Staying at home and practicing social distancing?
Have you already smashed through your all the best Netflix series, and find yourself going a bit stir crazy?
Many people are finding that with the increased need to stay at home during the Coronavirus crisis, they actually have a chance to tick off items on their perennial to-do list. For some, this means getting productive and achieving their professional development skills by learning online.
Once the novelty of staying home and working in your PJs wears off, you may start thinking of ways to upskill so that you can hit the ground running once you return to the office. Perhaps you’ve noticed that there are certain skills that would be beneficial to have in your current role? Or maybe you’re thinking of ways to prepare your skillset for the future, given the ever-changing job market. Whatever your motivation, now could be a good time to learn new skills from home. When upskilling, it’s smart to look at transferable or universal skills: like English language ability!
Thankfully, there’s no shortage of courses, classes and workshops that can be taken from the comfort of your own home. Online learning is definitely having a moment. Many universities are making the switch to online classes and companies are using the COVID-19 downtime to educate their workforce online. As digital learning goes mainstream, now is the time to give it a try.
A lot of us are feeling anxiety about the future of our jobs during these uncertain times. But might it be wiser to stay calm and accumulate enough knowledge so that we can be a valuable asset later? It is alleged that during the Great Plague of London in 1665, Cambridge University shut down and Issac Newton was forced to stay home. During this time, he invented calculus, parts of optic theory and, it’s said, while sitting in his garden, he saw an apple fall from a tree that inspired his understanding of gravity and laws of motion.
Taking advantage of this time to improve your English is not only an investment in your future, but a distraction from the fear and loneliness we can feel in isolation. Speaking regularly with your family, friends, colleagues, and teachers can help keep us feeling connected.
La Miss de Inglés offers online English classes by professional, native speaking teachers with teaching experience and certification in language teaching. Get in touch with us at La Miss de Inglés to learn about our discounts for online classes during Coronavirus.