Last week I wrote a blog post about Basic English. What it is and how it can help you in the Modern World. I had some people asking me to clarify on what you might learn if you enrol at Oxford English Academy for a Basic English course. So here goes…
First of all, enrolling in an English school will definitely help you to learn a lot faster than simply using some of the great apps out there or by surfing the web. On the contrary, the web can be quite dangerous, in the sense that anyone can publish just about anything and you could be subscribing to a series that isn’t approved and may end up teaching you the wrong things.
So, this being said, enrolling in an English School is definitely the safer and wiser option.
A Basic English course at Oxford English Academy in Cape Town, for example, would give you 22 lessons of English per week. This means that you are in class, interacting with other students and learning English five days a week.
Depending on your level, you will be placed in a class that is suitable to your needs and your English learning will progress from there.
Basic English, as mentioned before, means different things to different people and of course has different applications for everyone. In the beginner level, you may learn how to use articles; “an” goes before vowels and “a” goes before consonants. You may start creating sentences and depending on your first language, you may need to learn the alphabet.
These are all challenges that come with learning a language. In a classroom, the lessons are made to be fun and the idea is that when you are having fun you don’t even realise that you’re learning. And that’s when you come away with an idea that stays in your mind forever.