Online English Speaking Course in India
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Online English Speaking Course With Certification
helps you learn how to speak english online with our english speaking course, anytime, anywhere at your convenience on your mobile phone / laptop. You select when to learn, where to Learn.
Start Your Learning from as low as Rs 1799 for 30 live classes with full tutor attention.
English On Mobile offers users unlimited access to premium English Learning content prepared by experts with over 200 years of combined experience. The course comprehensively covers concepts related to spoken english including english grammar, sentence correction and formation, pronunciation and vocabulary building. The course has been designed such that users can track their progress on daily basis.
The Course is divided into three levels – Beginner , Intermediate and Advanced. With each level, new concepts are introduced and level of difficulty increases. Formative assessment help you to keep a tab of your learning process.
You will be EOM certified as soon as you cross each level !
You will learn the following in each of the levels :
Beginner Spoken English Level
Introduce somebody and use basic greeting and leave-taking expressions
Ask and answer simple questions on familiar topics and about personal details
Speak Courtesy Words and Simple Popular phrases
Share Simple Exchange during Conversation – formal/informal requests and responses
Ask and Answer “What, Where When, Who, How” type of Questions
Attend guests in office or at home be it on phone/ In person
Understanding the use and concept of time, space and directions and chronology
Make simple purchases and talk about numbers, quantities and cost
Intermediate Spoken English Level
Convey degrees of emotion and highlight the personal significance of events
Engage in a conversation using concepts of yesterday, today and tomorrow correctly.
Express and respond to feelings such as surprise, happiness, sadness, interest or indifference
Give detailed accounts of experiences, describing feelings and reactions
Confirming and Responding to a query, Agreeing or Disagreeing
Engage in extended conversation on most topics In personal and professional life
Give clear, detailed descriptions on subjects within your field of interest
Start, maintain and close simple face to face conversation on familiar topics
Expert Spoken English Level
Explain a viewpoint giving the advantages and disadvantages of an opinion
Construct a chain of reasoning arguments, linking your ideas logically
Criticize and handle good/bad feedback and criticism
Relate the plot of a book or film and describe your reactions
Add flavor/fun to informal talks by using phrases/idioms
Enhance ongoing conversation by confirming comprehension, inviting others in etc.
Summarise information from different sources in a coherent presentation
Carry out an interview, checking and confirming information, following up interesting replies
In this competitive world it’s very important not only to be technically sound but also to have good personality and presentation skills. And this is what is judged in the interviews basically.
So what kind of preparation is required before an interview or on the interview day itself?
Every job search starts with preparing a resume. A resume should be good, should use active verbs and actual statistics. The more you quantify the accomplishments, the better qualified you will look for the job you want to apply for. Also the resume should be clear, concise and make sure that you get it reviewed by as many people as possible because not even a single error in the resume is accepted. It is observed that many a time even well educated people prepare sloppy resumes and which they expect to be fine when eventually they end up being rejected for the interview.
The second thing that you need to do before an interview is to do complete research about the company you are aspiring to work for and this research should have some specific information that you can use in the interview to talk about how you can prove to be an asset for the organization.
Every company is ranked within the industry, you can tell how your knowledge can help them to maintain or improve that rank. Research allows you to be confident because if you know that you have all the relevant information about the organization available to yourself, you feel confident and you would be able to relate with the company more.
Third very important thing that one should do before the interview is to be confident and positive. You have to work on your confidence level on being positive and the right attitude for the interview. Moreover, on the day of interview there are certain things that are very-very important, viz. you have to be able to do every single thing to alleviate your stress levels before you walk in for interview because if you are stressed out and anxious, you would not be able to give the answers properly, your thoughts would not be parallel to what you are actually say. Apart from that be sure that you know the interviewer’s name and you know how to pronounce it. Because everyone prefers to be called by his/her name so you should know that.
There are few things that one should carry for any interview, things like the certificate file, a binder holding all the certificates, awards, letters of recognition etc. You should carry at least two pens (a good classy pen, not a simple one because it gives an indication of your personality and attitude). You should carry extra copies of your resume and at least 3-4 blank A4 size sheets.
Apart from that when you walk in for your interview you should carry the file in your left hand and the right hand should be free to shake hands with the interviewers. And the most important thing is that you should reach the venue at least 15-20 minutes prior to your scheduled time of the interview.
So, these are the preparations that one should definitely do before an interview and on the day of the interview.
Apart from the technical knowledge, which other things are important?
‘’YOUR PERSONALITY’’. Your personal presentation is very important, which includes your clothes, your shoes, hair, teeth and smell. Second thing which is important when you are in the interview is interpersonal skills, which includes greeting, the way you introduce yourself and your personal impact. Third is your expression, what is your body language, body posture, how you carry yourself, how you present yourself, your facial expressions, all these things show the extent of your interest in the job. You should have a smile on your face always and fourth thing which people think might be important or might not be important, which is your accessories, the kind of folders you carry, the quality of the files and the pen that you carry.
So out of these four things, personal presentation, interpersonal skills, expression and accessories are very important during the interview apart from the technical knowledge that you possess.
What kinds of questions are basically asked in such interviews?
Before covering the general questions which are asked during the interview, I would like to give you the basic technique required to answer most of the questions that are asked in the interview, viz. the F and B principle i.e. features and benefits.
All of us have positive traits in us which go on to become our features. To define what a feature exactly is, it is a unique inherent quality that’s the offer and the benefit is the pleasure or satisfaction someone gets from that particular feature. For example, you have a pen and the pen is used to write so that is the feature of the pen. The benefit of the pen is that you would be able to express what you are thinking. The same thing is being accepted in the advertising world as well. They advertise just to show the benefits and features to the customers. For example let’s take the example of Surf Exel advertisement. It is depicted that Surf Exel has blue crystals, which is their feature. The benefit of blue crystals is that you would be able to clean your clothes in a better way. Similarly when you have your interview, you are the product and your hiring manager is your customer and all they are looking is for the benefit they could derive out of you i.e. what they will get from you that is why they have come here to interview you.
So whatever the questions asked in an interview may be this is the main technique to answer all those interview questions. This is basically the key to any successful job interview because they are interested in only one particular question, what do you have to offer to us.
Let’s now cover some general questions asked during an interview like, “Tell us something about yourself?” This is a basic question which can actually be used to guide the interview in a direction you would ideally want it to go towards. The second question which is asked is, “What are your weaknesses?” and the best way to answer this question is to tell your weakness and inform them how you are working on them. Tell them how you feel the difference in yourself after working on them. For example- My major weakness was that I was not a good listener. I found out that I was not able to listen to what people were saying and I just kept thinking only about the things that I had to say. I read two books on how to listen to others, name the books and tell how you can feel the improvement. The third question generally asked is about the strengths. And while answering this question you don’t have to tell your strengths and things like I am optimistic, I have a positive attitude, you have to give the benefits of strengths that organizations could obtain from you. Fourth question which is frequently asked is, “Why do you want this job?.” The answer to such a question could be like “I feel that I am a perfect fit.” and then again give the benefits and your features related to this company. For example if it is the bank which is coming or you going to a bank for an interview, tell about your stocks knowledge, which would them to convince more clients or to get more clients for the organization. Another question is, “What are your hobbies?” Again hobbies are your features so tell the benefits you seek from the hobbies.
Learn English– Importance of Grammar
So what do you think is not correct in the following sentence – Cup is table. Well obviously ‘cup’ is not a ‘table’. Our mind recognizes the images of cup and table; since they are not the same we know that sentence is not correct. Correct sentence is – Cup is on the table .Preposition ‘on’ and modifier ‘the’ was missing originally that made the sentence incomprehensible. This is what grammar does to a language – makes sense of it! Grammar for any language is thus a series of rules/ guidelines that adds method to the madness of language. In absence of grammar we will have many words and symbols for sounds and images around us, but we will not have meaningful sentences and thus meaningful conversations.
Every language will have its ‘rulebook’ aka ‘grammar’ that helps a learner put pieces together and start building words and sentences. Like science we start with simple rules and facts and move onto complex ones. So while a child easily understands that all names are ‘nouns’ and wonders in awe that almost all meaningful sentence must have a ‘verb’; his elder sister is already reframing her ‘present continuous’ into ‘future continuous’. As we grow, language, courtesy of grammar, allows us to express ourselves meaningfully to our peers and society at large and thus plays an unparalleled role in building our individual personalities.
Different individuals will have different learning capabilities and same applies to learning grammar. What is important is to understand that while repetition of a ‘rule’ does help, associating with immediate language and environment often shows better results. We usually speak grammatically correct language purely by virtue of listening to it and using it in our day to day life, while we may need to put in more efforts to express ourselves in a secondary language and spend more time to grasp its grammar too.
Learn English: 7 Grammatical Blunders to watch for!
Grammar is the underlying backbone that govern communication. Simply put – grammar is the list of rules for clear communication. The rules that govern everything in our communication – spoken or written. While nobody really needs to learn grammar for their mother tongue, understanding of grammar becomes extremely important while learning a new language. An unconscious knowledge of grammar may suffice for daily use but indepth understanding of grammar is required to master the art of communication.
The problem of grammatical mistakes is not only confined to a particular category of people, even the best have some communication weak spots. Here are the seven most common grammatical mistakes, which can be observed consistently in daily communication – written or spoken
1. You’re vs. Your
You’re simply means ‘’you are’’. For instance, you’re officially part of the Indian Rugby team.
Your demonstrates ownership. For example, eat your dinner, your stomach is growling.
2. They’re vs. Their vs. There
They’re refers to they are. To illustrate, they’re coming for dinner tonight, so let us purchase a bottle of white wine and red wine.
Their simply point out the belongingness. For example, their hard work has really paid off.
There exhibit location. For example, he will be there at your place by 9 pm.
3. Lose vs. Loose
Lose is the opposite of win. For instance, the Indian cricket team might lose this game.
Loose is opposite to tight. For instance, the knot of the tie is loose.
4. It’s vs. its
It’s refers to it is while its means belonging to it.
5. Lead vs. led
Lead is present tense whereas Led is the past tense.
6. Effect vs. Affect
Effect means a result whereas affect demonstrate ‘to manipulate’.
7. To vs. too
To signifies ‘in the direction of and too indicates ‘in addition too’
These really are the most common mistakes people make – consciously or subconsciously. We do after all need a grammar nazi.
Use of Technology for Education
Here is an interesting thread on Quora on Rural Education that I wanted to share http://www.quora.com/What-is-the-best-way-to-take-education-to-the-rural-areas-through-effective-use-of-technology
“What is the best way to take education to the rural areas through effective use of technology?
The education system hasn’t changed from the times of Aristotle. But the amount of information generated per day has increased phenomenally. So the way education is imparted to the children should change for the good. I believe technology has the power to do it. How do you think we could use technology to educate and empower children mainly in the rural areas (I find immense potential in rural areas of my country).Answer –http://blog.ted.com/2013/03/11/f… is a classic story that proves that technology when plugged together with the Do-It-Yourself-Model can produce amazing results. While Hole in the wall is a classic example, it surely is not the most widely approached route.The challenge is such scenario’s is not the technology or availability of the solution-its much more fundamental, it is the access to the technology itself.Rural areas typically struggle with not only connectivity issues but also access to tools like the Computer. There are obviously the over ambitious projects like Aakash (tablet) which are trying to address this issue but their impact is questionable.
On the other hand, mobile as a tool continues to be underused as a tool to solve the problem of education. Voice and SMS are strong mediums that can drive one way communication and are being used in limited capacity to address various problems. Given the penetration and their ubiquitous nature that Mobile devices enjoy, they are the most obvious choice.
Here are some classic solutions that have been implemented on mobile
- Language Learning – English Learning continues to be a challenge across the country (India). IVR based systems like Learn Spoken English on Mobile, English Seekho are interesting solutions that enjoy a great subscriber base.
- Info Based – TxtWeb is a classic example which powers users to experience the best of internet in limited capacity via SMS. Users can browse Wikipedia, Google – all by simple texting.
- Mobile Web – For a substantial part of the population, mobile is and will continue to be the ONLY way to access internet. Mobile Web/ apps have been identified as one of the mediums to disburse rich media content. Tutor on Mobile | Tata Docomo is a classic example.
Learn English Language: Sentence Building
Continuing with the ‘Process of Language Learning’ article series we present the next article focused on the Intricacies involved in building sentences.
Unlike a baby who gets away using words as sentences, adults and children too need complete meaningful sentences to carry out day to day speech. As we grow we learn to make sentences by learning from our environment. It is in fact amazing that anyone who tries to understand “sentence” is already reading sentences and comprehending them! A sentence is an expression of action/ thought/ possibilities and is not limited to an object image, like a single word. Thus a sentence will always have a subject and predicate. Subject is the doer of the action, Predicate is what is happening to the subject and action itself is the verb. To identify the subject in a sentence ask the question what or who for the action verb, answer tells you the subject of the sentence. Action or state is the verb in the sentence and is the most integral part of the sentence. The remainder of words describing what the subject does or did is the predicate. Grammar differentiates sentences as Simple, Compound and Complex. Simple sentences will have a subject doing an action, Compound sentence has two or more simple clauses joined together with “and”, “or”, ‘but” etc. Complex sentence will have more than one verb and more than one thought/ idea or clause of which one will be dependent on the other. While simple sentences are the easiest to use, with little effort usage of compound and complex sentences adds depth to written and verbal speech. They allow writer or speaker to generate multitude of emotions and ideas and also draws out similar ideas from reader or audience.
We are pleased to inform our readers that we are starting with a new series of articles on the ‘Process of Language Learning’. Guest writer Neeti Prasad is a communication expert, with an experience of over 8 years in language training, communication and skill grooming. Here goes the first..
It is very important to have excellent command over vocabulary to learn English as a foreign language. If one doesn’t know the meaning of words, it will be extremely difficult to communicate ideas effectively and understand what others would talk about. Vocabulary grows and evolves with age and without any doubt proves useful in communicating and acquiring knowledge.
It is said that a child’s mind is like a sponge for the first five years of his life, therefore he learns the maximum number of words in early years than he ever does later in life. It doesn’t mean that we stop learning new words as we grow, however we now may not be making conscious effort to increase our vocabulary. Post formal education most of us prefer to believe that we now know enough of a language to last us for the lifetime; truth is we are right – passably so. But for garnering depth in your language and therefore your expression, it’s important that you keep building your vocabulary throughout your lifetime.
And the rules are simple! Read more, write more, converse more and while you are at it, you will realize you do need resources like dictionary and thesaurus from time to time. It helps to jot down new words with their meaning and usage, thus building your own list of new words that you learn and then also making a conscious effort to use them. Keeping a tab on various prefixes and suffixes, prefixes will not change the category of word while suffixes will often result in new word in a new category, and how they are used will also help. Playing word games and puzzles and making a note of Latin words to understand the origin of an English word also helps retain new words in our memory.
Once you start on your new word list, try and revisit your list again and again; you will soon start noticing how these words are being used in your social interactions or in movies, news etc. Chances are they were always there; it’s only now that you have started noticing their usage.
Learn English: How to Address People in Office
Languages teach us the importance of addressing the audience appropriately. It is important to know how to communicate with and address people who have varying levels of knowledge, intelligence and grasp of language. Sometimes we have to use different vocabulary, sentence structure and tone to suit the audience.
Therefore, it is advisable that before speaking we first assess the capacity of the audience. The notion that if one doesn’t express oneself at the peak of one’s abilities, one’s stature will be downgraded is wrong. Instead using simple words and sentences to address someone with inferior knowledge/intelligence/linguistic ability demonstrates our versatility.
So, the question is, how do we do it? We do it by keeping in mind his/her background, intelligence and usage of the spoken language.
Also age is very important while addressing our listeners. While at university, we would want to address elders or younger ones with special titles whereas if we are not very close to a person when it comes to age, we would add some respectful titles or kinship terms depending upon the whether the audience.