English as a second language must be in stages of learning. Begin with English for Elementary level and progressing to Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate and Advanced levels. No other resource does this better than English Club TV or better known as ECTV. The site is part of the English Club TV group, which is a group of education, production and distribution companies operating in tandem across the world specialising in teaching English as a second language. ECTV is a now very popular educational channel that specialises in teaching English to students of all levels and ethnicities.
The site features many programmes all of which are tailor-made to meet the requirements of students of all levels of English comprehension. The site’s uniqueness lies in its two-fold approach. The first-time visitors are encouraged to take an online self-evaluation test that determines their current level of English knowledge. Once assessed students are categorised instantly into levels of Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate and Advanced levels based on the results of this online test. After which the site offers a multitude of programmes categorised according to these levels and aimed at improving student’s English comprehension along each of the levels.
The entry level to the site is the Elementary level, also known as A1. It covers four primary modules; Listening Skills, Speaking Skills, Vocabulary Expansion and Grammar. Each level has a series of English video lessons specially designed as “TV shows” and are episodic in nature, centring on current affairs and day to day interactions.
Students interested in improving their Listening Skills and Vocabulary enhancement can do so by watching the famous ECTV programmes. These English programmes offered as a series of post episode tasks and glossaries make sure students have fully understood each episode. For anyone who want to improve their grammar and skills of speaking and listening, and address the issues faced in Speaking Skills and Grammar there are a range of programmes. It includes the famous “E-lab” series, “Say it Right” and “Perfect English”. Each of these episodes is designed specifically to teach pronunciation, phraseology, lexicology and vocabulary.
The presentation of these programmes on the site is always in the news or documentary format. It makes these English video lessons unique, enjoyable and easily understandable, thereby making them the perfect learning tool for English for Elementary level students.