Updated: May 19
Everyone wants something for free, right?
I do, and I know you do too!
In the business of improving English, there are many sites, mostly on Facebook, devoted to teaching English. They run quizzes, post grammar rules, examples of phrasal verbs and all manner of things related to English.
Many operators of these sites which have thousands of followers (many of whom 'lurk' with only a handful actually responding to the posts while hundreds like and share) rarely interact with their responders. In essence, these sites fill their followers' heads with English, rarely giving the answers, and even more rarely, praising their efforts.
I, too, 'fill my followers heads' with content. But, as my 'fanbase' is small, I have the ability to interact with my responders. I enjoy that interaction very much. I worry that if I get too big that close connection I currently have, will disappear and I will be no different from those other large and impersonal sites.
So, that's the context.
I have explained much of this in a previous article here: https://www.apexenglishtutoring.com.au/post/why-my-methods-are-simply-better
In that article, however, I did not explain the numerous ways in which I offer free content and I certainly did not specify the actual resources I have available to teach English - especially the basics.
Here, then, are the free resources that you can get from me.
Regular posts on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelFromApexEnglishTutoring
My 'simply better' Weekly Newsletter which you can easily subscribe to at the website here:
https://www.apexenglishtutoring.com.au/copy-of-home is another source of free information. Scroll down to the form, complete it and submit. Too easy. Then you will get my Newsletter in your email inbox every week. It's great for practising your reading in English.
One of the features is a weekly Mini-Module on an aspect of English. These short articles are not posted anywhere else: not on Facebook, nor in my Private English Group. They are only for subscribers.
Mini-Lessons PDFs (Volume 1)
Furthermore, I have started compiling these Mini-lessons into PDF's that subscribers can ask for. It's a more convenient way to access those lessons. For new subscribers it's a way to get all my Mini-lessons that allows them to 'catch up'.
Apex English Group
I mentioned just above that I have started a private group on Facebook (Apex English Group) that people can join if they are interested in improving their English with other like-minded people. It is growing daily. Ask me for an invitation and, subject to approval, I will send you a link to join immediately.
Basic English Lessons
In this group, I post Basic English Lessons and have begun to compile these lessons into PDF's that members (only members) can ask for. Having all my lessons in one document is much easier than scrolling through countless posts. Currently I have Volumes 1 and 2 available. I plan to publish more as time goes by.
My website has a blog section accessed here: https://www.apexenglishtutoring.com.au/blog
You will find a number of relatively short articles (including this one) on aspects of English: grammar, writing, punctuation, vocabulary development, speaking etc.
You will also find this article that gives you even more free ways to improve your English.
So far, I have explained and given you the links to my free resources.
A word or two about those other free sites
I also have mentioned the myriad other free sites that offer English lessons. By all means, learn as much as you can about English. Avoid the sites that are run by non-native English speakers. I have seen numerous errors on these sites and you do not want to be misinformed. So, choose those run by native English speakers who have had more experience with English.
Know when to stop learning and start real practice
Realise, though, that learning content has its limits. At some point you need to acknowledge that you've learned enough and that it's time to practise what you've learned.
Understand what practice involves. It is not memorising bits of dialogue or grammar rules. It is using what you've learned in a meaningful way. It's being able to apply everything you've learned at any time and in every situation that calls for using correct English.
True practice involves practising ALL your skills: reading and listening comprehension, using correct grammar, writing and speaking. Increasing your vocabulary and learning pronunciation are additional features of effective practice.
Therefore, learn as much as you can then find a method to practice!
The perfect method for practice
I have the perfect method for you to practice and (if you didn't read it earlier, here it is again) in which I explain it in 'other words':
I call it My 'simply better' Method: Module A which you can find here:
Scroll down to find the module, click 'learn more and buy' for just $39.95AUD (a currency converter is available to find the cost in your country), purchase it (don't forget to add the PromoCode to get a 20% discount) and receive immediate access to the Module and its resources.
Learn the easy method in less than an hour. Then begin real practice! Nobody else in the world (I can say this with complete confidence) teaches a way to practice like I do.
In moments, you WILL achieve perfect grammar, be able to write or speak perfect sentences and the more you use it, the better you will become; the more fluent in English you will be.
As a valued purchaser, you will be invited to join a very select group on Facebook where you and others can discuss the method, practise with me and others who have learned the method. This is the Learning Support that I promise. As you progress, your English will become better and better.
At this point, you will no longer be in the category of the person I describe here: https://www.apexenglishtutoring.com.au/post/why-i-don-t-do-much-chat-with-you
You will know immediately that you are not this kind of person. I will welcome the opportunity to have a quick chat with you. It will be enjoyable for me as well as for you because there will be real communication taking place.
In this article, I have explained the many free resources offered by me (and others, with caution) that you can use to improve your English.
The second point that I made was the importance of getting an effective method to practise with. I explained that I have that easy-to-learn-and-use method: My 'simply better' Method: Module A. I urge you to get it as soon as you feel ready to progress your English and take it to new heights.
Thank you for reading this and hope you share it with your friends. I welcome comments as well.