Simply Better English
The best online English course for all who want to optimize their school English for work.
Online plus live learning webinars: the best way for adults who have had English in school to finally get good at it, understand it, and enjoy using it at work.
Unlimited live Zoom training
Easy to understand
to your world
The key live training webinars!
Online training is good. Unlimited live motivation, practice, and Q&A webinars make this English training simply better.
Your fitness studio
Up to 8hrs. live training webinars per week. Go at your own speed and attend as many as you need.
Per topic sessions
A one-hour session per course topic every week. Practice what you need when you need it.
Step by step
Learn a topic. Practice it. Attend the webinar as many times as you need to perfect it.
10 years tried and trusted
More features that set you up for success
5-15 min. a day
Guaranteed progress with your personalized 5-15 minute a day exercise program.
Step by step
Learn, practice, and stay inspired with small learning sprints anytime, anywhere, on all devices.
Easy to understand
No abstract concepts or rules. Everything explained in a way that immediately makes sense.
Personalized to your world
Personalized learning focussed on the English you need for your private and work-world.
Learning by doing
Have fun doing what you need to easily move you toward fluency. Stop thinking, start doing!
16 weeks of guided learning and lifetime access. All updates and new lessons, forever.
English learning that makes sense
Thousands of participants have simply improved the English they need and enjoyed the process.
Principles that make learning easy
Optimize how to learn
How the language is taught determines how fast and comfortably you develop. Learn by doing one step at a time explained in a way that makes sense.
Improve quickly by making English a habit, not something you 'study'.
Form over content
Too much content when the form is not stable causes confusion and frustration. First master the form with simple words, then add vocabulary, one word at a time.
Simply Better English lets you master the form of the language in your lived life and work-world.
The rubber on the road
Personalized content from your life keeps you motivated and the learning relevant. Keep it real by focussing your learning on your life, the people you know, and what you need to do with English.
The Simply Better English personalized learning journey makes learning real and self-motivating.
What participants are saying about Simply Better English
A few of the thousands of participants I have helped to their English next level over the past 15 years. Thousands of satisfied customers making best possible course for you possible.
No abstract dry rules
It was great. No abstract dry rules got in the way of almost effortlessly achieving what I need to achieve.
Coaching Center President
The best ever English course
It’s been really the best language course I’ve ever taken part.
Health Insurance Consultant
A great pleasure
Professionally organized, easy to understand lessons and you guide and support in a very pleasant way.
Health Services Manager
What's in the course
5-15 minute exercises per day. The more you know, the faster your path through the course. Enough time for everyone to reach their next level goals.
By the end of this module, you will understand exactly how the course is built up, where everything you need is and how it works, and have your eye on the goals you are aiming for.
Course tour | Introduction | Your English survival guide
The sound of English
By the end of this module, you will have mastered the fundamental sounds of English, including the most important sounds of the 'th', and the 'r'. And you will have the tools to avoid misunderstanding important information or being misunderstood when you communicate important information.
Letter names | The international alphabet | Numbers and their order | Symbols, dates, and time
The easy way to improve your English
By the end of this module, you will have learned and put into practice an easier more intuitive way to improve your English. A way that lets you easily understand things that were made unnecessarily complex in school and succeed confidence one intuitive step at a time.
The what | The How | Your personlized English technology fitness program
Things and actions in space
By the end of this module you will have mastered the position and relationships of objects and actions in space.
This & That | Here & There | Thingamajig | Operators - fundamental actions | Directives - Fundamental positions and directions
Being in time
By the end of this module, you will have mastered the English technology for positioning things and actions in time and the ways to refer to people and things when you do not know their name or do not want to repeat their names.
Who or What - replacing names | When - being in time | The nagging mystery of the present
What hurt in school made easy
By the end of this module, you will have mastered what are considered the most difficult English technologies: how and when to use the -ing ending, how and when to use 'when' and the four uses of 'if', and correctly using the five meanings of 'have'.
Making movies | How probable is it | Digesting the have salad
Understanding the English interpersonal
By the end of this module you will understood, how and why building and maintaining professional interpersonal relationship in English may not be done the way you are used to in your native language.
Perspectives and principles of politeness | Basic rabbit communication
Framing conversations, small-talk, and emails
By the end of this module, you will have mastered the English interpersonal way of small-talk, relationship strengthening professional conversations and emails.
Professional English small talk | Turning to and ending the work | Professional English Emails.
In through the out door
By the end of this module you will be well on your way to exceeding your personal goals and outcomes by continuing to applying everything you have learned to your goals step-by-step . Take as long as you want. There is time - you have access to the course forever. And you will get infrequent emails asking you how you are doing and motivating you to continue practicing until your next level turns into fluency.
And because you have access forever, we will personally invite you as soon there are any updates or additional modules!
The instructor, Alexander Harmsen
"If you cannot explain it simply, you don't know it well enough." Albert Einstein
What participants are saying about the instructor
Focused on you achieving your English goals. No abstract ideas or rules.
Alexander makes complex ideas easy.
When training communication, the trainer matters as much as the content. Alexander makes complex ideas easy to understand and use.
Senior Key-account Leader
He picks you up where you are.
Alexander picks you up where you are and aligns what he trains to practising the on-the-ground challenges you live in your work- and home-world.
The best language trainer you can have, period.
Alexander takes you into the language as a journey from how language works to a learning process that fits this like a glove.
What they are saying about the course
It brings ideas to life
Simply Better English brings ideas to life so that they speak to you and inspire you to ‘update’ your habits.
A brilliant way to learn
Thank you, Alexander, for this experience. I thought I did not have much to learn. I never thought, that I could improve so much so quickly.
I very highly recommend this course to those who want to improve their English in a practical way that makes sense.
Customer Center Manager
Click on the play buttons to see the lessons in the modules.
The How and the What
2.1 The What
2.2 The How
2.3 Your English technology fitness program
2.4 A seven-step survival method and Thingamajig
English Technology & Your Vocabulary
3.1 Who or What – replacing names
3.2 Operators – fundamental actions
3.3 Directives – fundamental positions and directions
3.4 When – being in time & the mystery of the present
3.5 Making Movies I & II – moving pictures
3.6 Diced guided practice – the pool / fitness studio
3.7 How Probable I and II – positive and negative messages
3.8 The magic of the TH – sounding like a native speaker
3.9 Have Salad – order in time
3.10 Technology summary and your fitness program
Closing gaps and tying it all together
Your Customer Service Conversations & Emails
4.1 Perspectives and Politeness
4.2 Basic rabbit communication
4.3 Professional small talk
4.4 Turning to and ending the work
4.5 Professional emails
Time to give much appreciated feedback
Your feedback please!
Continue improving your English
The letters of the alphabet
The letters of the international alphabet
Numbers; big and small, and ordinal
Important symbols in the digital age
Dates and times
Frequently asked questions
You get immediate access to all course lessons from the moment you join. And the course layout is incredibly easy to use. You’ll be learning effortlessly just a few minutes from now.
Yes! The course will be available to you without limitation forever. You can go back and forth as much as you like, whenever you like.
This course has been designed to deliver the maximum amount of value in the minimum amount of time. The online training should take about seven hours hours to work through. It has been cut up into short 15 Min. lessons and chapters of five minutes or less. So you can take small steps and easily refer back to any lesson or topic whenever needed.
The guided part of the course is focussed on 8 weeks to help you learn better! Starting by learning step-by-step 5-15 min. a day for eight weeks is simply the best way to quickly and easily improve the English you need. After that you have as much time as you want to practice everything in the course so that it becomes a habit that, like riding a bike, you cannot unlearn.
Simply Better English comes with a 16-week email accompaniment process that walks you through each module and provides reminders to review course materials. It's like someone is holding your hand through the entire course.
Nope. Everything you need is included in the course. If you order the 'online' version without live Zoom trainings, you can order the 8 week Live Zoom training package at any time.
At the moment we prefer zoom for ease of use and because of the breakout rooms allowing for small group work. For company private courses we can also use the tool you prefer.
I don't claim to be an accountant, but participants are often able to get their training reimbursed by their company or write it off as a training expense for their small business.
Our server is in Amsterdam and is subject to European GDPR regulations and standards.
Give us a call. I am sure we can work something out that we can both be happy with.