Protesting

Right Here All Over (Occupy Wall St.) from Alex Mallis on Vimeo.

Would you protest?

Occupy Wall Street has been in the news a lot since it started in September 2011. Occupy Wall Street is a movement that began in New York City with the aim of protesting against economic problems such as unemployment and income inequality in the United States. If you’re interested, you might want to read the Wikipedia article on Occupy Wall Street here.

Watch the video above and answer these questions:

What do you think about the people you’ve just seen and heard in the video? Do they make a good impression on you? Do you disagree with anything they say?

Do you sympathize with the protesters? Why or why not?

Have you ever taken part or would you ever take part in a similar protest in your city? For what reason, if any, would you participate in a protest?

E-learning is more than the lesson

E-learning is about more than convenience
More than convenience

There are a number of reasons people decide to learn English in an online course. The most obvious is convenience. Being able to save the time it takes to commute from your home or office to a language school is definitely an attractive reason to learn online. And it’s also true that more and more people are learning English online as technology becomes more integrated into their lives. After all, you probably use voice or video chat to talk with your family and friends, and use videoconferencing at work. It’s only natural, then, to connect with your teacher using the same tools.

It’s the time between the lessons

You can make a personal connection with your teacher online in the same way you can connect with your family, friends and colleagues. And with GoEnglishGo you get an online speaking lesson with your teacher every week. That’s the same as what you’ll get when you travel to an English lesson. But the real value of an e-learning course with GoEnglishGo, and what makes it a better option than a face-to-face course, is that you don’t have wait another whole week before connecting with your teacher and practicing your English.

A range of practice activities

GoEnglishGo’s online learning platform gives you an exciting way to keep practicing your English 24/7, between weekly lessons with your teacher. After your online lesson, you’ll have several activities to do before your next lesson. These include our interactive Grammar and Vocabulary Builder as well as our Soundboard – an online presentation tool that’s an exciting way for you to practice your speaking by taking part in a discussion involving a teacher and other students. GoEnglishGo also offers discussion forums for you to practice communicating in English, giving you realistic writing practice in online environment. Considering that so much of your day-to-day communication takes place in an online environment anyway, it’s only natural that you would practice your English on an e-learning platform.

Comparing E-Learning with Face-to-Face Learning

If you’ve taken a face-to-face course, you know that practicing English once a week is simply not enough to improve as much as you can. So considering that your speaking lessons online are equal to the speaking lessons you would get in a face-to-face course, it’s what you do between lessons that really makes online learning the better choice. Instead of filling in a coursebook, or collecting a stack of photocopies in your face-to-face course, in an e-learning course at GoEnglishGo you’ll get a range of exciting interactive activities to make sure you get the most out of your English learning. The fact that you don’t waste your time travelling to a face-to-face lesson is just an added bonus.

Taking the first step

If learning online sounds like the best option for you, then contact us at info@goenglishgo.com to arrange a demonstration lesson.

Should PEDs be allowed in sports?

DrugsAthletes and drugs

It’s no secret that the sports business is a huge business, that the aim of the business is winning and that athletes go to great lengths to get a competitive edge in order to win.

It’s also no secret that some athletes have been caught using PEDs (performance-enhancing drugs) such as steroids and human-growth hormone. There’s been a huge push in recent years to get rid of drugs in cycling, the Olympics and other sports. The reasons seem obvious enough – the drugs have sometimes very harmful side effects and they provide an unfair advantage to users over their competitors.

But is that the only way to look at the issue? Some people have argued that athletes should be allowed to take drugs. They have the freedom of choice as adults, and anyway, can it really be called unfair if everyone does it? Drugs are just one of many ways for athletes to improve their performance. Here’s a link to an article, from ABC News, that argues this point. Have a look at the article and let us know what you think. Do you agree with the writer that PEDs should be allowed in sports?

Allow Drugs in Sports (ABC News)