The online phone and video service provider Skype says it has seen an increase in popularity in language lessons through video and voice call.
That is no surprise. With a free account anyone can talk and have a video call with another Skype user.
Online calls and video calls are the perfect tools for distance lessons, when student and teacher live in different places and can’t meet in person. It is also great for busy people who can only set time aside for lessons during evening or early morning hours. The teacher can be in another country and in a different time zone and find it convenient to teach from home according to his own schedule.
The advantage of long distance lessons is that the teacher can be a native speaker, still living in the country where the language is spoken, with direct contact with the current events and news of the country.
Another advantage of online teaching is choice and flexibility, for both teachers and students. Teachers can select their own schedule and the type of students they want to teach to. The same goes for the students who can select within a wide range of teaching methods and approaches.
It is a win-win situation for both students and teachers. This is the case, for example, for Martina, a qualified Italian teacher who offers lessons online trough Skype.
We will be adding a new page with listings of Italian language teachers available to teach using Skype. Come back soon to these pages to check it out.