Online Language Classes
Whether you're a tutor offering private lessons or a teacher running an online conversation lab, you know that foreign language is hard to teach in a virtual classroom. Students who want to reach or improve fluency need interactive classes with native speakers so they get the opportunity to learn how the language is used, not just its pronunciation and grammar. When we do things together, we speak in more natural ways and encounter more nuanced meetings. That's why you'll love the tools that Hallway has for you to set up your e-learning environment. Equip yourself with the materials, activities, and teaching aids that you would want in your language classroom.
Discuss texts and films
Hearing and seeing how others express themselves is key for finding your voice in a new language; cultural works from the home country are an especially valuable and engaging way to bring life to expressions and vocabulary. In your customized room, you can watch videos together by uploading or streaming them from YouTube. Whether you make a running commentary or pause to talk, that's going to lead to some great conversations. You can annotate documents and e-books as you view them together. So you can underline a word or phrase, draw arrows, make notes, or even paste images right onto the material.
Love Vocabulary Flashcards?
Even the hand-written cards you've been holding up to the webcam are very effective for building vocabulary. So you'll be delighted to see how Hallway's slideshow app can help - instead of just words to translate, you can now show pictures too, and that's going to really boost retention.
Hallway's suite of apps includes everything you need to be creative with the activities and assignments you prepare for your students. For example, the format of your RAFT exercises can be more than just prose since all types of multimedia can be shared in the room. A whiteboard where you can also put images and text is a great way to engage students with hands-on activities. And with useful things like a timer and a scoreboard you can set up games that will change the pace of the lesson and promote learning.