After I posted does imitation work?, I thought of writing a full review of a website called Practice Paradise. This website is AMAZING for you to find more than 1000 videos and audios to practice your English.
First, let me tell you about this website. The website’s owner is called Chad and he’s an American teacher. He is super enthusiastic one, the kind of teachers who always urge you on. The website teaches you through a way that is called imitation and shadowing. So you won’t learn grammar rules, vocabulary, idioms, phrasal verbs, and slang words consciously but subconsciously.
How many lessons are in the course?
Currently, there are 1358 lessons.
What the lessons are about?
There are 35 different lesson sets including
- Welcome to Practice Paradise
- Build up
- Focused speaking practice
- Learn and Practice
- Patterns in conversation
- Pattern learning
- Level up: English and Live
- Spoken English
- Life stories
- Basic pattern training
- Listen, repeat, shadow
- Real world English conversations
- Positive self talk
- Video clips
- Repeat and shadow
- Pronunciation practice
- English pronunciation and accent training
- Office conversation
- Business communication
- Q&A training
- Core English pattern training
- Real ‘n’ natural spoken English
- English expressions in action
- Smile and speak English
- English training
- Phrase phonics
- Motivated English Learning
- Flow basic
- Flow everyday
How do the lessons work?
All the lessons in all sets go like this you have a video to watch and then there are transcripts below the video. You have to listen and repeat everything Chad says.
Do I have to listen to them as they’re ordered?
No, you can start from wherever you like. I myself didn’t follow the order because there isn’t really a logical order. So you can start from anywhere you like.
I started with Video Clips and it’s still one of my favourite sets.
What makes it a good course?
- Your pronunciation and fluency are going to improve a lot.
- There are a lot of motivating lessons.
- There are hundreds of transcripts that you can print and highlight new words.
- There are MP3 files of all the videos.
- Everything is downloadable.
How long have you been using it?
I have been using it for ten months.
Are the materials downloadable?
Yes, everything is downloadable!
How much does it cost and what are their plans?
There are two plans that you can choose from, annual and a lifetime.
Can I find sample lessons online?
Yes! Click here for some sample lessons. And here is a sample lesson from “Video Clips” set:
And here is Chad’s official channel on YouTube, there are some other samples there.
Overall, I’d say that this is one of the best courses online, I give it 10/10. And I highly recommend it if your level is intermediate and above. And hopefully, you’ll find it useful. And remember:
“Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” ~Vince Lombardi
Practice everyday PERFECTLY 👏🏻