There is no set or standard rule regarding which are better, group classes or private lessons.
For some students a group setting is more stimulating cause group interaction is common in language lessons, and such interaction may help improve a student’s spoken language. Also, people in groups are able to support each other and not to lose motivation if they encounter some difficulties in learning the language.
Our group classes can accommodate from 4 up to 10 students (8 if in-person class due to our rooms capacity) for the following reason:
small classes sizes lead to more one-on-one attention from the teacher as teachers can get to know each student as an individual, working with them to enhance their strengths and improve their weaknesses.
With small classes sizes teachers can also have the chance to tailor instruction. It’s often said that teachers have to teach to the lower middle of the class. Anyone below that level has to fend for themselves, often being left behind in the shuffle, and anyone above it spends most of the class period wasting their time while they wait for everyone else to finish learning a concept they figured out ten minutes into the lesson. In a small class, the teacher is more likely to be able to tailor the instruction so that all students proceed together and stay on similar level without left anyone behind. With fewer students, the top student and the bottom student in the class usually aren’t quite so far apart, and the teacher can work with each of them to ensure that they’re getting the instruction that they need.
Please keep always in mind that you may have the best teacher in the world but most of your accomplishments depend of you and your hard work.
During the group classes, additional material is often provided by the teacher and other activities are used to reinforce comprehension and stimulate conversation in class, but your attendance and especially your effort are crucial for getting the most from every course.