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“You are never too old to learn. At no time ever say, ‘It’s too late to learn,’ not until the day you die.’ Kimani Ng’ang’ a
You have decided to take up English as a second language classes for adults. Good for you!
As the adage goes, "You are never too old to learn." Learning never stops and can be highly beneficial to people of all ages. What has made you decide to learn a new language? What is motivating you to enroll in English as a second language classes? You may shrug and say that you are taking up the lessons for your personal development. However, for most people, the reason why they would take English as a second language classes is that they are compelled to do so due to the demands of both the academic and business world. With over 2 billion second language English speakers and about 300 million native English speakers worldwide, it is apt to say that knowing how to speak the language will be highly beneficial for you. In fact, knowing English will enable you to communicate with almost anyone.
So let’s look at some of the most important benefits of being able to speak English. Lately, English has become the official language for plenty of international organizations, international businesses, and several different industries including IT, media, the sciences, etc. Therefore if you are keen on being accepted into many career fields, you have to be fluent in the English language. English has earned its title as being the international language of business and this title alone should prove how important mastering the language would be if you would like to expand your horizons. Having the ability to speak English may very well be the reason that you make more money. You must even remember that the English language is the official language of 55 different sovereign states. English is predominantly spoken in countries such as the United States, New Zealand, and even in your home country- South Africa. If you can speak the language commonly spoken in a particular country, you will enjoy your travel experiences all the more. Speaking English will enable you to connect more and constantly engage in meaningful discussions with new people that you meet. Inevitably, if you choose to migrate to another country, a language barrier will be the least of your worries. Knowing how to speak English will ease off some of the burdens of immigration. Once you know and understand modern English, you will finally be able to fathom the value of the greatest playwright of all times-Shakespeare. Knowing the English language means soaking up all forms of literature and even enjoying some of the classic Hollywood films. If all the above-mentioned benefits are not enough to cause a stir, perhaps it will help to know that learning an additional language increases your cognitive ability. It is often believed that bilingual and multilingual people perform better academically and are generally believed to be more intelligent.
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” Henry Ford.
Mthatha situated in the Eastern Cape is home to the Walter Sisulu University and if you wish to complete your undergraduate degree or post-graduate degree, we suggest that you consider taking English second language classes near you. So what options do you have in terms of taking English second language classes in Mthatha?
You have the option of taking second language classes by taking private lessons. With private lessons, you will be able to master English grammar and complete a variety of spelling exercises. A private tutor can enable you to improve your level of English. Tutors have a sound understanding of what the CAPS curriculum requires from first additional language speakers so you would perform well in the language if you work with a private tutor. A private tutor can help you further your career. There are several benefits to learning English with the assistance of a private tutor.
Michelangelo said when he was 87, "I'm still learning.” There are many websites specifically catered to teach aspects of the English language (even to adults). From grammar guidelines to sentence construction, you can easily access the resources to help you perfect the English language on your own. As mentioned, many of the websites require you to self-study. If you feel that you will learn the language better with the help of a native language speaker, you will certainly reap the benefits of private second language classes. You must remember that learning a language like English is not an easy task and can take quite a long period. However, if you remain dedicated and motivated to the study of the language, you will surely master the language in a short period. Soon you too will be able to speak the language as fluently as native English language speakers.
There are a good number of English tutors around the Mthatha area who offer English tutorials at a minimal cost. 15 Superprof tutors are currently available on the Superprof site. All of our tutors charge between R100 to R250 per private tutorial lesson. You would certainly enjoy private tutorial lessons more than studying the language in a large class setting or a smaller group environment. Private tutorials are most flexible and you can schedule the lessons whenever it works for you. If you need to take classes during the holidays or even in the evenings, you can rest assured that one of our Superprof tutors will readily cater to your time preferences. You will struggle in the beginning to converse with your native language tutor. Make sure that you feel comfortable enough with your private tutor so that you don't feel nervous when speaking in broken English in front of him or her. To consider which tutor is right for you, you need to analyse the profiles of all the tutors. Once you have your learning goal in mind, you need to consider the costs of tutorials, the tutor's qualifications, and the tutor's experience. You can also decide once you start if the tutorials are working for you or not. While learning to speak English is a commitment, you do not have to commit to sticking with a certain language tutor. If you feel that your English lessons with your tutor are not working exactly how you wanted them to work, you can always find a new tutor. You will know once you perfect your grammatical utterances if an English tutor is right for you. So are you ready to learn English? "Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow." Anthony J. D Angelo
In Mthatha, the average cost of ESOL tuition is R165.
Rates will differ depending on:
97% of our private teachers give their first ESOL lesson for free.
18 tutors are available to teach ESOL classes in Mthatha and surrounds.
To find your private tutor, view their tutoring profile to find out more information about their lessons.
With Superprof, you can learn English online with a private tutor. Connect with native English speakers on Superprof to master the English language and to perfect your accent.
Many of the private teachers on Superprof give ESOL classes via webcam and most of them offer their first lessons free!
To find the available online lessons, just enter your subject criteria into the search engine and select the webcam filter to see the available teachers who are currently offering online courses in your desired subject.
Online courses via Skype offer many advantages. You can plan your classes to fit around your schedule and online lessons are often less expensive as the teacher does not need to travel.
Learners gave their ESOL teachers on average 5,0 out of five from a sample of 6 reviews.
In case of a problem with your class, a customer service manager from the Superprof team will be available to find a solution (via phone or e-mail all week).
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Learning to speak English fluently has a number of benefits. English is the one of the most influential languages in the academic and business worlds.
The ability to converse in another language can open up many doors to you in terms of travel and culture. Other benefits of learning English include increased employability and improved writing skills.
On Superprof, we have a number of highly skilled ESOL teachers available to offer private tuition.
An ESOL teacher can help you with many things:
You can decide with your teacher what you hope to achieve from your private ESOL classes.
All ESOL lessons with a certified private teacher offer you the occasion to master the English language more quickly.