To each their own pace of learning English

Otapi High School chose to integrate Rosetta Stone English language learning software to support its students' interest in Shakespeare's language. One of the teachers explains the benefits it provides.

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Otapi High School chose to integrate Rosetta Stone English language learning software to support its students' interest in Shakespeare's language. One of the teachers explains the benefits it provides.

Language software Rosetta Stone aims to support and facilitate learning and using a second language. In its first year of use at Otapi High School, teaching English seems to generate more interest among students.

One of the benefits teachers notice is the one-on-one approach this software allows. Each student can progress at their own pace. Initially, the teachers present the theoretical concepts to the group, but then, the students individually connect to Rosetta Stone via their workstation and put into practice the elements learned previously.

"With the number of students in a group, it is difficult to offer a personalized pedagogical approach," said a teacher. This software therefore supports us in our work and allows each student to progress at their own pace and even to assess their achievements. "

In fact, the software, which combines sound and image, highlights the student's errors in particular and shows him how to correct them. Also, the user can self-assess since a formative assessment in connection with the lessons previously carried out must be carried out if he wishes to access the next level. Rosetta Stone also makes it possible to correct oral deficiencies which are more difficult to improve during standard group teaching.

Because of the embarrassment, the students sometimes refuse to speak in front of the group, depriving themselves of the necessary advice or corrective measures on the part of the teacher. However, thanks to the voice recognition offered by Rosetta Stone, students must absolutely pronounce each word or group of words (depending on the level), once again, in order to access the next level.

“It's embarrassing to speak in front of everyone, especially in a language that I don't speak very well,” says one student. But there, I am alone with the computer and I do not have the impression that the others listen to me and laugh at me. "

It is possible to try the software from the site http://www.rosettastone.fr/demo

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About the Author

Felipe Antaya
Pursuing studies in educational technology, Felipe Antaya has worked for several years in the field of education at the secondary and college level. Holder of a master's degree in Quebec studies and a bachelor's degree in philosophy, he has also worked in the field of written media.

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