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Find YOUR Online English Teacher
Find your Match
How to find the right online English teacher for YOU?
Clearly understand what YOU want to achieve, and how YOU learn best.
Only then can you match that information with any services an online English teacher offers.
Take our mini needs analysis now for FREE
It’s a Good Start
Of course, our needs analysis consultation goes into much more detail.
At Blue Noun Language Hub we REALLY know what questions to ASK.
If you are serious about investing in your English – it’s a must.
Get Help to Find What You Need
Are you overwhelmed with the choices of English services out there?
Would it be a relief to have the choices narrowed down by someone knowledgeable of both teaching and the online English options available? Someone who can help you identify what YOU need?
The good news is that here at Blue Noun, we offer a one-off needs analysis just for this.
We’ll help you find the online English teacher – the one who will bring YOU results.
Our Needs Analysis helps you find your Online English Teacher – first time.
Below are common ways of selecting an online English coach.
Which do you think is the worst advice?
Sign up with the teacher with a huge number of likes on Insta
Obviously being ‘successful’ at social media is no guarantee of quality of teaching as anyone can pay for ‘likes’.
However, regular comments on Instagram posts can testify to happy customers and generous advice.
Be wary of new accounts with no community.
Definitely follow anyone you may be interested in – consume all their content and see what they’ve got.
Use a recommendation from a friend
Perhaps, but are you certain that your learning style is their style? Do you have the same language needs?
Sign up to the one with the most entertaining TikTok
If you like how they deliver their content and engage with you and others – it can be a good starting point. Now you need to identify if they are the right match for you.
Use your neighbourhood language school's online service
Especially if you wish for a traditional kind of tuition and you don’t really mind who teaches you on the day.
Another advantage is that in certain countries, you can get government funding for classes – but only with a company in your country that this rebate system set up. (Tends to be the larger schools)
Chose the one who promises to get you fluent
Be wary of online English teachers overpromising results.
It takes a LONG time to gain language fluency.
A rough ballpark figure is 200 hours of learning just between level (and of course, everyone has their own speed).
However, working ON fluency is a valid target if you have very high knowledge of written English – you just have few opportunities to speak it.
You need a language course that converts your passive knowledge into active knowledge.
If you think it’s easy, you may be about to make an expensive mistake!
The ‘Right’ Online English Teacher.
In fact, as you can see, there is no single bad answer for everyone – just a bad answer for YOU.
Although you may not think that your learning needs are at all unusual, when there is so much variety of methods, styles, and content, there is no such thing as a ‘usual’ English learner.
The problem is solved by clearly identifying your learning needs.
Relax and let us help you do that!
Blue Noun Language Hub Services
On this page find out FREE PDF Online English Needs Analysis.
You can book our one-off consultation call too.
Getting external help now will help you find the right online English coach for you.
Find the RIGHT online English coaching for success.
Book our needs analysis to understand clearly what you wish to achieve in English, and what type of learner you are.
We’ll email you a copy for you to send to potential teachers.
Let our needs analysis do the talking!
The Online Revolution
The online English industry IS a revolution – and a fabulous one!
Gone are the days of being locked to a local language school service.
“The world is your oyster”
Today, there are independent, quality teachers all around the world who want to help your English (with every kind of specialism under the sun).
However, unlike language schools, there’s no official system of accreditation, so picking one can feel like a lottery.
Even if they ARE good teachers. Are they offering the RIGHT service for you?
You are not just risking time and money – you are risking the progress in English that you need.
Think about it.
How is investing in the WRONG match going to affect you?
We KNOW the ELT industry – what’s hot – and what’s not.
Business English is a broad term.
Work out what English skills you actually need your English to achieve in your corporate job.
What to Search for
Online English tuition is broken down into many options and styles and ‘niches’.
You can learn ‘English for Accountants’ to ‘English for Zoom’ – and everything in between.
Sometimes it is important to pick a language course for a particular skill or profession – but truly, not as often as you may think.
It’s often more important to match the right online English teaching style to your particular learning needs.
Everyone always thinks they need 1:2:1 coaching. It’s the industry standard – but it’s a self-perpetuating bad standard.
Don’t Follow the Norm
90% of the time, learners would progress more efficiently with set exercises to do on their own (daily/once a week – again it’s a choice) – then come together in a small group to practice what they’ve just learned.
It’s a less intensive way to learn, less expensive for the client, AND more time effective for everyone.
The exceptions are the 5% of learners who are preparing for a presentation, or interview and just need class time to rehearse.
Are you in this 5%?
The other exception is the 5% of clients who don’t mind paying for accountability. These clients think that they are incapable of working autonomously and will happily pay someone to watch them do exercises – as they won’t ever do them in any other circumstances.
Accountability is more than working in front of someone
If this is you – that’s a learning style you need to match to a particular type of coach.
BY THE WAY, IT’S NOT ONE WHO WANTS TO TAKE YOUR MONEY TO WATCH YOU WORK.
You need to work with a coach who can engage you.
Even a daily 5-minute SLACK chat is a MUCH better use of your time.
Find a coach who can offer you that.
About Our Needs Analysis Service
Helping you Choose
Spend one hour with us. Let us help you to help yourself.
We’re not trying to talk you into you one of our courses – or upsell to you.
Just expect our friendly, guidance to help you work out:
- How you best learn
- What YOU should seek in an online English language teacher/course.
When your objectives are clear, finding the right online English teacher becomes easy.
If you are going to do it, then do it RIGHT.
Step by Step
- First, you get an online self-assessment questionnaire to complete.
- You follow that with a one-off Zoom consultation to discuss how YOU best learn and which language skills YOU need.
- We’ll talk you through the results on the call.
- Lastly, we’ll email you our needs analysis results. You can then use these to get in touch with any online English language coaches and schools who match you.
- You will also get a link to a list of our favourite online English teachers, so you can see what good examples of pricing, services and customer service looks like. (There’s no obligation to choose from one of them).
Don’t Forget to Identify Your CURRENT English Abilities!
During our Online English Needs Analysis Consultation, we’ll also give your existing English skills a bit of a S.W.O.T. analysis, in order to get a rough idea of your level and potential problem areas.
Don’t worry, it feels nothing like a test. We are looking to see what existing skills you already have to build on.
This is something any potential online English teachers need to know.
What’s it worth getting it right first time?
A Case Study
Someone may be looking to gain CONFIDENCE speaking English at meetings – and think that learning more work vocabulary with a 1:2:1 business English coach will best help them.
It may help a bit, but in fact, a short private course in pronunciation would immediately bring tangible confidence, which they could subsequently build on in a fun, group business course that gets them talking to peers.