To become effective communicators, students need opportunities to interact with one another in the classroom and online. vhlcentral provides a safe social space for developing their interpersonal and presentational communication skills.
Virtual Chat activities provide students with opportunities to develop their listening and speaking skills and to build confidence as they practice with recordings of native speakers.
Partner Chat activities allow students to carry out a conversation in pairs via video/audio. This synchronous chat tool provides for the elements of true interpersonal communication: conversational collaboration, spontaneity, creativity, and negotiation of meaning.
Forums are online discussion boards where students can post text or audio information and respond to their classmates’ posts. They are a great tool for providing your students with opportunities to engage asynchronously.
Animated Grammar Tutorials*
Research shows that a little humor engages students, stimulates the brain, and helps with memory retention. Animated Grammar Tutorials entertain and inform students by pairing grammar rules with fun explanations and examples.
*Available for Spanish and French programs.
Students can take control of their language learning by working with personalized vocabulary lists for each lesson. Interactive flashcards featuring target language words with audio and the English translation are available for fast and effective review and practice.