If I want to learn a new language, should I take an online course or take in-class college course

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If I want to learn a new language, should I take an online course or take in-class college course

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The choice to take an online or traditional course in foreign language could depend on the availability of classes, the ability to commute to class or afford on-campus housing. However, traditional classes offer face-to-face interactions that might not be easy to achieve when interacting on the computer. Typical conversations involve body language and interactions. Therefore, if you are taking a language in order to converse, work or socialize with native speakers of that language, a traditional class may be best. If you are studying a literary language or primarily interested in reading or writing, an online course could provide a more comfortable environment that allows you to focus on the page. In addition to any coursework, whether online or traditional, it is important to actually use the language every day. It may be beneficial to reach out to native speakers in the local community as conversation partners and potential friends and colleagues. This will help to place language learning in a natural, living context.

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