Cambly Speak English with Native Speakers

Hello and welcome everyone. This is Minoo at Anglo-Link. Today I'm doing something different. It's not a lesson, it's a promotional video for those of you who are looking for native English speakers to practice your spoken English with. Almost daily, I get a question from one of you, my YouTube viewers, on how you can practice your spoken English when you don't live in an English-speaking country. There are now some online platforms that provide the opportunity for English language learners to connect with native English speakers, and today, I'm going to introduce you to one such platform called Cambly. Cambly has been providing this service for the past three years and has built up a good reputation. Here's a quick demonstration of me using the Cambly app. Now let's show you how this works. You will have downloaded the Cambly app either from the Apple App Store or from the Google Play Store. Click on it. You can see how many minutes you've got left. You can get more minutes if you need more. Here on the bottom menu, click on 'tutors' and you can see the name of all the tutors that are available. You have a green light next to them. You will also see the tutors who are not available, but you can still message them or contact them if you want to. So, let's have a look and see who's online at the moment and available. Stephen is online. So, you can look at Stephen's CV, languages he speaks, where he's from ... Oh, he's from New Zealand, and what he enjoys talking about, teaching experience. So, have a look at his CV. You can schedule a lesson with him already if you want to. You can have a quick look at his introduction video. Hi there. My name is Stephen. I live in Ecuador, I love to travel and learn about new cultures. And I look forward to speaking with you. See you sometime. Let's call Stephen. Hey Stephen, hi. Hi. Can you hear me? Yes, yes I can hear you. It's a little quiet but I can hear you. Ok, lovely. Hi. My name's Minoo. Nice to meet you. Nice to meet you too, Minoo. My name is Stephen, as you know. As I know, yes! we've had a look at your CV and watched your brief introduction video. Very nice. So, Stephen, tell us a little bit about yourself and your Cambly experience. How long have you been tutoring on Cambly? Ok. Well, I've been a Cambly tutor for two years now and it's really a perfect job for me. I'm from New Zealand but right now I live in Ecuador and so having an online job, here in Ecuador, is perfect for my circumstances. Lovely. Very good. And, do you miss New Zealand? I do miss New Zealand, but living here in Ecuador is also an exciting life for me and my wife. And working online and meeting new people from all around the world is a very cool job. Ok, lovey. Just one, prpbably, last question. What nationalities are you teaching or have you been teaching? I teach a lot of Saudi Arabian students, but also, I get students from all over the world, from Turkey; we get many Brazilian students, from Columbia, from South Korea, China Japan and many other parts of the world also. Ok, great, yes lovely. Thank you very much for your time, Stephen You're very welcome. Nice to meet you, Minoo. Alright, bye now. Nice to meet you, bye bye. Right, that was a demonstration of how the Cambly app works. As you can see, it was really nice and easy. What I particularly like about Cambly is the level of flexibility that it offers. First of all, you can access a tutor on any device and at any time of day or night. This is because Cambly tutors live in various countries around the world and you will find tutors online 24/7. Whenever you want to chat to a tutor, just go online, see who's available and choose the tutor that you feel can meet your needs best. Before you select a tutor, you can read their CV and watch a short video where they introduce themselves. Secondly, you can choose various session lengths per day depending on your needs. If you want casual conversation practice every day, you can choose the 15 or 30 minutes a day subscription level, but if you need more intensive daily practice, for example, if you're preparing for a test, you can opt for longer day plans. Another great feature is that you can choose tutors with different accents: British, American, Australian, etc. This is a great bonus for those of you who find certain accents difficult. I recommend that you occasionally challenge yourself and connect with tutors whose accents sound less familiar to you when you watch their introduction video. You will also find that the tutors have very different backgrounds. Some are English language teachers, but you will also find university lecturers, personal trainers, business people, artists, etc. and this will allow you to expand your knowledge in many different areas while practicing your English. And finally, every session is recorded for you, so you can review your sessions afterwards and consolidate what you have learnt. So, to summarize, with Cambly you can fully tailor-make your sessions to your needs as you decide where, when, how long and with whom each session will be. Of course, if you prefer pre-scheduling, that's possible too. You can plan your sessions in advance with the tutor or tutors of your choice. So, if you want to improve your spoken English by talking to native speakers in an easy and flexible way, then Cambly will be a very good choice for you. If you want to discover the platform for yourself, you can use the link below for a free ten-minute session. Thank you for watching this promotional video. I look forward to seeing you in my next lesson. Bye now.