Put Your Student Ahead: Digital Language Courses

Put Your Student Ahead:
Digital Language Courses
April 30, 2014
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Digital World Language Courses Set Students Apart and Teach Valuable Life Skills

Middlebury Interactive’s engaging language courses offer K-12 students the opportunity to immerse themselves in language and culture in an interactive, online environment. Developed by Ph.D.-level academics and linguistic experts, courses utilize real-world reading, writing, listening and speaking activities combined with task-based activities to accelerate language acquisition. Read more about the importance of immersion to help students gain a stronger base of comprehension in world language learning.

Courses are available in Spanish, French, Chinese and German, from elementary through Advanced Placement and can be taken as self-paced, independent study or with the guidance of a certified virtual world language teacher. Go behind the scenes in these videos to learn more about Middlebury Interactive’s online digital courses and how they are equipping students with tangible language skills on the path to becoming global citizens.

Testimonial from Homeschool Family:

“Our three elementary-aged sons are learning Chinese through Middlebury Interactive’s Chinese language course and are loving it. They’re excited every day to use the course and enjoy the self-paced nature of the activities. They love the stories, myths, legends, as well as the games and songs that teach them not only the Chinese language but also about the culture of China.”

—Paul, Homeschool Dad, Illinois

The Benefits of Language Learning

Studies show the benefits of world language learning are extensive. Learning a new language can expand your understanding of the world – and help you excel at whatever you choose to do in it. Download a free poster that outlines just some of the benefits of language study, which include:

  • Enhanced creativity and empathy
  • Improved critical thinking, multi-tasking and communication skills
  • Higher test scores
  • Increased confidence
  • Intellectual Growth
  • Expanded World View
  • Higher Lifetime Salaries

Just like individuals, nations also benefit from speaking more than one language. In today’s globalized, multicultural world, countries are more interconnected than ever before – making multilingualism increasingly vital to every nations’ growth. Discover more about the languages most studied in the US, some of the advantages of learning world languages and how world language learning differs in the United States and the European Union in this infographic.

More about Middlebury Interactive’s Digital World Language Courses

Age Appropriate Curriculum:

Courses are designed at grade level and feature age-appropriate themes specifically designed for K-12 students. Courses also utilize interactive media, including animated stories, myths and legends, as well as videos featuring native speakers, to teach language and culture simultaneously.

Immersive Approach to Language Study:

Midldebury Interactive’s online courses are supported by decades of research showing that students need exposure to authentic materials and frequent opportunities to interact in the target language in order to succeed. Task-based activities and interactive exercises are applicable to real-life settings to build confidence communicating in language.

Visit shop.middleburyinteractive.com to learn more about the importance of world language education and the courses available to your son or daughter. More information on how language learning is the key to living, participating and competing in our global society for parents and students.

Summer Language Academies in the US & Abroad

Middlebury Interactive also offers four-week, residential summer language programs for students in 8th-12th grades at three college campuses in the US and two sites abroad in Beijing, China, and Comillas, Spain.

At the Academy, students take the Language Pledge®, a commitment to communicate solely in the target language 24/7 to become immersed in a new language. In 2013, 88% of students at the Academy gained one full year of language proficiency and 45% of students gained two or more language levels after four weeks at the Academy.

Watch testimonials from students to hear about the transformative learning environment the Academy offers.

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