Reasons to learn Spanish online.
Spanish, usually considered a global language, is the world’s second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese. According to the Cervantes Institute, there are around 577 million Spanish speakers in the world (7.6% of the global population) and this amount is expected to be increased to 754 million in 2.050. Spanish is the official language in 21 countries. It’s the third most used language on the internet after English and Mandarin, and the second one in mean social media platforms as twitter and facebook.
It’s not surprising, therefore, that so many people in the world are currently interested in learning Spanish as a second language. if that is your case, I have to say “congratulations!” Learning Spanish nowadays is indeed a great decision that will bring you many personal and professional opportunities in life.
But which is the best way to approach this language? Although there are a variety of possibilities, two are the main options for language learners: traditional language courses (in the context of a classroom) or online language courses. Both of these methods may actually bring good results, but today I’m going to tell you why I consider online learning with a tutor the best choice to learn Spanish.
9 reasons to learn Spanish online
1. Tailored lessons.
In a physical classroom, the contents are part of a structured education program according to each level. All students learn the same. However, online Spanish sessions with a tutor are focused on your particular needs. This means that you can practice just the skill you struggle with, or learn the specific vocabulary you need for your promotion. You don’t have to lose your time in contents that don’t interest you. Every class is different as every student is different.
Since there’s no classroom activity, in an online one-on-one class you can get a higher concentration. Furthermore, as you receive the exclusive attention from your teacher, your interaction and speaking time increase considerably. This translates in more productive and efficient classes and in a faster progress.
3. You learn at your own pace.
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4. An atmosphere of confidence.
Some people often feel insecure when speaking in front of others, even more in a language they don’t dominate. If you belong to this group, online S
5. Flexible schedule.
When you are in an online course you don’t have to stick to the fixed time schedule of a language academy, you can arrange your timetable according to your preferences. This means that you are able to organize your classes around the rest of the day, instead of the other way round. Not only is it possible to organize lessons at your convenience, but also you have the option to change the time of a class if something comes up, or even to cancel it without any penalty. In physical classes normally if you miss a lesson, you miss it forever.
6. A comfortable environment.
You can enjoy your Spanish lessons at the environment you choose: from the comfort of your home, from that cozy cafe across the street or from a quiet park on a sunny day. All you need is Wi-Fi internet connection and an appropriate device.
7. Avoid commuting.
You don’t have to invest your time in commuting to the language academy. No traffic jams, subway transfer, finding parking or getting drenched on a rainy day. By studying online, you can save all that traveling time to use it in whatever task you choose to do. And there’s no need to cancel classes owing a thunderstorm (unless the Internet connections fails).
8. Lower costs.
Total costs are reduced significantly in online courses. You can save the usual traveling costs such as gasoline or bus tickets, or even the meal you may need after class. Besides, they normally provide you with most of the class materials, so you don’t have to spend your money on textbooks or photocopies.
9. Unlimited resources.
When you are in a virtual class, thanks to modern day technology you can access unlimited resources like videos, audios, images or any other useful documents available on the Internet. This variety of sources make the online learning experience more dynamic and enriching.
At this point, I think that these multiples advantages of learning Spanish online are more than enough to give it a try! Do you agree?