• With live video, we bring our American instructors directly to your computer screen! Video offers the authentic experience of talking with a native speaker. This develops confidence, so you feel self-assured when speaking with others around the world. You can see instructors, as opposed to only hearing them. You will not only speak English, but you will also learn the correct facial expressions. The instructor can also demonstrate pronunciation more clearly through video.
  • We use cutting edge video-streaming technology, so the quality of the video is outstanding. All you need is a broadband Internet connection, webcam, headset, and a fairly modern computer. (See specifics in the “Technical Requirements” section.)
  • Live video also creates a connection between you and the instructor that is vital for an effective learning experience. Mentoring sessions also use live video for the same reason.

Broadband connection with a minimum of 1 Mbps download and upload speed.

Headset (we prefer analog headset over a USB one) and a webcam

For PC-based participants:
  • Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
  • Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)
For Mac-based participants:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 – Snow Leopard or newer
  • Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)