Let's Learn English courses
Students can be given a course to work through by their teacher. These courses require a student to do each element of the course in a particular order, and students must attain a minimum level in each test to be able to proceed. There are at present 30 different courses, each concentrating on a different level of English and a different area of the language. Teachers can create customised courses for their students in as little as five minutes, by choosing elements from the 1000 units of English we have.
How does it work?
Students are advised, but not obliged, to take the Placement test, which will give them an approximate idea of their level of English. They are then free to choose from the 1000+ units of English available for them. They are advised to choose units from within their level, but are under no obligation to do so (unless the school requires that). Once they have studied for a time, they can take an end of level test, which consists of revision questions taken from units within that level. They can then move up to the next level. Of course students are free to choose units from whichever level they wish (if allowed by your school policy).
There are seven levels which correspond to the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) framework for language learning competence. For more details of this visit their website:
- Absolute Beginner CEFR Level A0
- Elementary CEFR Level A1
- Pre-intermediate CEFR Level A2
- Intermediate CEFR Level B1
- Upper-Intermediate CEFR Level B2
- Advanced CEFR Level C1
- Advanced Plus CEFR Level C2
There are currently over 1100 units of content and new units are added on a weekly basis; the following breakdown of units by level and area:
- Course (80 exercises)
- Daily Lesson (947 exercises)
- Grammar (1149 exercises)
- Vocabulary (1021 exercises)
- Reading (853 exercises)
- Listening (375 exercises)
- Writing (49 exercises)
- Speaking (67 exercises)
- Pronunciation (224 exercises)
- KET (299 exercises)
- PET (60 exercises)
- FCE (26 exercises)
- CAE (18 exercises)
- CPE (77 exercises)
- IELTS (53 exercises)
- TOEFL (28 exercises)
- TOEIC (158 exercises)
- Business Grammar (76 exercises)
- Business Vocabulary (225 exercises)
- Business Functions (27 exercises)
- Songs (105 exercises)
Most units follow a similar format:
- Ten point multiple choice test
- Feedback notes on student answers
- Follow-up matching pairs, proofreading and gap-fill exercises.
As well as adding more units, new exercise types will be added every six months.
How does Lets Learn English deal with writing and speaking?Have your teachers or our expert staff grade students' work
Whilst it is possible for the program to automatically mark students’ tests on reading, listening, grammar, vocabulary and receptive pronunciation units, the program cannot mark students’ writing, or listen to their voices and mark them on their accuracy or task fulfilment. When students write compositions online, either your school teachers or our own staff will be notified via email that a grading is pending. The composition can then be marked, together with feedback on their errors, by a teacher and the student will automatically be notified by email. Similarly, students are invited to record their answers to the tasks assigned to them in the speaking units. The recordings are sent to us and are marked, feedback given and the results sent back to the student. At any time, students or teachers can refer back to any particular attempt ant any exercise to review their grades and feedback.
The Grammar Doctor facility enables students or teachers to write in any question, based either upon something they have studied in the units or something they have encountered outside the program, and receive an answer in their email box 24 hours later. Questions can be sent to us or the school - it is up to you.
We want to make Let's Learn English more than just a collection of exercises for students to plod through, so we have created a games page for members to access. We have a number of unique games students can use, which, like our exercises, are authorable, so teachers can create their own games.
The teachers area of the program includes teaching tips, a growing series of tips and tactics which teachers can use in their lessons. They are divided into the following areas: Grammar, Vocabulary, Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing, Pronunciation. There is also a helpful list of notable websites and online resources. We allow registered Teachers to add their own tips too - to help others - and anyone can comment on the tip and add their own personal experience.
A commonly-used idiom is explained, its origin explored and a humorous context for the idiom created. A new idiom is displayed every week. Similarly a new joke is shown and explained each week. Users can comment on and discuss the idiom and joke to understand it better.