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Are you a customer facing agent or constultant at a company or institution/organization without an in-house group? Then this course is made for you.

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Learn online by yourself self study all devices

Learn online

Practice in live online video lessons with Alexander

Live practice

Enjoy improving

Book your seat in our fall 2022 open courses

COURSE 1 | Tuesdays from 09:00 to 09:50 (Sept. 20th - DeC. 6th)

  • Start date: September 20th 2022
  • Pre-start preparation lessons: Sept. 15th to Sept. 19th 
  • 1st online practice session: Tuesday Sept. 20th - 09:00-09:50
  • 2nd online practice session: Tuesday Sept. 27th - 09:00-09:50
  • 3rd online practice session: Tuesday Oct. 4th - 09:00-09:50
  • 4th online practice session: Tuesday Oct. 11th - 09:00-09:50
  •  5th online practice session: Tuesday Oct. 18th - 09:00-09:50
  •  6th online practice session: Tuesday Oct. 25th - 09:00-09:50
  • 7th online practice session: Thursday Nov. 1st - 09:00-09:50
  • 8th online practice session: Tuesday Nov. 8th - 09:00-09:50
  • 9th online practice session: Thursday Nov. 15th - 09:00-09:50
  • 10th online practice session: Thursday Nov. 22nd - 09:00-09:50
  • 11th online practice session: Thursday Nov. 29th - 09:00-09:50
  • 12th online practice session: Thursday Dec 6th - 09:00-09:50

COURSE 2 | Thursdays FROM 15:00 TO 15:50 (SEPT. 22nd - DEC. 8TH)

  • Start date: September 22nd 2022
  • Pre-start preparation lessons: Sept. 19th to Sept. 21st 
  • 1st online practice session: Tuesday Sept. 22nd - 15:00-15:50
  • 2nd online practice session: Tuesday Sept. 29th - 15:00-15:50
  • 3rd online practice session: Tuesday Oct. 6th - 15:00-15:50
  • 4th online practice session: Tuesday Oct. 13th - 15:00-15:50
  •  5th online practice session: Tuesday Oct. 20th - 15:00-15:50
  •  6th online practice session: Tuesday Oct. 27th - 15:00-15:50
  • 7th online practice session: Thursday Nov. 3rd - 15:00-15:50
  • 8th online practice session: Tuesday Nov. 10th - 15:00-15:50
  • 9th online practice session: Thursday Nov. 17th - 15:00-15:50
  • 10th online practice session: Thursday Nov. 24th - 15:00-15:50
  • 11th online practice session: Thursday Dec. 1st - 15:00-15:50
  • 12th online practice session: Thursday Dec 8th - 15:00-15:50
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This course keeps it flexible for everybody to go at their own pace because you have access to the lessons anytime, anywhere.

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The course, teacher and content were great. The best thing for me was that I learned through repeated simple short tasks with real content from my own life.

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Alexander explaining english technology and grammar in such an easy, uncomplicated and visual way that I never knew was possible.

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Your personalized online English course with twelve 50 min. live training sessions.

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The best of online and face to face

An online English course that is more personal and effective than face-to-face training and fits a busy schedule. Click here to check out the course


On the Next Level English learning journey, you optimize your English quickly. You do so easily by practicing small steps that are connected to activities in your everyday life like brushing teeth or making coffee as little 5-minute sessions daily!


Skip the steps you have already mastered and focus on what will greatly improve your English. Run into something difficult? No worries, when you practice what's difficult with me in the live online training sessions, you will master it easily. One simple step at a time!

Helpful user stories

Andrea needs Simply Better English

Anna

Anna works at a company where some customers and colleagues speak English some of the time. She needs to feel confident speaking English about her company's products and services and things that happen at work. She wants the flexibility of an online course but wants the teacher contact to practice when she needs it. For her learning style, an individual Simply Better English online English course lets her do that better than an traditional in-person group course where everybody needs to do the same thing at the same time.

Mark needs Simply Better English

Florian

Florian would like to improve his English. His challenges are that his schedule changes a lot. He often does not have the time to attend regular classes. Especially when they are in a physical location. He is hesitant about an online only course because he needs the motivation of being in a group and of being able to ask questions when he has them. The Simply Better English online English course gives Florian the flexibility of personalized group support when he needs it.

A better online English course optimized for German speakers

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Better learning

The Simply Better English online English course turns learning English into a fitness studio letting you master the English you need in your life and work-world - at your own pace!

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A way of teaching that works

Easy to understand step-by-step videos. Scripts for all videos in English and German. Practice focussed one-page summaries for every topic.


No one wants to waiste time with complicated unhelpful school English grammar. In Next Level English Alexander explains even the most complicated things in simple intuitive ways. Once you deeply understand the purpose of what others confuse as Grammar it becomes super easy to put into practice.

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Best in class e-learning technology

Beautifully designed blazing fast online training available 24/7 on all devices makes Next Level English great. Topic specific live motivation, practice, and Q&A webinars make it even better.

The key: Live learning webinars

Zoom English learning webinars make simply better English better
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    Do an online lesson: anytime, anywhere, on all devices.
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    Practice what you learn: step by step guided learning by doing. 
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    Work on it in the corresponding topic specific live online training session!

A super easy intutive process

The four simple steps to booking a better online english course powered by laser focussed live webinar training
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    Book a course
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    Start learning in your online English course whenever you want.
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    Master each topic in the corresponding live Zoom training sessions with Alexander Harmsen.
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    Relax as Itake care of everything else and guide you through step-by-step!

Enjoyment and results guarantee

I am 100% committed to making your online English course the most effective and fun course your participants have or will ever have taken part in. This is why I am convinced you will enjoy the process and the results.

Your online English course in good hands

The best English teacher for the best online English course- Simply Better English

Alexander Harmsen has trained and coached thousands up their business English awareness, skill, and well-being for their and their organization's success. Even before Corona, he was working on the best way to evolve in-person seminars and courses into best in class blended learning online training programs.


Before Corona he was already working on transforming this slowly perfected way of teaching into a company online English course that would replace face-to-face trainings but keep the personal contact and group feeling critical to learning success.


The result is 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.

A detailed review: Peter Binetsch

There is no English training and no trainer better!

When I needed to quickly improve my English to lead professional development workshops for international teams I didn’t have much time and I didn’t have much hope. This training was a real pleasure, and the results speak (write) for themselves. Take this training … you won’t regret it.

Simply Better English training with Alexander Harmsen is the best language training you can have, period. I know because you could say I have tried every type of language training. Why is he the best? Because it is so much more than just ‘language’ training.

This training takes you into the language in a way I have never and since experienced. It is a journey from how language works to a learning process that fits this like a glove. A learning process at eye level that integrates the learning in your world and embeds it in what you need to professionally communicate in English.

The result is the network connections your brain needs for the learning to stick! Thank you! There is no English training and no trainer better!

Swiss Engineering Institute | Human Resource Developer

Frequently asked questions

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How right is simply better English for me?

Five keys to answering the question
"How right is Simply Better English for me?"

Your level

Neither too low nor too high

If you are a low beginner (A1) this course will probably be too difficult for you. And if your English is already too good (C1/C2) it might not be enough of a challenge for you. The course will be too difficult for you if you cannot understand slow spoken easy to understand English in the videos and during the Zoom webinars. It will be too boring if you have already mastered most of the things you will learn in the course.

Check out this helpful level chart to help you decide. Or, if you need more detail, here is the official CEFR chart in English and in German.

Your need

Enough pain to stay motivated

The more you need English the more your English will improve in the course. Our experience tells us that it might be too difficult to motivate yourself to do what you need to succeed in the course if you do not need English at work or for an urgent private event or relationship.

The following bad 'joke' can help make the point: How do you get an 80-year-old to learn English fast? Get him or her a 25-year-old lover. The point is that it is very hard to change when there is no reason to change. That is, when not changing does not cause enough pain.

Time commitment

Enough time to turn what you learn into a habit

The more committed you are to practicing at least 5-15 minutes a day the faster this course can help you improve.

Some people say that it takes 21 days to change a habit. For example, if you want to get in the habit of getting up earlier (not forcing your self out of bed after hitting the snooze button 7 times), you need to do it twenty-one days in a row. The point is that what you do not do regularly is very hard to learn, and even harder to make into an automatic habit.

Simply Better English breaks English up into small steps that you can practise any time anywhere. But that means that to succeed in the course you need to in fact practice every small step!

Openness

Being open to new ways of seeing, thinking about, feeling your lived world

The more open you are to new ways of seeing, thinking, and feeling about your lived world, the faster you can improve your English.

One of the most challenging and rewarding parts of improving your English is accepting that English does not map the universe and does not prioritize what must be communicated the same way as your native language does. Much more than translating your native language word for word into English, improving your English asks you to see, think, and feel about the world in a different way.

Simply Better English trains this different seeing, thinking, and feeling. That is what makes it meaningful, instead of mechanical.

Comfort and acceptance

Being comfortable making mistakes and accepting help from others

The more comfortable you are making mistakes the more likely you are to let other people help you when you do, and the easier it will be to improve very fast in this course.

One challenge to learning a language is that everything happens at once: and you cannot be perfect in everything at once. The only way to focus on what you are learning one step at a time, is to ignore as much of everything else as possible. Simply Better English explains trains this. This works best when you are comfortable making mistakes in steps you have not mastered.

Another challenge is not carrying the burden ‘to be perfect’ all by yourself. When you are speaking English one or more people are involved. This course teaches you how to use the people you are talking with as your teachers. People who are comfortable making mistakes tend to also be comfortable accepting help from others.

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