Sfi as distance learning makes new demands
Osra Alkhersan and Wesam Alkodmani are studying Sfi at Hyllie Park college at Östermalmskyrkan. There are both advantages and disadvantages with distance studies.
– It's good that we don't have to interrupt our studies, they think.
– What is going on in the community at the moment is something out of the ordinary, it's something completely new for me, just like distance studies, says Osra Alkhersan.
– To begin with I thought it would be terribly difficult, but with the help of all the teachers at school it's working well.
– For me it's a good way of being able to work effectively all day. I can focus on my studies and take a break whenever I feel like it.
Wesam Alkodmani finds distance learning hard.
– Studying a new language with its different dialects isn't easy.
– We need more help when we practise the language and we need to listen more to the most common Swedish words, and that's hard to do at a distance.
She thinks she spends too many hours alone on her computer or her smartphone.
– We get some kind of tuition, but it isn't the same as talking face to face to a teacher and getting help.
They both agree that their teachers give them a lot of individual help.
– There are group lessons as well, when we can ask questions. And we can get in touch with our teachers by mail too.