Learning a foreign language at home without attending school or courses is not a new idea: in the old days, wealthy people hired governesses and nannies for their children. These were foreigners who lived in a house and taught kids their native language during everyday communication. It was very effective, but today it is too expensive and uncomfortable.
A modern alternative is tutoring, but it is now not affordable for everyone, especially if you invite a native speaker (foreigner). Fortunately, there are different options. Today there is the Internet and online courses. In this article, we will talk about such an opportunity as distance learning of the English language.
Here is several obvious strengths and weaknesses of this method of training:
However, the growing popularity of distance learning leads to the fact that as the number of high-quality online courses increases, the opportunity to provide such services around the clock is formed.
It may seem strange, but the significant advantages of distance learning English should include a personal approach to each student:
But one of the main disadvantages is motivation because not everyone is capable of self-organization, especially children. We all know that it is incorrect to compare distance higher education with the education of children of preschool or primary school age!
Online English courses are a really powerful tool for a motivated student with numerous advantages and amenities. At the same time, real success is not easy to achieve, and the online course needs to be expanded with a variety of homeschooling techniques - such as:
So, a well-motivated, self-organizing and having free time person can learn English from scratch by picking up good online courses. Another question is to what level he can master the language because talking on everyday topics and watching movies is different from applying distance education in practice, entering, for example, a higher educational institution in England.
Distance learning has become an important and very useful part of the life of modern society and has acquired special relevance against the background of covid restrictions, but those who want to teach a child a foreign language should pay attention to another format of education - to international schools operating in Russia.
One of the best examples is the British CIS International School, which invites children from preschool age (you can book a tour and see the conditions created for toddlers and school-age children in campuses in Moscow, Moscow region, St. Petersburg and Tashkent).
CIS International School offers to study English with native speakers using British educational programs. Both lessons and communication between children are in English. Language environment forms the perception of English as a second native language.
Fluency in English, combined with the receipt of an international diploma at the end of school, provides a brilliant chance of further study abroad - a result that is almost impossible to achieve with the help of online language courses.
In fact, there are some similarities between the two along with important and curious differences. To see the difference between college and university, let us discover the opportunities that their students get during the study years and after the graduation.
To see closer into the practices that will help you improve your English pronunciation let us discover the specific phonetic characteristic of English and the nuances of its sounds vocalization.
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