Learning any foreign language is a multifaceted journey that requires dedication, patience and a whole lot of practice. Recent arguments have raised the question whether the classroom is a necessary part of this process – particularly in learning English, to which a plethora of websites, mobile apps and both online and offline resources is dedicated.
So, with English so readily available around us, what are the benefits of signing up to a face-to-face course? Here are four reasons why it is still a good idea to join a class to further improve your English abilities:
Many of your questions on English are likely so specific, that a quick internet search won’t even come close to answering them. And oftentimes, clear explanations on complex grammar can be more effective when given in a way that is dynamic and relevant to you. This is where the teacher comes in as a crucial guide to your English language development. Your teacher is a walking, talking resource bank that can not only answer all your queries and concerns, but also give you that gentle push to improve yourself in aspects of the language that you may find boring (such as grammar), but are crucial to understand.
The moment you step into an English classroom, you immerse yourself in the language and leave your native tongue behind for an extended period of time. This is a very strong and motivational learning tool that cannot be duplicated by accessing a mobile application or YouTube channel at home. As an English-only environment, the classroom compels you to practice all the crucial skills – speaking, reading, writing and listening – to strengthen your grasp on the language.