Online English language school Perfectly Spoken operating out of a home office in the Cambridgeshire Fens celebrates 500,000 lessons completed by its global community of students from 200 countries across the world since it launched the service last July.
Perfectly Spoken has experienced a surge in demand for its English language courses of over 40 percent in the take up of its free service in the past couple of months. This is in no small part due to the increased number of free lessons and activities that the school decided to make available as part of its contribution to help all English language students across the world in these challenging times.
English language learners can benefit from hundreds of free English video lessons in structured courses, created and delivered by highly experienced English Language teachers at any time and on any device. The school uses leading-edge technology to deliver its traditional approach to teaching which puts the teacher at the heart of the learning experience. This approach is further supported by the same teachers who offer additional free live and interactive practice sessions on social media platforms. particularly on Facebook, where the school’s following has recently passed 100,000 (@spokenperfectly).
The school enjoys many and regular messages of appreciation and support from students of all countries and ages like this one from Nada.
“I just wanted to say thank you so much. I’ve been learning on your site since last Saturday and I learned too much information and already learned more than I did in school. I’m only 14 years old but it’s no matter. Thank you for making this quarantine more interesting and helpful”.
The positive impact the lessons are making are central to the school’s key objective to try to build a bridge in the chasm that currently exists for many millions of English language learners across the world who simply don’t have access to,or can’t afford the kind of quality English teaching they want. The situation becomes worse as these learners then increasingly face a disadvantage in the world of work. As our own British Council recognises “English is a core criterion in determining employability ..(and those who).. cannot speak English are increasingly left behind”*.
However the school is not only making its mark on the international stage, but also at home in the UK which is presently its third largest market and where it attracts learners based or settled or studying in the UK and for whom English is not their first language but are keen to improve their English. In addition, the school is keen working to help disadvantaged groups like refugees and has already been working with UK charities to that end.
British Council report: https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/english-effect-repor…