Why I got to like teaching online?
Hiya my dear community!
You can only guess why I switched to online teaching after nine years of running my business in the most beautiful city in Germany, Karlsruhe :).
As I now recall all the lessons I taught at my Language School, I feel a certain nostalgia, I will not pretend...that personal vibe of my classes, drinking coffee together. Ah, those were the days when my doorbell rang every hour :).
It's kind of different now, it's still fun though. You know how easy it is to get into a rut in the teaching profession, how easy it is to get burnt out, and the online lessons brought with them some freshness. As a result, I had to look for technical innovations, educate myself on how to switch from offline to online and so on. Challenges, my dears. I suppose all of us need some kind of challenge to grow, though. Through these experiences, I’ve grown in ways that I never thought possible.
The broadening of my horizon has turned out to be priceless. The best thing about teaching online is that it’s accessible to so many people and thus, with a little help from my Instagram, I also started to open up to students from other countries, which is still a lot of fun for me today. Although I teach virtually, I am in different corners of Europe. Isn't that great?
Do you know what I actually think? We are now entering a new era — the revolution of online education.
However, I don't want to talk about such truisms as the fact that you don't have to waste time commuting or paying for a parking space and that you can enjoy your complete flexibility....and not forgetting that you can attend classes wearing your favourite pyjamas.
What I want to address here, however, is that online education enables the teacher and the student to set their own learning pace without leaving their comfort zone.
Online learning of English has also gained in popularity due to the fact that classes take place on a 1-on-1 basis. The teacher only talks to us, which makes it easier to open up and break down the communication barrier.
Moreover, I think that the personality of a teacher matters a great deal. It is important that your trainer is able to create a truly "relaxed atmosphere" during classes. I think that my students are able to debunk any myth about the ineffectiveness of online classes. And as for the atmosphere... I think it's motivating, stimulating, authentic, sometimes funny and .....Don't be so curious :)
Online classes are an excellent option for busy people who want reliable knowledge and full attention from the teacher. You can start learning a language online at any time, regardless of your current level of proficiency.
Still on the fence?
Internet lessons arouse curiosity as well as doubts. It is worth checking whether such classes match your preferences. Take advantage of a trial lesson. This way, you can find out if this form of learning is right for you.