Today I created another infographics with some helpful tips for online students in a language class. As many of our students consider returning to campus or taking classes remotely, it can be helpful to know that there are effective ways to continue learn a foreign language online.
Many of these tips are valid for any online course, but others are specific to language learning: for instance, the suggestion to explore personal interests in that language, or specific ideas on how to handle recording and practicing pronunciation, and the importance of visualization techniques when studying grammar and vocabulary. These strategies are key to succeed in any language class, including ones that meet in f2f.
Essentially, it all boils down to one key principle: engagement. Engagement is especially crucial in a foreign language class that is built around interactive communication. It’s important to remain connected with the other learners and the instructors, stay in the loop with the materials and assignments, keep track of your progress and of the required work. It’s also important to be proactive in addressing any issue that may interfere with your ability to remain connected, whether the barrier to access is a physical, technological or mental one (such as distraction).
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