A major global partnership has been announced to provide an innovative online English and one-on-one cultural immersion experience.
Australian-based MyStay International (MSI) has teamed up with UK digital English learning company, Reallyenglish, to deliver an initiative that makes learning English more achievable, accessible and affordable.
The “Virtual Homestay” English program is expected to increase the number of people upgrading their English skills online while also laying a successful foundation for international students who wish to study in Australia in the future.
MSI Founder and Director, David Bycroft, said combining results-driven English learning content from Reallyenglish with the experience of MSI’s Australian homestay host network created an effective, low-cost program for participants.
“Virtual Homestay ENGLISH enhances the way people learn English through its practical delivery and added focus on Australian culture.
“International students, business professionals and other learners are matched with a specially trained host mentor who will guide them through personalised online sessions that provide a ‘real English’ experience and insight into the local culture,” Mr Bycroft said.
Nigel Killick, CEO and Founder of Reallyenglish, said the partnership with MSI exemplifies how two industry leaders can combine their relevant expertise to deliver an holistic and extremely effective English learning program at a lower price for participants.
“The blended model of mentor-led sessions and formal ESL digital content from Reallyenglish provides an optimal learning platform for participants.
“The mix of a friendly face online to help with English speaking, combined with a highly effective and proven digital solution, provides everything learners need to optimise their success,” Mr Killick said.
“Virtual Homestay ENGLISH is the ideal way for people to fast-track their English, connect with Australia, and gain an edge when applying to study or developing their international networks.”
MyStay International (MSI) and Reallyenglish will work with select agents throughout the world to help build their database of potential students through the Virtual Homestay ENGLISH program, with initial focus on Australia.