Learning a foreign language is a complex process. Not only is it memorization of words, but it also means obtaining new habits. Like playing a sport, the proficiency of a new language requires frequent practice. Vocabulary retention is the first step. It is the building block from which students compose sentences and phrases. The second step is having students express thoughts, as well as use and contextualise real-time phrases.
One common method prove to help absorb vocabulary faster is through real-life immersion.
But nowadays, technology aids teachers and students by facilitating the process of word retention through various forms of media and games. Several mobile apps provide users with an extensive word-bank and respective examples.
Yet, how do we answer more current, and puzzling, questions from educators such as:
“Why are many students disheartened from speaking newly learnt languages, despite all the time and effort put into lessons?” and “How do students forget such large amounts of lessons taught in the past so easily?”
Plainly answered: Traditional strategies have often failed to meet every individual learner’s needs.
A simple explanation is: Each individual learner has special reasons for learning a new language. This means personalised use of the language in a particular context by each individual occurs. The barrier, however, is the inefficiency of studying generalised content. This causes the content to gradually disappear when deemed unimportant by the brain. This is even truer when the learner is also an adult with a working job.
For example, Juliano is a young engineer working in China, and wants to learn Mandarin to work more efficiently with local clients. Juliano downloaded some learning apps, but soon found the generic content time-consuming, and not suitable for his line of work. He then contacted a private tutor for tailored lessons. However, Juliano had to spend most of his time taking notes instead of paying attention, followed by painstakingly long homework.
Fortunately, Juliano then discovered a language school powered by Edugo.AI.
Edugo.AI is the sole online platform specific for language learners that is powered by Artificial Intelligence. With it, students can directly interact with the school’s teachers through live video calls. Automated exercises are created based on live lessons, and tailored exercises are uniquely designed for each student. Sentences and phrases are then learnt and practised, according to more realistic situations suited to the learner’s lifestyle. Students may at any time review past lessons, now avoiding forgetting vital content previously learnt.
With the school’s live sessions and personalised content available on the platform, Juliano can also practise his Mandarin during his lunch break or even on the subway from his smartphone, for an easy 3-4 hours per week. Short and fun, Juliano begins to see results in almost no time! He would otherwise spend 8-12 hours a week through conventional methods.
Language schools can now feel secure to provide online services using Edugo.AI’s expertise and white-label solutions. By joining Edugo.ai, educators as well as students from your school can feel secure and at ease. Students like Juliano can now experience AI through cost-effective language-learning, whilst we minimise costs for school managers.