Humanan Interaction-Centered Aproach:
The Key of Facilitating Online Language Learining
“The learner must learn to communicate but cannot learn without communicating.”
National University of La Plata
In the era of digital transformation, the educational landscape has been shaped by the advantages of online learning. While it offers a plethora of benefits, it is crucial that core elements of interaction and human touch remain fundamental to the learning experience, especially in language studies.
Imagine studying at your own pace, from the cozy corner of your living room, during a break at work, or even while lounging by the pool on vacation. That’s the beauty of online learning: it fits around your life, not the other way around. Plus, it can often give you a tailored educational experience just for you.
But here’s a hiccup: many online courses, especially those teaching languages, miss out on that crucial human touch. It’s like having a conversation with someone who’s not really there. A study from the Pedagogical Experimental Libertador University in Caracas highlights just how vital real human interaction is. It’s the bedrock on which we build new knowledge. Without it, students in online settings can feel isolated, leading many to call it quits.
Moreover, Latin American culture is known for its preference for personal and communal interactions. According to Dr. Stephen Krashen’s Input Hypothesis, real human interaction in language learning is invaluable as it provides essential context, extralinguistic factors, and world knowledge for language acquisition. This theory is further supported by findings published in Foreign Language Annals, highlighting the unparalleled benefits of face-to-face interaction in second language learning.
Start Speaking Today: A New Wave of Online Language Learning
At Start Speaking Today, we strive to provide additional opportunities to enhance your skills and connect with other students by offering our student community the chance to attend entirely free Open Classes and Master Classes. We have revamped the online learning experience to keep you motivated and help you achieve your goal of becoming bilingual in no time with:
Interactive Live Classes:
Our classes are not only live but brimming with interaction, led by native, experienced, and language-passionate teachers.
Blending the New and the Traditional:
While we harness cutting-edge learning technology, we also value and integrate time-tested learning methods.
Human-Directed Personalized Support:
Every learner is unique, and we offer personalized support tailored to individual needs.
Our group sessions are not just about learning but about building a community, fostering networking, and promoting positive peer support.
Cultivating Positive Learning Habits:
As James Clear mentions in his transformative book “Atomic Habits,” “Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.” We guide our students in cultivating these habits for lifelong learning.
Feedback and Celebrations:
Our learners are never in the dark. We provide continuous feedback, track progress, and, most importantly, celebrate every achievement, big or small.
The results speak for themselves. Our students not only achieve remarkable language competence but also gain immense confidence in their expressive abilities.
In summary, while online learning is revolutionizing education, the essence of learning, especially in languages, lies in human interaction and support. Start Speaking Today is at the forefront of integrating the advantages of online education while ensuring that the learning experience remains personal, interactive, and, most importantly, effective. Join us and redefine your language learning journey.