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What are language “skills”?

Skills relate to different aspects of using language; such as listening, reading, writing or speaking. Skills are our ability to do these things. They are usually divided into two types: receptive and productive. Continue reading

What is a flipped classroom and what is a blended learning course?

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You’ve probably heard of the terms “flipped classroom” and “blended learning course” in the context of online learning, but what do they really mean? Are they the same? Are they different and, if so, how? Continue reading

Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to this Online Language Learning blog, produced by Net Languages. The aim of this blog is to provide useful information on effective online language learning to training managers, pedagogical directors, directors of studies, academic directors, programme coordinators, teachers and learners in general.

To do this we will be writing about buzzwords, trends and features of online language learning, drawing on our many years of experience working in this highly specialised and fast-moving area of education. We’ll be looking at effective exercise and course design as well as writing about key concepts, methodologies and approaches – like flipped classrooms, gamification and flow – and how they affect the learning experience.

We aim to do this in a practical, concise and informative way. Subscribe to the blog to reflect on and learn about online language learning and how it can work for you.