Having English Lessons on Skype, MS Teams or other online apps is more popular than ever before!
Saving travel time to and from in-person lessons…no hassle finding a parking spot…and having the lesson in the comfort of your own home are just some of the benefits of online lessons.
The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns of 2019-2022 have made major changes in the way we work and study: more people than ever before work online from home. And with this revolutionary change came massive improvements in online video platforms such as MS Teams, Skype or FaceTime. Here we will examine some of the advantages to having online English lessons.
For starters, you save big on travel time. Having in-person lessons are great; but they often involve a lengthy commute to and from the venue for the lesson. And, since most students like to have lessons either before or after work, this means traveling during rush hour, which of course means heavier traffic, getting stuck in traffic jams, arriving late, the stress of looking for a parking place, etc. Having English lessons online changes all that: instead of spending 30-45 minutes in traffic or on the metro, you simply log into your Skype account from the comfort of your home or office and have the lesson. No more arriving 5-10 minutes late because of a traffic jam 🙂
Another benefit of having Skype English lessons is that it allows more time flexibility for lesson scheduling: because there is no before and after travel time to and from the lesson location, you can have a lesson on your lunch break. Or when you get home. Traveling on business used to mean canceling in-person lessons; but with Skype you can still have the lesson when away on business.
Another concern that students have is the audio and video quality of online lessons. Signal interruptions, poor internet connections, poor sound quality are common concerns. While this may have been the case 5 or 10 years ago, today’s online chat applications are easier than ever to install and set up, and offer excellent audio and video resolution. Most computers and laptops come with webcams and microphones these days, so you don’t even have to buy them. With broadband speeds of 50-300Mbps common these days, the audio/video quality is very good. Most of my current online students were at first skeptical of having English lessons via Skype or MS Teams; but once they tried it they were surprised at how good the sound and video quality is. Still skeptical? Contact me today to arrange a free 1 hour online demo lesson.
English lessons via Skype are ideal for-
• Professionals too busy to meet the English teacher in person;
• People who live too far from the teacher to make in-person lessons practical;
• People who like to have lessons in the comfort of their own home or office instead of a noisy cafe or meeting room with interruptions, etc.
• People who want to have their lesson during their luch break;
• People who don’t want to deal with rush-hour traffic before or after work to arrive at the lesson location on time.
• People who travel on business frequently making in-person lessons impractical.