Online tutoring lets you study anytime, anywhere, and with whoever you want. But did you know you can also choose what you learn, how you learn, and what type of corrections you want? Here are 10 useful phrases that’ll help you make the most of your online English lessons.
Online English classes usually start with a self-introduction, so here are some phrases to let your tutor know who you are and what you’d like to learn.
You can use the phrase, “call me … “ to tell tutors how you’d like to be addressed – whether that’s by a nickname, an English name, or any other name you prefer.
Normally, students choose one of our hundreds of learning materials when they book a lesson. However, you can use the lesson time to work on anything you want! Here are some ways to tell your tutor what you’d like to do.
If there’s something, in particular, you want to improve, make sure to let your tutor know with the phrase, “I’d like to improve my … .”
Whether you want to ask for a better way to say something in English or to make sure your tutor keeps giving you a certain type of feedback, here are some phrases you’ll find useful.
Sometimes, you have some thoughts you want to express in English or tasks you want to carry out, like giving a presentation. But you aren’t sure of the best way to do this. In that case, you can always ask your tutors for help with the question, “What are some ways to … ?”
If you already have an idea of what you want to say, but you’re looking for a better way to say it, you can ask your tutor for help with the question “Is there a more … way to say this in English?”
When your tutor gives you feedback that you find extra useful, make sure to thank them! That’ll show them what types of corrections you prefer and encourage them to give you similar feedback in the future.
Besides pointing out mistakes, your tutor will give you other kinds of feedback – both positive and negative. If you appreciate any of it, make sure to let them know!
Sometimes during a lesson, you’ll miss what your tutor said and want them to write it down. Or perhaps you want to know how to spell a word. In situations like these, you can ask your tutor to type what they said in the chatbox.
If you take lessons using learning materials and find certain parts to be unhelpful or unnecessary, you can let your tutor know that you’d like to skip them.
Finally, thank your tutor for the lesson. You can do this at the end of the class or with a nice review! A phrase that tutors like to hear is “I learned a lot.”
If you haven’t already, make sure to join Engoo so you can start taking online English lessons and reaching your desired level of fluency!