There are many reasons why you may want to learn English, as the language of business, science, tourism, academia and international relations the world over. Having a good command of English is often a key requirement in any professional sphere, and learning English can open the doors to a great number of career opportunities. Not only that, but English will enhance your travel experiences and bring opportunities to forge new friendships across the globe. So what are the best ways to start learning English?
With so many language learning options available ranging from evening classes to online courses, it is often difficult to know where to start your English language learning journey. It’s important to assess which type of language course or combination of courses is the most appropriate for you. To help you make the right choice, the experts at Cactus have compared the benefits of each alternative and provided a comprehensive list of language learning options to get you started.
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Taking an immersion course abroad is a very efficient way to start learning English and to quickly improve your English language skills. Not only it will increase your confidence in speaking English, but it will also be a unique opportunity to discover and experience the culture of a English-speaking country and practice English with native speakers on a daily basis. Cactus has teamed up with the best language schools across the world to offer you a first-rate language learning experience.
Evening classes in the UK are ideal if you want to learn English after work or your studies. They are a great opportunity to study the language with a qualified, native or bilingual teacher and will help you learn English quickly in a sociable environment. These courses also offer excellent preparation for a language holiday abroad, as they will enable you to understand the basics of English prior to your trip.
Cactus offers English evening courses across the UK.
If you can’t fit a group language course in your schedule or you prefer to study in your own time, one-to-one English classes are the perfect solution. Cactus offers both face-to-face and Skype English language lessons. These are tailored to your needs and can take place anywhere, anytime.
Online language courses are an excellent way to start learning English and to practice a language when and where you want. Such courses can’t fully replace lessons with a qualified teacher who will not only motivate you throughout your language learning journey, but will also answer any questions you may have. Nevertheless, they are an excellent way to supplement your lessons with a teacher. As it can be difficult to choose quality resources from the considerable number of courses available online, Cactus has carefully assessed and listed free online English resources for your reference.
In addition to this, we also offer online English lessons in collaboration with our partner Gymglish.
Cactus also offers Skype private tuition with a qualified native speaking teacher, which is an excellent online alternative to other online courses.
Living abroad is a dream that many long for, and it is often said to be the best way to achieve fluency in a foreign language. For fluent English speakers, one of the easiest ways to live abroad is by teaching English as a Foreign Language. You can become an English teacher abroad by taking a TEFL course with Cactus. You do not have to be a native speaker but you need a C1 level of English to take the course. We offer CELTA and Trinity Cert TESOL preparation courses across the world, including in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and South Africa. For more information about TEFL courses and advice on how to become a TEFL teacher, please visit our dedicated website, or email us.