ESL is a common abbreviation that stands for "English as a Second Language." Tutors will often use the term ESL when describing those programs that educate students who are not native English speakers and for describing the 'ESL students' themselves. An ESL program is verbal and written coursework, designed to help students who are looking to learn English as their second, third, or in some cases, fourth language. These programs are structured to encourage and support students who wish to develop their English speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills.
Treetops provides one-to-one English tuition as well as small group training in all language areas and across all backgrounds in a supportive, practical and enjoyable learning environment. Our program is accessible to youth and adults, with focus on each individual, their learning needs and ability level. Treetops can help you with: speaking, listening, pronunciation, vocabulary, accent reduction, writing, academic English, grammar, business and workplace English, conversational English, school student programs, general and academic support, reading and more.
Yes, online English tutoring services are available, please email Mark@treetopstutoring.ca for more information about how to access the online ESL services.
It is up to you how often you have English tutoring lessons. Some students have lessons once or twice a week, other students have intensive lessons. It depends on your particular language needs and availability. English tutoring lessons are at least 1.5 hours in length for you to achieve the best learning outcomes. As with any language based learning program, the amount of time it takes to develop a skill depends on the individual students learning requirements and the frequency in which they are able to learn.
As a guide it is suggested that working toward mastering English as a second language, a student should dedicate 20-40 hours emerging, 40-60 hours developing, 60-80 hours consolidating and 80-100 hours to reach and confident, competent level or verbal, social and literate English language skills.
For more information on Treetops Tutoring's ESL program, please email Mark@treetopstutoring.ca or call 250-586-5848.