Teachers at One's Word Online are both capable and affordable. They are all qualified elite teachers certified by TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) or other authoritative organizations.
Great teachers aren't enough. In order to continue taking great lessons, they need to be affordable. At a monthly rate of 6800 yen for up to five 50 min one-on-one lessons, it's definitely a deal not to miss.
Success is often determined by the strength of one's burning motivation. And often times this flame needs to be fed with rewards for our efforts. In language learning, continuing is a praiseworthy achievement. As long as you persevere, we'll work on how to take you to the desired level.
The "Portfolio" section is where we keep the record of your progress. It is also the data upon which you can set future objectives in consultation with your teacher. We encourage you to make short-term goals to assess your development and to visualize the progress you've made. There's no miracle to language learning. You need to accumulate and continue these small efforts and this system will help you do that.
Before you get on going wherever you wish to go, know where you begin. The "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment" (CEFR) is a quick and reliable framework to evaluate just that.
Some online language services offer lessons as short as 25 min long but we don't. Why? Because we want each lesson to count.
Assessing the progress you made since the last lesson, discussing points to improve, confirming the next step, executing it, and to setting the goal up to the following lesson takes quite a time. We want the lesson to be more than a chit-chat but not a daunting task. We think the balance stands at around 50 min.
Many, if not all of us are fortunate enough to have enough to live comfortably and pursue our respective careers. And often times we take a lot of things for granted. Only when we lose them or see others without the same fortune do we truly see the full value of our opportunities.
As a reminder of this, every month we propose you a chance to donate 200, 500, 700 yen or whatever amount you wish to the NGO "Real LIFE Foundation" to help economically-challenged students to continue their education.
At One's Word Online, members are offered a chance to participate in free Group Lessons held almost every day. Often students lack the opportunity to practice their English in a group setting to work on their practical conversational skills. These lessons are a wonderful chance to test your practical skills and to get to know other students to form a "community" of English learners with whom you can cooperate to further improve yourself.