FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A STUDENT AND A LEARNER?
The word 'student' gives the connotation that the person may or may not be interested in the subject that is being taught. He or she may or may not be actively listening or actively striving to reach their goals.
The word 'learner' gives the connotation that the person is much more involved in the learning process. A learner looks for opportunities to learn, is engaged with the materials and asks a lot of questions.
If you are a language learner, you know that it takes a lot of effort to learn a second or third one. There are many methods out there, but one consistent factor is that the learner must be engaged in the the process.
WHAT IS MY LEVEL OF ENGLISH?
SHOULD I TAKE A PROFICIENCY EXAM?
If you need to know your level for C.V., we suggest that you take an official proficiency exam. If you are learning for fun, or to speak with friends and family, we do not recommend them. While proficiency exam results are good indicators of what you should work on, there are cheaper options that will help you identify your weaknesses. Learners often spend too much time preparing for the exams and too little time working on real communication and being understood.
WHEN WILL I BE FLUENT?
Defining fluency is difficult, which means that the question is difficult to answer. However, if you start asking questions like, 'What phrases do I need to know to check into a hotel?' or 'How can I sound more natural when I present my project in English?', becoming fluent will be easier to do because you will know exactly what is required to reach your goals.