Technology is expanding all over the world for all types of learning. According to a Pew Research Center study, up to 92% of U.S. adults own cell phones, and up to 45% own a tablet computer. Language learning applications have increased exponentially in the last few years. With many of our students commuting to DLS by metro, it makes sense to continue to learn outside of the classroom using technology that just happens to be in your pocket or book bag!
Many applications prove useful to our students, and our instructors go above and beyond to ensure quality practice outside of the classroom with various applications.
Memrise, a popular application that focuses on the science of learning, offers its own courses to practice vocabulary—but it also offers the ability to create new courses! Our instructors can then easily create their own vocabulary lists with built-in quizzes fully customized for each student. Quizlet, another popular application, offers a similar opportunity for teachers to create lessons for the students, but this time with a gameification aspect to practicing vocabulary.
These types of applications can be very helpful on those long commutes, or on the weekends, to keep vocabulary fresh in students’ minds!
For more information about what DLS does to ensure technology use in the language classroom, contact Alma Sadikaj at (703) 243-4855.