As we said, it is not enough to choose an English course online. You have to choose a course that fits your routine, your needs and also your pocket. Another point of extreme importance is that not everyone is familiar with the online study modality, so it is essential to get acquainted before taking the first step.
Here are some points for you to pay attention to when choosing your online English course.
Choose The Methodology That Best Suits You
In any form of teaching like English for elementary students (ภาษา อังกฤษ ประถม ปลาย which is the term in Thai), different methodologies will get you to a specific place because the best way to learn English for me might not be the best way for you.
Therefore, we will introduce you to a few of the different methodologies in the market for an online English course. With this base, you can identify which one you feel more comfortable with and look for this methodology school.
Psycholinguistics: it is one of the most current and personalized methodologies. It is essential to build a relationship between teacher and student, emphasizing communication; grammar is learned incidentally.
Lexical: is the trending methodology and is being adopted more and more nowadays. The focus is not on teaching grammatical rules and norms but on using the language as native speakers do. Vocabulary becomes very important, and this has been a method with great results in fluency in spoken and written communication with less study time.
Audio-oral: is very focused on listening and speaking, and writing is not as explored. This methodology is based on the idea that we learn any language through hearing and speech stimulation, and over time, errors decrease, and fluency is acquired.
Traditional: this is what we learn as a child in schools. First, you learn the grammar, its rules, and the literal translation of terms and words. It even works initially, but it doesn’t develop fluency, as it ignores the subjectivity of the language.
Direct: this methodology includes immersing the student in the language, abandoning the use of the mother tongue during learning. In class, the teacher communicates only in English, gestures, and images.
It is important to emphasize that many of these methodologies are usually used together in an online English course. Thus, it is possible to stimulate different ways of learning in the same student. But make sure the school is within the methodology that best applies to you!