Mexico, I realized that most of what I had learned was not useful – in real life people don’t speak like textbooks!
It was an exciting challenge for me to relearn the language in an authentic way, understanding how people interacted with each other within a cultural context in which I was an active participant. This taught me the importance of incorporating a whole language approach while learning a language, and how an over-emphasis on grammar and language structure in isolation can often act as an impediment to language acquisition.
These experiences have provided me with important insights into language teaching and learning, and I’ve translated them into an approach that I believe to be exceptionally effective and meaningful for students.
Language learning is a lifetime commitment, and having opportunities to use and practice the language is key to becoming a fluent and lifelong speaker.
We offer a very simple and personalized way to work online to reach your English language goals. Once the placement test is completed, you then choose a module based on your level results. The module contains engaging material designed for individual practice that can be completed on your own time, and at your own pace. Weekly lessons with your teacher take place on Skype where you will receive individualized feedback and engage in dynamic, real-world and real-time English communication and conversation practice.
The English21st approach allows the learner the flexibility of creating a personalized schedule that is convenient for them. The modules are aligned to the international language standards (ACTFL and CEFR) so both teacher and learner can monitor progress, with the intention of increasing student level of English proficiency as they move through the modules.
Upon taking the placement test, we will determine your language ability level (novice, intermediate or proficient), in order for you to begin your classes with the appropriate module.
First, you choose a module (based on your level test results) and the description of the module levels. Then, you can sign up for online class times that are convenient for you, in order to accommodate your personal and professional schedule. Finally, upon receiving payment via PayPal, these details, along with registration information will be processed and you can begin classes.
Online classes are scheduled at 30 minutes per session to maximize your language learning experience.
The modules are designed to take about 3 months to complete, taking into account with weekly individual study by the learner and live teacher instruction, support and feedback. Once you finish a module, your English abilities will have improved to the point that you are ready for the challenges of the next module. At English 21st we take into account that every learner is different, and that some students may take an extended period of time on a specific module, while others may reach the module objectives in a shorter period.
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Yes. English21st follows a program based on ACTFL and CEFR equivalents, and is organized into modules, in order to ensure that learners receive the instruction and feedback necessary to reach their language goals. Classes within these modules are customized to meet the learner’s needs and interests, and, of course, accommodate their personal schedule. The learner can choose exactly what they would like to practice if they have a specific language need – such as preparing to travel, interviewing for a new job or moving to another professional position within their current workplace – or if they would just like to improve their communication and conversation skills.
English21st understands the time constraints of our learners, and for that reason, we offer a very flexible approach, providing our students with the opportunity to set their own schedule for online classes with their teacher, and engage in individual study and practice at pace and time that is convenient for them