If so, then you’re not alone. If you’re looking for a good part time ESL course for you or a loved one, then we have a couple of great recommendations for you that should fit the bill without breaking the bank!
Facilmente Inglés (http://facilmenteingles.com) is a relative newcomer on the language program scene, but so far looks like it has an array of promising programs that you can take advantage of for little or no cost.
The overwhelming majority of the website is free, with great beginner English lessons and information on common topics like how to conjugate verbs, pronunciation tips, basic sentence forming, prepositions and more!
They’ve also announced that they’ll be releasing a paid version of their program sometime in 2016, for those who are interested in taking their skills to the next level and are looking for a more comprehensive training, complete with conversations and videos.
Another great website you might turn to is Conversation Exchange (www.conversationexchange.com), which doesn’t have courses, but provides a worldwide community of language learners, all of whom are looking to better their written and conversational skills.
The site is setup like a social media website, where you can create a profile and write your interests, and then reach out and make connections. The idea is to connect with people who are native speakers of the language you want to learn, and interested in learning your native language.
So, if you live in Mexico and want to learn English, you might find someone in New York who is looking to learn Spanish, and start communicating through the message platform on the site, or through Skype calls or Google Hangouts.
It’s a great, fun, and free way to explore a language and learn a lot about another culture in the process!
There are of course many others, but the main benefits of these two programs is that they’re free to use! If you’re looking for other ESL courses, you might check out this post on the Pimsleur approach. You might also watch the great TED Talk video below for more tips: