The classroom is great for providing a base in French, but it’s only the beginning of your journey. I think that coursework teaches you how to learn French, but the rest is up to you. One thing that’s certain, however, is that interacting with people who’ve spoken French since birth has enormous advantages. Learning French with a native is better, that is undeniable.
Imagine. You’ve been diligently studying French - formal, textbook French for 5 years - and finally you're in France and having to put your skills to the test. You're at Gare du Nord and need to get to another station to reach your final destination. Then you realise that there are 20 platforms to choose from and have to ask which train to take. Now is your moment. But shock horror, you don't understand half of what the patient SNCF employee is telling you! That's because there is a huge difference between written and spoken French.
Lessons with a native speaker will be a sort of immersion that will help you learn more about pronunciation, idioms, abbreviations, and more importantly it will give you the opportunity to practise real, authentic, informal spoken French, thus helping you to overcome the language barrier.
Here's a link to an article from Eurekly! which explains in more detail why learning with a native French speaker has indisputable benefits. Why Learn French Online with a Native Speaker? 7 Sound Reasons (eurekly.com)
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