Learning a new language can be tough to do alone. That's why it's also a good idea to be part of a community of English learners who can help you out.
Are you looking for an organization that can help you expand your network as you learn English?
Here are a few awesome ones you can check out. If you can't find them in your country, there might be similar organizations you can join.
1. The British Council is the United Kingdom's international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Sometimes they offer courses that can help learners hone their English skills.
They also hold group events that promote their language and culture. Look for the British Council office in your country.
2. ELLA stands for the English Language Learners Alliance. It's a non-profit organization based in Bellevue, Washington. They help adult English learners, including newcomers to the United States, connect with others.
The organization creates opportunities for English learners to practice speaking, reading, and writing in the language within the community. Through their Meetup page, they organize practice groups for people to meet and speak in English. They also have cultural activities within their area.
ELLA may not have branches in other places, but you might have a similar organization in your city. Try checking out Meetup for organizations similar to ELLA in your area.
3. English Conversation Clubs. There are many different clubs in different cities all over the world. In Canada, for example, there is an ESL Conversation Club that meets weekly at the Vancouver Public Library.
In Australia, the City of Melbourne has a free ESL Conversation Group program, which is run by volunteers. It is also held in public libraries.
Connect with fellow English speakers and improve your learning experience by joining a local organization!