MOOC simply means – Massive Open Online Course or Courses
But what does it all mean?
Well a massive open online course is a course that anyone can join, log into and start learning anytime, anywhere and at any speed they want too. We have a number of MOOCs and we are very proud to be part of this exciting new way to learn English online. Of course MOOC is not a term exclusive to learning English, there are online courses for every kind of subject but the popularity of learning English online is so big it is often used as an example of a common MOOC.
What Are The Benefits of an MOOC?
To put it simply the benefits are mostly based around flexibility and convenience:
- Anyone can sign up and learn so there is no need for entrance exams and most are free.
- Courses and lessons can be viewed on any kind of digital device from phones and tablets to laptops and PCs.
- Lessons can be taken at any time of the day or night.
- Lessons can be taken anywhere with an internet connection, 3G, 4G or WiFi.
- Courses can be taken over hours, days, weeks, months or even years.
- Courses and Lessons can be taken at any speed. So pupils can do 10 lessons in one week and then no lessons for a month and still be able to complete them.
These advantages make signing up for an MOOC the perfect way to learn English for people busy at work, studying or even travelling. People can take a lesson before work on the train or bus, or maybe even at work in a lunch break. Lessons can be taken in the middle of the night or the day and can fit in with any lifestyle and working life.
What Else Makes Up an MOOC?
As well as the lessons and courses massive open online courses are often supported by forums or social media groups. These allow pupils and students to compare notes and share things they are finding hard or easy. This can be very helpful, especially when it comes to parts of the course learners are finding hard. Perfectly Spoken has a large Facebook community and offers extra free Facebook live lessons that run alongside the main online courses.
Join Us and Start Your MOOC Journey Today!
If you are looking into the world of MOOC English learning then you are in the right place. You can sign up for our free online English courses today and join thousands of other people learning English with us all over the world! Good Luck!