You have booked your online English language lessons and you have logged in to Google Classroom. You have set up your study space and you have tested all your tech. What next?

We have put together 15 useful words and phrases to help you make the most of your Zoom classroom for live online lessons.

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I love seeing you in our live online classes. I love chatting to you, answering your questions and hearing you share your ideas and thoughts. But I also know that there is a limit to how much time you should spend in a live online class. For your learning to be as effective as possible you also need to be completing English language tasks outside your online lesson time.

Read more: How Google Classroom helps you learn English online

If you are planning to live, work or study in the UK, you may be asked to prove your level of English with an English language test. Here we answer some questions about SELT and look at how to improve your English for the exam.

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Learning English online is becoming more popular with students, but what is their experience? Is their English level getting better? Are they enjoying the experience or are they finding it difficult to improve their language skills?

Read more: A student's review of online English lessons

As a teacher at Languages United, I think the essential features of any effective English speaking class are live online lessons with a teacher and international classmates. This gives you face-to-face contact with your teacher and other English language students.

Read more: How do I choose the best online English course?