Individual English course with a professional instructor, preferably a native English speaker from USA, Canada or the UK, with certificate of international standard TEFL, CELTA or DELTA, with solid experience, positive, using the best textbooks in English, with additional elements of communicative methods, such as songs with lyrics in English, in the original movies, karaoke English … That’s my ideal of the right of individual English course. Having sufficient experience and the choice of the various proposals, I can say that a very small number of teachers, companies, providing individual language courses fit these requirements. As I understand it, the fact that education – a commodity that belongs to the category of “trust”, the quality of such goods is known only after the student has already received training, became, so to speak, a graduate. Since learning of foreign languages is the case as well. Clearly, to understand how you got on a language course can be only after a full course of study, or even in the middle of the process.
How do you determine the best offer in terms of information asymmetry? Must pay attention to indirect signs: Education teachers, their status, work experience, recommendations of former students, the mechanism of selecting teachers on the various parameters, the ability to read a summary of the teacher, the possibility of replacing the teacher, does the school certificate upon graduation, to which category the cost of education in the language schools … It is very important to communicate with the coordinators of language programs and see how close they are to your cost. If Coordinator allows itself to condoning the choice of course and instructor, and then later nothing good is not worth waiting. Pay attention to your focal language school, try to talk to them a foreign language. If those with whom you are dealing with – professionals, then they talk in a foreign language should be free. You should not give those teachers who are now just a free and may be engaged to a suitable You schedule, and those who really suits you to a professional data, personal qualities and relevant experience.
Pay attention to the contract that you sign a language school. It must be prescribed by all parameters of the course of individual instruction, training and education foreign language teacher, schedule a cancellation and transfer activities, the total cost of the course, its duration, venue of the sessions. Speaking of place of employment – you should be presented an alternative, because it is an individual training program. In the best case, you should be able to choose their place of employment, whether equipped with class, language school, at your home or office, at home or teachers in neutral territory. Requires the provision of advice on the teacher from his former pupils. If a language school can not provide such recommendations, then you are invited to an untested teacher. Evidence that you are completely fluent in English may be British or American international certificate. These include certificates of successful completion of the international examinations in English TOEFL, IELTS, BEC, FCE, CAE, CPE, and a few others. The language school has to guarantee the possibility of passing the exam at an international certificate after full course of study. I hope my tips will help you to choose an individual course of learning English, learn English at a high level and pass an examination on an international certificate.