Online learning with social media ‘could help foreign language students’

by Virtual College (UK)

Foreign languages teachers could bolster the education of their pupils by using social media tools to create virtual learning environments. Writing in the Guardian, Transcription Global UK online marketing manager Ryan Gibson pointed out Facebook can be utilised by tutors, who could set up a page for their class to ‘like’, before updating it in languages other than English. Students could then use the networking site’s in-built translating tools and utilise their own knowledge to gauge the accuracy of the translation, he suggested. Online learning of languages might also be supported by blogs or Tumblr accounts, the specialist declared.

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