How to learn at English Online

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Welcome to the English Online community! We are delighted that you have joined us.

You are doing a fantastic job! You are improving your English and learning about life in Canada. Keep going!

Here is a guide to help you make the most of your time and learn effectively with us:

Step 1: Have an internet-enabled computer or mobile device

To use this service, you need a device that can connect to the internet. This could be a computer or a mobile device.

All classes and resources are available online. To join classes and talk to your teachers and classmates, you will need to install Skype.

Here’s a helpful tip: Google Chrome is the best browser to use for our online classes. It will give you the best experience possible.

You can study from any location. It’s best to find a quiet place to focus on the lessons. This could be at home or somewhere else. A headset can help block out any extra noise. But it’s not required.

Step 2:

Know what you need and how much time you have

When you study online, you have more control. You can decide which classes to take and when. You can also pick the teaching style that works best for you.

Making a learning schedule is a great way to stay focused on your language goals. It’s like making a plan for yourself.

  • First, think about what language skills you need to get better at.
  • After that, think about the best way for you to learn.
  • Lastly, decide when you can study.

Let’s look at an example:

  • Jasmine’s English level is CLB 3.
  • She wants to get better at English in two years.
  • That’s when she will apply for Canadian citizenship.
  • Jasmine is part of the LINC Home Study program. Every week, she meets with her teacher online for half an hour. She also spends 5-6 hours studying by herself.
  • Jasmine goes to Dine & Learn and Language Circles in the evenings. On her days off, she goes to Citizenship Classes. This is to help her prepare for the Citizenship exam. She wants to do her best when the time comes.

If you’re not sure which classes to take, you can ask your instructor for help. You can contact them through email or Skype. This will help you make a plan for what you want to learn.

Step 3:Understand Your Choices

You can find all the learning options and monthly events on the website. To see when the classes are happening, go to the Events Calendar. This calendar will show you the schedule of online classes.

Group classes:

English Online offers classes every week. You can pick from four different times: 10:00 – 11:00 in the morning, 12:00 to 1:00 pm, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, and 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

To find out when classes are, you can look at the Events Calendar for the month. Every day at 9:00 am, we also post the classes for that day. You can find this information on the EO Community Group on Skype.

You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram stories. To do this, you need to “like” our page on Facebook. The page is called Your English Online. You also need to “follow” us on Instagram. Our Instagram page is called myenglishonline.

You don’t have to go to every class. But, if you go to more classes, you will learn more. You don’t need to be an expert in English. Even people with lower English skills can benefit from listening and getting used to the language.

Group classes are taught in English by EO instructors. Some classes are also led by volunteer teachers who specialize in teaching English to people who are not native speakers. These classes are held on a platform called Big Blue Button.

If you want to join a class, go to the EO Community Group on Skype. It’s important to arrive 15-30 minutes before the class starts. The instructor will post a link. To join the class, click on the link.

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One-on-one training:

If you need more help than just attending online classes, you can ask for an online mentor. This is a popular option, so you may need to wait before you can get one. It works on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • LINC Home Study – This is an online language training program. It is perfect for people who cannot attend classes in person. A teacher with a TESL certificate will provide instruction. After each assessment, a certificate will be given as proof of completion.
  • E-Volunteer Mentors – Students can get help with settling in or learning a language online. They can get 10 to 20 hours of instruction over 12 weeks. This help is provided by people who have been trained to be e-volunteers.


We want to let you know that some of the Self-Study options on are not available right now. This is because they are being improved.

  • Don’t worry! We still have lots of fun activities and quizzes for you. We have over 100 sets of Canadian Idioms. Plus, we have more than 600 articles you can read.
  • Canadian Idioms – This website teaches you common phrases used by native speakers. You can listen to how they are used in conversations. There are also quizzes to help you understand.
  • Settlement Articles– We have articles on 12 topics related to settling in Canada. It’s a great way to get important information. Plus, it can help you understand more words and improve your reading skills.

Step 4: Join in and enjoy your classes!

To become better at English, you should do the following: Log into your computer.

  • Join your online classes.
  • Meet with your mentor. They will help you one-on-one.
  • Pay attention and join in the conversation.
  • Complete activities and tasks.
  • Ask your teachers for help.

We hope you have a great time here at English Online! We wish you success in your studies!

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