Confidence is everything when it comes to speaking a foreign language. Verbalplanet's online language lessons focus on oral communication skills. This ensures that students quickly feel at ease in conversing giving people a huge sense of achievement.
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 18, 2011
At this time of year learning a foreign language always makes it into the top ten New Year's resolutions. Like the other nine it seems to be a difficult one for people to keep which is what prompted top online language learning website Verbalplanet.com to run a survey of its user base to see just what it was about their service that people most enjoyed and how it had helped them to keep their New Year's resolution and learn a foreign language!
The response that came back indicated that confidence was king with it topping the list of benefits users felt Verbalplanet.com gave them over other language learning methods.
It seems that for many people a lack of confidence driven by little opportunity to practice language skills is a major factor in why they fail to continue learning a language through to genuine fluency.
The user base at Verbalplanet.com said loud and clear that the ability to practice speaking a language online in the company of a native speaking private language tutor gave them a huge boost in confidence which kept them motivated in their studies.
Other key advantages cited included the convenience and flexibility of a language learning system that can be used from any location, the focus on verbal communication skills and the instant feedback and instruction users received from their online language teacher.
"Confidence is everything when it comes to speaking a foreign language. Verbalplanet's online language lessons focus on oral communication skills. This ensures that students quickly feel at ease in conversing giving people a huge sense of achievement." says Andy Moore of Verbalplanet.com.
Full immersion or living where the language is spoken is considered by many to be the best way to learn a language but for the vast majority of learners that’s simply not possible. Thanks to Verbalplanet.com’s unique web based system to learning a language, anyone can enjoy the next best thing with a one to one online language course with a personal language teacher via Skype, the leading internet telephony service.
At the core of Verbalplanet's approach to language learning is a belief that long term success can only be achieved from real interaction and conversation. All online language lessons undertaken through Verbalplanet.com are 100% interactive with a tutor lead approach which focuses specifically on developing the learner's verbal communication skills and building confidence.
Verbalplanet.com operates around a market based format so students have the ability to shop around and select an online language tutor according to a range of criteria including price, location, available lesson times and feedback from previous students. Included with every teacher listed on Verbalplanet.com is a profile of their teaching background, qualifications and teaching approach, which allows the user to get to know a potential language teacher before booking lesson time. The availability of free trial lessons by many of the tutors listed on the site also means that it is possible to evaluate the service for free before committing to buying further lesson time.
"One of the biggest benefits of online language courses is that distance is not a barrier to education and the internet can provide users with a truly unique experience. For example, using Verbalplanet.com anyone learning French can take online French lessons from the comfort of their own home with a private French tutor who may live in Paris.” Adds Moore.
One to one online language tuition also enables the tutor to develop a course of lessons specifically tailored to each individual student's needs and objectives making Verbalplanet.com a flexible and individual solution for anyone wishing to learn a language for work, pleasure or family needs. Verbalplanet.com also allows students the flexibility to schedule and reschedule online language lessons around work or family commitments using a personal online tuition diary.
As well as online language courses, Verbalplanet.com can provide students with an extensive range of supplemental material, including a range of audio lessons for MP3 players covering most of the world's major languages, structured language courses in MP3 format for French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin and more, together with a range of online or desktop language dictionaries, making it easier for anyone to keep that New Year's resolution!
Verbalplanet.com is a language training and tuition service which facilitates online language classes between language learners and native speaking language tutors around the globe using the Skype internet telephony service.