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Now that you've made your way through English4Today's extensive features list, you're probably wondering how it all works and if it's good quality. Even without registering, visitors to English4today's website can access an impressive range of educational resources. Upon registering (which is free), users get their own personal account and can really start to make the most of what English4today have got on offer. Furthermore, Premium users get an extended service which includes downloadable lessons so you can learn 'on the go', weekly online group sessions with a live a live tutor and priority in interaction with them. With Premium you are also entitled to some excellent discounts on a wide range of products.
English4today is a truly interactive approach to teaching yourself English and their online video and audio lessons are of top quality. Users can interact with other students in the post class discussions and post questions to tutors in the questions and answers Section. Just browsing through this forum you will come across some very interesting questions with excellent corresponding answers. Then there are the online lessons; live interaction with real English language tutors second only to face-to-face lessons and accessible from the comfort of your own home. Premium users get access to group sessions, can pay for one-on-one sessions and even take Power Lessons from English4today's CEO!
We found English4today's audio and video lessons of excellent quality; clear and simple vocab learning and grammatical explanations put in a variety of contexts. They also come with transcripts and the grammatical explanations in writing if the user so desires. Along with English4today 's interactive elements, the lessons are well complemented by the variety and range of additional learning resources available on the English4today website. Users may even feel a bit daunted by how much is on offer. However, you can search for lessons according to your needs and level and sort grammar resources in a variety of different ways making them much more accessible.
One downside of English4today is their website. Even upon your first visit the home page feels too busy and it is difficult to ascertain what they are actually offering. Upon further use we found it difficult to register, difficult to navigate one's way around the site, several bugs and broken links. It seems as though English4today consists of several different websites bundled into one. We could not find English4today's prices in US$, only in Euros, and this is why the costs section of this review is slightly lacking. Furthermore, when we tried to find out this information we were prevented from doing so by a persistent error with English4today's contact us section.
This is a shame because English4today clearly have the potential to offer high quality, interactive teach yourself English resources at a very competitive price. However, their clunky website renders them somewhat inaccessible. However, as with every teach yourself English product, every user's experience will be different. In this way, check out their website for yourself, you might easily find exactly what you are looking for!
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