I’ve been studying English since I was a boy in school and then later in some schools for officials. Sometimes it was boring, to move to the institute and have a class with ten, twelve or twenty people and a teacher. You can’t spend all your time speaking English and you have a lot of people who share the attention of the teacher. Then, if you’re not in a English-speaking country, you don’t really have the possibility to speak for a long time which is without any doubt, the best way to learn a language. But it´s true that you need a basis, a method by yourself, sometimes boring, sometimes without any schedule, to study, to make yourself responsible of your learning. But since I found Gymglish, I have found a good way to keep on learning different languages. It’s true too that you don’t have an important tool to learn: the direct use of the language in your daily life. Unfortunately, this is something that no method is going to offer to you. It’s something that you have to do by yourself, trying to find a native in the place you stay to share the languages. The main advantage with Gymglish is that you have a daily review of your skills, and, of course, a diary advances in your learning. You have all the days the mail with your lessons, and, even if you have a busy working day or you are a little bit lazy, you know that you only need five or ten minutes to continue learning the language. Another pro is that you don’t get a lesson, a grammar lesson, and once you finish it you never see it content again. The method takes special care to repeat what you have learned in the last week or the last month, so I think it´s a good way to etch it in your memory. The same happens with the vocabulary and, one of the best things, you can personalize your lessons. It´s means that if you have special interest, the method gives you the possibility to learn more about it. And, if something breaks down, you just have to write the tutors and you will have a quick feedback. Last advantage is that you won't find it boring. You will face your lessons knowing that the scriptwriters tries to make a funny story for you, with different characters, sometimes not politically correct, which I think is something good, not like the standards of the classic methods. You also can ask for different accents, so you have tools to understand English in Scotland, Canada, USA or Australia. Finally, you see your progress, the things that you've learned, and ask for two, three, or five lessons per week. I recommend last option, cause you don’t need to spend a lot of time and it’s better to have a little bit each day than get a lot of information on one day and the forget everything. My experience is really rewarding.— Carlos M. (Barcelona, SPAIN)
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