Is perhaps language teaching going out of style? The conception that acquiring a foreign language can be a 100% self-taught process by means of making use of a technological resource suddenly seems to be gaining momentum.
Consequently, this perception prompts many people to wonder whether it is really worth investing resources in a formal course of studies. Even in many private institutions, self-study programs are being implemented, assigning the students a username and password to develop the course in an entirely virtual fashion.
On the other hand, it is worth to reflect on what the new role of the educator is going to be, what new competencies a teacher has to develop and delve into the effectiveness of the contents of virtual courses that, by their nature, cannot be personalized.