Liraz is an International SEO and Content Expert with over 13 years of experience.
The best way to learn a language is often to do so online at a web site as opposed to a traditional classroom.
I’m regularly approached by people who want to learn a second language and asked for advice. It’s funny, but people who don’t speak a second language often regard translation professionals and other multi-lingual people as magical beings who have some sort of amazing skill that is almost otherworldly. I always assume it’s similar to my befuddlement with cars and engines: It’s all Greek to me, but some people can look at an engine and diagnose what the problem is right away – and it seems like magic. It’s just a difference of skills.
I have a lot of advice for people who want to learn second languages, but I usually start off with an unusual one: If you’re going to study a second language, do it online.
There are plenty of people who will tell you otherwise – that the best approach is a classroom and perhaps an immersive experience. Immersion is an incredible tool for learning a language – that’s true. But for most people, true immersion isn’t practical, and if you can’t do it all the way it’s almost not worth it.
Learning a language online has several distinct advantages to the classroom:
It is important, though, for people to understand that learning on the Internet is a different experience from a traditional classroom. If you have never tried to learn online before, it’s wise to keep some of these differences in mind:
Overall, though, online learning is a great way to learn a language.