Are you wondering how good your English is? You may be asking yourself “How fluent is my English?” or “How can I test my English?” You may know many of the basic rules of English grammar and have a great vocabulary, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you are fluent. Fluency is about being able to communicate in English easily, accurately and quickly.
Here is a general English test we developed to measure your fluency. We can’t really measure your speed, but this online fluency test is designed to assess your comfort with words in context and common sayings that native English speakers use.
If you can get at least 20 of these 25 questions right, you are probably on par with our Level 4 Lingoloop students. Let’s see how you do!
Did your English fluency score match up with your expectations?
Did you do better or worse than you thought on our online English fluency test? In either case, if you want one of our expert teachers to assess your speaking level and help you identify your mistakes, try Lingoloop.
Are you wondering “What is Lingoloop really like?” or “What happens during the online English class free trial?” Well, the best way is to just do it, but we realize that some of you may be cautious and want to learn more before you give it a try:)
What happens in a Lingoloop Free Trial Class?
Our free trial class is the best way to learn about our program and meet our wonderful tutors! It’s also a way for us to get to know you and understand your needs.
The free trial class is 20 minutes long. We’ll talk about your goals with English and why you need to improve. Then we will go through a lesson so you can see how our method works. Lastly we will talk about how to use the website to book classes and start feeling good speaking English!
Most of our students/customers want to improve for professional and social reasons. Maybe you feel that your English is holding you back in your career. Perhaps you are having problems communicating with your child’s teacher. Whatever the reason, we can help!
Every class we have a conversation about one topic. Some days we’ll talk about things like travel. Other days we’ll talk about technology, and some days we’ll talk about more simple things like movies and music. We’ll talk about anything you would talk about in a social setting. The point is to get you comfortable talking about anything!
Every class begins with some pictures. We ask you to describe the picture to us – tell us a story about what you see in the picture. After the pictures, then we ask you questions about your experience with the topic. We observe you talking to help us understand your ability.
Each time after you speak, your tutor will type your answers on the screen exactly how you said them. This is where we show you your mistakes and how to fix those mistakes. We will focus on your grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.
Over time you will be able to anticipate your mistakes before they happen. Before you know it, you’ll be correcting yourself and speaking with more confidence!
During the Free Trial Class we will also be assessing your English level. We use our own leveling system to make sure only students of similar level are in the same group classes.
We will explain how to purchase a subscription plan on www.lingoloop.com and how to book classes.
It’s that simple!
So now that you know the details, are you ready to give it a try? If you are looking for a way to boost your confidence speaking English or just want to practice for an interview or presentation, give Lingoloop a try. Click here to sign up for a free trial class now.
Learning a language is hard. There are ups and downs, good days and bad, waves of confidence followed by times when you feel like you can’t get your singulars and plurals straight. As a learner you are constantly made aware of your mistakes, being corrected on wrong tense, word choice and faulty pronunciation. We often focus solely on what we’re doing wrong and seldom on what we’re doing right.
But what is the point of learning a language if we don’t acknowledge the successes? Recognizing the triumphs is just as important as noticing the failures.
Our student success stories!
Here are some success stories from real Lingoloop students to inspire and motivate you to get to your next big ‘ah-ha’ moment.
Alexandra from Los Angeles improved her communication skills through Lingoloop classes and went into her auditions with more confidence than ever before after softening her accent.
Amrita from New York was able to nail her job interview and started working as a daycare assistant after just a few weeks of Lingoloop classes.
Daniela from Toronto gained a better understanding about the different verb tenses and how to properly phrase her work emails.
Meng from Montreal learned to accept her mistakes as learning opportunities. She also learned to not let the fear of making mistakes prevent her from talking in English.
Simon from Orange County learned about American culture from his North American Lingoloop teachers. He uses this knowledge to help in his reporting job that focuses on the American perspective.
Sandra from Sao Paulo was introduced to several tricks to improve her pronunciation including fun exercises such as tongue twisters!
Steve from Mexico City used his individual Lingoloop classes to focus on phrases for the workplace and learned how to perfectly express his opinion during meetings with colleagues.
Young from Vancouver was able to communicate more clearly with his friends and neighbors in his running group after finding his voice in Lingoloop classes.
Jenny from San Francisco used her Lingoloop class time to edit a speech that she gave in front of hundreds of students after graduating with her Masters degree.
Eric from Houston worked on the delivery of his work presentation. His Lingoloop teacher helped him prepare in the days leading up to his talk with his coworkers.
So ask yourself today, ‘What am I doing right in English?’ and celebrate those achievements. If you want to aim toward success, sign up for a free trial class and learn with our awesome, qualified teachers who will have you feeling like a fearless English speaker in no time.
Are you looking for an English grammar class online?
English grammar is one of those things that is easy on paper (reading, writing, or taking a test). But when you try to speak (with perfect grammar), it is more difficult – especially when English is your second language.
One example we see quite a bit is international students studying in the U.S. and Canada. They get good TOEFL and IELTS scores, but when they come to North America and have to speak English, they freeze!
Of course, there are many ways to improve your English grammar online. You can read articles. You can watch videos on Youtube. You can also use educational game sites like Duolingo. However, there is a limit to how effective those things are if your main goal is to speak with perfect grammar.
If you want to speak with correct grammar, you have to practice speaking. Ideally, you will practice with someone who is an expert, native English speaker. If you don’t have access to someone like that, try practicing English with our experts in a Lingoloop English class!
Lingoloop English Grammar Class Online
In a Lingoloop class, our teachers are trained to analyze your speech. You will practice real English conversations about everyday topics. Our teachers will type out your speech and make real-time corrections and suggestions on screen. Check out the video below as an example:
After class, your teacher will email you the class notes so that you have a reminder of what you learned. Over time, you will be able to anticipate your grammar mistakes before they happen. You will become more fluent and speak English with more confidence.
So if you are looking for the best English grammar class online, try Lingoloop. You have got to try our method! Sign up for a 25 minute free trial class today!
Studying English as a second language is a commitment. You want to improve your English, but it won’t happen over night. Before you choose an ESL online course, do the work to figure out which program is right for you.
Most programs like Lingoloop offer a free trial class. It’s a great way to get to know the teachers and the method of teaching. During the Lingoloop free trial class we spend time understanding your goals, assessing your English speaking level and showing you our method.
Lingoloop’s ESL online course reviews
Of course it is also important to read reviews. Who else would know better about an online ESL course than the students? At Lingoloop, we are proud to have very good student reviews on Google and Facebook. Take a look at our Google reviews of our online ESL course below:
Lingoloop is amazing! Teachers are friendly, patient and ready to help you to improve your English. The class is... convenient and it gives me the confident to speak English with less mistakes.Candide.read more
Now that you’ve had some time to read some of our most helpful reviews, sign up for a Lingoloop Free Trial Class. Learn why our students rave about our unique method of teaching! If you want to read more about our customer success stories, click here!
Have you heard of the saying “practice makes perfect?” If you want to get better at anything, repetition is important. Even if your goal is not speaking English with absolute perfection, practice is the key to any level of improvement.
Our Lingoloop tutors have helped thousands of people improve their English with our online ESL classes. Here is a short list of reasons why our students love our method of guided English speaking practice.
Treat your brain like a muscle
All of our students want to speak English fluently. What does fluency mean exactly? To us, it means “to say the right thing without having to think about it.” You want to speak perfect English almost like it is a reflex. Continuing with the sports comparison, think of the great athletes. In order for them to excel at their sport, they spent countless hours perfecting their craft. Their goal is to make the perfect throw, or shot, etc., without having to think about it… to react with perfection! Even if your goal is not to become the Michael Jordan of English, you’ve got to put in the practice to make an improvement.
What does this mean for Lingoloop? Our classes are designed to make sure our students are the ones doing most of the talking. This is your time to practice. Our tutors are not lecturing. We offer guided conversations that get you speaking. Think of our tutors as trainers helping you with an English speaking workout:)
Practicing real English conversations
As I mentioned before, Lingoloop is not a lecture. We believe that good grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary are the goals of every lesson… they are not the actual lesson! In each class we have a lesson plan that focuses on a practical real world topic. One day you may be practicing a conversation at a grocery store. In another lesson you might be discussing politics or even practicing an interview. Our Lingoloop tutors type what everyone is saying and provides real-time notes and corrections.
At the end of every class the tutor emails the notes to the students so that they have something to practice at home.
We love mistakes
At Lingoloop we believe that mistakes are opportunities! In order to improve, you need to know what you are doing wrong. As you practice speaking English in our online classes, patterns will emerge. After a few lessons, students tell us that they begin to anticipate their own mistakes. Before you know it you will be correcting yourself!
The most important goal, speaking English with confidence
We believe that confidence is more important than perfection. Native English speakers make grammar mistakes all the time so it’s ok to give yourself a break:) Don’t get me wrong, we know the goal is to correct your mistakes, but it is important not to let those mistakes (or the fear of those mistakes) lock you up!
Try the best way to practice speaking English
Want to try the best way to practice speaking English online? Sign up for a Lingoloop Free Trial Class. In 20 minutes we will learn about your goals, assess your speaking level, and show you the Lingoloop method. Try it today!
Lingoloop has students from all over the world. Over time, we’ve noticed that students from the same countries (or regions) tend to make similar mistakes.
Many of our students are from Brazil. Brazil is the largest and most populous country in South America. Unlike the other countries in South America that speak Spanish, Brazilians speak Portuguese. The pronunciation of the Portuguese language is quite different from that of English which can create some unique challenges. Today we will focus on some of the English speaking mistakes we notice that Brazilian English learners make.
Adding the “ee” sound
Brazilians tend to add the “ee” sound to the end of many words. For “Netflix” they might say “Net-ee-flix-ee.” The reason is that Portuguese words don’t end with consonant sounds.
Negative sentences in the past tense
Brazilians sometimes struggle with forming negative statements in the past (in English). For example, they may say “I did not heard that” or “She didn’t ate yet.” This is because in Portugese to form negative sentences in past tense only requires adding “näo” to the past tense form of the verb. It’s not so simple in English!
Using “keep” for “put”
Brazilians tend to use the word ”keep” when they really mean “put.” For example, they may say “go keep it on the table” instead of “go put it on the table.” It has to do with the translation of the verb “guardar” which can be used to mean keep, save or put.
Using “do” instead of “does”
It is not natural for Brazilians to use the word “does.” Often they will just use “do” in place of “does.” For example they may say “Do it make sense?”
Dropped “s”on 3rd person verbs
Brazilians sometimes forget to add the “s” to a verb when the subject is in the third person. For example you may hear “He work very hard on the project.” Of course the proper way is to say “he works.” To be fair, students from other countries get this wrong as well.
No use of “an”
Brazilians don’t use “an” in English because that concept doesn’t exist in Portuguese. For example they may say “a apple” instead of “an apple.”
The “th” sound….
Most Portuguese speakers have trouble with the “th” sound. When they say a word starting with ”th” they pronounce it with a “d” sound.
They wash their hands with soup
In Portuguese “sopa” is “soup” and “sabao” is “soap.” So it can be confusing for Brazilians to say the word “soap” because they automatically think of “soup.” Is that confusing enough?
It’s not easy speaking English when it’s not your first language, and we know that English learners from certain parts of the world have distinct tendencies and make very specific mistakes. Regardless of your mother tongue, the best way to improve your English speaking is to practice doing it! Sign up for a Lingoloop free trial class today!
Some say the International language of business is English. However, sometimes Business English can seem like its own language. There is so much jargon and technical words that make it difficult for English learners to understand.
Are you the boss of Business English? Let’s see if you can score 10/10 on our quiz!
Relax, it’s just business!
I hope you enjoyed our quiz. Feel free to share it with friends!
Many of our students use Lingoloop to improve their English for business – to help them feel good speaking English at work. If you feel like you could use a boost, sign up for a Lingoloop free trial class today!
Our Lingoloop students tell us that the verb “to be” is the most complicated verb there is. It’s true! There are many rules and forms of the verb depending on the subject, verb tense etc. Truthfully though, “to be” is complicated in most languages, not just English.
If you have a moment give our simple “to be” grammar quiz a try. These are some pretty common uses, so it shouldn’t be too tricky. Can you get a perfect score?
We hope you got them all right! Whatever your score, if English is your second language and you want to improve your ability to speak it confidently, sign up for a Lingoloop Free Trial Class to learn more about the Lingoloop method and why our students love it!
There are so many acronyms and slang people use to communicate on the Internet. Initially these were abbreviations for longer phrases, but people nearly treat them like they are actual words! Take our Lingoloop Internet slang quiz below and test how well you speak Internet:)
I hope you enjoyed our quiz. If you want to brush up on your slang and learn to speak like a native speaker, sign up for a Lingoloop free trial class. Practicing real English conversations with our expert tutors over video chat will improve your skills and boost your confidence quickly!