Live SC+ session from Grammar school – video and pictures

Installations of 32 brand new SmartClass+ digital language learning classrooms in 20 Czech secondary schools, Moravian-Salesian Region, were finished at the end of 2014. The project was funded with EU support. I have been speaking with every individual teacher involved in this particular project through my many trainings organized to support the SmartClass+, digital language learning platform and the integration of the system […]

Moments from the exhibition – BeTT 2015, London

Last week we had an opportunity to meet you in London. The BeTT show 2015 opened its gates on Wednesday, Jan 21st.  At our exhibition stand, the Robotel team discussed with an audience the potential of digital language education and prepared several interesting presentations. Those who joined us experienced the “any time – any place – any device” language learning concept […]

How does modern technology supports the idea of language learning?

While I am writing new posts for this blog I am asking myself the question: What does it mean to teach a second language and how does technology support the idea of language learning? Some might suggest that these are two unrelated questions, but for me learning languages, teaching languages, and technology go hand in hand. This […]

[VIDEOS] Bett 2014, EdTech London event, & language education

For the last week, we’ve been working from the London Bett Show… Here is a recap of the week. What better way to summarize a week than with pictures and videos? This is a quick recap of our partners’ meeting in London… Three interviews at Bett show about current main trends in language education: Kwai […]

How to Get Students to Speak: More Videos

Oxford University Press is sharing some great videos from its own “Teach 21st century skills with confidence” project. All videos describe the key elements of the skill being learned: collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication. What matters to us, is that these videos are not just theoretical, but also practical. Language teachers can learn some concrete tips and strategies to enhance the […]

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 […]

SC+ song exercises

SmartClass+, a digital language learning platform, offers language teachers several interesting exercise templates. Each exercise includes a media file (audio, video, text, picture), teacher’s instructions and a tool for students to interact with the presented topic. I want to introduce some of the exercise templates that support using songs in the language classroom. In the videos you can […]

INSPIRATION: Language Teaching & Technology Conferences in Czech Republic 2013

In May and June 2013 there were language teachers from Czech republic enjoying the inspiring atmosphere at the series of conferences. You can enjoy the workshops’atmosphere in conference video. 2 cities, 2 days, 80 teachers, 16 workshops to attend, 7 speakers. The topic of conferences was “teaching with language lab.” New digital language labs are […]