Since the beginning of COVID times, more and more people started preferring online courses which includes taking up online coaching for IELTS.
It surely depends on comfort zone of the student whether to choose online or offline. Let us see the benefits of OFFLINE COACHING FOR IELTS first
When a student decides to study abroad, the very first thing they do it search “IELTS COACHING NEAR ME”, that surely means they are looking for offline class nearby their house or college, which in a way is good, as it would definitely reduce the commute time.
Obviously, if you do not have basic requirement of a laptop and a good internet service at home then you should consider offline.
If your computers skills are not good, especially typing skills then you should go for offline classes.
For those who are not yet comfortable with using laptops (Yes such kinds still exist), it is always a good idea to go for offline class
Offline classes will definitely help in speaking practice as the trainer will check your with facial expressions, which may not be so helpful in online class.
Many cities still do not have online test centres, so if you choose online centre, you may have to travel to far end of city or maybe another city for online exam.
Let us see the other side of the coin about online classes
Those who are comfortable with camera and fine with online teaching should consider online classes.
Those who do not have a good handwriting should go for online exam.
If you are not comfortable with crowded exam centre then go for online IELTS exam as it will have less number of candidates.
There is more clarity in listening as you get headphones in online listening module.
At the end, we can say that besides some good points for online classes and online EXAM, it is always good idea to enrol in an offline class and then if you wish to take exam online, it won’t make much difference to your DESIRED BAND SCORE except the fact that you have good typing skills. As, there is no difference in online and offline question paper, so practicing offline and giving exam online is a good idea, rest depends on your comfort zone.