Why do people choose to take Italian lessons online, rather than going to a language school?
Meet Ruth, a librarian, who lives in Australia. She began studying Italian as a hobby about 8 years ago and has continued on and off since then.
She chose online Italian lessons to improve her Italian because she realized she didn’t have time for the regular classes she had been taking: they were two hours long, and she needed to travel to get there and home again.
We asked her if the convenience was her only reason for studying online:
“Not at all. The best part is the one-to-one contact. Even in a two-hour group class, there was little opportunity to speak. With individual lessons, I feel I am achieving more than I did in the classes and I get a much greater sense of achievement.”
We know that different students prefer different approaches to learning a language, so we asked Ruth how she liked to study:
“I prepare a topic, which I then present to my teacher. This is after a little chat about the weekend. In doing this I learn some grammar and try out the vocabulary. My teacher corrects it for me to read later. She knows where I am sadly lacking in grammar and we work on it a bit for the next week . She gives me some exercises.”
We were interested to know what Ruth’s priority was:
“The emphasis in our lessons is more on speaking and listening because the reading and writing can be done as homework. For me, the challenge is to be able to speak and listen. The teacher sets some homework after each class, which I do during the week.”
Finally, we asked Ruth to rate her progress, on a scale from 1-10:
“Well, I have not had many lessons yet and don’t feel I have progressed that much, so maybe only 5. But I am very happy with what I am learning. Only having one lesson a week is not enough unfortunately. But this method of learning suits me very well and I really believe a one-on-one lesson is much better than a class.”
Thanks Ruth, and buone lezioni!
Perhaps online lessons could be your best option, too. Why not give them a try, and find out?
Remember, though, the “happy or your money back” offer ends on Sunday. Don’t miss this chance to try learning Italian online with NO RISK.
Go here to book your lesson. If you’re not completely satisfied, just e-mail me and I will refund your payment. Promise!
P.S. If you’ve tried online Italian lessons, with us or elsewhere, we’d love to hear your views. Just write what you want to say in the comment box!