A language laboratory is a dedicated space for foreign language learning where students access audio or audio-visual materials. They allow a teacher to listen to and manage student audio, which is delivered to individual students through headsets or in isolated 'sound booths.'
While English is being taught from 1st grade, the proficiency needs considerable improvement, especially in communicational aspects such as listening, speaking skills and phonetics.
This problem, somehow, is due to very little actual communication practice, even though the curriculum is otherwise satisfactory.
Students need intensive practice on listening and speaking skills in and out of their class rooms as well.
In this digital era, people are connected regardless of the location. Innovation in technology has certainly brought the world together. And hence, English as a language has become even more mandatory Skill for survival.
However, the thirst of imparting English language as a skill needs an innovative approach. The language lab is a technological breakthrough for imparting such skills in this domain.
Language labs can solve this problem and make English learning process highly effective, interesting and intrinsic for both teachers and students, alike.
Language lab can be an immense help for the students to learn a language of their own choice and at their own pace.
Language laboratories, of late, have become essential in developing essentials communication skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
The study recommends that the using of language labs in the teaching of English is highly essential & beneficial right from an early age.
Digital Smart classroom content is adding value to over 6000 Schools since its inception in 2013. Many schools have also recommended that we develop the Language Lab. And that's what helped us build on this idea.
This product is a result of an extensive research carried out by our team by collaborating with over 1500 senior English Teaching professionals and HODs of various reputed educational institutions, to better understand the current challenges & possible solutions for the same.
Our research team also realized that greater emphasis should be on Phonetics and recommended that we have separate sections on skills such as Intonation, Modulation, Syllabic division, Vocabulary, Pace of Speech, Fluency, Pronunciation and also techniques to overcome Mother Tongue. Influence (MTI).
Digital Language Lab has been conceptualized and developed as per the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference), and Cambridge English Teaching Framework under guidance of Cambridge English Trainers.
Our effort is also to ensure that the Learners learn without any fear or any sort of embarrassment which will in turn help them build their confidence levels along with the proficiency in the language and skills to not just survive but excel in today's competitive world.
Features of Digital English Language Lab
Provides equal weightage on LSRW.
Well-guided practice activities
Learner – centered activity
Reference option on activities
Record and download voice option
Extra information & practice activities for individual learners.
Special activities to overcome Mother tongue Influence (MTI)
Detailed coverage on phonetics
Reading – covers all aspects of grammar in usage.
Writing – covers all discourses for CBSE and SSC.
Editing – explores grammatical accuracy.
Listening – provides exposure to variety of text
The importance of English language cannot be mitigated even if so desired. It is almost necessary that a learner has a good command over the language to allow him overall success in life. Having clarity and accuracy of the English language gives confidence to the learner and opens doors to avenues otherwise out of reach. His/her understanding of the nuances of the English language serves as a platform to rise and evolve in his life and career. It is thus vital, that provisions be made to enhance the skills of the learners of this global language.
English language labs are designed to provide the learners with a strong platform for practical training in the language. A good language lab skillfully and efficiently develops the language skills of the learners. They are exposed to functional language in use and are familiarized with the many pronunciation styles that are vital in everyday usage of the English language in today’s world. Language labs also provide scope for using English language through games and practice exercises to polish concepts learnt during classroom sessions.