The use of social media in schools is increasingly spreading out and reflected in the European context. Social media, such as wikis, Facebook and Youtube have become good common platforms for the preparation of tasks and lessons,
Using Skype can lead to both individual and group calls over the Internet. It is even possible to see each other over a live video. Installation of Skype to be able to use Skype in the classroom, you have to download the software. The software itself is free of charge. All that is needed is a functioning Internet access. After successfully downloading the software, a separate account can be created http://www.skype.com.
- can easily maintain information in memory, since the use of Skype makes an everyday reference.
- can learn more about a career field experience (Skype interview with workers from practice).
- can improve their foreign language skills (Skype conference with native speakers)
- preparing for a media-transmitted speech situation.
- learn and practice the use of Skype (individual and group calls with optional live video transmission, sending files over Skype).
- learn anywhere to communicate via a software
- be encouraged in their work because they get direct feedback from the Skype partner.
Varied information transfer
Personal conversations with practitioners and practitioners increase the motivation of learners and ensure that the information provided to be remembered. The students can ask questions and see at the same time that they are actually answered by a professional using video call. Such use of Skype in the classroom provides the class variety, since information is conveyed in exceptional cases not only by the teacher.
Skype in foreign language teaching
also in the teaching of foreign languages Skype can be well integrated. Telephone conversations with native speakers and native speakers bring variety into the school day, relax on the learning environment and help the students in improving their language skills.
The language courses are offered for all levels of the Common European Framework (CEFR).
(A1, A2, B1, B2, C1) As a result, they are appropriate for everybody children, youth and adult learners. Complete beginners to advanced language users.
Because our programs and Teachers are flexible in their teaching styles and approaches, programs are customized to be effective for children, teenagers and adults.
In addition to language education, German culture and traditions (both old and new) form an important part of the curriculum, offering students a modern view of German speaking countries.
Appropriate work and study books with CD’s will be offered for successful studies. The German online school program seeks to develop the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing with the goal of developing communicative competence and adequate literacy. The aim is to reach at least a Mid-High, preferable a Pre-Advanced stage of language acquisition, which can be tested in regard to the ACTFL (American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Guidelines or a level A2 on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference). Talented and motivated students can move to level B1, if they desire and are able to do.