An Online Class is a class using the internet. It can be any tutorial class, a conversation class, or an ESL class, among others. Usually, those who get online classes are students and/or professionals who can’t find a convenient schedule and /or are saving on travel time due to other important concerns like other work schedules.
How does this work?
There are accredited schools and qualified and experienced freelance teachers offering their services online. In some cases, referrals are necessary for the payment and the quality of expertise the teacher can deliver.
In a Basic Grammar class for example, an online class is supposed to have what a regular class can offer. If the teacher has taught a Basic Grammar class for years, of course, he/she knows exactly what to give the students. If the teacher has taught English in a Language Center, then the teacher with his/her years of teaching experience can teach the language online. Materials must be updated. Reading texts must be fresh, original, or coming from various sources offered for the necessary levels.
Special certificates can be given as a proof, or as required. The teacher must be equipped with ongoing seminars, workshops, tools, and/or practicing a profession related to what he/she is teaching.
Presently, a couple of English Conversation classes are considered online together with the blast of high technology. The “World Wide Web (www)” in its mission – helping in global literacy, serves an important role in educating and communicating around the world, creating global communities for progress.
Online classes are held an hour or an hour and 30 minutes. It is like going to an ordinary school three or four times a week. The classes can be held for a month or several months, even years, for practice and preparation for professional examinations and/ or as the need of student/professional requires.
An Experience: Doing an online class is rewarding for a teacher like me. I don’t have to leave the house, and with the help of my sister Juvy /friends (also a teacher/professionals) in Japan and other countries, I can do classes with foreign students and professionals, in different parts of the world, us all, learning and sharing together.
Creativity of teachers and students are required in online classes. But then, the sense of learning, profundity of ideas, and retention are necessary for future requirements. Online classes can come together studying travel, places, events, culture, attitudes, ethics, and those topics communities can share; despite oceans that divide them, despite limitations of time and space.
Rosalinda Flores – Martinez