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Experience the top quality English online courses that will help you become fluent in all aspects of the language. One of the major benefits of taking such an online course is that it won't cost you any money and you can stay at home. These courses are very comprehensive and cover all the aspects of listening, speaking, reading and writing. You will learn everything you need to know about the rules of grammar, how to use the parts of speech in developing sentences and paragraphs, and demonstrate your learning through practice exercises and quizzes. You will listen to conversations dealing with all aspects of daily life and use these to improve your speech as well as your understanding of the language.

English is the most common language in the world and it is for this reason that so many people want to learn the language. At one time, the only way to learn English was to leave your home country and travel to an English speaking one to engage in your studies.

Today with the advances in technology, you can now stay at home and take all your classes via the Internet. You have the same benefits as you would have if you attended class with a live instructor, but the costs are much reduced because you don't have to give up your job or incur moving expenses. Plus, the majority of these online courses are free, so the only cost you have is that of your computer and an Internet connection.

For those with no knowledge of English, you start at the beginner level, which means first learning the English alphabet and the sounds associated with the letters. There is a dictionary on the sites that will translate any words you can`t figure out into your own language. When you first start learning English, this dictionary will be an invaluable resource for you to help you increase your vocabulary. The beginning lessons used simplified vocabulary and structures making it easy for you to progress quite quickly through the lessons. Listen to a native English speaker reading short conversations using the structures, listen to the lesson explanation and read along with both of them because the text is printed on the screen. Then when you feel that you understand the concept of the lesson, you can complete practice exercises and a quiz to see how well you have done. This is the basic format of all the lessons in English grammar.

When you listen to the native English speakers, you will hear the correct pronunciation of the words and phrases. Listen to each passage several times to pick up on the nuances of speech that would not be readily apparent to a non-native speaker. Then practice your own speaking by recording yourself reading the same passage. Play back the recording to see how well you have done with the pronunciations.

You do have to be diligent in your studies when you choose an online course in English. Since you set your own schedule, you may have a tendency to let distractions keep you from studying on certain times. Set a schedule that you can stick to. The beauty of taking an online course is that you can take the lessons at any time of the day or night.

If you are interested in taking online English courses visit http://www.1-Language.com - This site offers a free English class and lots of other ways to learn American English online.

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