News & events

October 2016

Blended course released

Reallyenglish is proud to launch a new standard in blended learning. Practical English is the first in a new style of blended digital programs designed to enable fully integrated self-study (online and on mobile devices) and teacher-led (online and in classroom) study.

Currently most English conversation textbooks are designed for use only in the classroom, and though teachers may assign homework, it’s often not enough (or not done enough, or not properly connected to the classroom content) to efficiently improve the English of learners.

The new Practical English program is designed to support the learner at ‘home’ as well as in the classroom. At ‘home’, learners access lessons using a PC, tablet or mobile, studying when and where they like, and at their own speed.

Then, with the time-consuming ‘input’ already achieved, learners enter the classroom or virtual classroom. Comprehensive teacher-led materials linked to each-and-every online lesson help guarantee a high-quality live lesson that will help learners practice and activate this new knowledge.

This tight integration between self-study and teacher-led components gives both learners and teachers the best of both worlds. For learners, online self-study brings all the benefits of digital learning that Reallyenglish has honed over nearly two decades, including efficient and effective language input, while teacher-led lessons build on the self-study lessons leading to accelerated improvement in speaking, confidence, and communicative skills. For teachers, self-study helps guarantee that learners will come to class ready to participate in communicative tasks, and the teacher’s materials make the planning and executing of effective lessons, fun and easy.

How is the course organized?

The Practical English program is organized into online self-study lessons combined with live classroom lessons. First, you will be assigned an online lesson to study in your own time on your smartphone, tablet, or PC. You will then come to class (or connect to a teacher on-line) for a live lesson in which you can use the language you've learned in the self-study lesson to communicate with your teacher and peers.

September 2016

Update to TRACKER FOR THE TOEIC® TEST released

Tracker TOEIC Test

Our suite of half-length mock TOEIC® Tests for Listening and Reading has been updated to reflect recent changes in the TOEIC® Test (including two new question types), and also to work on Android and iOS as well as desktop browsers. For details, see here.


September 2016

Reallyenglish UK follows Reallyenglish Japan on ISO 27001

Reallyenglish UK has gained ISO 27001 (Information Security Management) certification, joining Reallyenglish Japan which was awarded the certification in mid 2015. Reallyenglish treats the confidentiality of its students with the utmost care and we are committed to ensuring that we achieve the highest levels of data security in our industry. See here for more details on the certification.

May 2016

Reallyenglish join mission to Malaysia and Myanmar

Reallyenglish staff participated in the UK Trade & Investment mission (a delegation of UK education and training providers) to Sarawak and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, and Yangon in Myanmar. See more information on the Myanmar conference here (English article) and here (Burmese TV segment).


May 2016

Business Speaking new lessons released

Business Speaking

We've just added 20 new lessons to our Business Speaking courses: 10 at intermediate level (B1) and 10 at upper intermediate level (B2). This brings the number of lessons available in each course to 30 (60 lessons total across the two courses). See here for more details on the Business Speaking course.


May 2016

TRACKER FOR THE TOEIC® TEST released

Tracker TOEIC Test

We're pleased to announce the release of TRACKER FOR THE TOEIC® Test", a suite of half-length mock TOEIC® Tests. Tests can be completed online to give a quick but accurate estimate of TOEIC® Test score. For details, see here.


April 2016

Practical English Starter released

PE Starter

Our flagship learning product, Practical English, now has a "Starter" level! With 56 lessons (arranged in four-lesson units that repeat a cycle of reading, grammar, listening and speaking practice), this starter course carries students from the foundations of their ABC's and counting, through to the lowest level of lessons available in the main Practical English course. See here for more details on the Practical English Starter course.


April 2016

Business Speaking released

BS

We're pleased to announce the release of a new learning product, Business Speaking. This initial release comprises two courses, one at intermediate level (B1) and one at upper intermediate level (B2). Each courses includes 20 lessons, and can be studied using a desktop computer, tablet, or mobile phone. See here for more details!


February 2016

Reallyenglish UK following Reallyenglish Japan on ISO 27001

Reallyenglish UK is proud to announce that we have begun our efforts to achieve ISO 27001 (Information Security Management). This is after Reallyenglish Japan was awarded the certification in mid 2015. Reallyenglish treats the confidentiality of its students with the utmost care and we are committed to ensuring that we achieve the highest levels of data security in our industry. We hope to have successfully implemented all the requirements to achieve this certification before the autumn.


January 2016

Reallyenglish and Reallyenglish UK Ltd have just moved office!

After nearly 10 years we have finally and fully outgrown our old office, and so, casting aside inevitable feelings of nostalgia, we moved to 1 Primrose Street EC2A 2EX on the 1st Jan. The old office had served us very well over the years, but the facilities and flexibility of the new space provide a working environment much more in tune with our current and anticipated needs. Reallyenglish has come a very long way since we first signed on in Worship Street and this move allows us to accelerate our development still further.