Having participated in English and Spanish language chat groups in Skype, and having taught online on my own and other websites, I can say confidently that online really is is the next big thing in education. Language is best learned in small chunks. Two forty-five minute classes a week are far more productive than one class of ninety minutes. But traveling across town twice a week for classes of forty-five minutes could mean that you spend more time on the bus or metro than in class. Not very convenient. Enter classes on video! Video classes eliminate the travel and make shorter, more effective classes just as convenient as longer classes. I teach on Zoom video. More about Zoom in another post.