Who studies English by Skype? This is a very hot topic nowadays. Many people have found that the traditional way of studying English in a classroom with 29 other students does not really give a good background in speaking English. Skills such as writing and listening can be learned in a classroom setting, but to really learn how to speak, you need to practice speaking. When you are in a classroom, if each student speaks for five minutes a class, the 45 minute class session is very quickly used up. Many people are turning to private English teachers, but sometimes if you don’t live in an English speaking country, you may not find a teacher in your area. This is why many people are turning to the Internet and Skype to learn English.
Who studies English by Skype?
This is a very wide open question. As an online English teacher, I’ve taught students from different countries and professions who like the convenience of having lessons on Skype via their home computers or their smartphones.
I have taught business people from Brazil who need to be able to speak with their business partners in Europe. Sometimes an international company has to have all their employees from different countries speak English to each other in the course of their work.
University students also take lessons by Skype because they can fit in an English lesson between their university classes. They also have the flexibility to reschedule a lesson if something comes up and they need to do another project for class.
People who are job hunting often need to learn English so that they can get a better job. A lot of jobs in Europe need people who are bilingual, in their native language as well as in English. Even the job interview may be in English. Taking English lessons by Skype can be very helpful in getting a new job.
As you can see, there are many different types of people who take English lessons by Skype. Maybe you can learn English by Skype too?