The New Learning by Doing

It’s a well known fact that one of the best ways to learn a language is to use it in real life situations. The difficulty today is that real life situations are evolving, particularly in the way that we interact online. This year, Jason West published English Out There to tackle this issue and stay ahead of the trends.

The series uses exercises and focused speaking tasks that can be done face-to-face or online using social media. The courses are designed to help students practise their English in a way that works for them, whether it’s in person over a coffee, or online via Facebook or Skype. In the video below, English Out There students from a Swansea school practise their English in the local area as part of the course.

English Out There was shortlisted this year for the Teachers’ competition for Social Media use in Formal Language Learning Contexts and has received some brilliant reviews from teachers and students alike.

So does this series fill the gap? We’d love to hear your thoughts whether you have had experience with the course or not.

Jason runs free webinars for teachers on Mondays and Wednesdays on (virtual classroom) and says that anyone is welcome and can ask questions. Find out more here: To learn more about English Out There in general, visit the website:


2 thoughts on “The New Learning by Doing

  1. Though I haven’t experienced this learning, it sounds interesting and useful and make learning more meaningful now.
    Rajalakshmi. R

  2. We at WinnErS Language Schools couldn’t agree more with your observations. As a result we started a collaboration with schools all over the world using Skype to learn about their cultures and share our ideas. The students, even those too shy to express themselves orally are now elated at the prospect of speaking English! We love to connect with English, French and German classes of all ages.
    Whoever is interested please let us know!

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