Posted on April 18, 2015 | By YES Team | Leave a response
3000 very short videos, all with young native English-speakers face-to-face with the learner
Thousands of useful words, phrases, sentences, all spoken in a normal speaking voice with a range of common English accents
Say the English words aloud with the presenters, to build familiarity and fluency, so that you can speak English with confidence
At any time, video yourself saying exactly what the presenter is saying, and compare your own performance with theirs, side by side
All the videos loop endlessly, to encourage easy repetitive practice. That’s how you learn to SPEAK English – quickly and easily!
Build your pronunciation, comprehension, listening,
and translation skills with our online one-on-one spoken English tutors.
Posted on March 26, 2015 | By YES Team | Leave a response
Most English students the world over want to acquire a reasonable level of competence at speaking English – not just be able to read it, and pass written tests – but they aren’t achieving that.
The story behind these newspaper headlines says that there is a serious mismatch between what most English students want and what is being taught in ESL classes. This is true the world over, not just in Korea or Japan, because most ESL courses are focused on grammar and written tests and not on speaking the language.
The truth is that there will never be enough native English-speaking teachers to satisfy the demand anywhere in the non English-speaking world, so most ESL courses are taught by people who are more comfortable with following a written ESL curriculum than holding a conversation in English.
But even if there were enough competent teachers, there would never be enough time for them to coach each of their students in intensive speaking practice, one on one. You can learn to read and write in groups. Acquiring speaking skills is an individual activity and requires individualised practice sessions.
Spoken English is a primary psychomotor skill, and you cannot acquire any physical skill by reading about it in a book. Practising speaking is the only way to learn how to speak a language. It is hardly surprising that the learners are dissatisfied with ESL outcomes, if all they can do is pass written tests.
YES fills the need that ESL students are crying out for. The idea of repetitive ‘drill and practice’ may not be fashionable in education today, but it absolutely works with learning speaking skills, with learning to play a musical instrument, with developing ball skills – with any psychomotor skill. Whatever the task, you have to do it again and again to learn any complex physical skill. Computers are very patient and cheap tutors for that sort of learning.
YES quickly builds English speaking confidence in students. It gives them as much practice as they need to develop their vocabulary, their pronunciation, their listening skills, and their ability to recall and speak the right words and phrases at the right time.
Posted on March 23, 2015 | By YES Team | Leave a response
English is a mandatory subject in most schools in Japan and Korea from about 3rd or 4th grade – yet students mostly hate their English classes.
Why? Principally because:
- they are ashamed to perform in front of their classmates and get things wrong
- the main focus of the course is always on learning boring grammar rules from books and passing fill in the blanks written tests
- what little they learn they quickly forget and it is of no practical use to them, it doesn’t help them to communicate well in English
They are all problems that YES – that’s easy! has been designed to overcome. Let us help you with YOUR bored or shy students.
Posted on March 14, 2015 | By YES Team | Leave a response
Most language courses are built around the written form of the language, but YES is an innovative learning system that concentrates exclusively on helping learners build and practise their English speaking skills, as simply and as rapidly as possible.
Posted on February 25, 2015 | By YES Team | Leave a response
When you look at the content of most language learning programs and the way that content is presented, it’s not hard to conclude that most TESOL teacher training programs and most ESL curricula don’t understand the difference between the two independent symbol systems that every language uses, nor the different ways we learn them, and therefore the very different ways we need to teach them.
Learning to READ the visual written form of a language is an intellectual skill. It’s something that you can do silently, which means it’s a cerebral process. You can be profoundly deaf and never experience the sound or feel of speech, yet still be highly literate. Most ESL programs are text-based and analytical, so most of the learning activities are exercises in applied linguistics.
Learning to SPEAK the very different aural form of a language is not a skill you can learn just by thinking about it, only by DOING it. It’s a psychomotor skill, a physical thing, a combination of mind and body, and that takes a very different kind of learning process. Spoken language is the foundation for all linguistic communication, and almost every human child in the world learns to speak their native language fluently before they are five years old – with no formal tuition. Many millions of those children never get the opportunity to go on learn to use the written form of their language, so they go through their whole lives with no idea how to decode all those squiggly little symbols that visually represent the language they can articulate verbally with ease.
It’s true that some people need to learn English so that they can read documents published only in English, or so that they can communicate or correspond in writing with English-speakers, but they are in the minority. Most people who enrol in an ESL course, want to be able to speak English with some degree of comfortable fluency, not just to be able to read and write it.
Making notes, reading, writing, filling in missing words in sentences, answering test questions – these are typical activities in most language classes, and they will help you acquire sufficient understanding to be able to read, and perhaps also to write the language you are studying, but they won’t help you one bit to learn how to speak that language. Only guided repetitive speaking practise can do that.
Posted on February 23, 2015 | By YES Team | Leave a response
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Posted on February 19, 2015 | By YES Team | Leave a response
Translated into any other language, these three words mean “opportunity”
Posted on February 17, 2015 | By YES Team | Leave a response
YES – that’s easy! is ALL video, and it is all about developing English SPEAKING skills in native speakers of Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Indonesian, and Vietnamese.
Every short repetitive video example of English being spoken has captions in English or in ‘your’ language or in both, and it can be used in one of four different ways to reinforce the learning process:
- to practise your pronunciation and to learn the meaning of words and phrases
- to recognise those words and phrases and know what they mean when you hear them
- to see the words in your language and to be able to recall them and remember how to say them in English
- to be able to read them in English and say them correctly and fluently
Click on this link, or the one above the menu to the right, to try it out for yourself
Posted on February 17, 2015 | By YES Team | Leave a response
“Can YOU speak English?”
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See for yourself just how fast and easy it is to learn to speak English this new and exciting way.
Posted on January 29, 2015 | By YES Team | Leave a response
The most innovative language learning online program ever devised is about to launch, and it will transform the process of learning to speak English.
If you are interested in spoken English teaching or learning, go to www.yesthatseasy.com and leave your email address with us.
We will let you know as soon as the main doors are open, then you can try it out for yourself.