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Language is Social:

In a standard class for "English as a Second Language" (ESL), students practice English with classmates they have not met.

With Organic English, students study and practice English with their neighbors, friends, family, team mates, and co-workers. Learning groups are social. These are people we talk to every day. As we learn English, we share these skills naturally or "organically." Practice becomes automatic as we speak English to the people who matter most to us.

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How Does Organic English work?

Actual coursework is presented ONLINE. Videos are provided from some top names in online ESL. The course is managed by a facilitator, who is an English-learner elected from the group.

As with standard ESL practice, Organic English's instructional videos are in English. Enrichment materials will be available in English and several native languages for practice at home. Organic English is intended to teach English to people who speak any language.

There are enrichment activities like songs, dramas, comedies, puzzles, creative writing, and videos to practice English. Once Organic English reaches maturity, large gatherings (meetups) will be scheduled so groups can demonstrate their own progress and learn from other groups.

Organic English is a type of massive open online courses (MOOC) for ESL. A MOOC is a new way that the Internet can be used as a teaching tool. Organic English uses this technology and takes it a step further.

Facilitators and students are taught technology so they can access online courses and MOOCs effectively. Learners and their groups are taught to become self-educators, because education is active, not passive.

Organic English is Free to all Learners

Organic English includes online courses taught by these respected independent ESL educators. CLICK to learn more about them.

*English with Jennifer* *Rachel English**USA Learns*

Organic English does not replace ESL classes for people seeking full English literacy. Rather, this web and social approach creates a greater "organic" demand for ESL. Over time, English learners intrinsically recognize the benefits of full English literacy. These participants have established themselves as life-long learners.

Three steps to English fluency and literacy:

First, participants develop a support system for learning language acquisition skills. This is a social structure of family, neighbors, friends, team mates, and co-workers who share in the learning process. Long-term development of language skills is more assured if we learn among those we care most about.

Second, learners develop the skills to use a computer as a learning tool. Many people know how to use a computer. However, not everyone knows how to focus their searches for educational materials. Also, with the new Android and Apple tablets, it is much easier to get online.

Finally, once a person has spent time studying in a small learning community, the decision to begin formal ESL classes becomes much easier. Carpooling, child care, and moral support become much easier with an established circle of friends with the same learning objectives.