If you’re looking to learn a new language, knowing which form of lesson is incredibly important.
Whether you’re looking for lessons for yourself or your child, it’s important to know which method is most suitable for you. If you’re not sure which learning style is more suitable – online or in-person – this might help you decide which is best for you.
- Convenience – by learning online, you have the great advantage of learning from anywhere with an internet connection.
- Options – you have the opportunity to choose from thousands of teachers. Find the best one for you!
- 1:1 Help – you often pay for one-to-one sessions where you have total attention from your teacher. Have a question, go ahead and ask! This also means that you are likely to have less distractions and you can get your money’s worth.
- Accessibility – more students have access to online teaching than they might for face-to-face teaching, such as parents.
- Device and network accessibility – without access to devices and/ or internet connections, you won’t have access to such online lessons.
- Suitability – if in-person learning is preferable to your style of learning, it can be difficult to adapt to online learning.
- Face-to-face contact – some students learn much better in an in-person environment. If you thrive with a classroom environment with ideas bouncing from student to student, in-person learning might be more suitable.
- Access to resources – in-person learning can also mean that students can have access to more resources.
- Physical resources – teachers can use tools, such as games, to teach student when learning face-to-face.
- Suitable for children – children can be difficult to keep on-track. With a teacher’s physical presence, children are more likely to stay focused and engage more.
- Not Very Flexible – with in-person learning, you have set times to be present and with assigned teachers. This might not be suitable for busy people or those who have to travel far for learning.
- Limited choice – with face-to-face learning, you may not have as much choice with regards to your teacher/ tutor, limiting access to those most suitable to your needs.
Knowing which form of learning is best for you is the first step to learning a new language. Now you have some more information, you might be able to make an informed decision.
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Further reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Educational_technology