The internet has changed our world and the way we communicate with each other. It has made it smaller and closer. One of the areas in which the internet has made a great impact is in education. The way we learn and the way we teach our students. It has opened up endless options in learning. In the area of languages it offers us so much, that sometimes I wonder how did we learn languages in the past? How did we kept motivated, considering the limited options we had? Learning languages nowadays is an exciting process full of options open to us with the help of internet.
We can join groups to practise the language. We can watch live television and wonderful films in their original version. We can watch all types of interesting interviews from film directors, actors and writers. And we can gain access to past exam paper at any time anywhere. We can watch language lessons on YouTube. We can also read magazines and newspapers online and become familiar with the politics and culture of the country.
The language student nowadays has endless opportunities for self-learning outside the formal teaching lessons, choosing areas of interest like sports, literature, cinema, cookery lessons, music, history, everyday events, news, politics and many more. Thankfully the old boring methods have gone and the new ones have taken over, making language learning one of the most rewarding and enriching experience for young and adult learners; all thanks to the internet.
We must always remember that the old "I am not good at languages" does not really exist. Whoever told us that should have looked into the teaching methods being used that were not getting the results in the classroom.
Those days are gone. Anyone can learn languages; enjoying the process, discovering the rules, learning the words and having lots of fun.