The necessity of learning a foreign language in a global world with modern advances like social networks, internet, video conferences, FaceTime, low cost trips, etc., is increasing. These advances are making our surroundings generate an essential requirement in learning foreign languages as well as the curiosity for unknown cultures and customs of countries around the world.
Everybody knows that the best way to learn a new language is by having a complete immersion, by either going abroad and being submerged in the local culture or by using a teaching method that functions individually to maximize the results, practicing all the language skills like a real immersion.
From an economic point of view, it is not always viable to hire a tutor for individual classes, although all of us know that an individual class where a teacher guides the students minute by minute is far more beneficial than a group class with a variety of levels, where there is little time to practice the language, due to the different levels of the students.
The majority of the educational centers are accustomed that their language teachers work with 20 to 30 students. And the question that we all ask ourselves is; how can we achieve a good mastery of a language with a large group of students with 45 minutes of class and possibly few minutes to talk?
Learning to communicate in a foreign language is very similar to learning anything else; a sport or to play an instrument: the key of being successful is practice, and more practice.
In addition, do we really think that we will master a language by talking for one minute per class? How can the instructors or educators cope with distinct levels in a numerous class and at the same time have our students practicing as much as possible? The last question that arises is: how do we know if we have the most complete language laboratory?
All the schools that wish that their students improve are turning to the technology to surpass the inconveniences of traditional teaching methods to assure that all the students obtain the sufficient opportunities to practice the linguistic skills required to overcome the tests successfully. Special importance will be given to speaking and listening, reinforcing the comprehension of practical and effective dialogues.
For this reason, the educational language platforms, like Dexway, allow teachers to administrate and supervise the class activities with automatic and detailed reports of the different skills practiced by the students simultaneously at their pace and level of each and every one of the students.
It is proven that with the technological advances, the classrooms have noticed a considerable improvement in what concerns the quality of education, since every student has an active and individual participation in their education. If the students participate in these activities only 10 minutes per class, this is already a progress with ten times the promising statistic of practice of one minute per class that they had before.