What are the benefits of learning (English)Online?
“The current challenges facing traditional courses, including higher tuition, budget cuts, and course shortages, have caused many students to search for alternatives. With nearly three million students rently enrolled in fully online programs and six million taking at least one online course as part of their degree program, online education has clearly become one of the most popular education alternatives. The continually improving reputation of online learning has also helped fuel its expansion, as initial skepticism has faltered in the face of evidence shows that online learning can be just as effective as face-to-face education. All of this means that students, from working professionals to recent high school graduates, find many reasons to take all or some of their courses online. ”
( This quote was taken from an article that can be accessed here: http://goo.gl/2YOt0k )
Let’s take a look at some benefits of learning online:
- Set your own time
Time seems to get short each new day, and people complain a lot about not having time to study, work, enjoy, stay with the kids, wash the car etc. Getting online classes of any kind – not just English – will surely save you a great amount of time. You won’t spend time from the place you are to the course location. You can have Online English Classes whenever you want and at your pace.
- Learn wherever you are
There’s no need to walk, drive, take a bus or a train to study anymore. You can study at the comfort of your house while taking a look at your kids or doing something else, or even more, you can get classes wherever you have internet access such as work, gym, library, parks, malls etc.
- Become more independent
As an online English student, you’ll have to become more independent, make an effort to search subjects, extra material, to read books, news and articles, find information over the internet and this will prepare you for the real professional world as it is. For example, you could open your browser now and look for more advantages and disadvantages about online learning.
- Save money
Spend your gas? Bus or train fares? Pay to enrol? Spend lot’s of money with pressed material (not green)? No more! Face-to-face classes are mostly expensive. Learning online is affordable, no expensive fares or enrolment fees. You can invest the money you saved on other interests.
- Become part of a community
Being an online student, you become part of a huge community of students that share information, help each other. And you can get in contact with people from all over the world, which is good for English learners.
And what about you, dear reader, can you think about other advantages or disadvantages in Learning (English) Online? I’m waiting for your comment!
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