Ever since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many students in Singapore were mandated to stay at home for online classes, with schools closing temporarily during high infection rate periods. In line with the pandemic regulations, many language schools and tuition centres also found themselves conducting virtual lessons to help students keep up with the syllabus. With the increased attention on home-based learning (HBL) initiatives and online classes, it seems like online classes are popular and could be a permanent learning method for students in the future, but is it really possible to achieve mastery of languages through online classes alone? Read on to find out!
Do Online Classes Really Work?
As much as the older generations would like to believe that online classes are not as effective as physical classes, Gen-Z and Millennials have proved that learning online is much easier and might even be as effective or more effective than attending lessons in school. Furthermore, the advancement of technology in the last decade has definitely revolutionised online learning platforms and introduced many new delivery methods for remote learning.
In this day and age, all you need to learn English is a computer, laptop or mobile phone with a stable internet connection to attend virtual classes. Gone are the days where working adults in Singapore have to rush from their office after work to language centres for their language classes. With the increase in convenience, learning new languages is also made more accessible for expats living in Singapore.
If you are worried about the lack of interaction during remote learning, fret not as most classes are conducted live and students will still get the opportunity to practice speaking English or other languages with classmates online when they are allowed to speak freely on video.
Why Opt For Online Classes?
On top of the added convenience, opting for online classes instead of physical classes will offer greater flexibility to learners. Students will have the opportunity of taking charge of their own learning and practise self-directed learning, which will increase their self-confidence, independence and motivation for the subject. Furthermore, students can also choose their own learning environment to ensure conduciveness while attending classes, ensuring maximum productivity. This can eventually lead to higher efficacies in languages that they take up online. Of course, this is dependent on the discipline of each learner.
While learning remotely, students can also make use of useful online tools and resources such as podcasts, videos, tutorials and games that can aid in their learning progress. Naturally, teachers will also opt for more interactive means of teaching while conducting online lessons.
Start Learning English Online With SLI’s Classes Today
Convinced to start your journey of mastering English through virtual classes? You’ve come knocking on the right door as the School of Language International (SLI) has the right online class for you! Here at SLI, we have a wide range of English lessons available in Singapore for learners with various efficacy levels.
We offer 1 to 1 customised private lessons with frequencies that can be accommodated to your schedule and 2-hour long group lessons for elementary and advanced learners. The upcoming enrollment date for the Refining English Grammar and Business Writing Skills group class is 24 August and caters to basic to advanced learners as well.
Our other online English courses include:
- Speaking & Pronunciation
- General English: Speaking, Reading, Writing, Listening & Grammar
- Business English
- Presentation skills & public speaking
- Interview preparation
- Exam preparation: IELTS & TOEIC
- Corporate training
Find out more about our language courses for adults and children in Singapore on our website now.