Everyone who joins the Askademic team has learned a second language. Good for us. Why should you care? Here’s why:
We know what good instructors look like, sound like, and (most importantly) teach like. Put together; the Askademic team has been through hundreds of language classes. We’ve all had teachers we have loved, disliked, or were neutral about. So, now that we’re selecting instructors, we know what their background and experience should include and what kind of teaching styles to encourage. We also want them to teach something they’re passionate about so they are much more likely to relay their information enthusiastically, interactively, and accurately.
We know which types of courses you need to continue developing your foreign language skills. As we’ve all learned a second language from the very beginning, we know that grammar, vocabulary, reading, and writing are essential, but delivering these topics in an orderly, beneficial, and exciting manner is vital. We also know how crucial overall comprehension and confidence are, so we offer pronunciation and cultural context courses. A well-rounded course offering ensures that those basic grammar and vocabulary skills get put to use in a meaningful way!
We know you’ll have questions and need support. Since Askademic is a streamlined educational platform, you’ll probably have some questions. We have a secure messaging system with very responsive team members on the other end. Yes, actual people. Robots help us get your inquiries to the right inbox, but you’ll receive a response from a natural person. We also love chatting with our students because it encourages real-time English practice! Please tell us everything and anything you want, and we’ll continue the conversation! This will help us place you in the right course to bring your English abilities to the next level. And when we say you might need support, we mean you might need help from the support team. If you ever feel discouraged, overwhelmed, or in a bad mood, reach out to us! We’ve all been there. We know how difficult this is, and we’re proud of you for getting this far.
We know how it feels. As I said, we’ve been where you are. We know how frustrating learning a language can be. There are many rules, tenses, irregularities, and more, but that makes language beautiful and humanity unique. We are capable of such vastness in spoken communication. It just shows that learning a second language is such a monumental accomplishment in and of itself.