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OpenLanguage School Solutions

  1. 1. Language Learning for Busy PeopleSchool Solutions For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  2. 2. The OpenLanguage SolutionOpenLanguage partners with language schools to help them takeadvantage of the best that modern web & mobile technologies canprovide. Students can study with the next generation of the language-learning textbook, the Tablet Textbook, while teachers andadministrators can manage students & monitor activity in thecomplimentary Open Academy learning management system. Tablet Open Extensive Textbook Academy Curriculum For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  3. 3. Study MethodOpenLanguage encourages a ‘flipped classroom’ approachwhere lectures and review are done before class, allowingvaluable classroom time to be used for practice andcoaching. The result is a more personalized and effectivelearning experience. Partner schools provide the teachers. • Introduction • Course test • Placement test • Satisfaction survey • Set up (materials & tech) • Student evaluation For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  4. 4. The Tablet TextbookThe Tablet Textbook is the next generation of the textbook designedfor both teacher-led and self-directed students. Lessons includemultimedia input, extensive review activities, materials to guidepractice with a teacher and also post-class tasks. Students can save alltarget language terms and review with flashcards. Listen Prepare Practice Perform (Lesson) (Tools) (Teachers) (Task) *** Available in the iOS App Store & Google Play *** For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  5. 5. A Convenient Student ExperienceThe Tablet Textbook is designed for busy professionals. 1. Listen to a lecture on the morning commute. 2. Study the lesson for a few minutes at work. 3. Practice in class or over Skype (OPTIONAL). 4. Review vocabulary on the way home. For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  6. 6. ConclusionThe Tablet Textbook
  7. 7. PlatformsThe Tablet Textbook is available for the iPad, iPhone andAndroid 4.0 devices. Students can also study on a computer. For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  8. 8. Tablet Textbook SpringboardAfter students download and login to the App they will seethe main menu on the springboard. • Library: contains all the lessons available • Self-Study: contains lessons the student saved from the Library • Courses: a structured set of lessons saved from the Library or assigned by a teacher • Vocabulary: decks of target language terms that are saved from lessons For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  9. 9. LibraryThe Library contains all the lessons available to the studentand is designed for self-study. • Lessons can be searched by keyword, academic level, publish date, topic/function/grammar tag, or by structured course. • Lessons can be saved for future review and will be available in Self- Study. For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  10. 10. CoursesCourses are a structured set of lessons to help studentsalways know what their ‘next’ lesson is. • Courses can be added in the Library • Courses can be assigned by teachers or learning consultants in the Open Academy (see next section). For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  11. 11. Lesson MediaThe core of the lesson is a high-frequency dialogue that isintroduced by two teacher presenters in an audio or videofile. • Students download and play the media file • After the file is downloaded it is available on the device for offline use, e.g. when on a plane For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  12. 12. DialogueThe Dialogue review tab allows the student to follow alongwith the media file. • Students can ‘tap’ each target- language sentence to reveal additional options to translate the sentence, break down the sentence into individual component terms, play an audio file of a native speaker pronouncing the sentence, record themselves reading the sentence and play back their own recording. For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  13. 13. Sentence BreakdownThe Sentence Breakdown option provides powerful featuresfor the student. • In the Sentence Breakdown window the student can browse all the component terms of the sentence. • Each term can be translated, played or saved to the student’s personal vocabulary decks for future review. • Each term can also be looked up in the glossary which contains sample sentences from every other time the term was used. • Students can record their own voice and compare it to the native speaker • Those sample sentences can also be broken down, and so on… For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  14. 14. VocabularyJust as in a textbook, Key & Supplementary Vocabulary areavailable for the student to review. • Target-language terms can be translated, played or saved to the student’s personal vocabulary decks. For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  15. 15. ExpansionExpansion takes the Key Vocabulary and provides samplesentences to demonstrate other ways the terms can beused. • Sentence Review features are available by ‘tapping’ on all target- language sentences For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  16. 16. GrammarKey grammar points are explained and sample sentencesprovided. • Again, Sentence Review features are available by ‘tapping’ on all target- language sentences For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  17. 17. PracticeTo help get the most out of class time, practice materials areavailable to help guide teachers and students. • Only applicable for teacher-led students For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  18. 18. TaskAt the end of every lesson, students have the option toapply what they have learned with a related task. • This task could be a written assignment uploaded from their computer or a recorded video uploaded from their mobile device. For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  19. 19. Vocabulary ManagementStudents can save all target-language terms to theirvocabulary decks. • Decks can be created, edited or deleted. • Students can organize the terms they are studying into the deck of their choice. For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  20. 20. Flashcard ReviewFlashcards help the student reinforce the vocabulary fromtheir lessons. • Students can ‘tap’ flashcards to reveal hidden information • Students can determine what information they want to see before and after ‘tapping’ in the Settings section. • Spaced repetition features will be added. • There is no need for a written flashcard ever again! For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  21. 21. Offline ModeThe “Offline Mode” of the Tablet Textbook allows studentsto study previously downloaded materials in places wherethere is no Internet access (e.g. on an airplane). Green dots indicate if content is available offline for: • Course data • Lesson data • Media files • Term audio For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  22. 22. Old & New ComparedThe Tablet Textbook provides the value of a traditionaltextbook and a lot more. Traditional Textbook Tablet TextbookLesson Input √ √Multimedia With tape, CDROM or √ language labReview Activities (dialogue, vocabulary, expansion, grammar, √ √exercises)Re-mixable Courses √Sentence Review Features √(translate, drilldown, native speaker audio, audio recording, audioplayback)Support for Student Output (post-lesson Exercises & Tasks) √Ability to Save Vocabulary & Integrated Flashcards √Study History Data(ability to power smart lesson recommendation engine, progresstracking, etc.) √ For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  23. 23. The Flipped ClassroomThe Tablet Textbook is designed to support “FlippedClassroom” instructional models. For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  24. 24. Branding OptionsWe offer 3 different branding options for the Tablet Textbookwebsite and mobile apps.Default Branding White-Label, Custom Interface Default Interface• Students use the default • Students use a • Partner school develops OpenLanguage-branded standardized version of their own web interface & Tablet Textbook web and the web interface and mobile apps that can mobile apps mobile apps, but visual access the OpenLanguage identity and branding is learning platform and customized. learning materials (via API) • Teachers use the • Teachers use the OpenLanguage-branded OpenLanguage-branded Open Academy Open AcademyNo additional cost $20000 upfront, $4000 Development costs covered annual maintenance fee by partner school For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  25. 25. ConclusionThe Open Academy
  26. 26. Student ManagementAdministrators can use the Open Academy features on theOpenLanguage website to create and manage studentaccounts. For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  27. 27. Course AssignmentLearning Consultants or Teachers can assign specific coursesto students. For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  28. 28. Study ActivityIn the Open Academy, teachers track student activity andprovide feedback. These insights help teachers betterunderstand where students are succeeding and failing toallow them to personalize their coaching efforts. For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  29. 29. ReportingAdministrators can monitor student usage with login &session history. Progress can be tracked through scores forlesson exercises and course tests. Student satisfactionsurveys are also available. For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  30. 30. ConclusionCurriculum Materials
  31. 31. English-Language Training MaterialsOur ESL curriculum is designed to help white-collarprofessionals enhance their English skills and culturalawareness to be more effective global employees.Highlights:1. Practical courses to reflect high-frequency, real-life work contexts.2. Coverage of 4 language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking.3. Alignment with Common European Framework (CEFR) levels.4. General business English courses, as well as specialized courses targeting specific skills (e.g. presentation skills).5. Custom-made course development to meet clients’ specific needs on demand. For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  32. 32. English-Language Training MaterialsThere are currently 5 professional courses available withnew courses developed every month. Elementary Course Intermediate Course Upper-Intermediate Course Presentation Course information contact HankInterviewhank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395. For more Horkoff at Course
  33. 33. Materials for English SpeakersIn addition to English training, OpenLanguage has a numberof other partner publishers covering the instruction ofArabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Russian & Spanish. For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  34. 34. ConclusionAbout OpenLanguage
  35. 35. About OpenLanguageOpenLanguage was founded in January 2012 with the goalof using technology to help busy people learn a newlanguage. We are ‘open’ to three industry stakeholders. Students Schools PublishersThe Tablet Textbook The Open Academy The Publisher ZoneStudents study their learning Schools can integrate learning Language experts producematerials on their tablet, smart materials and study tools with modern learning materials thatphone or computer. their classrooms using free can be distributed to tablets, learning management system smart phones & computers (LMS) tools. Customized solutions around the world. (e.g. white-labeling) are available for an additional fee. For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.
  36. 36. Case Study #1 – Qasid Arabic InstituteBased in Jordan, Qasid uses the OpenLanguage TabletTextbook to provide learning materials for its students, whileusing the Open Academy website features to maintain fullmanagement control. Marketing Website Arabic Lessons on the Open Academy (independent of OpenLanguage Student Management OpenLanguage) Tablet Textbook For more information contact Hank Horkoff at hank.horkoff@openlanguage.com or +86 186 1681 7395.

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