Virtually international

Moloney, Karen
August 2007
People Management;8/9/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 16, p48
The author relates her experience with an online learning platform. She sought a Spanish teacher through the web and found Lila, a Colombian who lives in New York. Lila has been teaching the author Castilian Spanish for 10 months via Skype and a sophisticated online learning platform. Their lessons are scheduled to suit their diaries. The author realized that through the Internet, she can learn Spanish and be flexible.


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