30 Apr 2020 | 12:13 WIB
With more than 3,000,000 cases in 210 country and sadly almost 208,000 deaths so far–including 784 in Indonesia–the coronavirus outbreak constitutes a pandemic, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The government in each country orders people to stay at home and can only leave home for an urgent matter.
In this situation, have you recently started with online learning? Did you sign up for a virtual classroom course already? You may find that learning from home is different than attending lessons at a language school. However, with the right tricks & tools, it can be a very flexible and efficient alternative. Here are 5 tips to effectively learn from home:
Besides work and other commitments, it can be challenging to find time for language learning. Learning from home, or joining online learning allows flexibility and no additional travel time is needed. Fix a time in your daily schedule when you want to learn a language. Setting aside dedicated study time each week, allows you to make constant progress and focus on your goals. Do you prefer to study in the morning? Or do you remember things best if you study right before you go to sleep? If you find it difficult to know how much time you should allocate to specific learning activities, you can always ask your language trainer for the advice!
Plan step by step. Whether it is your goal to pass a language exam, speak fluently or achieve a certain level, attainable goals help to stay focused and disciplined. Setting goals helps you to continuously improve your skills and thus achieve your long-term goal in an effective and motivating way.
Identify the reason why you decided to learn a new language or make progress. If you already know the reason, write it down and make it visible. Would you like to be fluent in the Indonesian language to rock your business meetings? Does your business want to enter a new market and a multilingual salesperson is needed? Does your office need an Indonesian spokeperson? or do you need to pass a language exam for university or at your school? Regardless of the reason, it is important to acknowledge it and remind yourself frequently about your motivation. Be proud of your progress and reward yourself for each intermediary target you reach.
Following online language courses gets easier with the right tools. Would you rather have face-toface lessons in a virtual classroom with the same trainer and classmates or work individually with an e-book? Or do you prefer interactive exercises on your smartphone which are tailored to your level? How about combining them? It's your choice!
Realia offers tailored the Indonesian language online learning, combining the traditional Realia method with the latest online learning technology. Interested? Learn more here.