very high dropout rate.
According to Actiris, the unemployment service of Brussels that we collaborate with , 91% of the users of their well-known online self-study language courses with theory and exercises of English, Dutch, French and German give up studying prematurely, since there is nobody to talk to and to motivate them.
o know if it is likely to work for you: answer one question.
That question is: How able am I to commit to a schedule of regular study with a course book?
Judge your ability to study regularly with a conventional course book. If you finished your Assimil in no time, and now want to take your language learning further, you will probably make good progress with an online self-study language course.
If, on the other hand, you are more likely to deposit your course book on your shelf to gather dust, an online course is probably not the optimal solution for you.
After all, the contents of a physical book and an online course are largely the same. Only the medium you use to access the information is different.
onclusion on online English self-study programmes and apps.
This method can be a good solution for very motivated students to learn new vocabulary and grammar. While its primary advantage is enhancing a student’s comprehension of the language, it has the added benefit of being accessible whenever and wherever you want, giving you a huge amount of flexibility.
However, this may be a disadvantage if you have trouble getting motivated, as shown by the undeniably high dropout rates for this kind of course.
The biggest downside of an English self-study programme with online exercises is undoubtedly the lack of speaking and pronunciation practice. This may get in the way of your ability to express yourself fluently when using the language abroad.
While we recognise the utility of self-study courses of English and other languages to supplement a regular course with a teacher, we do not recommend them as a standalone learning method in most cases.
Let us now move on to the second type of online language learning.