How it Works
Successful language acquisition depends on four key factors: motivation, quality of content, proven methodology and effective teaching. My Oxford English offers the highest quality content that engages and entertains learners and motivates them to study. The course has a clear and intuitive structure and a methodology and pedagogy that has been crafted by Oxford’s English language teaching experts to provide a clear itinerary for learners to reach their goals. The foundation of the course is the online, self-paced learning modules where a student can log in or work offline at any time, picking up from where they left off to continue a variety of exercises at their own pace. A virtual teacher bot is online 24/7 to provide additional support, which enhances engagement and development, particularly when combined with the real life and real-time coaches and tutors.
The course is divided into 12 levels, each with 12 units designed to develop the four core elements of English language – speaking, listening, reading and writing. Once a learner is assessed their starting point, learning, exercises and tests all weave together to allow them to constantly test their comprehension and improvement in competency. Each module has at least 50 hours of learning available, along with many additional resources that can allow for a deep and fully immersive learning experience, unlike any other provider. The course is also designed with flexibility in mind as time pressure can be a real issue, particularly for those working. A 20 minute daily commitment combined with support from a coach and tutor will see them achieve great results. A learner can expect to complete a module in three months if committed.
Each unit of learning centres around a high quality video that forms the key vehicle in presenting the topic, grammar and expressions, all done in an entertaining and memorable manner. All the modules are based on real life and workplace experiences, which adds cultural context to the learning. The rich bank of resources include interactive activities, an extensive and exclusive reading and learning resource combined with especially adapted works of literature in e-book form, a grammar bank and gamification through the Campus, My Oxford English learners will be highly equipped with the language and skills they need to communicate and work effectively in English.
The team of world-class academics and authors behind My Oxford English research and utilise the latest in pedagogic thinking and instructional design to develop a structured and coherent programmes of study for maximum learning efficacy. This allows a learner to digest, process and retain information at a higher rate than purely by learning through conventional self-study where they read and digest without support, supervision and error correction. With My Oxford English, learners will immediately begin to feel the benefits of faster learning and increased confidence in their ability to communicate, no matter what level they are starting at. With My Oxford English, a learner is assured entry at the right level, able to progress at a speed to suit their learning style with self-paced learning using world class proven methodology.
Once the Oxford online learning program begins, the first step is to take an integrated placement test, which allows the program to adapt to the learner’s needs and level of English. As the course progresses, there are three levels of evaluation, starting with auto-corrected practice exercises, each unit then concludes with a self-check, which evaluates how well the students have learned. After each block of three units, they complete tutor-corrected progress tests with written and recorded personal feedback along with a regularly scheduled telephone call with a designated tutor. The final assessment stage of each module confirms the level of English achieved in line with the CEFR and a certificate is generated to confirm this achievement.
My Oxford English levels align to recognised exams such as TOEIC® and IELTS, allowing learners to not only increase their proficiency in English but also to feel confident in taking a formal exam providing they have fully and properly studied. Before a student commits to the program, there is also an opportunity to take an optional Oxford Placement Test, which can allow students to assess their current level of English ability before they commit to the whole course. The test uses the latest adaptive computing technologies – so as a learner completes the test it automatically adjusts their level of English during the test to increase accuracy and help the student perform at his or her best. As the test progresses, the learner will only answer questions relevant to the language level they are at. The test is automatically marked in real-time. It gives accurate, reliable and instant results and is available in English and American English options.