This follows on from what I was saying about the need to practice English socially.

After we had been having our English social meetings for a few months one of our more dedicated members moved to Valencia, Spain. He said he missed the English Language club and wanted something similar in Valencia. So we created the Facebook group English Language Club, Spain, Valencia. They are having the same type of meetings that we have in Asuncion. In the future we plan to start more social groups in other cities all over the world.

If you would like us to open a group for your city get in touch via our contact page.

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This follows on from what I was saying (here) about starting to teach English.

So after a few months of teaching English I was really starting to enjoy it. Teaching English is very rewarding especially to adults who really value and appreciate the knowledge that you are sharing with them. However, most of the students tended to come to their English class, learn a little and then leave and not practice again until their next class, which was often not for another week! To truly learn English I think it is necessary to practice in a free way, expressing your real thoughts to other people not just going through controlled exercises in a class. So In November 2009 I started the first English Language Club facebook group. The aim was to create a social network of people in the local area of Asuncion who wanted more than just classes. Once we had a few members we started meeting regularly. It was pretty slow at first with only one person coming in to any of the meeting we did in 2009 but in 2010 it started to grow. We soon developed a core of dedicated members who have become good friends and practice English together regularly as well as having a handful of other members who attend occasionally and many who come when they can.  We have done many things together, mainly eating and drinking in bars but also Bowling, Karaoke and there is even talk about the possibility of doing a camp.

Next I will tell you about how we went international!

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Hi I’m Colin and this is the blog for my new business, ‘The English Language Club‘. I am about to launch the first branch of  ‘The English Language Club‘ but it has existed in some form since the beginning of 2010 and I have many plans to develop it over the next few years as an English learning organisation and an international network of English Language social groups via social networking sites.

In the next post I will tell you about how I started teaching English.

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