fbpx

Blog

Learning foreign languages - Even during the pandemic

The exceptional situation of Covid19 has severely set back many language learners who regularly attend language schools. Language schools that teach all languages at all levels were and for the most part still are closed or have limited access. Many of these schools have made the switch to online instruction. Other language schools offer their students learning online only, specializing in teaching via voice or video chat.

 

eszett blog keep calm

Online learning at Eszett

The Eszett language school offers learners live one-on-one lessons as well as live group training. Eszett has a virtual platform where instructor-led learning sessions can be conducted professionally and safely. These online language courses run similar to a regular face-to-face session. All materials are made available to learners in digital form on their own computers, so they can work on them anytime, anywhere.

 

Digital learning before Covid

The use of digital devices and user tools has long been considered helpful and important for language learning. Thus, visual attention and the ability to focus on relevant things are increased. Hybrid learning was often considered for this purpose, especially before the pandemic. Schools combine virtual learning sessions with face-to-face classes to provide students with a comfortable and balanced experience.

 

Learn languages digitally

In Easily learn languages digitally

In practice, learning a new language digitally is probably the best solution for language learners. All people who would like to add another language to their personal knowledge do so on the side. However, they actually lead a regular life, go to university or have a permanent job.

 

There usually is little or no free time for regular visits to a language school. Learning foreign languages, e.g. to be able to communicate better during a stay abroad, is easier than ever with the help of online language courses.

Depending on how much time the language learner has available, they usually have two easy ways to learn a new language online on the side:

- Online language schools:

At an online language school, language enthusiasts can usually choose between private lessons and group lessons. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Individual lessons are always associated with higher costs, since a private teacher must be booked.

However, you also enjoy some advantages, as the teacher can fully focus on the one student and thus filter the strengths and weaknesses more easily.

The big advantage of group lessons is the great exchange between the students. They can help each other, share their learning successes and have their first conversations together in the newly learned language.

 

- Apps for learning a foreign language

"Practice English with Duolingo" or "Learn languages with Babbel" is something everyone who has taken online language courses has surely heard of. Such apps are definitely helpful if you want to develop a simplified understanding or if you want to improve your English, for example.

However, since these apps only have a very limited vocabulary in the respective languages, they are rather less suitable for learning a language with the goal of being able to speak it fluently in the long term.

However, these apps are definitely sufficient for communicating on vacation and showing people that you are interested in their language.

 

It remains easy to learn languages digitally during the Covid pandemic. Many language learners who would otherwise actually attend an on-site language school actually do better with online teaching than face-to-face teaching. They are more flexible and can learn when and where they want. 

ASSOCIATIONS

Eszett Manager

LinkedIn Social Media Button
Instagram Social Media Button
Facebook Social Media Button
Cookies make it easier for us to provide you with our services. With the usage of our services you permit us to use cookies.
Ok