When I announced that I would be offering English online classes, many people wanted to learn more. Especially about what they would need in order to participate in an online class.
English online classes are very similar to offline classes, in terms of what you will be studying and able to learn. The main difference is the technology and hardware required for online classes.
In person classes require that you go to your class (you visit your teacher or they visit you).
One of the main advantages for online classes is that you do not need to leave your house or office.
This can be confusing for students sometimes but generally speaking you will not need to download or install any software in order to have an English class online.
For example, with AnyMeeting.com (the platform I will be using for my premium classes) all you need to do is visit the class link in your browser (chrome, explorer etc) and everything you need is already there.
Sometimes you will need to update a particular application in your computer, like adobe flash or a browser plug-in but usually your browser will have help windows to explain where to find them and how to install them.
Many students who have never had online classes are worried about the "user experience" or if they will know how to do everything once they are in the classroom.
A good teacher will always start a lesson series by dedicating a portion of the first class (or even the entire class) to introducing students to the platform and showing them how to use ever aspect.
You will learn how to use the chat space, how to interact with the teacher (raise your hand etc), how to activate your microphone and webcam and much more.
Trust your teacher. They are comfortable with the online environment and it is their job to make you feel just as comfortable.
If you have any questions while you are in the classroom...ask!
Teachers need to know when you are confused or don't know how to do something. Asking questions shows that you are participating and interested, but also allows you to clarify your doubts.
I hope that you now feel more confident about attending English online classes, and if you would like to have classes with me, just click here for more information.
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