Assignment 2

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Studying English Online

by Amalia Normaningtyas

College of Language and Communication Science of Sultan Agung Islamic University (UNISSULA)

In this era, education is a great role in the life of people. Then, also studying English can be done at anytime and anywhere. As well by the way, we can search for anything related to studying English simply by going online. In addition to learn through the book as a guide, we also made easier with their studying through online even greater level of accuracy that is manually or through books. But, did not rule out the possibility that studying English through online can also be as long as there is a proper source. There are three advantages and disadvantages of studying English in a way of online.

First, to create a comfortable atmosphere for the students, not the intention for facilitate or make them reluctant to study thorugh the manual, but to make them comfortable and feel happy. As we know that it is not easy to study English, because it is made easy with the students when studying English through online. The students also have the chance to study in their own time and especially for free. This is considered a great way to study a variety of fields and to increase the level of self-motivation. So, if studying English through online will make the student more productive in studying English.

Second, through online learning does not see nationality and place of residence in order to get a diploma from a university anywhere in the world. The students and lecturer can communicate from a distance, of course at a time that is convenient for them. That would not be there who feel aggrieved with their English language studying through the online. So, education and equal opportunities for education irrespective of the place of life, health, and financial status.

Third, if ┬áthe students need to research to improve their documents from the internet or libraries. In fact, most of the documents are written in English. Finally, learning English is really important to us in the modern world. These days if we don’t know English, we won’t have a job. So, they can easily complete their research that may be quite difficult, then studying English with online can be useful to them.

However, studying English online not only has the advantage but of course there must also disadvantages. People often assume that studying English online that makes them get the job done quickly and easily, but the addition to the reason of online studying has some disadvantages too should not be done.

First, only in a small group a person can develop properly. At school, students learn how to make friends, be patient, get rid of disappointment, and especially to compete. Competition between colleagues can be very stimulating and students will only benefit from it. So, studying English online can not offer human interaction.

Second, another disadvantage refers to the fact that online courses can not cope with thousands of students that try to join discussions. Also, online studying can be difficult, if it is meant for disciplines that involve practice. So, studying English online less than optimal when focused on the context of the discipline.

The last, one of the disadvantages with online courses is they are often more expensive than regular classes. Is it worth the cost to take the class? This is an individual question that often depends on the students taking the class. Because basically why studying English online is more expensive than courses with regular classes because if online studying more in need of Internet credit for doing so. So, if compared to studying through online courses with faster and tastier online because they do not need to require more energy for studying, just by any computer or gadget.

It can be concluded that online studying that there are advantages and disadvantages. The advantages of learning English online is to create a sense of comfort to the students and if you are comfortable will definitely want to study English productively. In addition, studying English through online can facilitate student and his professor, because they could do the studying anytime despite the distance between them so far. And also, if the students will do research and they need documents that exist only on the internet then it can help resolve the student’s work. After that, in the English language studying online course also have shortcomings. First, online studying cannot offer human interaction. Secondly, in terms of discipline certainly less than optimal online studying compared to manual or looks like course. Last, online studying is more expensive than learning that looks like a course.



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