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English Language Learning and the Power of Online Education

English Language Learning and the Power of Online Education
The rise of technological
advancement has led many to fear that language learning would lose its purpose. Computers have progressively mastered the art of translation while companies like Google and Facebook work to optimize translation services on the web. However, recent developments in online education have proved just the contrary: technology has equally helped to create more opportunities for language learning online, extending resources to learners in every corner of the world.

Online teaching companies are particularly interesting for their learning platforms and outreach capability. I work as an online English teacher for VIPKid, a Chinese company that hires North Americans to teach immersive one-on-one lessons to Chinese children. VIPKid's mission is to provide high-quality English education to millions of children in China without having to leave their home.

That VIPKid has succeeded in creating a global village strikes me as a particu
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