Hello readers and welcome to my site. This is an exciting moment for me and I hope you can share my excitement. I created this site to share my story with you, but above all my journey as an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher.
I have noticed that a lot of people are turning to learning English in different ways, which is great. People are using a wide range of resources: social media; video; online TV channels; internet radio and many more. However, it is vital to maintain that human connection. This is becoming increasing difficult in our fast-paced world and I completely understand that. Nonetheless, we have evolved to be able to connect with people via video-conferencing tools such as Skype or Google Hangouts. This is the closest thing you are going to get to an experience in a physical classroom. In fact, in some ways there are certain benefits with learning online.
First, you have more facilities available to you at the touch of a button. Take Google Drive for example, which is an essential tool in classes these days as it can be used to take live notes, paste pictures and links into the document and share this with other users: a considerable step forward from the traditional blackboard.
Second, you have the freedom of taking lessons in your own home, which can greatly affect the learning behaviour of students. Feeling relaxed at home is going to make you work better.
Finally, If you have a question after the class or even a few minutes before the class you can contact your teacher and put that doubt to them immediately. Generally online teachers reply very quickly nowadays due to increasing competition. So you can be almost sure you’ll get a quick response.
That’s all for the moment. More later. I hope you enjoyed reading my first blog post. I will submit more very soon. Look out for some interesting resources coming up in the next few days.
Thanks for reading.
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