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English Speaking Courses: Choose Wisely

Here are a few tips that will help you zero in on the perfect institute to learn English speaking

Dec 3, 2010 17:40 IST
English Speaking Courses: Choose Wisely

Here are a few tips that will help you zero in on the perfect institute to learn English speaking


English has emerged as a global language of communication and remains one of the most sought after languages among Indians. The reason for this is not hard to crack. English is predominantly the language of corporate communication and whatever the claims of government and the industry about promoting vernaculars, English continues to be a symbol of social and economic upliftment. The reverence for the English language can be gauged from the fact that recently, a temple devoted to Goddess English came up in a small village of Uttar Pradesh!

There are hundreds of schools running across the country that claim to teach you the language in a few hours. Is it really possible to learn the language in such a short span of time?

The answer is both yes and no.

It depends on your skills and the basic knowledge of the language and more importantly, the motive behind learning English. Someone who has a basic understanding of the grammar and a decent vocabulary can easily reach the advanced stage and start communicating in English. But it is definitely a long road for someone with little understanding of English.

Nevertheless, it is very important to choose your institute wisely if you want your efforts at learning English to fructify. Here are a few tips that will help you choose the right institute and course:


1.    Recognition
Recognition of the institute does not really matter as long as the quality of lessons is excellent. Private institutes are a good option if the focus is on acquiring quick and practical skills.

2.    Course level
Assess your skills before enrolling in any particular course. Beginner, advanced and comprehensive are certain categories of English language courses. Choose the course wisely.

3.    Faculty
Everything depends on the proficiency of the teachers who will guide you. Make it a point to learn about their qualification before enrolling in a course. Don’t be overwhelmed by fake accents or lured by attractive faces at the institute.

4.    Interact with fellow students
The purpose of any language is communication. The quality of interaction at the institute will decide on how fast you progress on the learning curve. Join a batch that has talented students who can rub off some knowledge on you.

5.    Fees
The fees charged by the institute should be one of your considerations. An exorbitantly high fee does in no way assure quality.

At the end of the day, it is your efforts and enthusiasm that will yield results in mastering English.

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