Accelerated Language Learning
Most people desire to learn new languages but simply give up. It often seems daunting and overwhelming to find all the resources we need to learn a new language, then actually put those resources into effect. We have combined insights from dozens of polyglots, accelerated learners, language instruction guides, formalized institutions, and language manuals. Using our proprietary W-TECC performance model, we have broken down the limiting factors in language learning, and created the proper frameworks to rapidly learn any new language you desire. But first, let’s look at what stops many people from successfully learning a new language. Many people experience the frustrations below, can you relate?
“Schools everywhere are grappling with the rather vast new frontier of blended and virtual learning. Many are still figuring out how educational institutions will effectively address the digital revolution. Digital textbooks and other forms of digital content are changing the way learning is conducted. The movement to online and blended learning is happening incredibly fast. Every day now, there are multiple sources for online and blended learning curriculum and content. The challenge is finding multiple delivery systems for that content. As the education industry continues to evolve new tools, courseware and content, educators and administrators (including schools of education) must adopt methodologies, delivery systems and best practices to keep pace for optimum student performance and institutional efficiency.Online and blended learning are yet two more ways we can achieve the goal of personalized learning. Instruction must be altered, curriculum must be adapted, administrators must adjust practices and students must become more responsible for their learning. Too many instructors remain untrained in the use of online pedagogy. Administrators similarly lack training in the unique complexities of managing online courses, programs and institutions.”
- JOHN HALPIN Vice President, Strategic Programs Center for Digital Education
“Blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace and at least in part at a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home.”
- Innosight Institute in 2012 with input from more than 100 education experts and 80 organizations.
1) Rotation: Students’ time is split between different modalities: sometimes in the classroom, sometimes in the lab. In class, students rotate on a scheduled basis between stations, such as group projects, individual tutoring or independent online learning.
2) Flex: Students move on an individually customized, fluid schedule among different learning modali- ties, with teachers providing help as needed. Such models often employ differentiated staffing.
3) Self-blend: Students attend traditional school but take one or more classes online.
4) Enriched virtual: Students learn at a physical school but teachers are brought in remotely, or divide time between campus and home online learning; this model began as full-time virtual schools developed blended programs to give students more face-to- face time.
5.) Flipped classroom models: are another form of blended learning where material that tradition- ally would have been covered in class, such as an instructor’s lecture, is provided for students to study outside of class (a video recording of the lecture, for example). The material normally considered as homework — activities related to the content, plus discussion — is then done in class.
6.) Hybrid Learning: is another term often used: Is it different from blended? No, says Vicky Phillips, CEO of GetEducated, a consumer and research group focused on online learning.
7.) Online Learning: virtual learning and distance learning are also terms that are often used interchangeably, yet they can carry different meanings.
8.) Distance Learning: is any type of learning that takes place with the student and instructor geographically distant from each other.
9.) Online learning: is the most recent delivery method used for distance learning instruction.
10.) Virtual learning: is any learning that occurs where either the instructor or student are pres- ent for an educational event in virtual rather than physical form.