Why not learn German online and make better use of your time at home during the Covid-19 crisis? Even though the rush of daily life has suddenly been put to a stop, it doesn’t have to mean that ALL activities have to grind to a halt. This is your opportunity to get creative and spend time on interests and hobbies for which you wouldn’t usually have time.
Our current students can of course continue their classes as usual, just from the comfort of their own home instead of our beloved language school. Nonetheless, registration for new students is still open. Now more than ever might be the right time for YOU to take the language course you’ve been pushing back for years… Here are 5 reasons why!
#1 comfortable learning environment
First of all, as mentioned before, you can learn from the comfort of your own home. Although the chairs at DAS Akademie are quite comfortable, nothing compares to your own couch. Your dinner table, on the other hand, will give you a better working surface. The choice is completely up to you, whatever works best for you. A study by the US Department of Education has shown that online learning was more effective, partially because you create your own perfect study environment. The article states that a combination of online learning, together with an instructor, is the most effective way of achieving your learning goals. So, settle in, get a drink and a snack, and start learning! You can even go to your kitchen for a refill whenever you want.
#2 make better use of technology
Online learning obviously requires the participants to go online. For people who rarely use technology it can be a quite a difficult experience. However, taking part in a virtual class isn’t difficult at all – the programme is simple and set up by our instructors. We automatically send you an email with instructions and you receive a reminder before every class. By following the instructions, you’ll get a basic understanding of the functions that make up your virtual classes, meaning how the camera, microphone and text elements work together in order to create an effective learning environment.
#3 learn German online and fight boredom
Days and days in quarantine or lockdown can get quite boring, especially when you can’t leave your house for a fun day out or get together with friends. It makes it especially difficult, if not impossible, to meet new people. The online language courses from DAS Akademie are here to make your days a little more eventful. As usual, our class groups contain no more than 12 students, so this is your chance to add a little more excitement to your day and have some contact with people that aren’t your room-mates or family.
The extent to which people are still able to do their jobs properly from home varies from profession to profession. It is a fact, on the other hand, that most people have less work-related tasks to do. If this is you, you might want to refocus your time on something else. Taking a German course might be the perfect way to do that!
#4 personal development
The third reason why you should learn German online is for your personal development. Online learning makes it possible to learn something new, without you having to sacrifice too much time on anything other than the actual class. Everyone is supposed to spend more time at home nowadays, as we have to spend less time on social activities. This leaves you with extra time for “extracurricular activities”, like learning German. Although Germany is a pretty international country with lots of opportunities and bursting with multiculturalism, being able to speak German remains one of the most important skills to get a job here. So use your time in quarantine wisely and learn a new skill that will benefit you when all of this is over.
#5 learn German online with efficiency
The online platform we use feels almost as real as an actual classroom. The various features make it possible to do things you would always do in a classroom. It is a very interactive tool, in which all participants can contribute in countless ways. They can, for example, all write on the “whiteboard”, without having to stand up! The participants and instructor can distribute information in the form of documents and pictures very easily and can even share their screen to the show anything they like and show everyone useful learning information.
Online learning will never be the same as real life learning, but it is important to acknowledge it’s many perks and realise that it can actually benefit you in ways you wouldn’t expect.