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Nellie English Lessons (NELS) are conducted in an online learning environment similar to a traditional classroom.  Each online classroom has a white board, a Window browser, a microphone area, and a chat text box. The students learn as they would in a regular classroom. The room is moderated by a qualified and accredited English teacher with training in online instruction.

 

 

Frequently asked questions

Use the links below to browse some frequently asked question (FAQ) for online tuition.

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General FAQ

What is online learning?

Online learning takes place over the Internet. It differs from traditional learning because students are not required to visit an actual "walled" classroom and listen to an instructor face-to-face. All the courses and instruction are done on the Internet.

How does online learning work at Nellie English Lessons?

After the registration process is complete, students begin their course studies by logging onto the Internet.

At NELS students are placed in online English classrooms that suits their level. They use microphones,  headsets, and chat boxes to communicate. The school uses Moodle, web 2.0 tools, and a virtual classroom that allows teachers to use a white board, PowerPoint presentations, video, audio clips, and websites for online instructions.

 

Who is the program for?

 

The program caters to adults who are generally too busy with work, studies, or business to attend regular English classes. Let's face it most people are just too busy making a living to find the time to attend the traditional language learning schools. It is difficult to schedule classes and keep appointments. Sometimes just thinking about the traffic and the bad weather is enough to keep many of us at home. It's often more convenient to stay at the comfort of our homes after a hard day at the office.

 

What do students need to learn online?

 

Students need a computer with an Internet connection, a microphone, and speakers.  Instead of using textbooks, learners use three online learning programs and a virtual classroom.
 

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Courses Available

 

What courses are available?

 

There are 6 courses available for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. Students can study with others in a shared classroom or with only 1 other student and the teacher in a private classroom.

 

How long are the courses?

 

The class courses last 12 sessions (3 months) with a session a week. Each session lasts an hour and a half (90 minutes).

The private classroom courses last 4 sessions (1 month) with a session a week. Each session lasts 1 hour (60 minutes)

 

What is the content of each of the courses?

 

1.  Beginners will learn and practise listening, speaking, reading and writing.

At the end of 3 months students will be able to ask, answer questions and make statements about themselves, work, hobbies, daily routines, greetings, introductions, and feelings (likes and dislikes).

They will learn about rooms and furniture, objects in homes and schools, directions, requests for personal details (name, age, address, phone number), give advice, apologize, and express gratitude.

They will be able to describe an illness to a doctor, make a hotel/flight/restaurant reservation, appointments, discuss favorite food, the alphabet and numbers (1-100), dates and appointments using the present, past, and future.

 

2.  Intermediate students will learn and practise listening, speaking, reading and writing.
 

At the end of 3 months students will be able to conduct simple conversations about themselves and their work and express their opinions about familiar and unfamiliar topics.
 

They will give information, make comparisons, express possibilities, necessities, preferences, sympathy, worry, and concern, movies, sports, romance, travel, families, holidays, lifestyles, beauty, fashion, health, wealth, money, shopping, adventure travel, and life in the future.
 

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to understand short texts on a variety of topics, write emails, short notes, and fill in forms.

 

3.  Advanced students will learn and practise listening, speaking, reading and writing.
 

At the end of 3 months students will be able to understand long conversations on familiar and unfamiliar topics, discuss friendship, dating, romance, art, music.
 

They will use expressions of encouragement and interest, express complaints and disagreements, agreements, discuss and find solutions to problems, express wishes, purposes, goals, ask for permission, offer help, return telephone calls and leave messages, give and respond to unpleasant information.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to understand long, authentic texts on a variety of topics, and write lengthy letters.

4.  Beginners - personal one-to-one English tuition for 1 month
 

Beginners will benefit from the personal attention of a professional teacher to begin the English basics correctly.
Students will learn the sounds of the English alphabet and practice reading and writing basic words so they can catch up to the beginner's class.

5.  Intermediate - personal one-to-one English tuition for 1 month
 

Intermediate students may wish to speed up the program and save time so they can go on to the advanced level.
They will work on both conversational English as well as on spelling and writing. Personal one-to-one tuition will speed results.

6.  Advanced - personal one-to-one English tuition for 1 month
 

Advanced students will find the personal tutoring excellent for business and special purposes. Students may wish to get additional help in reading and writing essays, research papers and other specialized material.

They may also learn how to present their work to a large audience and receive personal coaching to enhance their performance.

 

7. Teacher Training - Integrating technology into the curriculum

 

Motivating students for life-long learning is important to the future of education. Teachers will learn how to integrate technology into their classes by creating online learning environments. Teachers will learn to create and use WebQuests to promote student collaboration and team work.
 

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Registration

How do I register?

 

There is a registration form. You fill it in and send it to the school online.

Student fill in their personal information as they pay.

 

Will someone help me fill in the form?

 

Yes, teachers will help students who need help in filling in the forms.

 

When can I start learning?

 

Students can start learning as soon as their payments are verified.

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Payment

How do I pay?

 

There is a special payment form for this.

 

Do I need an account with PayPal?

 

Yes, students will need to open an account with PayPal.

 

Will I receive help filling in the payment form?

 

Yes, students will receive help with the forms.

 

Can I trust PayPal with my credit card and personal information?

 

Yes, you can trust PayPal. It has a very secure online system for payments.

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About the Teachers

Who are the teachers?

 

The teachers are qualified and accredited to teach English to speakers of other languages. All the teachers hold at least a BA but most have their MA's and teaching certificates.

 

Are the teachers native speakers of English?

 

Not all the teachers are native speakers of English. Some of the teachers for the beginners classes speak the students' language to fully understand the students' questions and cater to their needs.

 

For the Intermediate and advanced courses all the teachers are native speakers of English.

 

Where are the teachers from?

 

The teachers are from all over the world. There are teachers from the USA, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, England, and other countries where English is spoken. Some live in their their place of birth but many have moved to other countries.

 

Where can I register as a teacher?

 

If you are a qualified English teacher, you may register at the school by filling in a form. Training will be provided before teaching online at the school.

 

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Online Classes

What are online classes?

 

Online courses are a modern way of learning at the comfort of your home without having to struggle with road traffic, bad weather conditions, and scheduling appointments for class time. The lessons are flexible and easy to access.
 

What is good about learning online?

 

You can come to class whenever it's convenient for you by choosing when and where you participate in class. Your course is conducted according to a schedule. You choose the place - at home, at school - wherever you have access to a computer, modem, and an Internet Service Provider (ISP). You'll get the same high-quality instruction and course content that you demand, but without the day-to-day obstacles that prevent so many of us from pursuing other goals. With online learning, commuting to campus and paying for childcare are things of the past.

 

What equipment do I need?

 

Students need a computer, a modem, Internet connection, a microphone and speakers.

Do I need to a lot of memory on my computer?

 

No, you don't. The programs and the online classrooms at the Academy are user friendly and don't require much memory.

 

I am not much of a computer person, will I manage to work online?

 

Yes, you will manage. Students don't need to know anything about computers or technology.

                                                      
                                              

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Other Questions

 

If you have any other questions, please feel free to send an e-mail to Dr. Nellie Deutsch who organizes the courses. We will be happy to add your questions to our list of FAQs

 

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