ELS/Boston Students Participate in National Geographic Learning Focus Group
Dec 08, 2017 3:02 PM
ELS/Boston students participated in a National Geographic Learning focus group, giving them the opportunity to practice their English skills with native-speakers.
During the focus group, the students tested a new English-language learning app currently under development by National Geographic Learning, in partnership with TED, and talked about their experiences in depth. This focus group served as an opportunity for National Geographic Learning to interact with students who are learning English. The students used their expertise to discuss what is most helpful in practicing and improving their English skills.
The ELS students were asked about their backgrounds including: their nationalities, the age at which they began learning English, and the ways that they practice learning English outside of the classroom. They reflected on their learning process, shared their opinions, and offered suggestions for improvements.
After the focus group, students toured the offices of National Geographic Learning, including English Language Teaching departments.
ELS/Boston is located in a fun, urban setting in the heart of Boston. The Boston Commons, Government Center, Theater District and Chinatown are all within walking distance from the Center.
At ELS/Boston, students practice soft skills like voicing their opinions and interacting with different groups of people in addition to practicing vocabulary, reading, and writing. Students can also participate in many different activities outside of the classroom, giving them the opportunity to practice their English in diverse ways. To see some of these activities, search #ELSBostonDowntown on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!