We have already covered the numerous advantages of tutoring in some of our previous posts, but it never hurts to remind ourselves of them. Online learning with a native tutor is a priceless tool for many reasons. Just some of them being: the convenience of a home environment, the availability of a native speaker literally in your pocket, the personalized approach you get in studying, the possibility to practice and hear the language being "alive".
Due to these undisputed advantages, the rapid development of technologies and the wide availability of the internet, nowadays online tutoring is perhaps the most popular trend in language learning. You can find hundreds of websites offering tutors just by typing the keywords in Google.
We should also take into account the fact that the classic methods of studying (i.e. using a textbook) are falling behind in popularity as a whole, so language learning is bound to also be influenced by these changes. Most young people are now perfectly familiar with phones and other devices – technologies most adults considered sci-fi in their youth. Grabbing the attention of a teenager by using a textbook is, for good or for bad, next to impossible. That is where online tutoring offers the perfect solution for those seeking a way of studying through their laptops, touch pads or even phones.
The availability factor is a plus not only for language learners but also for teachers who struggle to find a job at a physical school. Tutoring helps all those around the world who speak a certain language and have the talent to teach it, but have not found a suitable place to sell their skills.
In conclusion, both for students and teachers, online tutoring is the gateway to combining the convenience of technology with the demand for studying a foreign language.