In this article, I will give you prices of online English courses so that you can decide which courses are in your budget!
I will also give you the benefits and negative points about taking an English course online.
Here you can find how much different English courses cost online:
Benefits of Online English Courses
There are many benefits to taking an English course online.
- You can study when you want
- You can find the best English teachers
- You learn English in a structured way
- Lower cost
A great thing about studying English online is that you can choose when to study. This is great if you have a job and you don’t know when you might have to stay later. It is also great if you live in a big city and you don’t need to leave your house to go to school.
If you live in a small town then it might be difficult to find a great English teacher. Online, you can find excellent teachers giving you everything you need to know to learn English online.
There are many free English videos on Youtube and I recommend that you watch as many as possible when you have time. This is great but the only problem is that it is unstructured. You will miss certain topics and an experienced teacher usually provides lessons in a structured way to learn English more efficiently.
Traditional schools need to rent buildings and pay teachers and lots of other costs. When you take an online course, you don’t need to pay for all of these things. You just need to pay the teacher for the course they have provided!
Some negative things about online courses
You need more discipline
When you study online, you need to study a lot by yourself. (you could take online classes!) You need to continue to have motivation even on bad days. This can be difficult for some people but if you are serious about learning English, this should not be a problem.
You often don’t get a certificate when you complete an online course. I personally don’t think this is a problem. A certificate proves nothing really. I believe that someone can speak English when they speak English! If you need accreditation, then you can take the IELTS exam.
You don’t meet people
One benefit of taking a class in a school is that you can meet new people and speak to them in English. This can be more difficult online (read my article about speaking English online here).
English Courses or English Classes?
An English Course is when you watch a series of videos. An English class is when you have a live class with a teacher. English courses are better to learn grammar and English classes are better to practice speaking and listening. I recommend that you take one English course and also to take some English classes at least once a week. I recommend Cambly if you want to take an English class and you can get a 15-minute free class here
Please let me know in the comments if you have taken an online course and if it was good! Is it worth the price? What do you think?