Learning via Skype is skyrocketing. This is due to a number of reasons. We are in the 21st century, where technology advances are becoming commonplace and the need to have more time is increasing. Some want more performance at the end of the day and others seek to reconcile their professional and private life.
Skype has an important role in our lifestyle. Companies and individuals use it for interviews, meetings, classes, to talk to loved ones who are in other parts of the world, etc.
In 2013, Skype exceeded 300 million users. In 2014 international calls via Skype accounted for 40% of the total minutes made in international calls according to TeleGeography. Skype is currently ranked fifth in the most used VoIP service platforms. It must be for a reason…
So far, we have outlined the numbers and the current situation of the service. Now let’s see what benefits Skype can bring into learning Spanish.
- No commute = Save time and money
Perfect for large cities. The time needed to go to class is doubled with the transfers, making it unfeasible, at times, to take any useful training for our professional and / or personal lives.
Perfect also for small cities or towns where there are no experienced or native teachers, being the displacement to other places necessary.
It is definitely beneficial in cases of courses with frequent classes during the week.
- Where you want, when you want = Flexibility
Having to travel for work (or for pleasure) no longer stops you from taking your classes. You just need a computer, a mobile or a tablet and a good Internet connection. Also, Skype allows you to reschedule your lessons easily.
- One-to-one classes with native teachers
Just for you. Private classes with exclusive attention, greater comfort and the guarantee of receiving them from a native teacher offers you. It will help you to improve your pronunciation and to get to know the culture and customs of the teacher’s country.
- More interactivity = greater focusing
The classes are more communicative, which helps the student to acquire greater security in less time. Classes are intense and with the use of headphones, which helps improve listening comprehension.
- Sharing resources
Fantastic tools make it possible to share all kinds of written and audio visuals documents, needed in the learning process.