To Fulfill the Learning Needs of Our Students
As instructors teaching one on one and small group lessons, we are able to offer students “Blended Learning” with scaffold instruction and authentic materials. Blended learning combines offline learning with face-to-face online learning. Offline learning can include a variety of phoneme training, reading and self-assessments, written assignments, work-sheet, and listening exercises. Face-to –Face online learning involves the use of online programs and resources and real-time interaction with an ESL instructor.
The most important aspect of blended learning is that none of the offline components are unsupported by the teacher, they are actually EXTENSIONs of the online teaching-learning experience. The teacher is still guiding the student and is actively taking part in the child’s learning even when they are not together in the online classroom. Other than following the set schedule and minimal help with homework, the parent(s) is not required to take part in any actual instruction.
The key idea behind blended learning is that students and parents have some control over time, pace, path, and place. Allowing students to take some control of their learning increases their motivation to learn and allows them the time needed to work through the material.