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Language Learning: Classroom vs Solo Study

Classroom Vs Independent Study

There are advantages and disadvantages regarding learning a language in a classroom versus attempting to pick up a language on your own with independent study. To ensure that you choose the most efficient process for language learning, here are some pointers!

Classroom experience:

With a classroom experience, you can get the same type of structure that you might be used to from school. There is also a dedicated time slot focused on language learning. If you tend to have problems staying motivated, organized and focused this may prove to be a worthwhile investment. The classroom experience can also make sure that you have the assistance of a teacher. Classroom experiences can often be a more expensive way to learn the language. On the other hand, if you are someone that prefers solo learning or learning at your own pace, it may not be the best idea.

Solo learning:

With a solo learning experience, you can use a variety of free materials and applications. These same applications may mimic a classroom experience. Independent study is also incredibly flexible and you can take on a language whenever you have time. There’s no need to wait for a particular language to come up with a course offering at a local college or attend a specific session each week. You can also pick a learning strategy that works best for your mind. For individuals that have problems dedicating time regularly, this may not be the ideal strategy for picking up a new language.

Remember some of these top ideas when you are picking out the ideal way to learn a language for your needs.

 


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  1. You could also combine and take a private class, like our Chinese school offers. There you can learn on your own pace, determine what you like to study and can arrange the times you like to meet up. Additionally, you have a teacher showing you the way and ensuring you are learning the correct pronunciation, grammar etc.

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  2. I’ve found that both methods work extremely well when combined. Solo learning gives you additional practice, and classroom learning can help you iron out any doubts or questions with someone who already knows the language. You get the best of both worlds, really.

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