The future of language teaching is online!
Global connectivity and collaboration combined with technology will enable educators to provide interactive and highly customized lessons. Today’s children are equipped with everything they need to benefit from this transformation in education. But this nascent industry is not without challenges.
This is why VivaLing, the World’s First Online Language Academy for Kids, launches officially at EdtechXAsia – Singapore the VivaLing Online Language Teaching – Young Learners certification on November 8, 2016.
The VOLT- YL is a professional development program for trained teachers who would like to advance or extend their skills in teaching languages to children in an online or technologically rich environment, and to have this valuable skillset officially recognized.
“The VOLT- YL certification ushers in a win-win-win configuration and brings clarity to an industry still in its infancy. Trained teachers will stand out, increasing their career prospects with their competency and legitimacy. Educational institutions will easily identify and recognize skilled professionals, enhancing the quality of the service they deliver. Parents will always have the necessary peace of mind when entrusting their children to the education service provider.” Bernard GOLSTEIN, VivaLing CEO
A Comprehensive Program
The VOLT- YL program runs over the course of 12 weeks, with the first four weeks dedicated to training and observation, and the final eight weeks for online teaching practice and feedback. The estimated time commitment is 10 hours per week. In total, the program includes 120 hours of blended learning.
By the end of this program, candidates will have learned how to:
- Plan and deliver instruction that engages the five language learning drivers for children
- Understand the VivaLing Language Learning Approach and research-based methodology for teaching languages
- Incorporate a variety of child-centered online tools, materials, and activities into lessons
- Utilize technology to engage children and enhance the learning process
- Apply their learning in online sessions with young learners
The VOLT-YL is designed to enable teachers to:
- Develop their skills and grow professionally
- Network and learn from other professional educators around the globe
- Keep up with the latest trends in language teaching
- Gain experience in online teaching
- Earn a certificate validating their skills in online teaching for children
“Even seasoned teachers soon find out that what has worked for years in a physical classroom just does not work the same way online. Unequipped with adequate knowledge, skills and tools to maximize learning effectiveness in an online environment, teachers and their students are left frustrated. The VivaLing Online Language Teaching – Young Learners Certificate (VOLT- YL) prepares language teachers for this new paradigm through exposure to a perfect blend of theory and practical teaching advice. With VivaLing’s collective experience of teaching multiple languages to children in over 30 countries around the world, we have identified the knowledge, strategies, and resources that are most valuable for online teachers.” – Abbie ADEYERI, VivaLing Head of Learning
VivaLing, the world’s first language academy for kids
Singapore-based VivaLing is the world’s first online language academy for kids.
VivaLing currently teaches English, Mandarin, Spanish and French to young learners aged 3 to 15 in more than 30 countries across the world. Through real-time video with native language coaches, VivaLing enables young learners to learn the language of their future right from the comfort of their own home or in partnership with their schools.
VivaLing relies on outstanding teachers, best-in-class technology and leading-edge science to ensure that young learners enjoy the most fruitful experience through hyper-personalized coaching. As an academy, VivaLing trains its coaches so that each benefits from the cumulative experience of all, and from the latest findings in language-learning sciences. With nearly 3 years of online language teaching sessions, VivaLing has earned a unique and exclusive experience. VivaLing has developed its proprietary pedagogical framework: the VivaLing Language Learning Approach (ViLLA).
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