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Would you like to learn English in Leeds, prepare for an English exam, or prove your level in the English language? Would you like to live in the UK and study the English language? Are you interested in becoming an English teacher or a translator?
The English language is spoken by over 300 million native speakers and is the third most common language in terms of native speakers. In terms of those who speak English as a second language, English is the most widely spoken language in the entire world. In fact, native speakers are outnumbered 3 to 1 by non-native speakers.
The English language is a Germanic language, but thanks to the history of the UK, the language was heavily influenced by Norman and Old French following the Norman conquest. When the British empire covered a large portion of the globe, the English language was officially used in most of the colonies and became the world’s most important language.
Nowadays, English is the official language for plenty of international organisations, international business, and a number of different industries including IT, aviation, the sciences, etc. Some of the organisations where English is the official language include the EU, the Council of Europe, the UN, the World Trade Organization (WTO), the African Union, NAFTA, the International Court of Justice, and NATO.
Additionally, the English language is the official language of 55 different sovereign states with some of the largest English-speaking countries around the world including the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Of course, with English being spoken all over the world, there are so many different dialects and variations of it. Similarly, with so many non-native speakers of English, the varieties of English spoken in certain parts of the world are heavily influenced by the native languages of the countries and regions where it’s spoken.
Leeds is part of the fifth largest urban area in the UK after London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Liverpool. Leeds can be found in the county of West Yorkshire, neighboured by North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, and Lancashire. A lot of students come from far and wide to attend the city’s universities.
In terms of universities, there’s the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Trinity University, and Leeds Art University. There are also colleges such as Leeds City College, Leeds College of Building, Park Lane College Leeds, for example. Of course, you don’t necessarily need to learn English at a university, college, or school, but they are obviously some of the best places to study a plethora of different subjects including languages.
No matter where you find yourself in or around Leeds, you’ll find a way to study the English language.
Learning English with private tutorials could be a way to change or boost your career since language skills are highly sought after by employers.
Any learner can struggle with English, even a native speaker. In fact, there are plenty of native speakers who struggle with English grammar and spelling. It might be worthwhile, if you are a native speaker, taking an English level test to see just how much you know about your mother tongue. Which employer would want to hire somewhere with atrocious writing skills? Consider doing English grammar and spelling exercises. For example, a private tutor could help you with these exercises and improving your level in English.
This could help you find work relating to the English language such as in an international organisation, teaching English, or in multilingual jobs such as translation, interpreting, journalism, or writing. Our tutors have a good knowledge of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and what level you'll need to attain in order to achieve your goals. So why not aim to go to a great university with your language skills?
If you get a good level of English, you can also start teaching English as a private tutor, help students get better at speaking and writing, improve school students’ grades, or help adults further their careers. There are plenty of benefits to teaching English as a private tutor.
With all the websites with English language exercises, worksheets, verb conjugations, grammar guides, and private tutors, are you ready to start learning how to speak English?
For students who are struggling, it’s a good idea to study grammar (pronouns, adverbs, nouns, simple sentences, complex sentences, verb conjugations, past, present, and future tenses, irregular verbs, etc.), spelling, speaking, reading, writing, and listening.
English lessons are a good way for students in primary school to learn to read (by working on phonetics, groups of words, etc.) and students in secondary school can get ready for their GCSEs and A Levels. While a university education isn't usually subject to the complex admission procedures of yesteryear, good language skills will help you during your application and during your studies, especially when it comes to writing essays and dissertations.
Whoever wants to study abroad will know that learning a language is a long process that takes a lot of work and effort. Learning the English language is no exception, especially if you're learning it as a foreign language.
There are plenty of English tutors in and around Leeds and the average cost of tutorials is £17 per hour.
Learning English is becoming even more important in a world where the population is more likely to have several jobs or side projects and they need to have a multitude of skills. For example, speaking English, French, and Spanish could help those in multinational companies deal with clients from all over the world.
Better than an English class in a school, private tutorials are more flexible and can be scheduled whenever and wherever works for the student and the tutor. You can get private English tutorials during the holidays, at night, and during the weekends when traditional educational establishments will be closed. To put it simply, rather than saying "I can't speak English very well", you'll be saying "I couldn't speak English very well".
For foreign students, it can be difficult to talk to native English speakers due to the language barrier, especially at the beginning since the British don’t tend to speak foreign languages. This means that private English tutorials are a benefit to the students in West Yorkshire and the people who live there.
So how do you choose your private tutor? You need to compare the profiles of several teachers in accordance with your objectives (EFL, writing, passing an English language exam, speaking skills, learning more about English-speaking culture, going from a beginner to an intermediate, etc.).
Then you’ll need to think about the cost of the tutorials, the tutor’s experience, qualifications, and teaching approaches.
There’s no magic solution, you’ll need to try different approaches and see what works. Similarly, there’s no commitment when it comes to private tutorials so if it isn’t working, you’re under no obligation to stick with the same tutor.