A parent asked me the other day on my opinion as to which I think is better way to learn a language, learning each day for an hour, or twice a week for a couple of hours.
I remember when I was learning chinese, I found I improved much more when I only went to school a couple of times a week, therefore I would agree that a couple of time over a longer period of time would work for some.
The flip side of the coin is where I asked my Grade 3 students at Elementary School last week, from those who are learning English at any kind of cram school or private class, how many attend twice a week compared to each day. The majority attended twice a week. I found that without doubt, those who attended each day with shorter times, spoke much better than the two times a week kids.
Obviously, there are going to be other issues that facter into this such as quality of school, teacher, desire to learn etc, but I’d like to find what other think as to which is the better way.