Help and FAQs
Welcome to our online English lessons.
How to use Selfaccesss.com lessons
To begin a lesson you want to do, click on its title. The first page of each lesson shows you the title, the topic and the skills you will practise.
The number of activities per lesson is shown in the red menu bar running from left to right at the top of the lesson.
To begin the lesson click "Start" to go to the first activity.
When you have completed all the activities in the lesson, or wish to try another lesson, close the page by clicking on "Close" in the bar at the top of the page. You will then go back to the list of lessons for the week where you can choose another lesson.
Answers and feedback
All of the exercises tell you whether your answer is correct or not. You get instant feedback on your answers.
Each exercise is then scored individually. You are given a percentage score based on how many correct answers you give and how many attempts you had before you got the answer right.
In many of the exercises you will also be told not only if your answer is incorrect, but given feedback telling you where to find the correct information or why your answer was not the right one. Many of our lessons have small "Hint" pictures which you can see when you have not given a correct answer. If you hold your mouse over each picture, you will see an explanation for the answer or a clue where to find the right answer.
How do I search the library?
There are 4 ways to search the library.
What browser do I need to access the site?
SelfAccess has been developed and tested for use with the latest major browsers. Our content uses features defined by the W3C Internet standards for HTML4 and DOM1. These same standards have also been adopted by the major browser manufacturers.
Why can't I hear the recordings?
We use flash to make the sound player on some of our lessons. Is it possible you do not have a flash player installed on your machine?
Why can't I do the lessons?
It may be that you have cookies turned off on your Internet browser settings. Cookies need to be turned on for SelfAccess to work on your machine. You can turn cookies on and off by looking under "preferences" on explorer settings. Also under "security zones" on your explorer settings, leave you security level on medium.
Have you installed the "Google bar"? If you have the Google bar on Internet explorer, you need to allow pop ups from our site.