The thought of learning ESL online can seem a little daunting for a prospective student , especially if they consider themselves not very computer savvy. They wonder how they will learn pronunciation, how will their efforts be corrected, will they need to be a whiz with the mouse and an adept with using various software.... This can deter the student from ever taking virtual English classes and this I think is a pity. I am going to outline some of the reasons why many people prefer online tutoring over meeting face-to-face
- Flexible hours : Generally you will find the hours very flexible. It is absolutely possible to hold down a job, care for a family and still have personal tuition at hours that are convenient for you.
- Easy : You do not need to be an Einstein with your computer skills. If you can move a mouse and plug a headset into your PC then you can learn online! It's a simple as that...almost..
- Convenient : No more having to venture out into whatever weather is happening to attend your class. You can remain warm and snug at home, wear your pajamas if you must...no-one will know!
- Less effort : You will probably find that you learn more this way as you won't be canceling so many classes. The effort to attend on your part is minimal , compared to going out of the house to the nearest ESL class.
- Effective learning : As you are receiving one-on-one tuition you may find that you need less lessons. You will be receiving all the attention versus competing with your classmates for attention.
- Economical : You may end up saving money in the long run. Less lessons, no travel costs, possibly lower class costs.
- Less stress : My students all feel less pressure learning in this way. We can take our time and cover the areas that really bother them. If they need an entire lesson to master a certain point then that's fine .
Of course if you are taking ESL to meet people , then online might not be the best venue for that!
I am an ESL tutor, please contact me if you would like to find out more about learning English online.