Education Featured Article
February 13, 2013
VerbalPlanet Winner of TopTenREVIEWS Bronze Award for its Online French Tuition
By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor
Andy Moore of Verbalplanet.com said, “French remains one of the most popular languages to learn however it’s a relatively difficult language to pronounce correctly. Online French classes with a native speaking tutor are an ideal way to perfect your accent, improve fluency and build confidence.”
The Web has evolved into a useful tool which not only entertains users, but also educates. VerbalPlanet.com is an online language training and tuition website which offers a flexible platform for learning foreign languages.
Platforms like Skype bring together real people taking part in real conversations from miles apart. The Internet has changed the way people learn a foreign language with most people joining online classes instead of using books and CDs. The Web boasts of a huge library of learning material and resources that are connected to language acquisition which makes the language learning process easy.
Although the Web provides sufficient material for language learning, it does not have the human touch. In order to make the process of language learning better, VerbalPlanet uses Skype to make the process more interactive and human by including native speakers with whom conversations can be had.
To study the efficacy of such methods of learning TopTenREVIEWS assessed language portals and sites to find the top resources for learning French online.
VerbalPlanet was chosen for the award owing to its site effectiveness, level of interaction, ease of use and cost effectiveness. The platform was optimized for enabling live conversations with native French speaking teachers.
Skype Internet telephony is leveraged to deliver the lessons in the online class. The site allows a language learner to select an online French teacher, schedule classes conveniently and benefit from private tuitions with their own private tutor.
According to TopTenREVIEWS, VerbalPlanet ranked high on various parameters such as mobility, flexibility, customized classes, confidence, partnership and strict monitoring with online analytics.
In related news, the recently published results of the 2013 NMC Horizon Project reveals that over the next five years, six technologies will continue to gain traction in colleges and universities, including open online courses, tablets, games and gamification, learning analytics, 3D printing and wearable technology.
Edited by Brooke Neuman
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