English Fluency Test – How Good Is Your English?

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 – test your English level!

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? Either way, if you are looking to improve your English speaking try Lingoloop!

Practicing English conversation with our expert teachers is going to improve your skills and confidence quickly. Sign up for a free trial class with an expert teacher today. Not sure if Lingoloop is for you?

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Best Ways to End an Email in English

Many of our students ask us “What is the best way to end an email in English?” 

Well, the answer is it depends. Is it a formal communication? How well do you know the person? Is it a professional email? There is a lot to consider!  However, let’s not overthink it! Most times you won’t offend anyone too badly with the wrong kind of closing:) Are you stressed about how to end an email in English? Before we get into the options, let’s discuss the context of your communication.

 

Who are we talking to and why?

So this is the way I think about it. The context will dictate how formal you want to be. Consider two things. 

  1. How close are you to the person(s) you are emailing?
  2. What is your relationship to them?

This will determine how formal or informal to be when ending an email. If it’s not someone you know very well, you probably want to err on the side of caution and be more formal with a closing. When you are emailing a friend, it’s probably OK to be very casual. If you are emailing someone in a professional context (say a customer or your boss), even if you know them very well you may want to be formal just to show a sign of respect.

Here is a short list of common email endings or closing (in English) and what they mean.

 

9 Ways to End an Email in English

Sincerely This is a classic formal closing that harkens back to when people actually wrote letters with pen and paper:) It’s a go to closing for business emails to clients, colleagues and other professionals. To be sincere, means to be genuine… like you mean what you say.
Respectfully This is a very formal way to end an email in English. Respectfully, Respectfully Yours or With Respect, these all mean that you have a lot of respect for the person you are emailing. This is something you’d use when applying for a job. 
Regards Regards, Warm Regards and Best Regards are ways to say that you are thinking of your audience, but in a very polite and formal way.    
Best Wishes This is a nice thing to say… nothing wrong with wishing someone the best! It is considered formal, but also very personal. You would typically use it when there’s closure though. Use Best Wishes if it might be awhile before you see or talk to someone again. 
Thank You In my opinion Thank You is somewhat neutral when it comes to being formal or informal. It is a very versatile closing that shows respect, care and appreciation. Of course if you shorten it to Thanks it becomes less formal. 
Cheers In America Cheers is more often something you say when you are raising your glass and making a toast. However, if you are British or Australian it’s commonly used as a casual closing for an email. 
Take Care Take Care is a nice and simple way to close an email. Sometimes you hear someone say this at the end of a phone call. It’s a roundabout way of wishing that no harm comes to them… or simply wishing them well.
XOXO Hugs and Kisses is a super casual way to close a message. It really should only be used with close friends and family. You wouldn’t want someone to get the wrong idea!
Nothing More often than not, it’s OK to close with NOTHING. Especially if your email communication is more like an exchange or conversation thread. Sometimes you may just put your name at the bottom or nothing at all. It’s not very formal, but totally acceptable… especially in this day and age where everyone is trying to save time.

What else can we help you with?

With the world becoming more connected, communication is as important as ever. Especially when it comes to using English in business. If you are a professional that needs help speaking English with the right pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary, try Lingoloop. Need help with emails, a presentation or maybe an interview? We can help!

Our expert teachers are ready to help you feel good speaking English! You won’t believe what our students are saying about us… 

Lingoloop Online English Class Free Trial

Thanks for visiting Lingoloop! We realize you have many choices when it comes to online English classes so we really appreciate your time and consideration.

For our founders, Lingoloop has been a labor of love and we hope that you will see that this is more than just a company for us.

Also, our students love Lingoloop and give us 5-star reviews. We can’t wait to meet you and for you to try our online English classes.

Are you wondering “What is Lingoloop really like?” or “What happens during the 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:) 

So if you want to know what to expect beforehand, here is a short article with a summary on the free trial class experience.

 

What happens in Lingoloop’s online English class free trial?

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. There are really three things we will cover during the class:

  • Goals: We’ll talk about your goals with English and why you need to improve.
  • Lesson: We will go through a typical lesson so you can see how our method works.
  • Website: Lastly we will talk about how to use the website to book classes and start feeling good speaking English!

Read more about how we do things below.

Goals

When it is time for your class, the teacher will email you a zoom link to join the free trial class. Please try your best to make it! We don’t want to miss you:)

We start out every free trial class asking every student what their goals are.

We realize that for you, learning English isn’t just about improving your grammar or vocabulary. You have life goals… dreams of finding a new job, or wanting to make new friends. We get it!

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 are hear to listen and we are ready to help!

You’ll also get to meet one of our expert teachers! We have a fantastic team of teachers and every one of them is handpicked. Unlike other online English courses we are not a platform that allows anyone to teach.

“The point is to get you comfortable talking about anything!”

Lesson:

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. 

Our students love the class notes! When you sign up for a subscription, the class notes are emailed to students after every class so that you have something to practice at home.

Most people can’t believe how awesome it is to have a native speaker correct their mistakes in real time! 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!

Website:

Our website is the key to connecting to Lingoloop.

You will use it for booking classes. Our tutors use it to connect to our students. So obviously it is important for you to learn how to use it. Don’t worry, we have tried to make it as easy as possible:)

During the Free Trial Class we will also be assessing your English level. The tutor will go through the lesson and observe your conversation skills to make sure we understand where you belong.

We use our own leveling system on the website to make sure only students of similar level are in the same group classes. This is really important because we are careful to maintain a high quality experience for all of our students! Of course, as you progress we can move you up or down depending on your needs.

We will also explain how to purchase a subscription plan on www.lingoloop.com and how to book classes. We want to make sure that you select a subscription plan that works best for your needs.

It’s that simple!

So now that you know the details, are you ready to try Lingoloop? Of course if you have any questions feel free to ask our teachers during the free trial class. We are open to questions!

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. You won’t believe what our students are saying about us…

Lingoloop Success Stories

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. 

 

 

 

Looking for an English Grammar Class Online?

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!

Our Students Love Us!

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.

Check Out our Amazing Reviews!

Who else would know better about Lingoloop online English classes than our 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:

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Kris hdz
Kris hdz
22:21 20 Oct 21
I love lingoloop is a excellent way to improve my English skills. Taking their classes encouraged me to talk more and... be more social without the shame of my accent. I understood that the only way to speak speak English is speaking English 😁🤷🏻‍♀️👍🏻read more
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22:34 05 May 21
Lingoloop is a great program to learn English! The teachers are excellent, since I have been in the program, I feel... more confident speaking English !!100% recommendread more
Nageen Saira
Nageen Saira
08:59 19 Apr 21
it's mind blowing♥️the teachers are very helpful. They provide you comfort .They teach you the way you like .The way... you feel comfort.♥️read more
nasrin mohamadi
nasrin mohamadi
23:00 24 Nov 20
Lingoloop helps me grow in my English skill. when I join the class I experience the fearless and confident... conversation. I do recommend it to my friends.read more
Yerin Choi
Yerin Choi
16:54 18 Nov 20
I recommend this online English class. you could know the way how to improve your English skill especially speaking.
Yen Nguyen
Yen Nguyen
00:34 02 Nov 20
I'm really happy to learn with the Lingoloop platform. The teachers are so nice and qualified.Thank you so much.
Jackie
Jackie
08:24 19 Oct 20
Amazing, I'm very happy with the classes.
Archana Tandel
Archana Tandel
17:33 01 Jun 20
Very supportive staff, knowledgeable. Loved their teaching skills
Paria Taslimi
Paria Taslimi
02:59 27 Apr 20
The best experience I’ve ever had.I’m so happy to find you lingoloop thank you so much for everything 🙏🏻
Kelvin Garcia
Kelvin Garcia
18:20 13 Jan 20
The best app. The owner is the best he has the best teachers
Candide M
Candide M
09:33 13 Dec 19
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
Shekar Br
Shekar Br
03:58 05 Dec 19
Great learning experience! I have become quite fluent in English and thanks to lingo loop and tutors especially Joel!
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Now that you’ve read some of our most helpful reviews, sign up for a Lingoloop Free Trial Class to meet some of our awesome teachers!

Learn why our students rave about our unique method of teaching. If you want to read more about our customer success stories, click here!

English mistakes made by Brazilians

It’s OK to make mistakes… in English!

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!

English Prepositions Quiz by Lingoloop

Knowing how to use English prepositions is key to becoming a fluent English speaker. Before we get to the Lingoloop Prepositions Quiz, do you even know what a preposition is? Let’s review!

A preposition is a word (usually a small one) that is used to show a relationship between a noun and a pronoun in a sentence. Common prepositions include the following words: “to”, “at”, “by”, and “of.”

Even though these are little words, English learners can struggle with the right way to use them. Take our Prepositions Quiz below to see how much you know!

 

How did you do on the Prepositions Quiz?

Hopefully it wasn’t too bad!

Like we said before, knowing the proper way to use prepositions can really take your English fluency to the next level. Want to practice your prepositions with our Expert tutors? Click here to sign up for a Lingoloop free trial class!

To be or not to be: the grammar quiz

It is, what it is… the verb “to be”

 

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!

Internet Slang Quiz

Slang on the Internet?

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!