Learning English Online

The Benefits of Learning English Online

It goes without saying that the knowledge of the English language can open up a world of opportunities. In fact, it is still one the most spoken languages in the world, and beyond being the dominant language in global business, there are also many other personal advantages from having a strong understanding of the language. These advantages can be seen simply in how we interact with the rest of the world: watching YouTube videos, following posts on social media, keeping up with international news, or even enjoying Hollywood movies in their original language… which, as one would imagine, are most often in English.



Whether for professional reasons or for personal development, learning English can undoubtedly prove to be a worthy pursuit. But with that being said, there always remains the fact that it requires time and energy to learn a new language. This is even true for more advanced speakers who want to refine their language skills.

Most people would not want to take up the task of learning a new language alone. Under the guidance of an instructor, the daunting task of learning a new language can be transformed into a pleasant and rewarding challenge. Today there are many resources that can guide us through the mastering of the English language, and one of the most practical options is Online English Courses.

Online Courses vs. The Classroom

When comparing online language courses to lessons held in the classroom, there is no objectively superior method, it really comes down to one’s learning style and individual circumstances.

The advantages of taking Online English Courses begin, of course, with convenience. Besides being able to learn from your own home, there is also the option of attending class really from wherever you want. In theory, as long as there is a Wi-Fi signal, you could attend an online class while relaxing at the beach… Maybe try not to get too distracted though. The idea is that there is not a predefined time and location for class, giving you the flexibility to learn when and where it is convenient for you.

Another benefit to taking courses online, particularly face-to-face classes, is that the lesson is tailored to your specific needs. Often when classes are held in a classroom with a group of other students, it can be easy to find oneself falling behind or not finding the pace of the lesson to be fast enough. This can lead to frustration, boredom, and possibly the feeling of wasting one’s time. Of course, many students find a benefit when this occurs by coming to the aid of other students or by feeling motivated to reach the level of the rest of the class. So again, it comes down to personal preference.


Another valuable aspect of learning English online is the individual attention the student receives from the instructor. In a face-to-face online lesson, students can progress at the appropriate pace through the specific subjects on which they need to focus. If there is a certain topic that a student struggles with, there is nothing getting in the way of the instructor of using all the time necessary to explain that topic, while in the classroom it is more likely there is a lesson plan already created to accommodate an entire group of students to which the instructor must conform.

So what platform do you think would be the best for you? If you decide that learning English through lessons created for your needs at your convenience, then Online English Courses, offered by the best English school in London, may be the right choice for you.

If you would like to begin studying English at B&20 British School, we encourage you to send us a request for more information about our Online English Courses.