Here at NCG, we offer both private English classes and group English classes. Both offer excellent learning opportunities. However, depending on the student, some find one type of learning experience more beneficial than the other.
Looking to take an English course? Take a look at the benefits of both group classes and private tuition below.
Having the chance to interact with classmates is a great way to improve language development. You can join in on discussions, debates and get more practise speaking and listening.
You have the opportunity to make friends with your classmates which is an added bonus to learning a new language. Improving your social connections will, in turn, improve your language skills as it will give you extra time to practise your English conversational skills.
When you’re learning you’ll no doubt have questions you want to ask but other students may ask questions you haven’t thought of. This allows you to expand your knowledge and gain useful information you might not have got otherwise.
The questions and additional information from the other learners in class can add extra information that the instructor didn’t plan on teaching.
Learning in a group can take the pressure off you as you are not the sole focus of the teacher. This can also give you more time to digest the information you’re getting.
Private classes have the benefit of being completely personal to you and your learning style. The tutor can tailor the lessons to suit just you without worrying about other students.
You may have a full-time job or other commitments that might get in the way of your language classes. Group classes are usually on set days and at set times whereas private classes can be more flexible and will work around your schedule.
When it’s just you and a tutor, you get a much more focused teaching experience. 100% of the attention is on you which can help you progress much quicker. The tutor will also be able to highlight any areas in which you’re struggling and tailor the lessons accordingly.
Because it’s just you in the class, the lessons will move at your pace and no one else’s.
If you feel intimidated learning a new language amongst a group of strangers, you might feel more comfortable with just you and a tutor. Shy students often feel the benefit of just having one person to practise speaking in front of.