Choosing between Group Lessons and Individual Lessons
Group Lessons or Individual Lessons: Which Is Best?
If you want to change the answer from “non” to “oui,” then signing up for a class is the best way to start. But what will benefit you more: working one-on-one with an instructor or working in a group setting?
Learning a language can be tricky, so it’s essential to set yourself up in the best learning environment for you. Everyone absorbs information differently, and what works for your best friend may not work best for you.
Let’s explore the pros and cons of both language learning settings so you can decide which is right for you.
Private lessons consist of time between you and a professor and can be set up at whatever time is best for the student and the teacher.
Pros of Private Lessons
Your teacher can work with you on the things you want to learn and tailor the lesson plans to your goals
You have more flexibility in your class times
Your teacher gives you their undivided attention to correct little nuances in your writing, speaking, and translations.
If you have a learning disability, you can go at the pace you need
If you’re an introvert, you may find it easier to learn when you’re not surrounded by a bunch of others
Cons of Private Lessons
If you’re seeking lessons for your child, they may feel more pressure to succeed in a private setting
Additionally, if the lessons are for your child, they might not have as much fun with their learning as they would in a group setting.
Group lessons occur at scheduled times and dates and consist of multiple learners working towards the same goal. Everyone has experienced group learning in regular school, and it fosters a sense of familiarity and camaraderie.
Pros of Group Learning
You can learn as much from your peers as your teacher
You can make new friends or expand your social circle
You can practice with other people learning the language
It’s more affordable
Working with others can motivate you to continue your learning
Group activities and games are fun ways to learn
Cons of Group Learning
You don’t have as much say in the lesson plans
You get less attention from the teacher the larger the class size gets
If you’re seeking classes for your child, they could get wrapped up in the social aspects and lose out on time for learning
If you’re introverted, you may have a hard time speaking up in class, limiting your potential for growth
Choosing Your Courses
Your personality and learning style may greatly determine what kind of classes you should take. And truthfully, you may benefit from a hybrid model of group and individual courses. As long as you’re taking the time to practice a new language, you’ll still make incredible strides.
At French Toast, we offer both individual and group classes for language learners. We’ve been teaching French in Singapore for over 11 years now, and we teach every day at any time.
All of our teachers are native French speakers. Whatever kind of course you take, they’ll provide an immersive experience that makes it easy to learn and adopt the language as if it were your own.
We offer individual and group courses for three-year-olds to eighty-three-year-olds because we believe you’re never too young or old to pick up a new skill.
If you haven’t taken a French class since secondary school and want to brush up on your knowledge, you can take our placement test to see which level you should enter.