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Bridging the Gap: Enhancing Online Language Learning with Structured Self-Study

22-Aug-2023 16:47:40


The shift to online learning, which was brought about by the pandemic, opened up new markets for many English language schools. While platforms such as Zoom and Google Meet have made it possible to conduct engaging live lessons, the challenge of maintaining structured self-study in between these sessions still remains. This gap in the learning process can result in disengagement, disorganized lessons, and a lack of continuity in the overall course of study. However, what if there was a solution that could directly tackle these challenges?

The Problem:

Many language schools that transitioned online during the pandemic found it challenging to monitor and guide their students' self-study. Without a clear understanding of what learners were doing between live sessions, teachers often felt lost, leading to lessons that lacked cohesion and direction. This not only affected the quality of education but also diminished the overall learning experience for students.

The Consequences:

Lack of Engagement: When students don't have a clear path for self-study, they can quickly lose interest and motivation.

Perceived Lack of Academic Management: Schools risk appearing disorganized and unprepared, potentially affecting their reputation.

Disorganized Live Lessons: Without insight into students' self-study progress, teachers struggle to plan and deliver effective lessons.

Lack of Continuity: The learning journey becomes fragmented, making it harder for students to build on previous knowledge.

Our Solution:

Understanding these challenges, we've developed a solution tailored for online language schools. Here's how our tool can transform the online learning experience:

Structured Learning: Our platform offers a clear roadmap for both live lessons and self-study, ensuring continuity in the learning process.

Flexibility & Accessibility: Designed with the learner in mind, our tool is adaptable to individual needs and easily accessible, promoting consistent study habits.

Integrated Learning Approach: Our in-class materials seamlessly merge with our digital self-study tools, offering a dynamic and effective fusion of learning methods.

Empowering Teachers: By providing insights into students' self-study behavior, our solution empowers teachers to influence and guide their learners more effectively.


In the evolving landscape of online education, it's crucial for language schools to have the right tools to ensure a seamless learning experience. Our solution addresses the challenges of online language learning, offering a perfect blend of simplicity, structure, and impact. With minimal administrative effort and maximum learning outcomes, it's time for schools to bridge the gap and elevate their online teaching game.

Richard McHugh
Written by Richard McHugh

Richard has been involved in the English language industry since 2002. He has held many roles from teacher, to academic manager and school director. He is Director of Sales EMEA for Reallyenglish. He holds a PGCE in Designing and Implementing Open, Online and Distance Learning Programmes, and a Master’s in Education from the Open University.

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