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Is an online English course as effective as in-person learning?

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There’s no denying that online learning has become increasingly popular in recent years. More and more students are opting to take courses remotely, either through online English courses or by taking individual classes online. And there’s good reason for this trend: online learning can be incredibly convenient, flexible, and affordable. But is it as effective as traditional classroom instruction? 

The answer to this question is complicated. On the one hand, online learning can be just as rigorous and challenging as a traditional classroom setting. On the other hand, there are some potential drawbacks to online learning that could make it less effective for some students. Ultimately, it’s up to each individual student to decide whether online learning is right for them. 

There are a few key factors that can make or break the effectiveness of online learning. First, it’s important to have a clear and concise learning goals. In other words, you should know exactly what you want to get out of the course before you even begin. This will help you stay focused and on track throughout the duration of the course.  

Second, you need to be self-motivated and disciplined. Online English learning requires a great deal of self-direction and initiative. If you’re someone who struggles to stay on task or tends to get easily distracted, online learning might not be the best fit for you. 

Third, you should make sure that the online learning platform you’re using is high quality and user-friendly. There’s nothing worse than trying to learn on a platform that is constantly crashing or difficult to navigate. Make sure that the online learning platform you choose is reliable and easy to use. 

Finally, you need to be prepared to put in the work. Learning online takes just as much time and effort as learning in a traditional classroom setting. If you’re not willing to put in the time and effort, you probably won’t get much out of the experience. 

Keep all of these factors in mind when deciding whether online learning is right for you. If you’re self-motivated, disciplined, and have clear learning goals, online learning can be an incredibly effective way to learn. But if you’re not willing to put in the work, it might not be the best fit for you.  So, if you want to  learn English online, choose what’s right for you and your learning goals and you’ll be sure to set yourself up for success. 

Introducing EC Live 

We have designed a programme that covers all the effective methods for language study – face-to-face online lessons, collaborative work with classmates, and self-study. 

Online English classes have a different dynamic from regular lessons, so we have; 

1.    Reduced the number of students in these lessons 

2.    Reduced the time spent in larger group calls. 

This reduces the ‘zoom fatigue’ that people experience from spending too much time on long calls with larger groups of people – but don’t worry we have added Structured Collaboration. This is time you spend working on a task with a fellow student. This form of interaction is less exhausting and because it is carefully structured with really clear goals – and excellent learning event.  

Find out more and start improving your English online with EC Live today! 

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