Benefits of Self-Study

Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on August 25, 2022 and last updated on July 23, 2023

Exploring the topic of “Benefits of Self-Study” offers a pathway to enhanced language proficiency and personal growth. This introduction delves into the advantages of independent learning, such as improved time management, self-discipline and tailored study methods.

By understanding the value of self-study, learners can take charge of their language journey, setting personalised goals, and pacing their progress.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

About the Benefits of Self-Study

Self-studying, also known as independent learning, is when you take charge of your own education and learn something new on your own. This can be a great way to learn something new and challenge yourself.

Self-studying requires discipline, motivation and time management skills, as you have to set your own goals and deadlines. It can be helpful to have a specific purpose or project in mind when self-studying, as this can give you a clear direction and help you stay focused. With the right resources and a positive attitude, self-studying can be an enjoyable and effective way to learn.

Useful Vocabulary

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  • learn (verb)
  • improve (verb)
  • student (noun)
  • education (noun)
  • effective (adjective)
  • independant (adjective)
  • motivation (noun)
  • self-discipline (noun)
  • dead-lines (noun)

Conversation Questions

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  • What are the benefits of self-study?
  • Do you think self-study is more difficult than studying with a tutor?
  • Why do you think people tend to study more on their own now than in the past?
  • Have you ever self-studied before? What did you learn?
  • What kind of subjects are easier to self-study?
  • What do you find most challenging about self-studying?
  • Have you ever used online resources or apps for self-studying? What was your experience like?
  • Do you have any tips for staying focused and organized when self-studying?
  • Do you prefer self-studying or learning in a traditional classroom setting? Why?
  • Do you think self-study is better suited to specific age groups?
  • Do you think self-studying is a good way to learn a new language? Why or why not?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.