ESLgold.com Launches Online English Speaking Program

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Conversing in a foreign language with native speakers has never been easier. With the advent of VoIP technology, language learners can now go online and practice their speaking skills in real time with teachers, language exchange partners, or other students. ESLgold.com has just launched its new language practice program at http://www.Speak-English-Today.com . The program incorporates Skype, a free computer-to-computer telephoning system and enables users to call others from around the world and talk in English or other languages while online.

At any given time, there may be up to fifty people from twenty different countries on the website, all seeking someone to talk to in English.

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ESLgold.com, a top international English teaching website, has just launched its online speaking program for language learners worldwide. The innovative system, which can be accessed at http://www.speak-english-today.com , enables users to talk in real time via Skype™ to native speakers from around the world in English and various other languages.

The online language exchange and tutoring system incorporates VoIP technology with interactive language practice to give learners a unique conversational experience. "This is something English learners have been clamoring for, since the Internet first became a serious tool for learning languages," says Glen Penrod, founder of ESLgold.com. "Students have always been able to go online and practice grammar, vocabulary, reading, and listening, but what about speaking? This crucial element has been lacking from the Internet scene for a long time."

After months of perfecting its online language exchange system, ESLgold.com has come up with a solution. Through Speak-English-Today.com, users can instantly connect to native English-speaking tutors, other students, or language exchange partners, and converse in real-time over the Internet. "Whoever happens to be online and using our system is a potential partner," states Penrod. "At any given time, there may be up to fifty people from twenty different countries on the website, all seeking someone to talk to in English."

Speak-English-Today is fast-becoming a marketplace for language exchange and tutoring. In just a year and a half, it has built up a worldwide community of over 3,500 users in more than 120 countries. If someone wants to study Chinese, for example, he or she can go to the site and find scores of people from China who want to speak English in exchange for free Chinese conversation practice. For those who want a more systematic (and professional approach), Speak-English-Today offers trained tutors, who provide their services exclusively to students willing to pay the requisite fees. And for those who can't afford to pay tutors, or don't enjoy language exchange, Speak-English-Today offers free conversation--with other students. Interaction itself is vital to language learning. It doesn't always have to be with a native speaker. Sometimes, all you need is a topic, a few phrases, and another student to talk to. Speak-English-Today offers all of the above and more.

Special promotion
For two weeks in January 2008 (Jan. 7-18), ESLgold.com will be offering free English tutoring to anyone who wants to try out the system. All students have to do is register and log in at Speak-English-Today.com, connect to Skype™, and wait for someone to contact them. We have tutors working around the clock to cover the various time zones. If you click "Users Online," you can see who is on the site at any given moment. During the special promotion, our tutors will be randomly contacting people on the list and talking to them for ten minutes at a time. There is also a Messaging system, which enables logged in users to set up appointments with partners if they don't happen to get connected the first time.

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