How Do You Start Learning English As a Second Language?


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To start learning English as a second language, look for nearby classes and supplement learning through online English lessons, such as the lessons available through the BBC Learning English program at BBC.Co.UK, or the lessons on ESLPartyLand.com. A directory of English as a second language classes is available on ESLDirectory.com, as of 2015.

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To find ESL classes, visit the ESLDirectory.com home page and click ESL Program Search. Click a location on the map, and then click one of the regions within that location on the next page. On the list of programs, click the View link next to any program to view more information about it, including the tuition, program length and class sizes.

Alternatively, use the site's concierge tool by visiting the ESL Program Search page and clicking Try our Concierge Service next to the map. Fill out the form with your information. After submitting the form, ESL schools contact you back to provide information about their programs.

Online programs typically provide some information or lessons free of charge, so students can try the program before committing to a full course. These programs also usually allow students to work at their own pace. However, in-person courses are beneficial because they involve more interaction with teachers and other students, which typically leads to more practice speaking and listening to the language.

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