Online app: How many languages can you distinguish between?

When you master a new language, does it make any difference in your life? I am Czech and I want to share with you such a beautiful quote from the co-founder and first president of Czechoslovakia, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850-1937), relating to this topic: “As many languages you know, as many times you are a human being […]

How to become a master of SmartClass+?

Maybe you have already heard about the training sessions we do for the SmartClass+ language learning platform. Teachers tell us that we are really doing a great job in these training sessions. Well, now we have a new training website, and we want this new site to reflect the same quality as our practical training skills. On the training website, you can […]

How to get started using tablets in the language classroom

Oxford University Press is sharing, on its YouTube channel, an interesting podcast called  “Question for Q authors” on a regular basis. It always has a video (max two minutes), in which OUP authors are sharing their experiences. The podcast with Joe McVeigh’s response to “How can I get my students to use smart devices in the classroom?”   inspired […]

[VIDEO]: The First iPad language classroom in Latin America

The first SmartClass+ iPad language classroom in Latin America is in Colombia. Colegio Americano de Barranquilla signed a partnership with Robotel, Inc. The aim of the partnership is to recognize the importance of improving and researching the education and teaching of language through the effective and economical use of technologies. Teachers were delighted by the possibilities offered by SmartClass+. The […]

[STUDY]: How often do you or your students use educational technology in your classroom? 

Do you think, that educational technology is taking over? A national online survey of teachers and administrators, conducted online in the US for Common Sense Media’s Graphite by Harris Interactive in May 2013 asked educators, (764 public school preK-12 teachers and 205 public school administrators), questions such as: How often do you or your students use educational technology […]

[VIDEO]: Two Inspirational Talks about Language Teaching

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.  TED conferences bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives. We are bringing to you two talks that think […]

[TIP]: Picture exercises with SC+

One strong feature of SmartClass+ is its support for creating different individual exercises from a broad range of media: audio, video, PDF, text, pictures, etc.  When we have a digital language platform and easy to use exercise templates, sometimes the hardest job for teachers is to come up with an idea for the perfect exercise. Today we want to share […]

SC+ in Oman, Waljat College of Applied Sciences

English teachers at the Waljat College of Applied Sciences, the first private college in Oman, attended the SmartClass+ training session on the 28th of August, 2013. Ashraf Al-Saraireh, the Robotel Regional Sales Manager, Middle East, delivered the practical hands-on session in the school’s language lab. Since September, all college students at the school are experiencing language learning in a […]