traditional learning vs online learning

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Nowadays there are plenty of options for learning a language. Should we still stick to the traditional one?
Despite the fact that there are options, it is still not easy to learn a language especially when it is not conventional or a popular.
For my part, I have tried most of them. Of course, it was easier and much simpler for me to learn languages that I call conventional (the one that We have to ‘master’ to work internationally such as English) and popular ones that enjoy greater visibility such as Spanish. Since the hit ‘Despacito,’ the world hum out Louis Fonsi’s lyrics.

 

Concerning the learning of African languages outside the continent, that is a much tricky. However, some initiatives and schools have popped up to offers African language classes like Afrilangues or Beto Academy. Both academies offer online courses. Afrilangues plus it also provides classes in small groups.

 

If you pick the traditional method, the classroom :

Advantages
– Ask questions to the teacher
– Better framework for learning a language
– Ideal for people who like to study in a setting
– Better student support

 

Disadvantages:
-For “fast learners” it is more difficult to follow a class when you are a fast learner. So, it can become boring.
– The course is not structured for the student but the group

 

If you prefer online courses:

Advantages
– Accessible at any time
– A better opportunity to move at your own pace
– Better assimilation of the content (e.g.pause the video)
– Less expensive

 

Disadvantages
– Autonomy management because there is no defined framework
– No contact directly with the teacher

 


At the end of the day, it’s totally up to you! You have to make your choice and decide which one suit you the most. We would love to hear from you and know which methods you prefer and why.

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