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What the Flip? Transparent Language Unveils New Teacher Authoring Tools for Flipped Language Classrooms at ACTFL Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Company News, Events, Language Learning, Trends

Hey, foreign language teachers! We’re hoping to see all of you at ACTFL this year, where we’ll be unveiling some of our newest and best features to date: list and lesson authoring.

You’ve probably heard about the wonders of the flipped classroom model by now. If not, you can get up to speed with this infographic and this SlideShare.

What those resources don’t tell you is that flipped learning is not a one-size-fits-all model. Flipping a language class should be done differently than flipping a calculus, chemistry, or history class. That’s why we’ve designed a flipped model specifically for language classrooms: Declaratively Accelerated Blended Learning. To learn more about this flipped language classroom model, download our Declaratively Accelerated Blended Learning Implementation Guide, which includes guidance on how best to flip a language classroom, as well as sample lesson plans to get you started.

Using the new and improved features in Transparent Language Online, teachers can facilitate flipped language classrooms by creating their own vocabulary lists and lessons within the system. Creating your own vocabulary lists in Transparent Language Online is quick and easy, thanks to the built-in authoring tools that empower teachers to create customized learning material in real-time. In most cases, instructors can create a vocabulary list in 10 minutes or less, including text, audio, and images.

Wondering how Transparent Language Online is improving learning outcomes in other schools? Learn more about how educators at St. Anne Pacelli Catholic School in Columbus, Georgia use Transparent Language Online to offer more languages to more students, while implementing the flipped language classroom model.

 

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Comments:

  1. Lorraine:

    This is a great tool. I use Quizlet to do the exact same thing. The nice thing about that site is that you don’t have to record anything; it will speak the words in the target language. The pronunciation is sometimes off, but 99% of the time it’s correct. It also has images that you can choose from, so you don’t have to search for them and save them. I love that site!

    • Transparent Language:

      @Lorraine Hi Lorraine,

      Quizlet is a great resource for creating vocabulary lists, but there are many more tools available to you in this Instructor Portal that allow you to take it to the next level. What this demo doesn’t show is the Lesson Authoring section of the instructor portal, where you can create more robust lessons beyond vocab lists (such as grammar or cultural slides, videos, etc.) The combination of list and lesson authoring tools with the other tools including the assigning, messaging, and progress tracking capabilities is what really sets us apart from Quizlet. Not to mention the suite of interactive activities through which the students learn the vocabulary, which employ all 4 language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking). Transparent Language Online for Education is truly an all-inclusive language learning system, with the list authoring capabilities as just one small part. 🙂


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