he learning process of a language is not something that happens from one day to the other. No matter what many schools might tell you; you do not learn Spanish or any other language in a few months only. When it comes to languages, the learning process is similar to going up a ladder, one step at a time. However, walking up the ladder by yourself is different than when you are going up given hands to another person. We can assimilate that analogy with the various types of teaching. If you are planning to go ahead with the Spanish learning process you can do it with a private tutor, or you join with a small group, both have pros and cons.
Different Learning environment
Small Group Environment
Let’s start talking about how you usually learn languages. Things to consider when you do not have a private tutor, instead, you chose to study the language with other people. The first thing to have in mind when choosing to study with other people in a group is the fact that people are different, and there will be a mixture of students. Some people learn faster than others, and for that reason, the learning process might be a little bit slower. Whether you learn faster or slower doesn’t matter. The teacher will need to find a balance, for he cannot go down to the pace of the slower student, nor go to faster to follow the speed of the fastest learner. For any of that choices would probably discourage the other students.
The good thing about studying in a group is the fact you have other people besides the teacher to practice. However, is that a good enough reason to make you choose to study Spanish in a group instead of studying privately with a tutor?
What about having a private tutor, what are the advantages of it? For starter, the best thing about having a Spanish private tutor is the fact that the teacher will follow your pace. The teacher has the freedom to understand better your learning process, and he will focus on your struggles. He will give you total attention when it comes to grammar and or pronunciation, while in class sometimes the teacher will not be able to understand your difficulties entirely, for he cannot focus only on your struggles.
The personal attention and individualised instructions are benefits you can only get with a private tutor. When having private classes you can explain to your instructor what are the goals and needs you have. What do you need Spanish for? Whether you are learning Spanish for business purposes, or just to be able to speak the language when travelling, a private teacher can focus the teaching on helping you to achieve your goals with the language.
Another great thing about private tutors is the possibility to give you access to variety different materials possible. When you are going to a regular language school, you ought to use the school’s equipment, and schools usually have partners who only allow them to use their material. While a private tutor can mix the right things about each material, and then put the best parts together to offer a better Spanish learning process to the student.
In conclusion for Spanish learning process, private tutoring is very efficient and the best way of learning a new language. Of course, there are pros and cons to both methods of teaching, but if you put them all on a scale, you will realise private education is the best option.