Teaching Modern Foreign Languages in Schools Using Accelerated Learning Software

Free Trial in your School - read on only if you are open-minded...

Many modern foreign languages (MFL) teachers have difficulty in attracting, and retaining the interest of students who are studying languages in schools. Teaching vocabulary is one of the areas of difficulty.

The 200 Words a Day! techniques, which use the teachings of the world's memory masters, might hold the solution if this sounds like you might be facing.

There are several issues. But there with with modern techniques solutions to ALL these problems.

  1. There is SO MUCH vocabulary to learn, so there is a lot of work in REMEMBERING.
  2. Learning vocabulary is such a big job, usually heavily reliant on repetition that it becomes a tedious slog.
  3. Students then can lose interest.
  4. There is the added complication of learning the GENDERS of nouns for many languages like Spanish, German, French, Italian, Welsh, Portuguese as well as others.
  5. If the student does not put the words into use, there is the later difficulty of RECALLING the word.
Note the differentiation between:
  1. REMEMBERING - getting material IN TO the students' brains... and...
  2. RECALLING - getting material OUT OF the students' brains.
The 200 Words a Day! system modern foreign language teaching techniques have fun, easy solutions to all the above problems.

By giving a cartoon Memory Trigger the student is more easily able to learn the word, and REMEMBER it and then RECALL it.

And they are all computer based with software that enables the teacher to see all the results of all the students, as well as the words or phrases that are causing the class difficulties. This allows the teacher to then focus on those particular words, phrases, expressions or concepts that are causing bother, and to then focus some teaching energy into that area.

So it becomes laser focussed learning.

This version of software is called the 'Managed Learning Environment' software. Which means that the modern foreign languages teacher can monitor ten, fifty, 100 or 200+ students as they progress through the course on their own computers in the class room.

The MFL teacher can monitor each student's progress and see where the class is doing well, and where the the MFL class is not doing so well. If a word or concept is causing the MFL students bother, the teacher can quickly focus a quick review, a class discussion, some homework (or even a lesson) on that topic.

All the results come up in easy-to-read charts and in an easy-to-use teacher-friendly format.

Here's how the 200 Words a Day! courses overcome the problems outlined above, and enable the students to learn, remember and recall loads of vocabulary in a short period of time.

Each word is taught with a Memory Trigger Cartoon

The world's Memory Masters teach us that to best remember something it is best to put that thing into a silly, zany scene that somehow reminds you of the object or concept. We do so and include a silly cartoon with it so that it is easier to remember the concept.

This of course appeals to MFL school students and the feedback that we get is very, very favourable.

Because the software incorporates several learning styles - visual, auditory, kinesthetic, plus a healthy injection of humour, silly voices and text. The students can even make up their own triggers!

Software has been bought via word of mouth...

Most of the software that is now operating in schools around the United Kingdom and the United States, and other countries, was initially bought by a modern foreign languages teacher who used the 'private home version' and then, liking it, decided to try it on the kids at school. Often the teacher would try this with his or her own software connected to the school system as a bit of a trial.

Then they have contacted us and ordered the schools version.

If you are a teacher, and you are interested in talking to some of these other teachers, please contact us so that we can put you in touch with teachers using the software.

The Memory Trigger makes RECALL easier

The cartoon Memory Trigger makes RECALL easier for the MFL student. The more memory hooks, the deeper embedded is the item in to the subconscious and so the easier is the recall.

All Words have a Memory Trigger to make GENDER LEARNING easier

Each 200 Words a Day! Memory Trigger has a way of remembering the gender of nouns in modern foreign languages learning.

An ingenious way that nobody in modern foreign languages education has yet matched.

Each feminine noun features a female character as the 'STAR'of the Memory Trigger cartoon.

Each masculine noun features a male character as the 'STAR'of the Memory Trigger cartoon.

And where possible we use famous people as the characters that 'STAR' in the cartoon Memory Triggers. This makes the memorizing process so much easier for the MFL student.

For German language MFL students the neuter gender features a special Gender Trigger. Each neuter gender features in the cartoon Memory Trigger, a smoking animal. So for example, the German for the noun 'the bath' is 'das Bad' features a badger smoking in the bath. The badger is saying "I feel BAD!"

The silly cartoon makes it easier to remember the word, with the link between the bad badger, the bath, the text, the voices that narrate the text making it so much easier to remember.

The smoking badger reminds the student that the word is neuter.

If you don't trust my methods just answer this question.

Have you ever taught a ten-year old to memorize an entire deck of playing cards?

I have done so!

If you also have you will know that my methods work.

If you have not and cannot then you should learn my methods. Because they work for every normal run-of-the-mill student that wants to learn!

Free Trial for Schools

Our courses start at £77 ($USD150) for a 3-user version (can be installed on 3 PC's at school each with 99 users and 99 databases).

The unlimited user version is £497 ($990) which is the version that enables the school to put the course on an unlimited number of PC. These can be linked together in a network that allows the teacher to monitor and track all the students' results and learning speeds.

Because we are so confident of our software and its value, we offer a free 6 month trial in your school. We will assist your technical staff to install the software so that it can run on 100 or more computers. (Whatever you need). We will send you - totally free - software worth $USD 1,000 (497 UK pounds sterling).

Just tell us the modern foreign languages that you are teaching, and we will send you the disks. Install them, use them and then decide if your school wants to keep them.

Try it out for 6 months and if you don't see an improvement in the vocabulary acquisition of your modern foreign language students, just send it back..

We will give your school the accompanying Sentences courses FREE. These take the words and use them in a practise sentence.

The Modern Foreign Languages Courses Available for Schools

We have 200 Words a Day! courses available in the following languages.
  • Learn Spanish 200 Words a Day! - Course 1
    (1,000 of the most common words) each word has a cartoon Memory Trigger.
  • - plus FREE - Spanish Sentences - Course 1 - 700+ sentences using the words in the vocab course.
  • Learn Spanish 200 Words a Day! - Course 2
    (the next 1,000 of the most common words).
  • - plus FREE - Spanish Sentences - Course 2 - 700+ sentences using the words in the course.
  • Learn French 200 Words a Day! - Course 1
    (1,000 of the most common words) each word has a cartoon Memory Trigger.
  • - plus FREE - French Sentences - Course 1 - 700+ sentences using the words in the French vocab course.
  • Learn French 200 Words a Day! - Course 2
    (the next 1,000 of the most common words).
  • - plus FREE - French Sentences - Course 2 - 700+ sentences using the words in the course.
  • Learn German 200 Words a Day! - Course 1
    (1,000 of the most common words) each word has a cartoon Memory Trigger.
  • - plus FREE - German Sentences - Course 1 - 700+ sentences using the words in German course 1.
  • Learn German 200 Words a Day! - Course 2
    (the next 1,000 of the most common words).
  • - plus FREE - German Sentences - Course 2 - 700+ sentences using the words in the German course 2.
  • Learn Welsh 200 Words a Day! - Course 1
    (1,000 of the most common words) each word has a cartoon Memory Trigger.
If you would like more information just contact us for a one-to-one no obligation chat.

This offer applies to schools teaching modrn foreign languages in the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand. Other countries will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis.

Government Funding via eLearning Credits is available for MFL Software in UK schools

Schools in the United Kingdom can buy this software with free Government funding using eLearning Credits (elc). E-Learning credits are funds made available to all state schools in England that enable them to buy educational software for all subjects including Modern Foreign Languages.

Many schools do not use their full quotas. Call us for details.

Contact us to discuss and get a free modern foreign languages CD sent to your school!

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