Online classes offer the opportunity to not only provide students across the world with the chance to learn and speak with a native English speaker, but to form more meaningful, individualized connections with them due to the small class size. Using the teaching content as a guide, I am able to personalize and tailor the material to students’ interests and lives. For example, if the day’s class is about where people live, I compare their city/hometown with my own – highlighting similarities and differences. It feels great to introduce my students to another part of the world and increase cultural awareness and understanding. In my opinion, that’s just as valuable as learning a new language.