Ever take a minute out of your busy online routine to talk to your children about their homework? If so, you’re probably more than happy to get your conversation going in a teacher’s office, in your spouse’s bedroom, or even in the field of study with which you’re most comfortable.
Help Students Who Are Learning English By Talking With Them Online
While I understand that there are some serious consequences of online flirting and other online creepy behavior, there are also many practical benefits of internet chat-room presence. We like to brag about our “netiquette” and thinking before we Tweet, but being out in the field of adult online conversations, where everyone is online and casual on the internet, is pretty common. You can spend all day thinking about your very expensive internet boyfriend or girlfriend, and when you finally get to the other end you have no idea what to say to all the thoughtful things they said about you and your new job. It also helps that people who like to chat online also really like to chat online, because since they’re online they aren’t obligated to keep their conversation personal or sexual, they can just talk about themselves.
This is all well and good and has lots of value to offer, but one extremely tangible way that online flirtation can help you out is to help English students learn their language skills while learning how to talk in person. That’s because people who speak English extremely well online share the language with friends in person, which helps them learn a whole lot about each other and allows them to really get to know the person and how they work. This also helps them in job interviews and elsewhere. You can just think of a job interview as just a medium for conversing online.
Another way online flirting can be helpful to you is by helping you make connections with other people in other ways than the traditional dating and flirting technique. Skype and webchatting can help people share stories about their families and neighborhood. Being able to leave your credit card info and let someone spend time in your city for that matter is something that should be encouraged. Being able to see someone’s face when you speak with them can make you understand that you’re talking to a person and not just a mouse on a screen. Having someone who is skilled in front of a screen doesn’t mean it’s easy to actually speak to them face to face. This can be a little intimidating when you’re using the #faceswap app or when you’re talking online to other people, especially if they’re communicating in another language. This is something that can definitely be overcome with some practice and new techniques that can make it more natural and maybe even less annoying.
A way you can make the most of all this internet flirtation is by talking with other people in English. Sometimes, things like Tinder, Gchat and texts and emails work. Sometimes, they don’t. But you should absolutely talk with a stranger using the time that they’re all online and offline. The way they do it will make you smarter and appreciate the experience even more. Just the thought of making a connection and reaching out online can feel so foreign to someone who hasn’t done it before. You can help them feel at home in this experience by taking them through the basics of using the language.
So talk to this person you met online, even if they are your boss, who you ended up talking to for the first time ever, or for the first time ever in real life, because having this type of interaction with someone from any country and culture makes you a better person. You can’t be a better person if you’re only going to visit and not allow that person to have a connection with you and a common bond that can be shared, even if only by talking and laughing in the comfort of your own home, office or friends.