Company's eLearning Experts to Share Techniques for English teachers to Improve Their Online Teaching Skills
TORONTO, May 8, 2020 /CNW/ - Lingo Media Corporation (TSX-V: LM) (OTC: LMDCF) (FSE: LIMA) ("Lingo Media") subsidiary, ELL Technologies Ltd. ("ELL Technologies" or the "Company"), an EdTech company that is 'Changing the way the world learns languages' through innovative online technologies and solutions, is pleased to announce it is offering support to English teachers transitioning to remote teaching. As a result of the COVID-19-related school closures, more than one billion students worldwide are now learning from home. ELL Technologies is sharing best practices from its successful online education programs and experience to assist teachers in developing the skills they require to excel in today's new normal.
Keeping students engaged and motivated in an online environment presents unique challenges to educators trained in face-to-face teaching methods. ELL Technologies has developed proven techniques to enable teachers to succeed through the digital language learning programs it has implemented around the world.
A webinar led by David Boughton, ELL Technologies' Director of Pedagogy, will introduce teachers to tools and teaching methodologies for enhancing online learning and outcomes for students. This event will support teachers in achieving the following:
- adapt current classroom lessons and material to teach English online
- create engaging opportunities for students to interact and collaborate online
- use differentiated instruction and online tools to accommodate each student's learning needs
- conduct formative and summative assessments that allow students to demonstrate their mastery of the language
- use data to analyze student progress and increase language acquisition
- guide students on becoming online learners and digital citizens
"We live in a new world, with a new normal and new learning reality, with the sudden shut-down of schools creating unique challenges for teachers. Through years of work with eLearning and remote blended teaching, our team has gained extensive knowledge that can allow teachers to adapt quickly," said Gali Bar-Ziv, President & CEO of Lingo Media. "We want to give back to the education community, and this is a great opportunity to support our teaching colleagues around the world and improve outcomes for students."
"Enseñando Inglés en un Entorno Virtual: la Nueva Realidad"
("Teaching English in a Virtual Environment: The New Reality")
Wednesday May 13th, 5:00 pm EDT
About the Presenter: David Boughton, M.Ed., Director of Pedagogy, ELL Technologies
David Boughton has been working with students for 17 years as a teacher, educational expert, and administrator. In a previous role as a Director of Studies for a large language training company, he created curriculum, managed ESL programs, and developed one of Canada's largest government-funded online training programs which enabled international accountants to build communication skills. As a teacher, David taught students from around the world, including in schools in Mexico and language centres in Toronto. For the last ten years, he has taught students online, helping young learners, high school students, adult learners and professionals. David holds a Master of Education in second language education from the University of Toronto with a focus on online education, as well as a TESL Canada certificate.
About ELL Technologies
ELL Technologies Ltd. is a digital language learning and assessment company that creates innovative SaaS e-Learning solutions. The Toronto-based company offers more than 3,000 hours of English, Spanish, Mandarin, French and Portuguese language learning content.
ELL Technologies' products and programs are marketed through established sales channels to key education, government and business organizations in Latin America, Asia and the U.S.
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About Lingo Media (TSX-V:LM) (OTC:LMDCF) (FSE:LIMA)
Lingo Media is a global EdTech company that is 'Changing the way the world learns languages', developing and marketing products for learners of new languages through various life stages, from classroom to boardroom. By integrating education and technology, the company empowers language educators to easily transition from traditional teaching methods to digital learning.
Lingo Media provides both online and print-based solutions through two distinct business units: ELL Technologies and Lingo Learning. ELL Technologies provides online training and assessment for language learning, while Lingo Learning is a print-based publisher of English language learning programs in China.
Lingo Media has established successful relationships with key government and industry organizations internationally, with a presence in Latin America, China and the U.S., and continues to both extend its global reach and expand its product offerings.
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