I’m a part time ESL tutor for a Japanese company. Where I work, students can sign-up for a 25-minute English lesson with a tutor for a very affordable cost. I like how students can have many options for their lessons. They can study with a book, or a company-designed conversation or grammar lesson on different levels. They can have article discussions or just have free conversations with the tutor.
Most students are busy office workers who try to squeeze in a 25-minute lesson before they go to bed. I actually admire my students because they are very hardworking. Despite the fact that they are tired from work, they still take at least a lesson a day.
I used to enroll in an online Korean class before but it didn’t work for me. The great loads of assignments and a long wordlist that we have to memorize just stresses me out. For the company that I work for, we don’t give the students assignments. I think if we give them load of assignment and exams a lot of students will drop the class. I guess most of them just want to have some practice for at least 2-minutes. Those who are serious in studying then attend classroom classes or self-study. Sometimes I wish there is an equivalent online Korean lessons where students are free to choose lessons that would work for them.